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1997 Australia rugby union tour
of Argentina and Great Britain
Summary
P W D L
Total
07 05 01 01
Test match
04 02 01 01
Opponent
P W D L
 Argentina
2 1 0 1
 England
1 0 1 0
 Scotland
1 1 0 0

The 1997 Wallabies Spring Tour was a series of matches played in October and November 1997 in Argentina and the Great Britain by the Australia national rugby union team.

Matches

Summary

Complete list of matches played by the Wallabies:[1]

  Test matches

# Date Rival City Venue Score
1 25 Oct Tucumán RU Tucumán Atlético Tucumán 16–15
2 29 Oct Rosario RU Rosario Duendes 40–29
3 1 Nov  Argentina Buenos Aires Ferro Carril Oeste 23–15
4 5 Nov Buenos Aires RU Los Polvorines, GBA Buenos Aires CRC 40–17
5 8 Nov  Argentina Buenos Aires Ferro Carril Oeste 16–18
6 15 Nov  England Twickenham Twickenham Stadium 15–15
7 22 Nov  Scotland Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium 37–8
Balance
Pl W D L Ps Pc
7 5 1 1 187 117

Match details

[1]


1 Nov 1997
Argentina  15–23  Australia
Pen: Giannantonio (5)
Try: Finnegan
Pen: David Knox (6)
Ferro Carril Oeste
Referee: Bertie Smith (Ireland)
Argentina
Australia

Argentina: Ezequiel Jurado; Diego Albanese, Eduardo Simone, Fabián Turnes, Diego Giannantonio; Lisandro Arbizu, Agustin Pichot; Pablo Camerlinckx; Miguel Ruiz, Rolando Martín; Alejandro Allub, Pedro Sporleder (captain); Mauricio Reggiardo, Mario Ledesma (Martín Scelzo), Roberto Grau.
Australia: Stephen Larkham (Mítch Hardy); Ben Tune, Tim Horan, Pat Howard y Joe Roff; David Knox, George Gregan; Troy Coker (Willie Ofahengaue); Brett Robinson, Owen Finnegan (Willie Ofahengaue); John Eales (captain), Warwick Waugh; Andrew Blades, Michael Foley, Richard Harry.


8 Nov 1997
Argentina  18–16  Australia
Try: Pichot, Martin
Pen: Giannantonio (2)
Drop: Giannantonio
Try: Finnegan, Tune
Pen: David Knox (2)
Ferro Carril Oeste
Referee: Dave McHugh (Ireland)
Argentina
Australia

Argentina: Ezequiel Jurado; Diego Albanese, Eduardo Simone, Fabián Turnes, Diego Giannantonio; Lisandro Arbizu, Agustin Pichot; Pablo Camerlinckx; Miguel Ruiz, Rolando Martín; Alejandro Allub, Pedro Sporleder (captain); Mauricio Reggiardo (Omar Hasan), Mario Ledesma, Roberto Grau.
Australia: Stephen Larkham; Ben Tune, Tim Horan, Pat Howard y Joe Roff; David Knox (Mitch Hardy), George Gregan; Troy Coker (Willie Ofahengaue); Brett Robinson, Owen Finnegan; John Eales (captain), Warwick Waugh; Andrew Blades, Michael Foley, Richard Harry.

Bibliography

Mick Cleary, ed. (1998). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1998–99. Headline. ISBN 0-7472-7653-6.

References

  1. ^ a b Memoria y Balance 1997 at Argentina Rugby Union