1985 New Zealand tour
of Argentina
Tour captain(s)Jock Hobbs
Summary
P W D L
Total
07 06 01 00
Test match
02 01 01 00
Opponent
P W D L
 Argentina
2 1 1 0

The 1985 New Zealand rugby union tour of Argentina was a series of matches played in October and November 1985 in Argentina by New Zealand national rugby union team.

The national side played 7 matches, with 6 won and 1 draw in the second test v. Argentina, when fly-half Hugo Porta scored 21 points (four penalties and three drop goals) for Argentina.[1] Porta would be named "the best fly-half of the world" at the end of that year.[2]

The All Blacks were an extraordinary team. I was a very close friend of several players because of having faced them before and some matches disputed in New Zealand with invited combined teams. They had a mixture of experienced and young players that would later take part of that fabulous team that won the 1987 Rugby World Cup. Their style of playing was different from the Europeans, with a dominant presence and less improvisation

— Hugo Porta during an interview in 2003[2]

Matches

Summary

List of matches played by New Zealand in Argentina:[3][4]

  Test matches

Scene of the second test v. Argentina at Ferro Carril Oeste, the only draw of the tour (21–21)
Scene of the second test v. Argentina at Ferro Carril Oeste, the only draw of the tour (21–21)
# Date Rival City Venue Res.
1 12 Oct C.A. San Isidro Buenos Aires Ferro C. Oeste 22–9
2 15 Oct Rosario Rosario Jockey Club Stadium 28–9
3 19 Oct Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Ferro C. Oeste 31–9
4 22 Oct Córdoba Córdoba Chateau Carreras 72–9
5 26 Oct  Argentina Buenos Aires Ferro C. Oeste 33–20
6 29 Oct Mar del Plata Mar del Plata José M. Minella 56–6
7 2 Nov  Argentina Buenos Aires Ferro C. Oeste 21–21
Balance
Pl W D L PS PC
7 6 1 0 263 87

Match details

2 November 1985
Argentina  21–21  New Zealand
Pen: Porta (4)
Drop: Porta (3)
Report Try: Kirwan (2)
Mexted (1)
Green (1)
Con: Crowley (1)
Pen: Crowley (1)
Ferro C. Oeste, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Kerry Fitzgerald (Australia)

References

  1. ^ Cuando Los Pumas estuvieron al borde de la hazaña by Patricio Connelly on ESPN, 2012
  2. ^ a b A mano con los All Blacks, La Nación, 16 Sep 2003
  3. ^ Vivian Jenkins, ed. (1985). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1985–86. Rothmans Publications Ltd.
  4. ^ Memoria y Balance 1985 on UAR website