1988 France rugby union tour of South America
Summary
P W D L
Total
08 06 01 01
Test match
03 02 00 01
Opponent
P W D L
 Argentina
2 1 0 1
 Paraguay[1]
1 1 0 0

The 1988 France rugby union tour of South America was a series of eight matches played by the France national rugby union team in Argentina and Paraguay in June 1988. The French team won six matches, drew one and lost one. The two-match series against the Argentina national rugby union team was drawn,[2] France winning the first game and Argentina the second, in front of a crowd of 50,000 spectators.[3][4]

Match summary

  (Test match)

Two moments of the second test v Argentina; (left) both teams forcing in the ingoal; (right): local players celebrating their victory
Date Rival Res. Venue City
4 June San Isidro Club
29–16
Vélez Sarsfield Buenos Aires
7 June Tucumán
18–18
Atlético Tucumán S.M. Tucumán
11 June Buenos Aires
82–0
Vélez Sarsfield Buenos Aires
14 June Provincias Argentinas
36–19
Guaraní A. Franco Posadas
18 June  Argentina
18–15
Vélez Sarsfield Buenos Aires
21 June Córdoba
42–9
Chateau Carreras Córdoba
25 June  Argentina
6–18
Vélez Sarsfield Buenos Aires
27 June  Paraguay
106–12
La Olla Asunción

Match details

Legend

ALU= Alumni, BCR= Buenos Aires CRC, BN= Banco Nación, CAR=Atlético Rosario, CASI=C.A. San Isidro, CP=Pucará, CUBA=Universitario BA, CUY=Unión de Rugby de Cuyo, HC=Hindú, IRFU=Irish Rugby Football Union, JCR=Jockey Club Rosario, LP= La Plata RC, ORC=Olivos, SIC=San Isidro Club, SL=San Luis, SM=Club San Martín, UAR=Argentine Rugby Union, UCR= Unión Cordobesa de Rugby, URR= Unión de Rugby de Rosario, URT=Unión de Rugby de Tucumán


4 June 1988
San Isidro Club 16–29 France
Try: Chevalier Boutell, Rarnallo
Con: Madero
Pen: Madero 2
Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires
Referee: Efraim Sklar (Argentina - UAR)

San Isidro Club: C.Pirán; P.Chevalier Boutell, D.Cuesta Silva, M.Loffreda (capt.), A.Ramallo; R.Madero, A.Soares Gache; F.Conti, I.Cirio R.De Vedia; G.Gassó, R.Petti; D.Cash, J.J.Angelillo, L.Lonardi.
France: S.Blanco; D.Camberabero, M.Andrieu, D.Charvet, P.Lagisquet; F.Mesnel, P.Berbizier (capt.); M.Cécillon, L.Rodríguez, E.Champ; J.Condom, A.Lorieux; P.Ondarts, P.Marocco, L.Armary.


7 June 1988
Tucumán 18–18 France
Pen: Mesón, 6.
Try: Deslandes;
Con: Berot
Pen: Berot, 4
Atlético Tucumán, S.M. Tucumán
Referee: Alberto Freire (CUY).

Tucumán: P.Imbert; G.Terán, J.Gianotti, S.Mesón, J.Soler; R.Sauze, P.Merlo; G.Palau, M.Picci (capt.), P.Garretón; P.Buabse, O.Fascioli; J.Coria, R.Le Fort, R.Horta (75' R.Prado).
France: J.B.Lafond; B.Lacombe, D.Charvet, P.Bérot, D.Camberabero; J.Trille, M.Hondagne (capt.) ; J.Gratton, C.Deslandes, A.Carminati; D.Erbani, P.Beraud; P.Ondarts, P.Marocco, JP Garuet-Lempirou


11 June 1988
Buenos Aires 0–82 France
Try: Blanco 4, Lagisquet 5
Sella 3, Cecillon 2
Dintrans, Mesnel
Con: Berot 9
Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires
Referee: José L. Rolandi (Argentina - UAR)

Buenos Aires: G.Angaut (LP); C.Wagner (HC), M.E.licagaray (CUBA), G.Maschwitz (CUBA), P.Lanza (CUBA); S.Salvat (ALU), A.Soares Gache (SIC), (capt.); F.Conti (SIC), J.Delguy (CP), J.Uriarte (CUBA); G.Travaglini (CASI), D.Silva (ORC); M.Urbano (BCR), A.Courreges (CASI), D.González (San Luis.
France: S.Blanco; P.Lagisquet, P.Sella, M.Andrieu, P.Bérot; F.Mesnel, P.Berbizier (capt.) ; M.Cécillon, L.Rodriguez (58' D.Erbani), E.Champ; J.Condom, A.Lorieux; L.Armary, P.Din¬trans, JP Garuet-Lempirou (34'P.Ondarts)


14 June 1988
Provincias Argentinas 19–36 France
Try: Terán
Pen: Mesón 5
Try: Carminatti 2, Andrieu 2
Lafond, Marocco
Grratton
Con: Berot 4.
Guaraní Antonio Franco, Misiones
Referee: Miguel Angel Peyrone (URR).

Provincias Argentinas: G.Del Castillo (URR); J.Soler (URT), S.Mesón (URT), P.Garzón (UCR), (G.Terán (URT); G.Filizzola (CUY), P.Merlo (URT), (capt.); G.Suárez Lago (CUY), G.Maldonado (UCR), D.Tobal (UCR); O.Fascioli (URT), C.Montene¬gro (UCR); J.Coria (URT), R.Le Fort (URT), A.Centeno (UCR).
Francia : J-B Lafond (20' M.Andrieu); D.Camberabero, U.Charvet, F.Velo, P.Bérot; J.Trille, M.Hondagne; P.Athapignet, J.Graton; P.Beraud, D.Erbani; P.Ondarts, D.Dubroca (capt.), P.Marocco.


18 June 1988
Argentina  15–18  France
Con: Baetti
Pen: Baetti 2
Drop: Turnes
Try: Dintrans;
Con: Berot
Pen: Berot 4

Try1=Angelillo

Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires
Referee: Owen Doyle (Ireland - IRFU)

Argentina:: A.Scolni (ALU); G.Terán (URT), D.Cuesta Silva (SIC), M.Loffreda (SIC), C.Mendy (LT); F.Turnes (BN), D.Baetti (CAR); P.Garretón (URT), G.Milano (JCR), J.Allen (CASI), (capt.); A.Iachetti (HC), E.Branca (CASI); D.Cash (SIC), J.J.Angelillo (SIC) (D.González - San Luis), S.Dengra SM
France: S.Blanco; P.Bérot, P.Sella, M.Andrieu, P.Lagisquet; F.Mesnel, P.Berbizier (capt.) ; E.Champ, L..Rodríguez, A.Carminati.; J.Condom, A.Lorieux; JP Garuet-Lempirou, P.Din¬trans, P.Ondarts.


21 June 1988
Córdoba 9–42 France
Try: Capelli
Con: Domínguez
Pen: Domínguez
Try: Camberabero 3, Lacombe 2
Lagisquet 2
Con: Camberabero 3, Trille
Pen: Camberabero 2
Chateau Carreras, Córdoba
Referee: Roberto Magnani (Argentina - UAR)

Córdoba: J.Tomalino; L.Muzi, P.Garzón, J.Caminotti (capt.) (70' E.Rodríguez), R.Capelli; D.Domínguez R.López Aragón; D.Tobal, G.Maldonado, G.Ruiz Montes de Oca; C.Montenegro, G.Bravo, A.Centeno, C.Hernández (65' G.Bernardi), J.Gigena.
France: J.Trille; B.Lacombe, F.Velo, D.Charvet, P.Lagisquet; D.Camberabero, NI.Hondagne, M.Cécillon, C.Deslandes (P.Arthapignet), J.Gratton; P.Beraud, D.Erbani; P.Marocco, C.Dubroca (capt.),L.Armary.


25 June 1988
Argentina  18–6  France
Pen: Baetti 6
Pen: Berot 2
Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires
Referee: Owen Doyle (Ireland - IRFU)

Argentina: A.Scolni (ALU); D.Cuesta Silva (SIC), M.Loffreda (SIC), F.Turnes (BN), C.Mendy (LT); R.Madero (S.I.C); D.Baetti (CAR); J.Allen (CASI) (capt.).G.Milano (JCR), P.Garretón (URT); A.Iachetti (HC), E.Branca (CASI); D.Cash (SIC), A.Courreges (CASI), S.Den¬gra SM Coach: R. O'Reilly
France: S.Blanco; P.Bérot, P.Sella, M.Andrieu, P.Lagisquet; F.Mesnel, P.Berbizier (70' M.Hondagne) (capt.); A.Carminati, L.Rodriguez, M.Cécillon; J.Condom, A.Lorieux ; JP Garuet-Lempirou, P.Dintrans, P.Ondarts Coach:J. Fouroux


27 June 1988
Paraguay  12–106  France
Try: Cabrera;
Con: Amarilla
Pen: Baez 2
Try: Lagisquet 6, Charvet 5
Sella 4, Champ
Eerot, Trille, Velo;
Con: Velo 9, Trille 4, Berot 2
La Olla, Asunción
Referee: Carlos Sutton (Argentina - UAR)

Bibliography

References

  1. ^ France did not award full international caps
  2. ^ Memoria y Balance 1988 at the UAR
  3. ^ Con los Pumas de Bronce como máximo logro, el historial ante Francia guarda momentos inolvidables ante el rival que más veces visitó la Argentina by Hernando De Cillia on Rugby Champagne
  4. ^ Nunca tan grandes, nunca tan Pumas by NICANOR GONZALEZ DEL SOLAR on El Gráfico