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.


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.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 16:02

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.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 15:59

TRY! IRELAND 48-7 Argentina (Cian Healy try, 73 minutes)

It’s Cian Healy! That will be a popular score, Healy this time sure of hand as he grounds and chuckling with knowing delight after that earlier error.

A helping hand from a pair of arriving teammates at his back and Ireland are eyeing the half-century as Joey Carbery knocks another between the posts from the tee.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 15:58

Ireland 41-7 Argentina, 72 minutes

Argentina lose the ball inside their own 22 and here come Ireland again. Craig Casey sends forward after forward into the Argentina defensive line and then snipes to within a metre himself. Who can produce the final blow?

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 15:56

Ireland 41-7 Argentina, 70 minutes

That’s better from Beirne! Argentina tap quickly and initally make good ground through Facundo Isa’s pumping piston thighs, but Beirne reaches into a ruck to pilfer the ball.

Joey Carbery then struts through a gap and Ireland are away. Space in the backfield and Robert Baloucoune calls for a kick through...

Skewed into touch! A hand of apology from James Lowe as he drags his kick to close to the touchline. Baloucoune was the favourite to win the race had it stayed infield.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 15:55

Ireland 41-7 Argentina, 69 minutes

Ireland just starting to threaten to cut Argentina to ribbons. Keith Earls is on the pitch but it is opposite wing Robert Baloucoune whose eyes begin to light up, a slight fumble and regather stalling him after Nick Timoney had carried strongly.

Tadhg Beirne knocks on, though, and compounds the error by clinging on desperately on the floor.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 15:53

TRY! IRELAND 41-7 Argentina (Dan Sheehan try, 67 minutes)

This time Ireland are over for certain! Dan Sheehan hits his man at the lineout, waits for a space to appear alongside another meaty maul and a quick shimmy of the hips allows him to breach the last defender and duck for the line.

Joey Carbery converts impressively.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 15:51

NO TRY! Cian Healy has lost the ball! Ireland 34-7 Argentina

It was a sheepish look from Healy towards the referee as he awarded the try and that would be why - the ball just spilled from his grasp before he could ground. Try ruled out, but back for a penalty and Ireland kick for the corner.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 15:49

TRY! IRELAND 41-7 Argentina (Cian Healy try, 65 minutes)

Cian Healy crashes over! More authoritative carrying from Ireland and some nifty footwork in tight spaces, too, before Healy powers through two tackles to score.

Or does he? He might have lost this...

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 15:48

Ireland 34-7 Argentina, 64 minutes

Just a penalty! Baloucoune had weaved infield and then looked to turn upfield but Facundo Isa’s massive right arm had grabbed him over the shoulder - no head or neck contact so no further sanction required. Ireland kick deep into Argentine territory.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 15:47

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