You have to search the file to find a match where The Pumas failed to score points and they are few from 2000 to these days. It doesn’t happen every day. In the match against the All Blacks at the CBUS Super Stadium, for the third round of the Rugby Championship, it was the new moment in which the rival ingoal remained clean during the 80 minutes, losing 39-0.
By the third date of the Rugby Championship 2021, the Argentines were presented with a suffocating version by the Maori team. The South Americans had to hit 199 tackles for the result not to stretch further. The players commanded by Ian Foster put Los Pumas’ physique to the limit, who had no response in attack to break the 0.
On the other hand, in the duel against New Zealand in Newcastle during the 2020 Three Nations, that particularity also occurred, the Argentine team failed to add and was left at zero. The All blacks they had the ball well away from his ingoal what allowed win 38-0. Very few times those led by Mario Ledesma managed to enter the 22-meter zone. To that must be added the discipline of the New Zealanders who also did not commit penalties so that Sánchez can score three points. That was the first time the argentine team failed to score points at the tournament most important in the southern hemisphere.
You have to enter the time tunnel and go to the June 25, 2016 and head to the stadium of Athletic Tucuman. The Pumas won 38-19 the first test against France in the Garden of the Republic, but in the rematch it was a categorical 27-0 for the Gauls against a team that failed to make a foothold on the dean’s court. Those led at that time by Daniel Hourcade included, among others, Santiago Cordero, Jerónimo de la Fuente, Nicolás Sánchez, Guido Petti, Pablo Matera, Facundo Isa and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.
Diving into statistics you have to go a long way to the year 2000. The Pumas played with England at Twickenham and although the difference was not so wide, the hosts they managed to build the victory little by little. They won 19-0 with a try by Ben Cohen and the conversion, three penalties and a drop by Jonny Wilkinson that already brought out his aim that in 2003 would be essential for the European title in Australia.
It was not the first time that Los Pumas left empty-handed in Twickenham, since November 3, 1990 the English exhibited a great kind of rugby and rose with a win 51-0. In passing they took revenge for the defeat they had suffered in Buenos Aires by 15-13 in August. Further back, on July 12, 1986 the tour of Sydney left a 26-0 loss to the Wallabies.
The first fall without scoring points came in 1927. The matches before Great Britain XV they exposed the differences with the inventors of rugby. Of the four games played in 1927, three ended without points on the plate for Argentina. The same before Juniors Springboks in 1932.
On 1948, Oxford Cambridge came to the country and won both matches: the first 17-0 and the next 39-0. The following year, France won 5-0 in Buenos Aires in a three-game streak without goals for the Albicelestes. In the middle of the 20th century, more precisely in 1952, Ireland XV won 6-0.