England v Argentina, Twickenham, November 14
Pumas look for back-to-back victories
November 12, 2009
Argentina's right wing Jose Maria Nunez Piossek escapes the England defence, England v Argentina, Twickenham, England, November 11, 2006
Argentina's Jose Maria Nunez Piossek evades the England defence at Twickenham during the Pumas' 2006 victory © Getty Images

Argentina return to England's HQ this weekend in search of back-to-back wins having seen off their rivals 24-22 earlier this summer in Salta.

The Pumas also claimed a famous victory on their last visit to Twickenham - a 25-18 success back in 2006. England hold the all-time advantage dating back to their first encounter in 1981 - a drawn match at Twickenham - but the days of dominating their South American rivals - that included a record 51-0 success in 1990 - appear long gone with the Pumas now a real force in the game and Tri-Nations bound.

England's last victory over the Pumas was also in the summer with Martin Johnson's side winning 37-15 at Old Trafford - a result that was enough for them to draw the series. The two sides have three wins apiece from the last six matches - a series that began with 12-years ago with a record 33-13 victory for the hosts in the second of a two-match series in Buenos Aires.

England v Argentina - Match Stats:

  • Played: 14; England won 9, Argentina won 4; One draw

  • First Test: Argentina 19-19 England, Ferrocaril Oeste, Buenos Aires, May 30, 1981

  • Latest Test: Argentina 24-22 England, Salta, Argentina, June 13, 2009

  • Drawn match: Argentina 19-19 England, Ferrocaril Oeste, Buenos Aires, May 30, 1981

  • England's biggest winning margin: 51 points - England 51-0 Argentina, Twickenham, November 3, 1990

  • Argentina's biggest winning margin: 20 points - Argentina 33-13 England, Ferrocaril Oeste, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 7, 1997

Statsguru archive:

  • Click here for England's Test record courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click here for Argentina's Test record courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click here for a record of all England v Argentina matches courtesy of Statsguru

  • Click here for the England v Argentina record at Twickenham courtesy of Statsguru

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