Ireland vs Argentina LIVE: Rugby final score, result and reaction from autumn international today

Follow all the reaction from the game in Dublin after Ireland completed a clean sweep of autumn wins

Harry Latham-Coyle
Sunday 21 November 2021 16:45
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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.

Follow all the reaction from the game below, live.



That just about does us for our coverage of Ireland’s excellent end to an outstanding autumn. Andy Farrell’s side appear to be building rather nicely with two years to go until the World Cup, but the Six Nations will bring rather different tests. It’s only a few months away...

There’s a load of rugby to come before then, of course, starting with two Barbarians games at Twickenham next Saturday and continuing through an exciting winter of club action.

We’ll have plenty of reaction and analysis to a gripping weekend of rugby over the next few days but, for now, we say farewell, and thank you for joining us.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 16:30

Ireland’s head coach reacts

Andy Farrell reveals that Ireland endured a chaotic few hours ahead of kick-off after first Jack Conan and then Iain Henderson withdrew. Nick Timoney had to rush in to fill an unexpectedly vacant spot on the bench: “It’s a great day for us because we grow as a group. We make sure that we are all across our work and anyone who comes into the hotel with us on Friday or Saturday has got to be ready.

“We will meet and review and take the lessons that we have learned. Hopefully they grow as players before they come back in and we can hit the ground running in the first game of the Six Nations.”

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 16:21

Irish standouts

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.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 16:18

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.”

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 16:16

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.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 16:14


Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 16:10

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!

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 16:09

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.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 16:08

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.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 16:06

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.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 16:04

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