Argentina and South Africa first met in 1993. Until 2012, these two teams did not tour each other regularly and encounters between them were rare in the professional era.

This changed in 2012, when Argentina joined the SANZAR nations in the annual Rugby Championship tournament (formerly the Tri Nations). Argentina avoided defeat for the first time in the second match of the 2012 Rugby Championship with a draw on home ground, and won for the first time in the shortened Rugby Championship in 2015, in South Africa.

During the 2016 Rugby Championship, Argentina earned their first ever home victory over South Africa on 27 August.

Summary

Overall

Details[1] Played Won by
Argentina
Won by
South Africa
Drawn Argentina points South Africa points
In Argentina 15 2 12 1 318 508
In South Africa 15 1 14 0 272 550
Neutral venue 2 0 2 0 26 61
Overall 32 3 28 1 616 1119

Records

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

Record Argentina South Africa
Longest winning streak 1 (25 Aug 2018–10 Aug 2019) 14 (6 Nov 1993–25 Aug 2012)
Largest points for
Home 33 (12 November 2000) 73 (17 August 2013)
Away 37 (8 August 2015) 52 (13 November 1993)
Largest winning margin
Home 13 (25 August 2018) 60 (17 August 2013)
Away 12 (8 August 2015) 33 (10 August 2019)
Most aggregate points
86 (South Africa 73 – 13 Argentina) (17 August 2013)

Results

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 6 November 1993 FC Oeste, Buenos Aires 26–29  South Africa 1993 South Africa rugby union tour of Argentina
2 13 November 1993 FC Oeste, Buenos Aires 23–52  South Africa
3 8 October 1994 Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth 42–22  South Africa 1994 Argentina rugby union tour of South Africa
4 15 October 1994 Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg 46–26  South Africa
5 9 November 1996 FC Oeste, Buenos Aires 15–46  South Africa 1996 South Africa rugby union tour of Argentina and Europe
6 16 November 1996 FC Oeste, Buenos Aires 21–44  South Africa
7 12 November 2000 River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires 33–37  South Africa 2000 South Africa rugby union tour of Argentina, Britain and Ireland
8 29 June 2002 Pam Brink Stadium, Springs 49–29  South Africa
9 28 June 2003 Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth 26–25  South Africa
10 4 December 2004 Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires 7–39  South Africa 2004 end of year tests
11 5 November 2005 José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires 23–34  South Africa 2005 end of year tests
12 14 October 2007 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France 13–37  South Africa 2007 Rugby World Cup
13 9 August 2008 Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg 63–9  South Africa 2008 June rugby union tests
14 18 August 2012 Newlands Stadium, Cape Town 27–6  South Africa 2012 Rugby Championship
15 25 August 2012 Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza 16–16 draw
16 17 August 2013 FNB Stadium, Johannesburg 73–13  South Africa 2013 Rugby Championship
17 24 August 2013 Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza 17–22  South Africa
18 16 August 2014 Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria 13–6  South Africa 2014 Rugby Championship
19 23 August 2014 Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta 31–33  South Africa
20 8 August 2015 Kings Park Stadium, Durban 25–37  Argentina 2015 Rugby Championship
21 15 August 2015 José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires 12–26  South Africa 2015 RWC Warm-up
22 30 October 2015 Olympic Stadium, London, England 24–13  South Africa 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze final
23 20 August 2016 Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit 30–23  South Africa 2016 Rugby Championship
24 27 August 2016 Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta 26–24  Argentina
25 19 August 2017 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 37–15  South Africa 2017 Rugby Championship
26 26 August 2017 Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta 23–41  South Africa
27 18 August 2018 Kings Park Stadium, Durban 34–21  South Africa 2018 Rugby Championship
28 25 August 2018 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza 32–19  Argentina
29 10 August 2019 Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta 13–46  South Africa 2019 Rugby Championship
30 17 August 2019 Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria 24–18  South Africa 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up match
31 14 August 2021 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 32–12  South Africa 2021 Rugby Championship
32 21 August 2021 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 29–10  South Africa

List of series

Played Won by
Argentina
Won by
South Africa
Drawn
3 0 3 0
Year Argentina South Africa Series winner
Argentina 1993 0 2  South Africa
South Africa 1994 0 2  South Africa
Argentina 1996 0 2  South Africa

References

  1. ^ "Pick and go - Rugby Union Test & Super14 results and statistics".