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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Ireland 17-7 Argentina, 34 minutes
DROPPED WITH THE LINE IN SIGHT! After brother Santiago shimmies through a gap after taking a high ball to make an initial burst for Argentina, Mateo Carreras teleports into space beside a ruck with Ireland’s guard and bodyguard out of alignment.
Carreras bursts away from Conor Murray with another of those nasty exaggerated steps, but an immense recovering half-tackle rom Andrew Porter just knocks him off stride. now awkward gait knocks the ball free of his fingertips, and the chance is gone!
To rub salt into the wound, Carreras has done himself a mischief, too, and it close to tears as he is forced from the field with an apparent leg injury. That means a debut for Facundo Cordero.
MISSED PENALTY! Ireland 17-7 Argentina, 32 minutes
This is bang in front, 40 metres out..missed again! Pushed to the right this time! How costly might those misses be if it remains tight?
Ireland 17-7 Argentina, 30 minutes
This has been an oddly uneven first half that hasn’t quite burst into life. Julian Montoya puts a good shot into the chest of Garry Ringrose as the centre hunts a gap after Ireland win the ball back.
Two phases later it is Montoya again! This time the Argentina captain is over the ball sharply as Andrew Porter is isolated, and there are myriad penalties that Matt Carley can choose from there. Holding on and a neck roll are the two most obvious - Argentina to have another shot at goal. It’s a simple one, but after that last Emiliano Boffelli miss the ledger isn’t being updated just yet...
Ireland 17-7 Argentina, 29 minutes
More lineout pressure from Ireland but this time Peter O’Mahony lands on the wrong side after competing, taking out both the jumper and the lifter and duly penalised.
Ireland 17-7 Argentina, 28 minutes
That’s an excellent kick from Joey Carbery. Ireland had looked to be playing a little aimlessly inside their own territory but the fly-half produces a low skidder that skips over the Aviva Stadium surface some 30 metres after landing and into touch just outside the Argentina 22. Not quite a 50:22 but a switch of field position.
MISSED PENALTY! Ireland 17-7 Argentina, 27 minutes
Inexplicable! A clean enough connection but, like a misread putt, this starts left and stays left. That’s a bit of a shocker from the big-booted Boffelli.
Ireland 17-7 Argentina, 26 minutes
Beefy enough stuff from Argentina’s front row, who don’t quite draw a penalty but do create space for first Tomas Cubelli and then Pablo Matera to explore around the fringes. Argentina make further progress and this time Matt Carley has seen an offence, Andrew Porter failing to clearly release.
Just right of the uprights and inside the 22 - this should be no bother for Emiliano Boffelli.
Ireland 17-7 Argentina, 25 minutes
Just as after the first try, Argentina’s restart is good but the ball just spills forward from the hands of the leaping chaser.
Ireland then do similarly after a kicking exchange and it will be the visitors who will have the put in to a central scrum about 35 metres from the Irish line.
TRY! IRELAND 17-7 Argentina (Andrew Porter try, 24 minutes)
But Ireland won’t need it! Close-in carrying with plenty of punch and Andrew Porter makes the most forthright drive beneath the posts, given a healthy shunting from behind from a pair of arriving teammates including Caelan Doris, and able to get the ball to ground.
Joey Carbery converts simply.
Ireland 10-7 Argentina, 22 minutes
This time the maul doesn’t quite get rumbling in quite the same destructive manner but Ronan Kelleher is still able to break from the back of it and get to within a couple of metres.
Penalty advantage is coming...
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