1983 Argentina rugby union tour of Australia

The 1983 Argentina rugby union tour of Australia was a series of seven matches played by the Argentina national rugby union team in Australia in July and August 1983.

1983 Argentina rugby union tour of Australia
Tour captain(s)Hugo Porta
Summary
P W D L
Total
07 06 00 01
Test match
02 01 00 01
Opponent
P W D L
 Australia
2 1 0 1

Argentina played two test v Australia, winning one of them. It was the first time they beat a Wallabie team in Australian territory.[1][2]

Touring teamEdit

Match detailsEdit

Complete list of matches played by Argentina in Australia:[3]

16 July 1983
New South Wales 7–19 Argentina
Try: Hawker
Pen: Mark Ella
Try: Palma, Porta
Con: Porta
Pen: Porta 2
Drop: Porta
Cricket Ground, Sydney
Referee: Robert Halton (A.R.U.)

New South Wales :_ G.Ella, G.Da Vanzo, B.Papworth, M.Hawker, M.Martin, M.Ella (capt.), D.Voughan, R.Reynolds, S.Poidevin, D.Codey, P.Clemente, S.Williams, D.Curran, L.Walker (B.Malouf), O.Hall.
Argentina: M.Sansot, J.Palma, M.Loffreda, R.Madero, M.Campo, Porta (capt.), A.Soares Gache, B.Minguez, G.Travaglini, T.Petersen, G.Milano, E.Branca, E.Rodriguez, A.Courreges, S.Dengra.


20 July 1983
Australian Capital Territory 35–9 Argentina
Try: Campese 2
Girvan, Galvin
McGrath, O'Neill,
Con: Campese 4
Pen: Campese
Pen: Porta
Drop: Porta 2
Canberra
Referee: Kery Fitzgerald (A.R.U.)

A.C.T. : Campese (capt.), Thomas, Girvan, McGrath, Morton, Vest, Berry, O'Neill, Galvin, Utilelea, Donnellan, Kasrrzak, Takiari, Cowie, Didier
Argentina: D.Baetti, J.Palma, G.Varone, R.Madero, M.Campo, Porta (capt.), M.Larrubia, R.De Vedia, C.Neyra, E.Ure, G.Milano, E.Branca, P.Devoto, A.Courregee, F.Morel


24 July 1983
Queensland 28–34 Argentina
Try: Lynagh
Slack, Roche
Con: Lynagh 2
Pen: Lynagh 4
Try: Campo 2
B.Minguez, Milano
Con: Porta 3
Pen: Porta 3
Drop: Porta
Ballymore, Brisbane
Referee: Colín Collet (A.R.U.)

Queensland: Martin, Moon, Slack, Hanley, Grigg, Lynagh, Parker, Shaw (capt.), Hall, Roche, McLean, Hillhouse, Pileki, Rosa, Meadows
Argentina: M.Sansot (Bernardo Miguens), J.Palma, M.Loffreda , R.Madero, M.Campo, Porta (capt.), A.Soares Gache, G.Travaglini, B. Minguez, T.Petersen, G.Milano, E.Branca, E.Rodriguez, A.Courreges, S.Dengra.


27 July 1983
New South Wales Country 3–49 Argentina
Pen: Mercer
Try: Madero 2, Campo 2,
Loffreda, Baeck, Varone
Minguez, Ure
Con: Loffreda 5
Narrabri
Referee: M.Phillips (A.R.U.)

New South Wales Country: P.Gell, D.Vignes, J.Grant, M.Scanlon, M.Kinlayson, B.Everingham, B.Turnar, S.Morgan, B.Abram, D.Carter, J.Boland, M.Smith, J.Coolican, P.Palmer (capt.), R.Mercer.
Argentina: B.Miguens, J.Palma, M.Loffreda, G.Varone, M.Campo, R.Madero, A.Soares Gache (capt.), R.De Vedía, B.Mínguez, E.Ure, G.Milano, G.Travaglini, P.Devoto, J.Baeck, S.Dengra


First testEdit

31 July 1983
Australia   3–18   Argentina
Pen: Campese
Try: Minguez, Petersen
Con: Porta 2
Pen: Porta
Drop: Porta
Ballymore, Brisbane
Attendance: 22.000
Referee: Clive Norling (W.R.U.)

3 August 1983
Queensland Country 12–22 Argentina
Try: Smee,
Wholer, R.Burnees
Try: Porta
Pen: Porta 5
Drop: Porta
Townsville
Referee: Brian Kinsey (A.R.U.)

Queensland Country': Smee (capt.), Dillon, Wholer, Finch, Hood, Duncan, Iwikau, Astken, McLeod, R.Burnees, Filday, McCowan, Shaelds, Cox, K.Burnees.
Argentina: D.Baetti, M.Sansot, M.Loffreda, G.Varone, F.González Morán, Porta (capt.), M.Larrubia, R.De Vedia, C.Neyra, G.Travaglini, G.Milano, E.Branca, E.Rodriguez, J.Baeck, P.Devoto


Second testEdit

7 August 1983
Australia   29–13   Argentina
Try: Campese, Moon 2
Poidevin, Roche
Con: Campese 3
Pen: Campese
Try: Milano
Pen: Porta 2
Drop: Porta
Cricket Ground, Sydney
Attendance: 25.000
Referee: Clive Norling (W.R.U.)

ReferencesEdit