Ireland v Argentina



  • Ireland
    1 Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 72
    2 Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 105 (capt)
    3 Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 18
    4 James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 3
    5 Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 33
    6 Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 41
    7 Sean O'Brien (UCD/Leinster) 50
    8 CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 17
    9 Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 58
    10 Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 67
    11 Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 3
    12 Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 1
    13 Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 1
    14 Adam Byrne (UCD/Leinster) *
    15 Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 77

    Reserves:
    16 James Tracy (UCD/Leinster) 5
    17 Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 21
    18 John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 10
    19 Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 52
    20 Rhys Ruddock (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 18
    21 Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 5
    22 Ian Keatley (Young Munster/Munster) 6
    23 Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 5



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  • Iā€™m picking the Argies in an upset



  • @act-crusader said in Ireland v Argentina:

    Iā€™m picking the Argies in an upset

    Not sure it would be that much of an upset against that raw backline with both centres and wings having 5 caps between them. However, Ireland have never lost in Dublin to them so it should be a cracking match - got my ticket today so looking forward to yet another grudge-match between the two where no love is lost. Weather looks shite though and it may become a shit-fight up front.

    Schmidt pushing the depth boat hard in this series to get players tried out. Conway and Stockade look the most promising. I think Byrne is going to get found out defensively.



  • @act-crusader said in Ireland v Argentina:

    Iā€™m picking the Argies in an upset

    Massive upset. Ireland has done a good job of developing depth. There's still a known quantity in the pack and plenty of talent and nous to strangle Argentina by resorting to 10 man rugby.



  • @pot-hale said in Ireland v Argentina:

    @act-crusader said in Ireland v Argentina:

    Iā€™m picking the Argies in an upset

    Not sure it would be that much of an upset against that raw backline with both centres and wings having 5 caps between them. However, Ireland have never lost in Dublin to them so it should be a cracking match - got my ticket today so looking forward to yet another grudge-match between the two where no love is lost. Weather looks shite though and it may become a shit-fight up front.

    Schmidt pushing the depth boat hard in this series to get players tried out. Conway and Stockade look the most promising. I think Byrne is going to get found out defensively.

    It would be a complete upset. Ireland are a seriously well-drilled side with a 9 and 10 that suit their game-plan perfectly. Argentina have largely been very average since 2015 - their current world ranking (they just moved ahead of Fiji again) tells you all you need to know.

    False modesty is unbecoming Pot Hale šŸ˜‰



  • @billy-tell said in Ireland v Argentina:

    @pot-hale said in Ireland v Argentina:

    @act-crusader said in Ireland v Argentina:

    Iā€™m picking the Argies in an upset

    Not sure it would be that much of an upset against that raw backline with both centres and wings having 5 caps between them. However, Ireland have never lost in Dublin to them so it should be a cracking match - got my ticket today so looking forward to yet another grudge-match between the two where no love is lost. Weather looks shite though and it may become a shit-fight up front.

    Schmidt pushing the depth boat hard in this series to get players tried out. Conway and Stockade look the most promising. I think Byrne is going to get found out defensively.

    It would be a complete upset. Ireland are a seriously well-drilled side with a 9 and 10 that suit their game-plan perfectly. Argentina have largely been very average since 2015 - their current world ranking (they just moved ahead of Fiji again) tells you all you need to know.

    False modesty is unbecoming Pot Hale šŸ˜‰

    I call it humility, BT - especially where Argentina is concerned. And it ain't false.
    Mind you, Ireland is on a 6-game streak, so you never know..... šŸ˜‰


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