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Kick-off local time : Sat, 24 November 2012 - 14h00
Kick-off : Sat, 24 November 2012 - 16h00
Venue : Dublin
Referee : Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  Ireland Argentina
Tries Craig Gilroy (11min) and Richardt Strauss (22min) Leonardo Senatore (77min) and Juan Martin Fernández Lobbe (80min)
Penalties Nicolas Sánchez (14min), Nicolas Sánchez (19min), Nicolas Sánchez (31min), and Nicolas Sánchez (43min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


TRY - The Pumas looking for another late consolation score, but they get through captain Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe. Juan Martin Hernandez can't add the extras and the referee blows for FULL-TIME with Ireland getting a deserved 46-24 win. There really was only one team in the game, with a bit of a late rally by Argentina when the Irish took their foot off the gas


Juan Martin Hernandez adds the CONVERSION - 19-46


TRY - Leonardo Senatore barges his way over from close range, after the Pumas took a quick tap


The Pumas looking for a late consolation score and win a penalty right in front of the Irosh posts for offside play


Ronan O'Gara adds the CONVERSION and the lead goes out to 46-12


TRY - Tommy Bowe gets over for another try, as the Irish set up a string maul and then spin it wide where a grubber catches the Puma defence out


Ireland ring the changes now, as they bring on fresh legs for the final 10 minutes.


Pumas knock on at a tackle on their own 10m line


Ireland's throw at the line-out, just outside the Puma 22, is not straight


Scrum penalty to Ireland on their own 10m line


The Pumas finally wake up and play some rugby, attacking the Irish defence with some great inter-passing


Ireland fail to make the best of their possession and the Pumas win a scrum feed from a knock-on. Scrum reset and then a free kick to the Pumas


YELLOW CARD - It all blows up as the Argentineans' frustrations get the better of them. The referee speaks to both captains and sends Maximiliano Bustos to the sin bin


Eventually the ball goes wide and Gonzalo Camacho grubbers, but it rolls into touch a few metres from the Irish line


The Puma forwards now enjoy their best period with the ball in hand, working their way towards the Irish 22


Ireland run the ball deep into Puma territory, but they lose control just outside the Argentina 22 and the visitors win a penalty at the breakdown - playing the scrumhalf without the ball


Pumas tap-'n-go and Ireland win a penalty at the tackle


Argentina bashing away at the Irish line and win a penalty 5m out for a breakdown offence


Donnacha Ryan penalised for playing a man in the air at the line-out


Now Craig Gilroy kicks it directly into touch. Have Ireland taken the foot off the gas here?


A rare mistake by Ireland - a line-out ball wasted with a knock-on


Jonathan Sexton adds the CONVERSION and the lead goes out to 39-12


TRY - Ireland running wild, with sublime inter-passing putting Jonathan Sexton over for another five-pointer


Pumas penalised at the breakdown again - they have not been in this game at all, only the occasional half-hearted rally


Jonathan Sexton fails to add the extras - 32-12


TRY - Sexton lainches a sublime chip-kick and Tommy Bowe beats the cover to get another five-pointer


Leonardo Senatore puts a kick down cold and Ireland have an attacking scrum


Ireland piling on pressure and win a scrum penalty as the Argentinean set piece disintegrates. Jonathan Sexton slots the PENALTY from right in front and the lead is 27-12


Ireland manage to hold up a Puma maul from the restart and win an attacking scrum just outside the Puma 22


Nicolas Sánchez slots the PENALTY and the gap closes to 12-24


Argentina take the ball through the phases inside the Ireland half and win a kickable penalty


Juan Martin Hernandez gets the second half underway


The scrum becomes a free kick and then Ireland are marched 10m for not retreating quickly enough. The ball goes into touch and the referee blows to signal HALF-TIME. Ireland dominate the first half, with a brief flurry by the Pumas late in the first 50. See you in 10 minutes.


Another change in the game - a powerful Puma scrum win them a turnover in the setpiece


Nicolas Sánchez is just right of the upright with penalty attempt


Finally some urgency by the Pumas and they win a turnover with a counter ruck. That becomes a penalty to Argentina


Ireland continue to dominate in all aspects of the game against a Puma side that looks somewhat disinterested


Jonathan Sexton hits the upright and the lead is 24-9


TRY - Simon Zebo continue to make easy metres with the ball in hand and some quick phase play puts the fullback over in the corner


Nicolas Sánchez is back on the field and slots the PENALTY to narrow the gap to 9-19


Poor Irish kick downfield hands Argentina an attacking ball and they win a penalty right in front


Argentina win a crucial turnover on their 22 and the ball is hacked downfield, where it roles into touch near the Irish 22


Argentina penalised at a maul near halfway, as they come around on the wrong side to disrupt the Irish


Argentina penalised at a ruck deep inside the Irish 22 - they are getting a bit too desperate to work their way back into this game. They should calm down and play their own game, not scramble around like headless chickens


Ireland are completely dominating the contact area


Jonathan Sexton hooks his attempt past the left upright - 19-6 to Ireland


TRY - Richardt Strauss breaks around on the blindside of a maul and gets the third try for the home team.


Sublime grubber by Keith Earls, but the Puma cover runs the ball into touch metres out. Nicolas Sánchez is being helped off the field for a concussion test


Another good clearance by Nicolas Sánchez from the restart


Nicolas Sánchez slots the PENALTY to make it 6-14


Another transgression by Ireland from the restart another penalty to Argentina


Jonathan Sexton adds the CONVERSION for a 14-3 lead


TRY - Jonathan Sexton gets the second try after another great run from Gilroy


Nicolas Sánchez clears his lines from the restart - line-out on the Puma 10m line


Nicolas Sánchez, from right in front, slots the PENALTY to narrow the gap to 3-7


Ireland blown for obstruction at the restart - easy kick for the Pumas


Jonathan Sexton adds the CONVERSION and Ireland lead 7-0


TRY - Craig Gilroy shows why he scored a hat-trick earlier this month. From the line-out it is an inside pass from Sexton to Craig Gilroy, who steps his way through and over for the opening score


Sexton finds touch on the Puma 22


Marcos Ayerza penalised for another infringement at the breakdown


Good phases from Ireland off scrum ball. Debutant Craig Gilroy is involved twice with Bowe and Simon Zebo also getting on the ball. Quick rucks, but Sexton's pass to Zebo is ruled forward.


Good lineout win by Donnacha Ryan and Conor Murray attacks around the fringes. Tommy Bowe is fed possession on the right. Ireland win a penalty just inside the Argentinian half.


Nicolas Sanchez hits the upright


Solid first scrum from Ireland as they hold their ground. The Pumas backs work it out to the left where Ireland infringe at the breakdown. It is kickable and Nicolas Sanchez is lining the kick up.


Sexton gets the game underway, but his kick is long, too long with Gonzalo Camacho putting his foot in touch as he gathers the ball. Argentina opt for a scrum back on halfway.


We are ready to go here at the Aviva Stadium. Today's match referee is Jaco Peyper from South Africa. Jonathan Sexton kicks off towards the Havelock Square end.


The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, and IRFU President Billy Glynn are out on the pitch meeting the teams ahead of the anthems. Plenty of colour and atmosphere around the ground.


Ireland are still without a number of key players, but they will be favoured at home. The Pumas will need to dominate the contact area and also the set pieces if they want to pull off another big win.


With time running out until the World Cup 2015 pool allocation draw tales place on December 3 it is the fight for the second seeding band that is the main focus of this weekend's attention. A loss for Ireland, in tandem with other results, could see them plummet to 10th position and leave Declan Kidney's men facing a RWC 2015 pool with two sides ranked higher than them. On the flip side, a loss for Los Pumas and they could be the ones slipping out of the top eight.


Cloudy, with rain showers developing and temperatures slowly falling into the mid- to lower single digits °C


Welcome to Dublin and the Aviva (or Lansdowne Road for the traditionalists), where we await the encounter between Ireland and Argentina - a crucial game for both teams in terms of the World Cup draw next month!
15 Rob Kearney
14 Dave Kearney
13 Colm O'Shea
12 Luke Marshall
11 Craig Gilroy
10 Ian Madigan
9 Eoin Reddan
8 Jamie Heaslip
7 Chris Henry
6 Robbie Diack
5 Dan Tuohy
4 Devin Toner
3 Tadhg Furlong
2 Richardt Strauss
1 Jack McGrath

23 Cian Kelleher
22 Paddy Jackson
21 Luke McGrath
20 Jordi Murphy
19 Ben Marshall
18 Mike Ross
17 Michael Bent
16 Rob Herring
15 Santiago Cordero
14 Gonzalo Camacho
13 Matias Moroni
12 Juan Pablo Socino
11 Juan Imhoff
10 Nicolas Sánchez
9 Martín Landajo
8 Facundo Isa
7 Juan Martin Fernández Lobbe
6 Javier Desio
5 Tomas Lavanini
4 Manuel Carizza
3 Ramiro Herrera
2 Agustin Creevy
1 Marcos Ayerza

23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
22 Santiago Iglesias,
21 Tomás Cubelli
20 Leonardo Senatore
19 Matias Alemanno
18 Matias Diaz
17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
16 Santiago Iglesias Valdez