Wales v Argentina second match on September 28, 1968 in Buenos Aires
Wales v Argentina second match on September 28, 1968 in Buenos Aires

In rugby union, the first meeting between Argentina and Wales took place in 1968, when they played two matches as part of a Welsh tour of Argentina; however, only Argentina awarded full caps for the two matches. Argentina won the first match 9–5 and the second was drawn 9–9. They met again in Cardiff in 1976, when Wales won 20–19. The first match for which both teams awarded full caps was in 1991, in the pool stage of the 1991 Rugby World Cup, when Wales won 16–7. Since then, the two teams have met a total of 20 times; Wales hold the upper hand with 13 wins to Argentina's 6, with 1 match drawn.

Summary

Note: Summary below reflects test results by both teams.

Overview

Details Played Won by
Argentina
Won by
Wales
Drawn Argentina points Wales points
In Argentina 8 3 5 0 206 243
In Wales 12 3 8 1 239 293
Neutral venue 0 0 0 0 0 0
Overall 20 6 13 1 445 536

Records

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

Record Argentina Wales
Longest winning streak 2 (11 Jun 2006–18 Aug 2007) 5 (9 Oct 1991–10 Nov 2001)
Largest points for
Home 50 (12 June 2004) 43 (21 November 1998)
Away 33 (17 July 2021) 44 (12 June 2004)
Largest winning margin
Home 18 (17 June 2006) 34 (16 November 2013)
Away 22 (17 July 2021) 18 (16 June 2018)

Matches

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition Match reports
1 9 October 1991 National Stadium, Cardiff 16–7  Wales 1991 Rugby World Cup Pool 3
2 21 November 1998 Stradey Park, Llanelli 43–30  Wales 1998 November International
3 5 June 1999 Ferrocaril Oeste, Buenos Aires 26–36  Wales 1999 June Tour
4 12 June 1999 Ferrocaril Oeste, Buenos Aires 16–23  Wales
5 1 October 1999 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 23–18  Wales 1999 Rugby World Cup Pool D WRU[permanent dead link]
6 10 November 2001 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 16–30  Argentina 2001 November International WRU[permanent dead link], BBC
7 12 June 2004 Estadio Monumental José Fierro, Tucumán 50–44  Argentina 2004 Wales rugby union tour of Argentina and South Africa WRU[permanent dead link], BBC
8 19 June 2004 Vélez Sársfield, Buenos Aires 20–35  Wales WRU BBC
9 11 June 2006 Estadio Raúl Conti, Puerto Madryn 27–25  Argentina 2006 Wales rugby union tour of Argentina WRU, BBC
10 17 June 2006 José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires 45–27  Argentina WRU, BBC
11 18 August 2007 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 27–20  Wales 2007 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches BBC, WRU
12 21 November 2009 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 33–16  Wales 2009 end-of-year rugby union internationals BBC
13 20 August 2011 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 28–13  Wales 2011 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches BBC
14 10 November 2012 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 12–26  Argentina 2012 end-of-year rugby union internationals BBC
15 16 November 2013 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 40–6  Wales 2013 end-of-year rugby union internationals BBC
16 12 November 2016 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 24–20  Wales 2016 end-of-year rugby union internationals
17 9 June 2018 Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan 10–23  Wales 2018 Wales rugby union tour to Argentina and the United States
18 16 June 2018 Estadio Centenario, Resistencia 12–30  Wales
19 10 July 2021 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 20–20 draw 2021 mid-year rugby union internationals
20 17 July 2021 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 33−11  Argentina

XV results

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

Date Venue Score Winner Competition Match reports
14 September 1968 Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires 9–5  Argentina 1968 tour to Argentina
28 September 1968 Gimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires 9–9 draw 1968 tour to Argentina
16 October 1976 National Stadium, Cardiff 20–19  Wales 1976 Argentina tour

List of series

Details Played Won by
Argentina
Won by
Wales
Drawn
Overall 5 2 2 1
Year Argentina Wales Series winner
Argentina 1999 0 2  Wales
Argentina 2004 1 1   draw
Argentina 2006 2 0  Argentina
Argentina 2018 0 2  Wales
Wales 2021 1 0  Argentina