17 Nov THE HISTORY | SCOTLAND v ARGENTINA
Los Pumas have been playing international rugby since 1910 and joined the Tri-Nations (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) in 2012 and, semi-finalists in last year’s Rugby World Cup, are currently ranked 6 in the world, three places above Scotland.
A Scotland XV (where caps were not awarded) played two Tests in Argentina in 1969 (both won by Argentina) and then at BT Murrayfield in 1973, but the first full international wasn’t until 1990, when the Scots won 49-3. Recent games have proved much closer, and there have been some cracking games in the last few years, not least the last time they met, at BT Murrayfield two years ago when Scotland scored five glorious tries in a 41-31 win. Were you there..?
Scotland 19, Argentina 23
12 November 2005
Frank Hadden’s first game in charge of the Scotland team saw Dan Parks scored a fine try and drop-goal and Chris Paterson kicked a conversion and three penalties. However, a late penalty try gave Argentina the win. The Pumas came to BT Murrayfield again four years later and edged another close encounter, this time winning 9-6.
2010 Summer Tour
1st Test – Argentina 16, Scotland 24
Saturday 12 June, 2010 | Tucaman (Argentina) | Match Report
2nd Text – Argentina 9, Scotland 13
Saturday 19 June, 2010 | Mar del Plata (Argentina) | Match Report
Al Kellock led Scotland to victory in both Tests in Argentina, securing the Scots’ first ever summer tour series. Dan Parks scored all 24 points in the 1st Test, with six penalties and drop goal, while Jim Hamilton scored his first Scotland try in the 2nd Test to help clinch the series.
Argentina 19, Scotland 21
Saturday 20 June, 2014 | Cordoba (Argentina) | Match Report
Duncan Weir, who had dropped a last-minute goal in Rome earlier in the year to beat Italy in the SRB 6 Nations, did it again in Cordoba against Argentina, landing a dramatic 79th minute penalty, which maintained the 100 per cent start to Vern Cotter’s reign as Scotland head coach. Stuart Hogg and Henry Pyrgos scored the tries that gave the Scots a fourth successive win on Argentine soil, building on the 2008 successes in Buenos Aires and the double in Tucuman and Mar del Plata in 2010.
Scotland 41, Argentina 31
Saturday 8 November, 2014 | Match Report
Vern Cotter’s first home game in charge saw Scotland score five fine tries and top 40 points in front of a record crowd for an Autumn Test against Argentina, recording their first victory on Scottish soil against the Pumas since 1990.
The tries came from Richie and Jonny Gray (the first time that brothers had scored tries in the same match for Scotland since Gavin and Scott Hastings against Tonga in the 1995 Rugby World Cup) Sean Maitland, Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour. Head coach Vern Cotter said afterwards: “We’re a young side and the players displayed a lot of enthusiasm. They’re a humble bunch and they enjoyed it.” So did the crowd!
Come and watch more history unfold at BT Murrayfield!
Tickets for Scotland’s games against Australia, Argentina and Georgia are on sale now at the Scottish Rugby Online Ticket Centre. Match tickets start at £20 (adults) and £10 (U18s/Students) and if you want to go to both games, there’s a discounted Autumn Test Package to see Scotland play Australia and Argentina from just £35 (adults) and £25 (U18s/Students).
Make it Social – the easy way for friends to pay!
Fancy coming to BT Murrayfield with your mates but looking for an easy way to pay? Make it Social is a brand new and easy way to make ticket bookings for yourself and your friends for Scotland v Argentina (Sat 19 November) – everyone in the group sits together and everyone pays for their own seat via a brand new online platform.
Make it Social (MiS) is totally secure and works together with Scottish Rugby’s ticketing system. The group leader invites their friends by email or text, chooses the seats and registers with payment details. MiS then hold payment to secure all the seats. Once your friends have RSVP’d with their individual payment details, the group leader chooses when to confirm the booking – within the time limit specified – and at that point MiS takes full payment from each person in the group. There’s no commitment until the booking is confirmed and the group leader can cancel at any time.