Argentina 17 - 29 Ireland

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Date: 07/06/2014 KO: 19:40 Att: 21,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


TriesMontero (31) De La Vega (79)ConversionsSanchez (31) Iglesias (79)PenaltiesSanchez (27)



TriesHenley (35) Sexton (43) Trimble (58)ConversionsSexton (58)PenaltiesSexton (10, 19) Madigan (68, 71)

FT (ht: 10-11)

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  • YELLOW CARD, IRELAND, TRIMBLE! Andrew Trimble is sent to the sin bin after he tackles Manuel Montero without the ball deep inside Ireland's 22!

  • Jamie Healsip sets off from a scrum just outside his 22! He is brought to ground by Tomás De la Vega but manages to offload to Rhys Ruddock.

  • PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON. 0-6. Sexton adds another three-pointer from the kicking tee to rub further salt into the hosts' wounds after Cortese's sending off.

  • YELLOW CARD, ARGENTINA, CORTESE! Matías Cortese will spend the next 10 minutes in the sin bin after referee Pascal Gauzère pings him for tackling Paul O'Connell without using his arms!

  • Sexton launches a cross-field kick which stays infield inside Argentina's 22. Simon Zebo gets to the ball and sets off towards the try-line but is called back when he puts a foot into touch!

  • PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON. 0-3. Sexton gets the game's first points, from the kicking tee, after Antonio Ahualli de Chazal is pinged for offside play at a ruck.

  • Ireland go on the attack, close to their 10-metre line, but Andrew Trimble knocks on a long pass from Jonathan Sexton.

  • Nicolás Sánchez gets us underway with a deep kick which Ireland's forwards gather inside their 22 where they set up a ruck.

  • Pumas coach Daniel Hourcade has made two changes to his starting XV for this Test. Lucas González Amorosino replaces Santiago Cordero on the right wing while Antonio Ahualli de Chazal starts at number eight. De Chazal is in for the injured Benjamin Macome while Hourcade names Santiago Iglesias Valdez, Matías Díaz and Matías Orlando on the bench.

  • Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made eight personnel changes to his side, that beat the Pumas 29-17 in Resistencia last weekend, for this clash. Leinster flank Rhys Ruddock will make his first start for Ireland, winning his third cap in a back row that sees the return on Jamie Heaslip at number eight as Robbie Diack drops out of the matchday squad. Devin Toner comes back into the second row, ahead of Iain Henderson. Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne is set for his second start in 10 Tests in the front row as Jack McGrath drops to the bench. Rob Kearney replaces Felix Jones at full-back. Fergus McFadden is promoted from the bench to wear the number 13 jersey with Darren Cave switching to inside centre. Eoin Reddan comes in at scrum-half some seven years on from his first Test start in green during the 2007 tour to Argentina. There are three uncapped players on the replacements bench: Ulster hooker Rob Herring, Munster prop James Cronin and Leinster's Noel Reid.

  • Good day and welcome to our live coverage of this Test between Argentina and Ireland from Estadio José Fierro in Tucumán. We'll return soon with team news from both sides.


  • CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, IGLESIAS! 17-29 Over goes the extras as the clock ticks red, but Argentina have been outplayed in this entertaining contest.

  • TRY, ARGENTINA, DE LA VEGA! 15-29 Los Pumas get their reward as the young openside powers over from close range. Great build-up work from Cordero and co.

  • Huge, rumbling tackle drives Heaslip back fully 10 yards. Pumas win a penalty and clear downfield.

  • More pressure from Ireland, and another penalty. This one goes to the corner as the visitors look to finish with a flourish.

  • PENALTY, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 10-29 The replacement bangs over another from 40 metres to put the icing on the cake. Nine minutes to play.

  • PENALTY, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 10-26 That seals the deal, the substitute slots from straight in front.

  • Cave denied a try by the TMO in the corner after a sumptuous Zebo offload. Ireland are back on the ball, though.

  • Ireland now well in control, they have a scrum 10 metres out in the shadow of the Pumas' uprights.


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