1936 Lions Tour to Argentina

The Lions returned to Argentina in 1936, nine years after their last visit. This tour was even more one sided than before as they went on to score an even more emphatic success than in 1927, winning all 10 matches by an aggregate of 399 points to 12.
The difference for the tourists on this trip was that several of the squad’s uncapped members went 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 1930 Lion 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. The Lions beat Argentina 23-0, although, to the home sides credit, this was the closest contest of the tour and a better effort than anything they had managed in the four Tests of 1927. This has proved to be the last tour to Argentina by the Lions and we feel sure many would like to see them return if their schedule could ever be altered.