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Argentina
Argentina
17
Tries
Tomas De La Vega (78), Manuel Montero (30)
Penalties
Nicolas Sanchez (26)
Drops
none
Cons
Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias (79), Nicolas Sanchez (31)

29
Ireland
Ireland

Tries
Andrew Trimble (57), Jonathan Sexton (42), Chris Henry (34)
Penalties
Ian Madigan (70,67), Jonathan Sexton (18,9)
Drops
none
Cons
Jonathan Sexton (58)


80'
Full Time
FULL-TIME: ARGENTINA 17-29 IRELAND

80'
Conversion
CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, IGLESIAS! 17-29 Over goes the extras as the clock ticks red, but Argentina have been outplayed in this entertaining contest.

79'
Try
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.

76'
Huge, rumbling tackle drives Heaslip back fully 10 yards. Pumas win a penalty and clear downfield.

74'
More pressure from Ireland, and another penalty. This one goes to the corner as the visitors look to finish with a flourish.

71'
Penalty
PENALTY, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 10-29 The replacement bangs over another from 40 metres to put the icing on the cake. Nine minutes to play.

69'
Penalty
PENALTY, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 10-26 That seals the deal, the substitute slots from straight in front.

66'
Cave denied a try by the TMO in the corner after a sumptuous Zebo offload. Ireland are back on the ball, though.

64'
Ireland now well in control, they have a scrum 10 metres out in the shadow of the Pumas' uprights.

61'
Sanchez flashes a long-range penalty across the face of the posts.

59'
Conversion
CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON! 10-23 Simple two-pointer from Sexton, under the posts.

58'
Try
TRY, IRELAND, TRIMBLE! 10-21 It's a horror show from Los Pumas, as a looping pass from Sanchez is picked off by the winger, who strolls in untouched from 50 metres.

56'
The hosts go close again after brilliant interplay and carrying from Macome. De La Fuente spills the ball at the corner flag thanks to good Irish cover defence.

53'
Pumas again go through the phases in the Irish 22, but lose possession and are penalised. The visitors clear.

50'
Argentina turning the screw, Ireland struggling to get out of their own 22. Not coming to much so far.

46'
Sexton misses the conversion, and here come Argentina straight from the restart! The chip from Sanchez bringing them right up to the Irish line. Astonishing stuff. Can they respond? No, they lose possession, and Murray boxes clear.

44'
Try
TRY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 10-16 Brilliant from Ireland. The classic looping wraparound from Sexton using Marshall as the pivot from 30 metres out. Lovely rugby.

42'
The hits flying in early on in the second forty as Zebo cops a big one and Marshall knocks-on. We're checking its legality with the TMO.

40'
Kick Off
Jonny Sexton gets us going again for the second-half. All to play for.

40'
Half Time
HALF-TIME: ARGENTINA 10-11 IRELAND

40'
That's the half-time whistle. An engrossing contest, with a couple of very different but very well-taken tries. Ireland with their noses in front at the break.

39'
Ireland again threaten the home try-line, but again are penalised with the whitewash tantalisingly close.

36'
Suddenly, Ireland regain the lead. This game has been blown wide open, though Sexton is off-target from the tee.

35'
Try
TRY, IRELAND, HENRY! 10-11 Not a bad response from the Irish. From a penalty, they go for the corner and maul their way through the seven-man Pumas pack. Henry the man with the ball as the green jerseys rise.

33'
Conversion
CONVERSION,ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 10-6 Super touchline conversion from Sanchez.

32'
Try
TRY, ARGENTINA, MONTERO! 8-6 What a score! From nothing, Sanchez slices through the Irish midfield, past Sexton of all people, offloads to Montero, and the big winger swats aside three tackles to bundle his way over. Brilliant from the hosts, but awful defence from Ireland.

29'
Yellow Card
YELLOW CARD, ARGENTINA, MACOME! Nasty aerial collision as Trimble rises for a high ball and is clattered by Montero and Macome. The former was fine, the latter was definitely not. The right call.

26'
Penalty
PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 3-6 Big, big chance goes a-begging for the hosts as they attack the blind side from a scrum in the Irish 22. Cordero takes his eyes of the bouncing ball, and so misses an opportunity to stroll over in the corner. They do have a penalty, though, and Sanchez makes no mistake.

22'
Both sides looking dangerous when they move the ball, as left wingers Zebo and Montero threaten respectively. Landajo really is pulling the strings for the Pumas.

19'
Penalty
PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 0-6 And now it's Ireland who come roaring back into Los Pumas' territory, Luke Marshall doing the damage this time. Super stuff. Schmidt's men win a penalty, and Sexton has no trouble from straight in front.

16'
What a period of play that was! Ireland pound the Argentine line, but just can't get over, they are penalised, and Landajo inexplicably - or so we thought - took a quick-tap. Suddenly, the Pumas are away and surging downfield through Ascarate. His weighted chip to the corner is just too heavy for the onrushing supporters, otherwise it was a candidate for try of the season! So unlucky!

14'
And Ireland show their greater potency in attack, Jones stabbing through the grubber kick, and the choke tackle forcing Cordero over his own line. Scrum-five to the visitors.

13'
Scrum penalty for Ireland; they're out of jail. Herrera adjudged by Glen Jackson to have stood up in the scrum.

11'
Straight from the kick-off, Ireland knock-on, and hand the Pumas a great opportunity on the left-hand-side of their 22.

10'
Penalty
PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 0-3 Robbie Diack showing up well on debut too - he carried on strongly from Cave's huge burst. The kick doesn't trouble Sexton, and Ireland take the lead.

9'
A scything midfield break from Darren Cave has Ireland right up to within 10m of the hosts' line, but they aren't able to add the killer touch. It's a penalty, however, and Sexton will go for three.

7'
They do, at last, get their hands on the ball, but don't do an awful lot with it thanks to a pair of sloppy offload attempts.

5'
Were five minutes in and Ireland have yet to make a tackle - they've had all the ball but the Pumas' defence is looking good. An aerial exchange wins the hosts a lineout and their first chance for possession on the Irish 10m line.

3'
Good start from the visitors as they show their attacking ambition from the get-go, and win a couple of penalties. A decent probing kick from Marshall is well fielded and returned by Sanchez, however, and play is back to halfway.

0'
Kick Off
Here we go, folks! The anthems have been sung and the rather partisan crowd are getting into the swing of the things. Sanchez gets this game underway!

0'
It's a special day for Joe Schimdt's men as the legendary Paul O'Connell wins cap number 100 for his country. At the other end of the scale, South African-born back-row Robbie Diack wins his first at 6, and Jordi Murphy his own at 8. There is a refreshing look to this Ireland lineup, as Kieran Marmion, Jack McGrath and Rodney Ah You all feature in the 23.

0'
The hosts have, as they did when England came calling a year ago, rested a lot of their big guns. That said, this Argentine XV is no pushovers - first-choice half-backs Martin Landajo and Nicolas Sanchez start, so too hulking lock Manuel Carizza and the dazzling Santiago Cordero out wide.

0'
Welcome
Hello, and welcome to live coverage of Ireland's opening June Test in Argentina. The Six Nations Champions haven't played together since tasting sweet victory in Paris three months ago, while Los Pumas are regrouping after a mammoth 2013-14.


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