1927 British Lions Tour to Argentina

By the late 1920’s rugby was strongly entrenched in the southern hemisphere countries such as; Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. However, Argentina was still and the Southern American Continent was ripe for development and therefore open to a Lions visit increasing interest in the game. The 1927 tour to Argentina was skippered by Scot David MacMyn a lock and for a change the 23 man party included some 11 internationals, plus 4 players who would be selected for the next tour to Australia and New Zealand.

The tour was at the behest of the River Plate Union and Four of the matches were Tests, all of which were won by MacMyn’s men, by margins of 37-0, 46-0, 34-3 and 43-0. Despite the one-sided nature of the contests, the tourists drew large crowds and left the hosts with a handsome profit and a renewed appetite for the game at all levels. Further enhancing the reputation of the tourists. The nine match’s produced a vast difference in points as the tourists racked up some 295 only conceding 9 and 3 of those were in the third text.