History of rugby union matches between Argentina and Australia

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The Australian Wallabies first played against Argentina (Los Pumas) on 27 October 1979, resulting in a win to Argentina. The teams have met twenty-four times, with Australia winning eighteen, Argentina five and one match drawn. Two of the encounters have been Rugby World Cup pool matches, in 1991 and 2003.

The Puma Trophy was established in 2000 as a perpetual trophy between the two nations.

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Overall[edit]

Details Played Won by
 Argentina
Won by
 Australia
Drawn Argentina points Australia points
In Argentina 12 4 7 1 207 291
In Australia 15 2 13 0 229 458
Neutral venue 3 0 3 0 55 94
Overall 30 6 23 1 491 843

Records[edit]

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

Record Argentina Australia
Longest winning streak 1 (4 Oct 2014–25 July 2015) 9 (17 Jun 2000–4 Oct 2014)
Largest points for
Home 27 (7 November 1987) 53 (17 June 2000)
Away 25 (13 September 2014) 54 (5 October 2013)
Largest winning margin
Home 8 (7 November 1987) 47 (17 June 2000)
Away 15 (31 July 1983) 37 (5 October 2013)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
1 27 October 1979 Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires 24–13  Argentina
2 3 November 1979 Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires 12–17  Australia
3 31 July 1983 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 3–18  Argentina
4 7 August 1983 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 29–13  Australia
5 6 July 1986 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 39–19  Australia
6 12 July 1986 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 26–0  Australia
7 31 October 1987 Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires 19–19   draw
8 7 November 1987 Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires 27–19  Argentina
9 4 October 1991 Stradey Park, Llanelli, Wales 32–19  Australia 1991 Rugby World Cup
10 30 April 1995 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 53–7  Australia
11 6 May 1995 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 30–13  Australia
12 1 November 1997 Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires 15–23  Australia
13 8 November 1997 Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry, Buenos Aires 18–16  Argentina
14 17 June 2000 Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 53–6  Australia
15 24 June 2000 Canberra Stadium, Canberra 32–25  Australia
16 2 November 2002 River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires 6–17  Australia
17 10 October 2003 Stadium Australia, Sydney 24–8  Australia 2003 Rugby World Cup
18 15 September 2012 Robina Stadium, Gold Coast 23–19  Australia 2012 Rugby Championship
19 6 October 2012 Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario 19–25  Australia
20 14 September 2013 Subiaco Oval, Perth 14–13  Australia 2013 Rugby Championship
21 5 October 2013 Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario 17–54  Australia
22 13 September 2014 Robina Stadium, Gold Coast 32–25  Australia 2014 Rugby Championship
23 4 October 2014 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza 21–17  Argentina
24 25 July 2015 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza 9–34  Australia 2015 Rugby Championship
25 25 October 2015 Twickenham, London, England 15–29  Australia 2015 Rugby World Cup
26 17 September 2016 Perth Oval, Perth 36–20  Australia 2016 Rugby Championship
27 8 October 2016 Twickenham, London, England 21–33  Australia
28 16 September 2017 Canberra Stadium, Canberra 45–20  Australia 2017 Rugby Championship
29 7 October 2017 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza 20–37  Australia
30 15 September 2018 Robina Stadium, Gold Coast 19–23  Argentina 2018 Rugby Championship
31 6 October 2018 Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta

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