Ireland 28-17 Argentina: Luke McGrath and Jonathan Sexton impress

It will be a long day at the office on Saturday when Ireland plays against the All Blacks.

The infamous video recording session of Joe Schmidt will become dark on Monday morning for many of the teams.

The line-up from Ireland worked badly on key times with Rory Best and Iain Henderson called on the clock for the hour while Sean O & # 39; Brien and Kieran Marmion left the field with worrying injuries. However, James Ryan was again excellent.

Jonathan Sexton (left) and James Ryan congratulate Luke McGrath on Ireland's third attempt

McGrath is congratulated by his Irish teammates after his try against Argentina

McGrath scores an attempt to advance Ireland, but Argentina will be disappointed about the way it was granted

Sexton (right) celebrates his penalty with Ireland-teammate Jordan Larmour at The Aviva Stadium

Sexton proved to be an influential figure, since Ireland in the past managed to dominate Argentina in Dublin

Schmidt warned this week that players who looked too far ahead to New Zealand in seven days would sit in the stands. Based on this evidence, there will be changes for the visit of Steve Hansen's men.

This was stuttering and fault-performing performance interrupted by unforced errors and uncharacteristic lack of discipline.

For all the offensive efforts of Ireland, they struggled to break a resolute Pumas outfit, brilliantly led by their captain Pablo Matera on the blind flank who was skilfully supported by the imposing Tomas Lavanini.

The Irish scrum proved the difference with Marmion and his replacement Luke McGrath, who both rode for big rides while Bundee Aki, probably the best of Ireland in the night, spent for another, and that proved to be good enough for the resolute visitors.

Argentina has made great strides and brought a lot to the game. The selection of Guido Petti on the flank was inspired because he devastated time at the line-out. Their talented back three by Emiliano Boffelli, Bautista Delguy and Ramiro Moyano have been stressed all night while the young midfielder Matias Orlando looks like a real find.

Kieran Marmion from Ireland scored a try during the autumn international clash against Argentina

The players in Ireland expressed their joy after McGrath scored their third attempt

Robbie Henshaw of Ireland passes the ball against Argentina, as his team seems to cause problems for their opponents

There was an early drama when Robbie Henshaw piled up in the warm-up with a hamstring injury with Will Addison, who was not mentioned in the first matchday team, and stepped in for his first test start.

The Cumbria-born midfielder, who qualifies for Ireland through his mother born in Enniskillen, arrived in Ulster at Sale Sharks in the summer and made a huge impression.

The 26-year-old sat in the stands with these parents during Pumas who took Cardiff back during the 2015 World Cup and here he was, three years later, at the Lansdowne Road.

He got many touches in the early period with his lugubrious running style when Ireland looked to stretch the visitors. But it was the first to beat Argentina, Sanchez stroked a second minute penalty after Jordan Larmour was isolated on the deck.

Ireland then went to work and set up a camp in Pumas and after a whole series of penalties and a stopped lineout ride the home team got a prime attacking scrum and Marmion shot through for the opening and tried to roll Argentina's pack back with a speed of knots. Sexton hooked the conversion, but Ireland were up and running.

The Bundee Aki from Ireland shows perseverance when he manages to score a try under intense pressure from Argentina

Bautista Delguy dives to score a try for Argentina, but Ireland then managed to seize control of the game

The face of Delguy is a relief after he scored Argentina's first try during their match against Ireland

Bundee Aki in action for Ireland while trying to make a big impact for his match against Argentina

Frustratingly, Schmidts coughed up the restart thanks to a brilliant capture of the flying wing Moyano with Sanchez, making it 6-5 while Ireland crawled sideways again.

Schmidt will not be happy with the high error count. In a period of a few minutes, Peter O & # 39; Mahony hacked a kick-downfield into nothing while Best overthrew a lineout.

This is not the level of accuracy that we are used to seeing under the Kiwi.

Started up again and the line-out remained a problem and alarm bells started to ring when Orlando cleared through Sexton and Aki before contacting mid-midfielder Jerónimo De La Fuente who then went to Delguy. Lavanini and Agustin Creevy made brig carriers before quick hands from Sanchez and Javier Ortega Desio Delguy walked to the corner, trying his firth in nine tests.

The Argentinian Pablo Matera is being tackled by Irish Rory Best during an intense meeting

The Argentinian wing Ramiro Moyano is put under heavy pressure by Ireland

Iain Henderson from Ireland gets a line-up against Guido Petti from Argentina during the Autumn International competition

The Irish Jordan Larmour tries to give a push in the right direction, but is being tackled by Delguy from Argentina

Sexton tries to run away, but the player from Ireland is challenged by the Argentine Matias Moroni


IRELAND: J Larmour; K Earls, W Addison, B Aki (A Conway 75), J Stockdale; J Sexton (J Carbery 75), K Marmion (L McGrath 56); C Healy (J McGrath 52), R Best (c) (S Cronin 57), T Furlong (A Porter 68); I Henderson (D Toner 58), J Ryan; P O & # 39; Mahony, S O & # 39; Brien (D Leavy, 38), CJ Stander

Scorers: Tries: Marmion, Aki, L McGrath Conversions: Sexton 2 Sanctions: Sexton 3

ARGENTINA: E Boffelli; B Delguy, M Orlando (M Moroni 58), J De La Fuente, R Moyano; N Sánchez (J Diaz Bonilla 71, T Cubelli (G Bertranou 62), S Garcia Botta (J Pablo Zeiss 58), A Creevy (J Montoya 62), S Medrano (L Sordoni), M Alemanno, T Lavanini, P Matera ( c) (R Bruni 69), G Petti (T Lezana 62), J Ortega Desio

Scorers: Tries: Delguy Conversions: Penalties: Sanchez 4

Referee: N Berry [Australia].

The Argentine head coach Mario Ledesma remarked on Friday that the Pumas scrum was not the strength it once was. Shaved from Ramiro Herrera and Juan Figallo, and retired Marcos Ayerze, the Puma's flagged two frontrow greenhorns at Santiago García Botta and Santiago Medrano and they showed their composure against this experienced Irish pack as they were shunted from their own ball. From that time on, Ireland set up camp on the Pumas line.

Aki seemed to come through cleanly but took a huge hit from the excellent Lavanini, but two phases later the Connacht center stepped through the cover and drove Matera's tackle to score.

Sexton's repentance retracted the leadership, but the sight of O & # 39; Brien leaving the field and clutching his arm was another concern, Dan Leavy replacing his Leinster teammate.

The 10th traded punishments in Ireland with Sanchez to leave the 15-14 before the break. Enough to think of Schmidt and his side in the dressing room.

Ireland would be looking for a higher level, but Argentina had the first runs of the second half via another Sanchez penalty, as Sexton later sent a long-distance effort over the posts. He would then pay with a successful 58th minute effort.

There was bad news when Marmion left after 56 minutes and Luke McGrath faced the fight. Best and Henderson were soon addicted for Sean Cronin and Devin Toner. Not a good night for the line-out brain. Schmidt had seen enough.

Luke McGrath almost made an immediate impact, creeping through another dominant scrum to claim a much-needed attempt.

Sexton's third penalty of the evening sealed the victory with another six minutes to go, but the worries about this fragmentary screen remain for some time.