Lucas Amorosino (79), Joaquin Tuculet (24)
Nicolas Sanchez (16)
Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias (79), Nicolas Sanchez (25)


Ian Madigan (72), Simon Zebo (50)
Jonathan Sexton (31,9,4)
Ian Madigan (73), Jonathan Sexton (51)

Full Time
Argentina 17 Ireland 23

CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, IGLESIAS. 17-23. Santiago González Iglesias converts the try and that's the final act of this match. Ireland's victory means they secure a 2-0 series win which they thoroughly deserve! For Argentina it's back to the drawing board but this was a good exercises ahead of their Rugby Championship matches.

TRY, ARGENTINA, AMORISINO! 15-23. Lucas González Amorosino runs onto a pass from Cubelli from the back of a scrum and beats two defenders before crossing over!

kearney is pinged for going off his feet at a ruck. Santiago González Iglesias kicks for touch and puts the ball out deep inside the visitors' 22.

CONVERSION, IRELAND, MADIGAN. 10-23. Madigan adds the two-pointer to give his side more breathig space!

TRY, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 10-21. Ireland are camped close to Argentina's try-line and take the ball through 10 phases with their forwards. There's no way through and they eventually attack out wide and Madigan glides past two defenders before scoring under the posts!

Tomás Cubelli is pinged for playing the ball from an offside position. Madigan kicks for touch and puts the ball out on Argentina's five-metre line.

De la Vega is pinged for offside play and Ian Madigan takes a shot at goal. His effort has the distance but not the direction.

Ireland take the ball through the phases and are soon inside Argentina's half. Zebo, Fergus McFadden and Jack McGrath are prominent ball-carriers.

Zebo takes the ball into contact but Landajo does well to come through and kick the ball ahead when the wing hits the deck. Kearney gathers inside his 22 before booting the ball into touch on his 10-metre line.

Ireland attack with Kearney running onto an inside pass from Sexton. He makes some ground but is stopped on the edge of Argentina's 22 by Sanchez.

Amorosino kicks the ball upfield but his effort is over-cooked and rolls over Ireland's dead-ball line. It's a monster effort and the players have to come back for a scrum, just outside Argentina's 22 where the visitors will have the put-in.

Rhys Ruddock breaks off the back of a maul inside Argentina''s 22 and offloads to Cave! He is tackled just short of the try-line by Amorosino and is soon penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground.

Sanchez spots Trimble lying flat and puts a kick over his head. The ball rolls into touch on Ireland's 10-metre line.

CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON. 10-16. Sexton adds the easy extras to extend the visitors' lead.

TRY, IRELAND, ZEBO! 10-14. Ireland drive from a scrum, inside the Pumas' 22. Reddan then breaks away but throws an inside pass to Simon Zebo, who breaks through a tackle before scoring under the posts!

Trimble chips over Montero's head and regathers! He sets off towards the Pumas' try-line but is eventually bundled into touch by Tuculet!

Argentina attack with De la Vega, who sets off on a run inside Ireland's 22! He is eventually brought to ground but Argentina continue to attack with their forwards. They take the ball into contact but lose possession when O'Connell does well to hold them up in the tackle.

Sexton has a shot at goal, after several Pumas are pinged for straying offside, but his kick is just off target.

Sexton gets the second half underway with a short, hanging kick. Manuel Carizza gathers and goes on the drive.

Half Time
Argentina 10 Ireland 9

Ireland go on the drive from a line-out but Argentina''s forwards win a turnover and the ball bounces around on the ground! Sanchez boots it upfield where Kearney gathers, close to the halfway mark. He knocks on in the process and the referee brings the half to a close with a shrill blast on his whistle. As the the scoreline suggests, this has been a close affair. Both sides are still in it and the side that makes the least mistakes in the second half should be victorious.

Ahualli de Chazal is pinged for going off his feet at a ruck and Sexton puts the resulting penalty out deep inside the Pumas' 22.

Tuculet makes a break and offloads to Amorosino! He is in the clear but his progress is halted by Zebo, who brings him to ground on Ireland's 22-metre line!

Santiago Iglesias Valdez takes the ball into contact but Heaslip does well to hold him up and when the maul becomes static Ireland get the put-in at the scrum.

PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON. 10-9. Sexton reduces the deficit to a point, with a well-taken place-kick, after Lucas Noguera Paz is penalised for going off his feet at a ruck.

Ireland attack from inside their half and Zebo comes off his wing to create an overlap! He offloads to Trimble, who stabs a grubber kick through which rolls into touch inside Argentina's 22.

Ireland are fighting back and take the ball through several phases. They are soon inside the Pumas' 22 but Darren Cave knocks on.

CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! Sánchez adds the extras to extend the hosts' lead!

TRY, ARGENTINA, TUCULET! Landajo makes a devastating break, from iside his 22, and offloads to Lucas González Amorosino, who is stopped just short of Ireland's try-line by Zebo! The Pumas take the ball wide to their backs and Joaquín Tuculet sells the defence an outrageous dummy before scoring under the posts!

Eoin Reddan breaks from the back of a scrum, on Argentina's five-metre line, but is tackled and carried backwards by Martín Landajo to the delight of the crowd!

Joaquín Tuculet puts Montero in the clear down the left-hand touchline! He is soon on Ireland's 10-metre line but is tackled into touch by Rob Kearney.

PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! Nicolás Sánchez gets the hosts' first points to punish Trimble's indiscretion.

Yellow Card
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
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.

Kick Off
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.

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