Follow all the reaction from the game in Dublin after Ireland completed a clean sweep of autumn wins
Ireland have beaten Argentina 53-7 in their international match in Dublin.
Ireland 53 (Josh van der Flier 2, Andrew Porter, Caelen Doris, Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Tadhg Beirne tries; Joey Carbery 6 conversions, 2 penalties).
Argentina 7 (Mateo Carreras try; Emiliano Boffelli conversion). HT: 24-7.
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I thought both van der Flier and Caelan Doris were utterly superb this afternoon in both defence and attack, and Joey Carbery controlled things well. Plenty to like about Ireland’s autumn.
Josh van der Flier speaks to Channel 4 about Ireland’s win
“It was great from our perspective. We did the things we wanted to do and fronted up defensively. They always start well, very physically, but it was very pleasing to put in a performance that we were pleased with.
“We got the basics right, the ruck was good, the tackle was good, our defence has been good over the last three weeks. It has been very enjoyable rugby to play.
“We’ll beat each other up in some inter-pros over the next few weeks and then be back in in the Six Nations.”
FT: Ireland 53-7 Argentina
Another very enjoyable autumnal day at the office for Ireland as they completed their unbeaten November. Plenty of forward might to blow away the Pumas.
FULL TIME! IRELAND 53-7 ARGENTINA
Ireland 53-7 Argentina, 82 minutes
Facundo Bosch places the ball on the floor, taps, and charges into the Irish forwards. He is tackled effectively.
Facundo Isa is next to try his luck…stood up! Irish bodies pour in and lock their limbs around the ball! Argentina’s forwards add their input and drive Isa over the line but the replacement back-rower hasn’t a hope of getting the ball down.
Held up! That’s that!
Ireland 53-7 Argentina, 80 minutes
Ireland are offside, twice, and Argentina are nearly in! Nifty backs play and Matias Moroni loops around Sanchez and into an inviting space.
To the opposite side, here’s the jinking feet of the all-too-quiet Cinti, stepping out a tackle and giving it to Moroni again. The space is too compact, though, with Ireland using the touchline as an extra defender and forcing the outside centre into it. Back for the original offside offence.
Ireland 53-7 Argentina, 79 minutes
Argentina fail to take the lineout cleanly and that is perhaps their final chance for a consolation gone.
Maybe not? A lineout taken quickly after Robert Baloucoune is forced into touch allows Argentina to attack at pace down the right. Facundo Bosch carries firmly and Argentina play to left.
Nicolas Sanchez dribbles through a grubber and Lucio Cinti is on to it, sliding and offloading infield. His offload hits James Lowe’s hand – is that deliberate? No, says Matt Carley, and Argentina will take the lineout as it spills into touch rather than a scrum for the knock-on.
Ireland 53-7 Argentina, 78 minutes
Ireland are penalised at the breakdown and Cian Healy stays down. This doesn’t look good for the loosehead, who gets to his feet but is asked to go down again by the Irish medics as he struggles with his knee.
Andrew Porter rids himself of his jacket and prepares for re-entry but Healy trudges over to the lineout with a rather large limp, a wounded warrior but still, just about, in the battle.
TRY! IRELAND 53-7 Argentina (Tadhg Beirne try, 76 minutes)
Another! The maul is pulled down illegally and advantage is coming. Craig Casey hasn’t quite got the frame to power through three defenders on the short side but Tadhg Beirne most certainly does, the second row scooping from his fallen scrum-half’s belly and adding the finishing touches as Ireland hit fifty for the first time ever against Argentina.
Carbery very nearly converts with chalk on his boots, too, but his conversion from the left touchline pulls at the last minute and caroms from the left-hand post.
Ireland 48-7 Argentina, 74 minutes
Ireland win a penalty as a fatigued Argentina fail to full resource a ruck and hold on. Ireland kick for the left corner though Joey Carbery, who is named the Player of the Match by the host broadcaster.