1936 | Argentina

1936 ArgentinaThe Lions returned to Argentina nine years after their last visit to score an even more emphatic success than on that adventure of 1927, winning all 10 matches by an aggregate of 399 points to 12.

The difference this time was that the trip proved as important to some of the tourists' rugby education as to that of their hosts, with several of the squad's uncapped members going on to win Test honours or places in international trials the following season.

The 23-strong party was managed and captained by the Leicester duo of 1930 Lions skipper Doug Prentice and England half-back Bernard Gadney. It contained 10 current internationals, including the great wing Prince Alexander Obolensky and Ireland's Charles Beamish, brother of 1930 Lions tourist George Beamish, and drew its members from England, Ireland and Scotland.

The matches were effectively exhibition contests and the visitors conceded only one try all tour, against Belgrano immediately before the lone Test match of the trip.

Normal service was quickly resumed as the Lions beat Argentina 23-0, although, to the hosts' credit, this was the closest contest of the tour and a better effort than anything they had managed in the four Tests of 1927.

However, the changing pattern of Lions touring that emerged after the Second World War meant Argentina would now disappear from their fixture list for good.

15/07/1936
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires 0-55 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
19/07/1936
Argentina A
Argentina A 0-27 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Argentina A
Argentina A
22/07/1936
Olivos
Olivos 3-27 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Olivos
Olivos
26/07/1936
Argentina B
Argentina B 0-28 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Argentina B
Argentina B
29/07/1936
Pacific Railways AC
Pacific Railways AC 0-62 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Pacific Railways AC
Pacific Railways AC
02/08/1936
Rosario
Rosario 0-41 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Rosario
Rosario
05/08/1936
Old Georgians
Old Georgians 6-55 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Old Georgians
Old Georgians
09/08/1936
Belgrano AC
Belgrano AC 3-37 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Belgrano AC
Belgrano AC
16/08/1936
Argentina
Argentina 0-23 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A Argentina
Argentina
23/08/1936
CASI-Hindú-CUBA
CASI-Hindú-CUBA 0-44 British & Irish Lions
British & Irish Lions
A CASI-Hindú-CUBA
CASI-Hindú-CUBA
SurnameFirst namePlayedPointsLast appearance
A'bearJohn5009/08/1936
BrettJohn87623/08/1936
ChadwickOwen8023/08/1936
DunkleyPop7623/08/1936
GadneyBernard101523/08/1936
HancockGeorge66123/08/1936
HobbsPeter51023/08/1936
HordernPeter64523/08/1936
HuskissonThomas92523/08/1936
MollJohn21026/07/1936
ObolenskyAlexander66023/08/1936
PrattenDenis5502/08/1936
PrescottRobin7523/08/1936
ShawWilson87323/08/1936
TallentJohn74023/08/1936
UrenHarold9023/08/1936
WestonWilliam 9023/08/1936
Overall Stats
Played10Biggest Win62 - 0 (British & Irish Lions v Pacific Railways AC 1936)
Total Points Scored399Most Points In A Match62 (British & Irish Lions v Pacific Railways AC 1936)
Total Tries Scored55Most Tries In A Match15 (British & Irish Lions v Pacific Railways AC 1936)
Total Conversions Scored29Most Conversions In A Match8 (British & Irish Lions v Buenos Aires 1936)
Total Penalty Goals Scored3Most Penalty Goals In A Match1 (British & Irish Lions v Argentina B 1936)
Total Drop Goals Scored0Most Drop Goals In A Match0 ( v )
Most Appearances9 (Dan Cole)Highest Attendance0
Top Points Scorer114 (Leigh Halfpenny)Total Home Attendance0
Top Try Scorer4 (Alex Cuthbert)
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