|Photo The Guardian: Barry John playing for the Lions|
When Wales hosted Argentina in 1976 Gareth Edwards was one of the try scorers in a close fought match which Wales won 20-19 after the scores had been tied at 6-6 at the interval. Argentina scored two well worked tries with Daniel Beccar Varela and George Gauweloose going over.
Argentina´s first ever IRB Hall of Famer, Hugo Porta was at the start of his international career and he slotted a conversion in the 1976 match. Two late tries by Gareth Edwards and Gerald Davies denied Argentina a famous victory at Cardiff Arms Park.
Two years later Argentina took on England at Twickenham and came very close to defeating England. The match was tied 13-13 after England had held a 6-3 halftime lead. Argentina scored two tries with Marcelo Campo and Ricardo Passaglia crossing the line while Hugo Porta successfullly converted one of them.