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.


Ireland 10-7 Argentina, 21 minutes

Another outstanding Ireland move down the left! Stable set-piece ball allows Ireland to pile numbers to an invitingly large blindside and efficient handling puts James Lowe away.

He offloads infield and after Conor Murray is hauled down five out, Argentina infringe again as Ireland begin to build momentum. We’ve seen these pictures before - Ireland kick for the corner.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 14:38

Ireland 10-7 Argentina, 20 minutes

Argentina play into midfield off the top but Matias Moroni has to check slightly on the pass, allowing Josh van der Flier and Joey Carbery to meet him on the back foot. Carbery goes low and begins to drive the centre back while van der Flier cannily attacks the ball, raking it free. Ireland scrum, perhaps fortuitously, as that looked a pretty clear rip backwards from the Ireland flanker.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 14:37

Ireland 10-7 Argentina, 19 minutes

And when Andrew Porter is deemed the cause of the collapse, Argentina will have a penalty and kick into the Ireland half.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 14:35

Ireland 10-7 Argentina, 18 minutes

Ireland soon turn over more untidy lineout ball for Argentina and look to exploit in transition, Josh van der Flier’s leg-drive outstanding as he busts out of a tackle and is eventually dragged back by Santiago Grondona, like a racehorse trainer snatching the reins of a runaway thoroughbred.

A shame! Just as Ireland began to really threaten and set-up something intriguing to the right, Conor Murray gets over-excited and fails to gather fully at the base of a ruck. Knock on, Argentina feed.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 14:35

Ireland 10-7 Argentina, 16 minutes

Ireland kick down into the 22 once more and this time Ronan Kelleher carries around on the arc from the back of a fake maul, toppling over a tackler but maintaining possession even as he tumbles awkwardly.

Good defence from Argentina, rushing up with swift linespeed and not allowing Ireland to gain momentum. Eventually, Tadhg Furlong’s mitts prove not quite sticky enough and Argentina have both the ball and a knock-on advantage, which they won’t need having thumped the ball downfield.

James Lowe eventually wins the game of ensuing kick tennis with another of those raking left-footed clearances to somewhere near halfway.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 14:32

Ireland 10-7 Argentina, 14 minutes

Santiago Carreras’ life flashes before his eyes as a half charge down from Ireland means Tadhg Furlong is suddenly onside far in front of the ball and ready to deliver a hammering to the fly-half as he gathers. Thankfully for Carreras he is in the air as Furlong arrives, but he is nonetheless quickly engulfed by green-shirted bodies and is forced to hold on.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 14:30

Ireland 10-7 Argentina, 13 minutes

Ireland, as is their wont, twice nearly hold up Argentina carriers as their defence aligns well and force the visitors’ to kick slow ball.

Conor Murray takes that kick well in the backfield, and produces a box kick of his own soon after which Argentina tap back on their side.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 14:29

TRY! IRELAND 10-7 Argentina (Ronan Kelleher try, 11 minutes)

A powerful maul drive and Kelleher flops over! The hooker hit Tadhg Beirne, who had nicked that previous Argentina throw, in the middle of the lineout and quickly swept around to the back of a maul already gathering steam.

Kelleher wraps his arms tightly around the ball and follows the rumbling mass as it angles infield with plenty enough potency to get over the line. Joey Carbery adds the extra two.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 14:28

Ireland 3-7 Argentina, 9 minutes

Another lineout misfire from Montoya, this time with Ireland getting hands to his throw and slapping it back on their side.

Josh van der Flier nearly hustles through a half-gap before Peter O’Mahony is hit hard, but opportunities present themselves as Ireland spin it to the left!

Ronan Kelleher sprints down the tramlines having lurked as the end-man on the line and his offload inside is a good one. Argentina infringe at the next ruck and are penalised - Ireland kick to the corner for a five metre lineout...

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 14:25

Ireland 3-7 Argentina, 8 minutes

A well directed deep restart forces Hugo Keenan to backpedal into touch inside his 22, and Argentina will throw a lineout.

Julian Montoya claps his hands in frustration - his throw was slightly off-kilter and competing Irish hands make it clear to the officiating team. Not straight, Ireland scrum feed, from which they win a free kick and can clear in comfort.

Harry Latham-Coyle21 November 2021 14:23

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