1952 Ireland rugby union tour of South America


1952 Ireland rugby union tour of South America

1952 Ireland rugby union tour of South America. This tour by the Ireland national rugby union team coincided with the death of Eva Peron, the wife of Juan Peron, the President of Argentina. As a result it was almost cancelled. Eva Peron died on July 26, six days after the Irish squad had departed Dublin. However after playing their first game in Santiago, Chile, the team travelled onto Buenos Aires and completed the tour as planned. They finished with a record of played 9, won 6, drew 1 and 1 defeat. The tour also featured the first full rugby internationals between Ireland and Argentina ["The Ireland Rugby Miscellany" (2007): Ciaran Cronin] [ [http://www.irishrugby.ie/history/css/arch_history.htm www.irishrugby.ie] ] .

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