Ireland 28-17 Argentina: Luke McGrath and Jonathan Sexton are impressed

Saturday will be a long day at the office if Ireland plays against All Blacks.

Joe Schmidt's notorious video review session will be sad for many members of the team on Monday morning.

Ireland's line-up did not work badly at key moments with Rory Best and Iain Henderson called on the ground before the hour, while Sean O & # 39; Brien and Kieran Marmion left the field with worrying injuries . James Ryan, however, was once again exceptional.

Jonathan Sexton (left) and James Ryan congratulate Luke McGrath after scoring the third attempt from Ireland

McGrath congratulates his teammates in Ireland after his attempt against Argentina

McGrath tries to put Ireland ahead, but Argentina will be disappointed by the way it was granted

Sexton (right) celebrates his penalty with Ireland team-mate Jordan Larmour at the Aviva Stadium

Sexton proved to be an influential figure as Ireland managed to prevail after Argentina in Dublin

Schmidt warned this week that all the players who were looking too far in New Zealand would be sitting in the stands in seven days. On these tests, there will be changes to Steve Hansen's visit to the men.

It was stuttering and performance driven by errors punctuated by unforced errors and unusual indiscipline.

For the entire attack of Ireland, they fought to break down a solid Pumas outfit, brilliantly led by their captain Pablo Matera on the blind side, cleverly supported by the imposing Tomas Lavanini lock.

The Irish scrum showed the difference with Marmion and his substitute Luke McGrath who both pulled out of the big drives while Bundee Aki, probably the best Irish back of the night, made his way for another, and this proved to be quite against resolute visitors.

Argentina has made great strides and has brought a lot to the race. The choice of Guido Petti on the side proved to be inspired, as it caused chaos in free time. Their talented three by Emiliano Boffelli, Bautista Delguy and Ramiro Moyano were adamant all night, while the young midfielder Matias Orlando found a real discovery.

The Irishman Kieran Marmion scores an attempt during the Autumn International clash against Argentina

The Irish players express their joy after McGrath managed to score the third attempt

The Irish national Robbie Henshaw passes the ball against Argentina while his side seems to cause problems to his opponents

It was an early drama when Robbie Henshaw got injured in a hamstring injury in the warm-up with Will Addison, who was not named on the first day of the match, doing his first test.

The midfielder born in Cumbria, who qualifies for Ireland through Enniskillen's mother, arrived at Ulster from Sale Sharks in the summer and made a big impression.

The 26-year-old was sitting on the stands with these parents during the Pumas in Cardiff in the 2015 World Cup and here he was, three years later, running at Lansdowne Road.

He received many early touches showing his languid style of travel while Ireland seemed to stretch visitors. But it was Argentina that hit first, Sanchez stroking a second-minute penalty after Jordan Larmour had broken off the deck.

Ireland then went to work and camped in the territory of Pumas and, after a flurry of penalties, and a penalty throw, the home team was beaten by an offensive melee and Marmion darted for the attempt to open while the Argentine package rolled back to a knot speed. Sexton hooked up the conversion, but Ireland was up and running.

The Irish Bundee Aki shows perseverance as he manages to score an attempt under intense pressure from Argentina

Bautista Delguy dives to score an attempt for Argentina, but Ireland later managed to take control of the game

Delguy's face is a joyful portrait after scoring Argentina's first attempt during the game against Ireland

Bundee Aki in action for Ireland while trying to make a big impact for his team against Argentina

Frustratingly, the side of Schmidt has expelled possession from the second half, thanks to a brilliant shot from the flying wing Moyano with Sanchez, which led him to 6-5 from Ireland again in offside.

Schmidt will not be happy with the high number of errors. In just a few minutes, Peter O & # 39; Mahony hacked a kick downfield to nothing while Best canceled a lineout.

This is not the level of precision we are used to seeing under the Kiwi.

Restart and the lineout continues to be a problem and the alarm bells start ringing when Orlando makes its way between Sexton and Aki, before connecting with midfielder Jerónimo De La Fuente who then moved beautifully to Delguy. Lavanini and Agustin Creevy made the brig before the quick hands of Sanchez and Javier Ortega Desio sent Delguy to walk in the corner, his first attempt in nine tests.

The Argentine Pablo Matera is faced by Irishman Rory Best during an intense meeting

The Argentine branch Ramiro Moyano is under strong pressure from Ireland

Iain Henderson of Ireland wins a training against Argentine Guido Petti during the meeting of the International Autumn

The Irishman Jordan Larmour tries to push forward but is tackled by the Argentine Delguy

Sexton tries to shoot, but the Irish player is challenged by the athlete Matias Moroni


IRELAND: J Larmour; K Earls, W Addison, B Aki (A Conway 75), J Stockdale; J Sexton (J Carbery 75), K Marmion (L McGrath 56); C Healy (J McGrath 52), R Best (c) (S Cronin 57), T Furlong (A Porter 68); The Henderson (D Toner 58), J Ryan; P O & # 39; Mahony, S & # 39; Brien (D Leavy, 38), CJ Stander

MARKERS: Try: Marmion, Aki, L McGrath Conversions: Sexton 2 Penalties: Sexton 3

ARGENTINA: And Boffelli; B Delguy, M Orlando (M Moroni 58), J De La Fuente, R Moyano; N Sánchez (J Diaz Bonilla 71, T Cubelli (G Bertranou 62), S Garcia Botta (J Pablo Zeiss 58), A Creevy (J Montoya 62), S Medrano (L Sordoni), M Alemanno, T Lavanini, P Matera ( c) (R Bruni 69), G Petti (T Lezana 62), J Ortega Desio

MARKERS: Try: Delguy Conversions: Penalties: Sanchez 4

Referee: N Berry [Australia].

Argentine head coach Mario Ledesma noted on Friday that the Pumas melee was not the force it once was. Stripped of Ramiro Herrera and Juan Figallo, and of retired Marcos Ayerze, the Pumas lined up two greenhorns at Santiago García Botta and Santiago Medrano and showed their callosity against this Irish expert while they were out of their sphere. From that push, Ireland opened the field on the Puma line.

Aki seemed to be clean, but then won a great success from the exceptional Lavanini, but two phases later, the Connacht center made its way through the cover and rode the tackle of Matera to score.

Sexton's conversion brought back the advantage, but the sight of O & # 39; Brien leaving the field clinging to his arm was another concern, Dan Leavy who replaced his teammate Leinster.

The number 10 of Ireland exchanged penalties with Sanchez to leave it at 15-14 before the interval. Very much to think of Schmidt and his side in the locker room.

Ireland would be trying to up the ante, but Argentina had the first points of the second half through another Sanchez penalty, since Sexton then sent a long-term effort on all the places. He would then successfully attempt an attempt in the 58th minute.

There was bad news as Marmion went limp after 56 minutes with Luke McGrath joining the fray. Best and Henderson were captured soon after for Sean Cronin and Devin Toner. It is not a good night for the trust of alignment brains. Schmidt had seen enough.

Luke McGrath had an almost immediate impact, sneaking through another dominant melee to claim a much-needed attempt.

Sexton's third penalty of the evening sealed the victory with six minutes remaining, but concerns about this irregular display remain for a while.

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