The history of rugby union matches between Argentina and Ireland is one of a very even contest. As of November 2019, the sides have met twenty four times with a result of fifteen wins to Ireland, eight to Argentina and one drawn game; however, five of these matches were not a fully test capped match for Ireland. At the end of the 2010 Autumn Internationals there was only a nineteen-point difference in cumulative points scored. The largest winning margin of 23 points for Argentina was recorded in the meeting of their 2015 Rugby World Cup quarter-final, when Argentina won by 43 points to 20. Ireland's largest winning margin is 46 points, which occurred in November 2021. Argentina have yet to beat Ireland on Irish soil, and Ireland have only won twice in Argentina. Ireland's first win against Argentina was in 1952, however it was only a capped match for Argentina.[1] Ireland's first fully test capped away win in Argentina came in 2014. Since 2012 the two sides have competed for the Admiral Brown Cup.[2]

The five matches played between 1952 and 1973 are not regarded as full internationals by Ireland, only by Argentina. In the eighteen matches since 1990 which are counted as full internationals by both sides, Argentina have won six times and Ireland twelve times.

Summary

Note: Summary below reflects test results by both teams.

Overall

Details Played Won by
Argentina
Won by
Ireland
Drawn Argentina
points
Ireland
points
In Argentina 5 3 2 0 106 95
In Ireland 10 0 10 0 147 290
Neutral venue 4 3 1 0 116 75
Overall 19 6 13 0 369 460

Records

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.

Record Argentina Ireland
Longest winning streak 3 (26 May 2007–22 Nov 2008) 5 (22 Nov 2008–18 Oct 2015)
Largest points for
Home 34 (3 June 2000) 53 (21 November 2021)
Away 43 (18 October 2015) 29 (7 June 2014)
Largest winning margin
Home 16 (2 June 2007) 46 (21 November 2021)
Away 23 (18 October 2015) 12 (7 June 2014)

Results

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition Match report
1 27 October 1990 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 20–18  Ireland 1990 Argentina rugby union tour of British Isles
2 28 August 1999 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 32–28  Ireland 1999 Rugby World Cup warm-up
3 20 October 1999 Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens 28–24  Argentina 1999 Rugby World Cup BBC
4 3 June 2000 Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires 34–23  Argentina 2000 Ireland rugby union tour of The Americas The People
5 23 November 2002 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 16–7  Ireland 2002 Autumn Internationals BBC
6 26 October 2003 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia 16–15  Ireland 2003 Rugby World Cup BBC
7 27 November 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 21–19  Ireland 2004 Autumn Internationals BBC
8 26 May 2007 Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López, Santa Fe 22–20  Argentina 2007 June rugby union tests BBC
9 2 June 2007 Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires 16–0  Argentina RTE
10 30 September 2007 Parc des Princes, Paris, France 30–15  Argentina 2007 Rugby World Cup BBC
11 22 November 2008 Croke Park, Dublin 17–3  Ireland 2008 Autumn Internationals BBC
12 28 November 2010 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 29–9  Ireland 2010 Autumn Internationals BBC
13 24 November 2012 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 46–24  Ireland 2012 Autumn Internationals BBC
14 7 June 2014 Estadio Centenario, Resistencia 17–29  Ireland 2014 Ireland rugby union tour of Argentina BBC
15 14 June 2014 Estadio Monumental José Fierro, Tucumán 17–23  Ireland BBC
16 18 October 2015 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales 20–43  Argentina 2015 Rugby World Cup quarter-final BBC
17 25 November 2017 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28–19  Ireland 2017 Autumn Internationals BBC
18 10 November 2018 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28–17  Ireland 2018 Autumn Internationals RTÉ
19 21 November 2021 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 53–7  Ireland 2021 Autumn Internationals RTÉ

Non-test results

Below is a list of matches that Argentina has awarded matches test match status by virtue of awarding caps, but Ireland did not award caps.

Date Venue Score Winner Competition
24 August 1952 Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires 3–3 draw Not considered full internationals by Ireland
31 August 1952 Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires 0–6  Ireland
13 September 1970 Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires 8–3  Argentina
20 September 1970 Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires 6–3  Argentina
10 November 1973 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 21–8  Ireland

List of series

Played Won by
Argentina
Won by
Ireland
Drawn
2 1 1 0
Year Argentina Ireland Series winner Admiral Brown Cup
Argentina 2007 2 0  Argentina N/A
Argentina 2014 0 2  Ireland

References

  1. ^ Pick and Go rugby Test match database (select Los Pumas and Ireland)
  2. ^ Irlanda v Argentina: La Copa Almirante Brown at the IRFU, 21 Nov 2012