Wales look to build winning streak
November 17, 2009
Alun-Wyn Jones scores the opening try as Wales beat Argentina 27-20 in August 2007 © Getty Images
Wales host Argentina on Saturday two years after the Pumas' last visit to the Millennium Stadium, and the home side will be looking to build on their nervous 27-20 victory.
After an early try by Ignacio Corleto gave the visitors a 7-0 lead and stuned the Welsh crowd, the home side fought back and by half-time Wales were cruising at 24-7. However, a second-half fightback from the Pumas produced a nail-biting finish, and Martin Durand was denied a last-minute try by the Television Match Official.
An impressive hat-trick by winger Shane Williams helped Wales to a 35-20 victory in 2004, their best result over Argentina, which also marked Mike Ruddock's first victory as Wales coach.
The fixture also saw the opening game of the 1999 World Cup at the Millennium Stadium. Tries from Colin Charvis and Mark Taylor helped the hosts to a 23-18 victory.
Argentina's best result came in Buenos Aires in 2006, when Felipe Contepomi kicked 30 points to help his side to a 45-27 win. Three late consolation tries flattered the scoreline for Wales, who were beaten convincingly by their hosts.
Wales v Argentina - Match Stats
Played 14; Wales won 8; Argentina won 5; drawn one
First Test: Wales 16-7 Argentina, Cardiff, October 9, 1991
Latest Test: Wales 27-20 Argentina, Millennium Stadium, August 18, 2007
Wales's largest winning margin: 15 points- Wales 35-20 Argentina, Buenos Aires, June 19, 2004
Argentina's largest winning margin: 18 points - Argentina 45-27 Wales, Buenos Aires, June 17, 2006
Wales winning sequence: One Test, August 18, 2007 to present
Click Here for Wales's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru
Click Here for Argentina's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru
Click Here for a full record of all Wales v Argentina matches courtesy of Statsguru
Click Here for a full Wales v Argentina record at the Millennium Stadium.
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