1970 Ireland rugby union tour of Argentina

The 1970 Ireland rugby union tour of Argentina was a series of matches played between August and September in Argentina by the Ireland national rugby union team.

1970 Ireland rugby union tour of Argentina
Irlanda en argentina 1970.jpg
Team that played a test v Argentina
at Ferro Carril Oeste Stadium
Summary
P W D L
Total
07 04 00 03
Test match
02 00 00 02
Opponent
P W D L
 Argentina [note 1]
2 0 0 2

Despite that the matches were not officially recognised by the Irish Rugby Football Union as Test matches,[2] it was a real tour of Irish national team. At that time, the IRFU considered as official only matches against the other Home Unions, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. It was the third tour of a "Home Union" in Argentina in three years, after Wales (1968) and Scotland (1969), and it was the second tour of an Irish side after the tour of 1952.

Argentina won the unofficial series with two victories.

Touring partyEdit

Match detailsEdit

Complete list of matches played by Ireland in Argentina:[1]

30 August 1970
Selecc. Interior [note 2] 11–33 Ireland
Try: Brandi
Con: Capell
Pen: Capell
Try: Brown (3), Buckley (2)
Con: Ciernan (3)
Pen: Ciernan (3)
Drop: Mc Gann
Ferro Carril Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Carlos A. Tozzi (Argentina)

Seleccionado del Interior: L. Capell; D. Filippa, R. Tarquini, G. Vera, M. Brandi; C. Navessi, L. Chacón; B. Casalle, J. Ghiringhelli, H. Barrera; R. Pasaglia, R. Campra (cap.); G. Ribeca, L. Ramos (C. Bianchi), M. Senatore (C. Abud)
Ireland: T. Ciernan; A. Duggan, F. Brenishan, R. Murphy, W. Brown; B. Mc Gann, J. Molones; J. Buckley, A. Moore, R. Lamont; M. Mohillo, W. Mac Bride; P. O ́Callagham, J. Lynch.


2 September
Rosario RU 6–11 Ireland
Pen: Seaton (2)
Try: Grace, Lamont
Con: Mc Gann
Pen: B. O ́Driscoll
Plaza Jewell, Rosario
Referee: César de Elizalde (Argentina)

Rosario: J. Seaton; R. Villavicencio, J. Benzi, C. Blanco, C. García; J. Scilabra, M. Escalante; J. L. Imhoff, M. Chesta (cap.), J. Robin; M. Bouza, J. Mangiamelli; R. Fariello, J. Costante, F. Landó.
Ireland: B. O ́Driscoll; A. Duggan, F. Brenishan, F. O ́Driscoll, T. Grace; B. Mc Gann, L. Hall; R. Lamont, A. Moore, M. Hipwell; W. Mc Bride (cap.), P. Cassidy; S. Millar, J. Brich, J. Lynch.


6 September
Argentina B 6–9 Ireland
Drop: Harris-Smith
Try: Hipwell
Drop: Mc Gann (2)
Ferro Carril Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Bruno Bertelli (Argentina)

Argentina B: J. Seaton; N. Pérez, J. Benzi, C. Blanco, J. Otaola; T. Harris-Smith, A. Etchegaray (cap.); N. Carbone, G. Anderson, R. Casabal; J. Retegui, R. Castro; M. Farna, J. Dumas, A. Abella.
Ireland: T. Ciernan (cap.); A. Duggan, F. O ́Driscoll, F. Brenishan, W. Brown; B. Mc Gann, J. Molones; M. Hipwell, A. Moore, J. Buckley; M. Mohillo, W. Mc Bride; S. Millar, J. Birch, P. O ́Callaghan.


9 September
Argentina D 3–14 Ireland
Try: Casas
Try: Duggan, O. ́Callaghan
Madigan
Con: Ciernan
Pen: Ciernan
Ferro Carril Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Ricardo Colombo (Argentina)[note 3]

Argentina D: A. Bollini; P. Kember, E. Reynolds, L. Esteras, A. Stein; F. Forrester, G. Blaksley (cap.); C. Bori, E. Elowson, J. Borghi; J. C. Anderson, J. Vorasoro; F. Insúa, G. Casas, E. Merelle.
Ireland: T. Ciernan (cap.); A. Duggan, F. O ́Driscoll, B. O ́Driscoll, W. Brown; H. Murphy, L. Hall; R. Lamont, M. Hipwell, J. Buckley; P. Cassidy, M. Mohillo; J. Lynch, P. Madigan, P. O ́Callaghan.


First testEdit

13 September
Argentina   8–3   Ireland
Try: Gradín, Travaglini
Report Try: Hipwell
Ferro Carril Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Carlos Tozzi (Argentina)

16 September
Argentina C 17–0 Ireland
Try: Orzábal
Con: Cutler
Pen: Cutler (3)
Drop: Pimentel

Argentina C: R. Espagnol; H. Rosatti, J. Walther (E. Word), E. Pérez Otero (G. Blaksley); G. Pimentel, M. Cutler; J. Carracedo, J. Wittman, M. Morgan; A. Orzábal, F. Hughes; H. Incola, L. Lebrón, O. Carbone.
Ireland: B. O ́Driscoll; T. Grace, F. Brenishan, H. Murphy, W. Brown (J. Maloney); F. O ́Driscoll, L. Hall; R. Lamont, M. Hipwell, J. Buckley; P. Cassidy, W. Mc Bride (cap.); J. Lynch, P. Madigan, S. Millar.


Second testEdit

20 September
Argentina   6–3   Ireland
Try: Gradín (2)
Try: Kiernan
Ferro Carril Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Eduardo Nino (Argentina)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Recognized as official tests only by UAR.[1]
  2. ^ Combined team composed of players from clubs outside Buenos Aires Province.[1]
  3. ^ Replaced from 18' by Bruno Bertelli.

ReferencesEdit