1980 Fiji rugby union tour of Argentina

The 1980 Fiji rugby union tour of Argentina was a series of matches played between October and November by the Fiji national rugby union team in Argentina.

1980 Fiji rugby union tour of Argentina
Summary
P W D L
Total
07 05 00 02
Test match
02 00 00 02
Opponent
P W D L
 Argentina
2 0 0 2

It was the first visit of a rugby union team from Polynesia to Argentina.

ResultsEdit

18 October 1980
Argentina B 19–23 Fiji XV
Try: Puccio
Pen: Piccardo 5
Try: Vatuwaliwali, Retudradra, Lutumeilegi, Uluvula ,
Con: Vuetaki 2
Drop: Uustaki
Ferrocarril Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Douglas Kerr (ARG)

Argentina "B": G.Verano; A.Puccio, G.Sanguinetti, G.Lorenzo, E.Sanguinetti; J.Piccardo (capt.), A.Nicholson; G.Milano, O.Bracaccini, G.Antonini (G.García) M.Glestra, E.Bronca; J.Aguilar (Crevero), J.Prez Coba, C.Sainz Trápaga.
Fiji S.Vuetaki; S.Laulau, S.Wakabaca, K.Vosailigi, M.Yakalevu; R.Nakiyoyo, R.Viriviri (capt-); I.Lutumaillagi, E.Raturdradra, E.Draniikmate; V.Vatuwaliwali, N.Uluvula; P.Mina.S.Seru, J.Rauto.

21 October 1980
Tucumàn 9–24 Fiji XV
Pen: L.Ferro 3
Try: Makutu 3, Lutumailegi
Senigakali
Con: Waisake 2
Atlético Concepción, S.Miguel de T.
Referee: Felipe Ferrari (ARG)

Tucumán: A.Beckwedel; P.Zelarrayán, L.Ferro, C.Imbert, J.Williams; R.Sauze, G.Palau; Molina (C.Paz), H.Cabrera. R.Pacheco; J.De Luego R.Forro; P.Sastre, J.Posee, Rodríguez.
Fiji: P.Kewa; T.Makutu, K.Yakalevu, J.Ratu, S.Wakabaca; N.Senilagakali, P.P.Waisake; I.Lutumeilagi, E.Retudradra, I.Finau; V.Vatuwalili, I.Cerelala; J.Revouvou, J.Rautu (capt.).M.Tamata.

25 October 1980
San Isidro Club 28–11 Fiji XV
Try: F. Seinz Trápaga , 1 penalty try
Petersen
Pen: Loffreda 3
Drop: F. Seinz Trápaga
Try: Yakalevu, Seru
Pen: Vuetaki
Ferrocarril Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Roberto Magnani (ARG)

San Isidro Club: F.Argerich; M.Walther (capt.), F.Seinz Trápaga, M.Loffreda, L.Corral; R.Madero, F.Aguirre; T.Pétersen, R.Lucka, R.De Vedia; M.Glestra, C.Durlech; F.Insúa, J.Pérez Cabo, C.Seinz Trápaga.
Fiji:L.Vuetski; T.Makutu, J.Retu, K, Yakalevu, S.Wakabaca; N.Senilagakali, R.Viriviri (capt.); I.Finau, E.Retudradra, I.Lutumellegi; V.Vatuwaliwali, N.Uluvula; J.Revouvou, S.Seru, J.Rauto.

28 October 1980
Cuyo Regional XV 18–84 Fiji XV
Try: Guarrochena 2
Con: Guarrochena 2
Drop: Guarrochena 2
Try: Ravouvoul, Cerelela 2
Laulsu 4, Makutu 2
Vosailigi 2, Tameta 2
Kewa 2, Ratu l
Con: Retu 2, Waiaake 10
San Juan
Referee: Ricardo Colombo (ARG)

Cuyo Regional XV: R.Muñiz; R.Herce, F.Ruffo, C.Cipitelli, F.Ruffo; de Cuyo, P.Guarrochena, P.Basile; M.Orrico, C.Quiroga, G.Antonini; D.Veira, S.Fabbi; A.Diez, L.Crivelli, P.Martín.
Fiji: P.Kewe; S.Laulau, K.Vosailigi, J.Retu, T.Makutu; Nakiyoyo, P.Waiaake; R.Viriviri, E.Retudradra, Finau, J.Revouvou, Cerelala; S.Navatu, M.Tameta, J.Rauto

1 November '80
Argentina   34–22   Fiji
Try: Cappelletti 3, Travaglini, Loffreda, Cubellii
Con: Porta 2
Pen: Porta 2
Try: Finsu 2, Uluvula, Vacalevu,
Con: Ratu 3
Ferrocarril Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Lawrie Prideaux (ENG)
Argentina Fiji
Daniel Baetti FB 15 FB Pita Kewa Nacuva
Marcelo Campo W 14 W Tevita Makutu
Rafael Madero C 13 C Kini Vosailagi
Marcelo Loffreda C 12 C Jone Ratu
Adolfo Cappelletti W 11 W Sanivalati Laulau
(capt.) Hugo Porta FH 10 FH Navitalai Senilagakali
Tomas Landajo SH 9 SH Samisoni Viriviri (capt.)
Gabriel Travaglini N8 8 N8 Eneri Ratudradra
Carlos Serrano F 6 F Ilami Lutumailagi
Tomas Petersen F 7 F Iokimi Finau
Alejandro Iachetti L 5 L Nasoni Uluvula
Ernesto Ure L 4 L Vikikesa Vatuwaliwali
Fernando Morel P 3 P Joketani Ravouvou
Alejandro Cubelli H 2 H Peceli Kina
Topo Rodriguez P 1 P Josefa Rauto
Replacements
C Kameli Nayacalevu
4 November '80
Santa Fe 12–63 Fiji XV
Try: Milano
Con: Riestra
Pen: Vueteki
Try: Nekiyoyo , Waqaba 3
Finau , Lutumallagi 2
Cerelela, Yakelevu
Lutumallagi
Con: Vueteki 10
Argentina
Referee: Bruno Bertelli (ARG)

Santa Fé: Iturraspe; Maggin, Pelosso, Riestra, Sossman; Del Sastre, Petter; Gallo, Milano, Gozarelli; Melano, Patrizzi Dalla Fontaa, Ruiz Diez (Della Torre), Benitez.(Riestra).
Fiji: L.Vueteki; S.Wagabaca, S.Lallau, K.Vakelevu, K.Vasailagi; Nekiyoyo, P.Waisake; I. Lutumailagi, Finau I.; I.Cerelala, J.Revouvou; S.Novatu, M.Tamata, J.Rauto, V.Vatuwaliwali.

8 November '80
Argentina   38–16   Fiji
Try: Travaglini 2, Cappelletti 2, Pérez Cabo , Raetti;
Con: Porta
Pen: Porta 2
Try: Finau, Lutumailagi
Con: Vueteki
Pen: Vueteki
Ferrocarril Oeste, Buenos Aires
Referee: Lawrie Prideaux (ENG)
Argentina Fiji
Daniel Baetti FB 15 FB Lemeki Vuetaki
Adolfo Cappelletti W 14 W Tevita Makutu
Marcelo Loffreda C 13 C Sanivalati Laulau
Rafael Madero C 12 C Kini Vosailagi
Martin Sansot W 11 W Jone Ratu
(capt.) Hugo Porta FH 10 FH Navitalai Senilagakali
Tomas Landajo SH 9 SH Samisoni Viriviri (capt.)
Gabriel Travaglini N8 8 N8 Eneri Ratudradra
Ernesto Ure F 7 F Vikikesa Vatuwaliwali
Tomas Petersen F 6 F Iokimi Finau
Eliseo Branca L 5 L Nasoni Uluvula
Alejandro Iachetti L 4 L Isimeli Cerelala
Topo Rodriguez P 3 P Joketani Ravouvou
Javier Perez Cobo H 2 H Peceli Kina
Fernando Morel P 1 P Josefa Rauto
Replacements
F Ilami Lutumailagi

ReferencesEdit

  • Vivian Jenkins, ed. (1981). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1981–82. Rothmans Publications Ltd. p. 65. ISBN 0-907574-05-X.
  • (in Spanish) Memorias de la UAR 1980