The history of Los Pumas It is wide and rich for its triumphs, also for some defeat, however the draws, like the one on Saturday night in Newcastle against Australia They are also part of the sheets of the past of the Argentine team. This was the eleventh parda for the selected national who did eight years did not go with the balanced result when in 2012 equaled 16 goals against South Africa in Mendoza in his second presentation at the Rugby Championship. Survivors of the draw at Malvinas Argentinas? Only Nicolas Sanchez and in the substitute bench he was Juan Imhoff that did not enter.
It is the second time that Argentina draws with Australia, the previous time was in 1987. However, the most remembered equality is that of 1985 against the All Blacks in 21 points on the unforgettable afternoon of November 2 at Ferro court. Buenos Aires was the epicenter of the largest number of matches matched by The Pumas than in 1952 left the sheet with the same numbers for the first time before Ireland XV in 3 points. In 1965 he equaled Oxford Cambridge in 19 per side and 3 years later with Wales XV in 9 points.
The first draw against a selected official arrived in 1977 against France. A packed Ferro field was dressed with emotion and Hugo Porta in the last minute scored the sixth penalty that gave Los Pumas a tie in 18. In 1978 at Twickenham he equaled England XV in 13 points that despite the name it had a majority of starting players. However, in 1981 those from La Rosa visited the country for the first time and in the second game of the series in Ferro 19 points were distributed each team. Although it was a historic result, there was no celebration. The Pumas had been in advantage for much of the game and near the end, due to a handling error in the back of the court, La Rosa was tied.
In 1987, was equal with Australia in 19 points the first game of the series in Velez. A try by Cuesta Silva and the rest by Porta sealed the result. A week later the 27-19 victory at José Amalfitani spread joy among all Argentines. We had to wait 10 years for another equality, this time before Italy in 18 goals for the old Latin Cup which was played in Lourdes, France.
The rest is known history, the second presentation of The Pumas in the Rugby Championship 2012 and the heroic draw that the team led by Santiago Phelan and the Newcastle night achieved with equality against Australia.