The national rugby union teams of England and Argentina (Los Pumas) have been playing each other since 1978. The status of the first match is ambiguous, as Argentina awarded Test caps to its players but England did not (England sent a representative "England XV", not the 1st XV).
They have met in 24 matches recognised by both sides as Tests. The first match was on 30 May 1981 and was a 19-19 draw. The 1982 Falklands War between Britain and Argentina meant that their next encounter was not until 1990.
Including the ambiguous 1978 game, Argentina have played England 25 times with England winning 19, Argentina 4 with 2 drawn.
The rugby rivalry between the two countries is not known for being as intense as their football rivalry.
|Drawn||Argentina points||England points|
Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was last set.
|Longest winning streak||1 (13 Jun 2009)||10 (14 Nov 2009–Present)|
|Largest points for|
|Home||34 (10 June 2017)||51 (3 November 1990)|
|Away||25 (11 November 2006)||51 (15 June 2013)|
|Largest winning margin|
|Home||20 (7 June 1997)||51 (3 November 1990)|
|Away||7 (11 November 2006)||29 (8 June 2013 & 5 October 2019)|
|1||30 May 1981||Ferrocarril Stadium, Buenos Aires||19–19||draw||1981 England rugby union tour of Argentina|
|2||6 June 1981||Ferrocarril Stadium, Buenos Aires||6–12||England|
|3||28 July 1990||José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires||12–25||England||1990 England rugby union tour of Argentina|
|4||4 August 1990||Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires||15–13||Argentina|
|5||3 November 1990||Twickenham, London||51–0||England||1990 Argentina rugby union tour of British Isles|
|6||27 May 1995||Kings Park Stadium, Durban, South Africa||24–18||England||1995 Rugby World Cup Pool B|
|7||14 December 1996||Twickenham, London||20–18||England||1996 Argentina rugby union tour of England|
|8||31 May 1997||Ferrocarril Stadium, Buenos Aires||20–46||England||1997 England rugby union tour of Argentina and Australia|
|9||7 June 1997||Ferrocarril Stadium, Buenos Aires||33–13||Argentina|
|10||25 November 2000||Twickenham, London||19–0||England||2000 Autumn International|
|11||22 June 2002||Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires||18–26||England|
|12||11 November 2006||Twickenham, London||18–25||Argentina||2006 Autumn International|||
|13||6 June 2009||Old Trafford, Manchester||37–15||England||2009 Summer International|||
|14||13 June 2009||Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta||24–22||Argentina|||
|15||14 November 2009||Twickenham, London||16–9||England||2009 Autumn International|||
|16||10 September 2011||Otago Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand||13–9||England||2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B|
|17||8 June 2013||Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta||3–32||England||2013 England rugby union tour of Argentina|
|18||15 June 2013||Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires||26–51||England|
|19||9 November 2013||Twickenham, London||31–12||England||2013 Autumn International|||
|20||26 November 2016||Twickenham, London||27–14||England||2016 Autumn International|
|21||10 June 2017||Estadio Bicentenario, San Juan||34–38||England||2017 England rugby union tour of Argentina|||
|22||17 June 2017||Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López,
|23||11 November 2017||Twickenham, London||21–8||England||2017 Autumn International|
|24||5 October 2019||Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu, Japan||39–10||England||2019 Rugby World Cup Pool C|
Below is a list of matches that Argentina has awarded matches test match status by virtue of awarding caps, but England did not.
|1||14 October 1978||Twickenham, London||13–13||draw||1978 Argentina rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland and Italy||[a]|