1976 New Zealand rugby union tour of South America

The 1976 New Zealand rugby union tour of South America was a series of eight matches played by the New Zealand national rugby union team in Uruguay and Argentina in October and November 1976. The tour was entirely successful as the New Zealand team won all nine matches, scoring a total of 321 points with 72 conceded.

1976 New Zealand tour
of South America
Tour captain(s)Graham Mourie
Top point scorer(s)Richard Wilson (80) [1]
Top try scorer(s)Scott Cartwright (7) [1]
Summary
P W D L
Total
09 09 00 00
Test match
03 03 00 00
Opponent
P W D L
 Uruguay
1 1 0 0
 Argentina
2 2 0 0

New Zealand did not award full international caps for the three international matches against the Uruguay and Argentina national teams. The match played on 29 October was also first time Argentina played New Zealand in their history.[2]

MatchesEdit

SummaryEdit

  Test matches

# Date Rival City Venue Score
1 12 Oct   Uruguay Montevideo Centenario 64–3
2 16 Oct Buenos Aires RU Buenos Aires Ferro C. Oeste 24-13
3 20 Oct Seleccionado del Interior [note 1] Córdoba C.A. Belgrano 30–13
4 23 Oct C.A. San Isidro Buenos Aires Ferro C. Oeste 37–3
5 27 Oct Tucumán RU Tucumán C.A. Concepción 51–15
6 30 Oct   Argentina Buenos Aires Ferro C. Oeste 21–9
7 3 Nov Rosario RU Rosario Jockey Club 43–4
8 6 Nov   Argentina Buenos Aires Ferro C. Oeste 26–6
9 9 Nov Cuyo RU Mendoza Club Marista 25–6
Balance
Pl W D L PS PC
9 9 0 0 321 72
Notes
  1. ^ Combined teams of players outside Buenos Aires

Match detailsEdit

Complete list of matches played by New Zealand in Uruguay and Argentina:[3][1]


12 October 1976
Uruguay   3–64   New Zealand
Drop: Iturria
Try: Brake (2), Cartwright (3)
Cron, Rollerson, Sapsford
Sloane, Stewart, Stokes
Con: Wilson (4)
Pen: Wilson (4)
Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 5,000

16 October 1976
Buenos Aires RU 13–24 New Zealand
Try: I. Gutiérrez O'Farrell,
Cerioni
Con: Igarzábal
Pen: Igarzábal
Try: Wilson (2), Jaffray, Granger;
Con: Rowlands
Pen: Rowlands (2)
Ferro C. Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Florencio Varela (Argentina)

Buenos Aires: S. Gutiérrez O'Farrell; R. Benyon, I. Balfour, 1. Gutierrez O'Farrell, E.Sansot; J. Igarzábal, R. Landajo (capt.); R. Casabal, R. Lucke, M. García Haymes; J. Rodríguez jurado, E, Greene; R. Ventura, E. Vila, A. Cerioni.
New Zealand: G. Rowlands; S. Wilson, E. Stokes, M. Taylor, K. Granger; M. Taylor, I. Stevens; G. Mourie (capt.), S. Conn, M. Jaffray; J. Calleson, A. Haden; J. Me Eldowney, J. Black, P. Sapsford.


20 October 1976
Seleccionado del Interior 13–30 New Zealand
Try: Morgan
Pen: Guarrochena (2), Baetti
Try: Cartwright (2), Ryan
Rollerson, Spiers
Con: Rollerson (2)
Pen: Rollerson (2)
Belgrano, Córdoba
Referee: Bruno Bertelli (Argentina)

Interior: R. Muñiz; J. Nogués, O. Terranova R. L'Erario, G. Morgan; D. Guarrochena (Escalante) C. Baetti; B. Minguez, J. Nazzasi (capt.), J. Navesi; R. Pessaglia, J. Mangiamelli; A. Sofredini, J. Crivelli, C. Abud.
New Zealand: R. Wilson; S. Cartwright, S. Wilson, D. Rollerson, K. Granger; J. Brake, I. Stevens; G. Mourie (capt.), S. Conn, P. Ryan; A. Haden, V. Stewart; J. Spiers, P. Sloane, J. Me Eldowney.


23 October 1976
C.A. San Isidro 3–37 New Zealand
Pen: G. Béccar Varela
Try: Rollerson (2), Mark Taylor (2)
Mourie, Cartwright
Con: Rowlands (5)
Pen: Rowlands
Ferro C. Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Ricardo Colombo (Argentina)

C.A. San Isidro: M. Alonso; D. Beccar Varela, A. Travaglini, G. Beccar Varela, R. Rinaldi; J.Igarzábal, A. Etchegaray (capt.); R. Brinnand, M. García Haymes, A. Urien; L. Varela, G. Allen (A.Casanova); M. Farina, G. Casas, L. Moore.
New Zealand: G. Rowlands; S. Cartwright, S. Wilson, D. Rollerson, Mark Taylor; Murray Taylor, K.Greene; P. Ryan, G. Mourie (capt.), S. Cron; A. Haden, J. Calleson; P. Sapsford, P. Sloane, J. McEldowney.


27 October 1976
Tucumán RU 15–51 New Zealand
Try: Rodríguez
Con: Gamboa
Pen: Gamboa (2)
Drop: Acuña
Try: Granger (3), Cartwright (2)
Jaffray (2), Stevens
Con: R. Wilson (5)
Pen: R. Wilson (3)
C.A. Concepción, Tucumán
Referee: Manuel Peralta (Argentina)

Tucumán: J. Monterrubio; M. Rodríguez, L. Gamboa, C. Imbert, G. Solá; P.Acuña, G. Palou; J. Bach (capt.), J. Posse, F. Veglia; C. Figueroa, J. Yapur; H. Pérez, S. Martoni, C. Bonano. – Replacements: M. Galindo y L. de Chazal
New Zealand: R. Wilson; S. Cartwright, E. Stokes, D. Rollerson, K. Granger; J. Brake, I. Stevens; S. Conn, M. Jaffray, S. Cron; V. Stewart, A. Haden; J. Spiers, J. Black, P. Sapsford


30 October 1976
Argentina   9–21   New Zealand
Pen: G. Béccar Varela (2)
Drop: Porta
Try: Wilson, Sloane
Con: Rowlands (2)
Pen: Rowlands (3)
Ferro C. Oeste, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Michel Messan (France)

3 November 1976
Rosario RU 4–43 New Zealand
Try: Seaton
Try: S. Wilson, Stewart, Sapsford
Haden, Granger, R. Wilson
Con: R. Wilson (5)
Pen: R. Wilson (3)
Jockey Club Stadium, Rosario
Referee: José María Cabanas (Argentina)

Rosario RU: Baetti; Romero Acuna, Giner (C. Blanco), Gorina, G. Blanco; Escalante, Castagna; Cúneo, Imhoff (R. Pecce), Macat; Senatore (capt.), Mangiamelli; Pavani, Seaton, Risler.
New Zealand: R. Wilson; K. Granger, Mark Taylor, E. Stokes, S. Wilson; J. Brake, K. Greene; G.Mourie (capt.), S. Conn, P. Ryan; A. Haden, V. Stewart; P. Sapsford, J. Black, J. Spiers.


6 November 1976
Argentina   6–26   New Zealand
Pen: Sansot, Porta
Try: Rollerson, Cron
Murray Taylor, Mark Taylor;
Con: Rowlands (2)
Pen: Rowlands (2)
Ferro C. Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Michel Messan (France)

9 November 1976
Cuyo RU 6–25 New Zealand
Pen: Guarrochena (2)
Try: Black, Wilson
Con: Wilson
Pen: Wilson (4)
Drop: Rollerson
Marista R.C. field, Mendoza
Referee: Felipe Ferrari (Argentina)

Cuyo: Muñiz; Massera (Stahrínger), O. Terranova (E. Terranova), Tarquini, Morgan; Guarrochena, Chacón; Navessi, (capitán), Nassazzi, Antonini (Viazzo); Serpa Cattaneo; Irañeta, Crivelli, Michelli.
New Zealand: R. Wilson; S. Cartwright, E. Stokes, D. Rollerson, K. Granger; K. Greene, J. Brake S.Cron, G Mourie (capitán), P. Ryan; A. Haden, V. Stewart; J. Spiers, J. Black, J. Mc Elowney.


BibliographyEdit

  • Vivian Jenkins, ed. (1977). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1977–78. Queen Anne Press. pp. 40–42. ISBN 0-354-09020-8.

ReferencesEdit