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As it happened: Ireland 20-43 Argentina

2015-10-18 16:05
Last Updated at 19:39
18 Oct 16:08
18 Oct 16:06

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18 Oct 16:02
Argentina will now face either Australia or Scotland in the semi-finals at Twickenham next Sunday. It's likely to be Australia...
18 Oct 15:59

FULL-TIME: Ireland 20-43 Argentina

It's more misery for the Northern Hemisphere team, with Ireland losing their sixth RWC quarter-final.

18 Oct 15:58
80'- A knock-on puts Ireland out of their misery as the Pumas kick out to end the game...
18 Oct 15:56
79'- Ireland with one last surge inside the red zone...
18 Oct 15:55
78'- Ireland will now be losers in 6 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. They are yet to make the semi-finals.
18 Oct 15:54

77'- PENALTY slotted by Sanchez.

Ireland 20-43 Argentina

18 Oct 15:54

75'- Ireland centre Keith Earls perhaps lucky not to see yellow for a late tackle and a shoulder charge.

Sanchez to line up a shot at goal...

18 Oct 15:50

73'- CONVERSION slotted by Sanchez.

Ireland 20-40 Argentina

18 Oct 15:49
72'- Left wing Juan Imhoff sprints through to score under the posts and break Irish hearts!
18 Oct 15:49
72' -TRY to Argentina!
18 Oct 15:47
70'- Ireland need two converted tries in the last 10 minutes. I don't think they have it in them...
18 Oct 15:45

69'- Sanchez slots the CONVERSION from the corner.

Ireland 20-33 Argentina

18 Oct 15:43
68'- TRY awarded to Joaquin Tuculet. The grounding was fine.
18 Oct 15:43


Argentina fullback Joaquin Tuculet is over in the corner, but the TMO must check the grounding.

18 Oct 15:41
67'- Crucial error from Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray who knocks on at the base of the scrum. It hands the Pumas a scrum, not far from the red zone...
18 Oct 15:39
65'- South African-born hooker Richardt Strauss is on, replacing Rory Best.
18 Oct 15:38
65'- Crucial error from Ireland pivot Madigan who kicks out directly into touch. It gives Los Pumas a lineout close to the Irish 22m area.
18 Oct 15:36

63'- PENALTY slotted by Sanchez.

Ireland 20-26 Argentina

18 Oct 15:35
63'- It must be tough tackling low if you're 6 foot 10 inches!
18 Oct 15:34
62'- Kickable penalty for Argentina after a high tackle from Ireland lock Devin Toner.
18 Oct 15:30
59'- Madigan pulls his penalty attempt away to the right... Argentina remain in front, for now...
18 Oct 15:29
58'- Kickable penalty to Ireland after Pumas prop Marcos Ayerza barges into a ruck. Stupid.
18 Oct 15:27
56'- Argentina captain Agustín Creevy is off, replaced by Julián Montoya.
18 Oct 15:24
52'- If I was Argentina coach I would replace Herrera now. He's already on a yellow card and that call was borderline. A red card would spoil the game as a contest. He's also not doing too well in the scrums.
18 Oct 15:23

52'- PENALTY slotted by Madigan.

Ireland 20-23 Argentina

18 Oct 15:22
51'- The TMO determines that Herrera used one arm, so he's not off. It's just a penalty, with Madigan lining up...
18 Oct 15:21

51'- Pumas prop Ramiro Herrera could be in trouble here.

He barged with his head into a ruck there. He's also already on a yellow card, remember...

18 Oct 15:19

50'- PENALTY slotted by Sanchez.

Ireland 17-23 Argentina

18 Oct 15:18
48'- A great break from Juan Imhoff brings play close to the Ireland 22m area. The Pumas then win a penalty in front of the posts after Henderson is caught coming in at the ruck illegally.
18 Oct 15:17
48'- Great defence from Argentina sees them win a vital turnover...
18 Oct 15:15
46'- Another scrum penalty to Ireland. They have all the ascendancy now as Madigan sets up a lineout close to the Argentina 22m line.
18 Oct 15:13

44'- CONVERSION slotted by Madigan.

Ireland 17-20 Argentina

18 Oct 15:12
43'- Flank Jordi Murphy is over for Ireland, set up by a great break from Luke Fitzgerald.
18 Oct 15:12

43'- TRY to Ireland!

18 Oct 15:10
41'- After 10 phases of Argentine attack inside the red zone, Ireland flank Chris Henry wins a penalty on the ground to bring relief.
18 Oct 15:08
40'- Los Pumas immediately on the attack after winning the restart.
18 Oct 15:08

Welcome back for the second half!

Argentina restart proceedings...

  • 80'

    Ireland are hammering away at Argentina's tryline but los Pumas' defence holds firm! Donnacha Ryan eventually knocks on and the final whistle goes shortly afterwards! What a game that's been! Both sides deserve plenty of credit for making it the entertaining spectacle that it was but, in the end, Argentina's brilliance in attack secured them the result!

  • 80'

    Ireland 20 Argentina 43

  • 77'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 20-43. Sanchez adds the final nail to the Irish coffin with another well-struck place-kick after Earls is pinged for a late hit on Cordero.

  • 74'

    CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 20-40. Sanchez makes no mistake with the easy two-pointer and Argentina are cruising!

  • 73'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, IMHOFF! 20-38. Imhoff runs on to an inside pass from Fernandez Lobbe and first beats Rob Kearney with a wicked side-step and then hands off Rob Kearney! He races away and dives over for his second try!

  • 70'

    CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 20-33. Wow! What a kick! Sanchez nails the two-pointer from close to the touchline.

  • 69'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, TUCULET! 20-31. Argentina create space out wide and Joaquin Tuculet joins the line at pace inside Ireland's 22! He sells the defence a dummy and crashes over in the left-hand corner with two defenders on his back!

  • 68'

    Ireland try to attack at a scrum five metres inside their half. It all comes to nothing though as Murray knocks on!

  • 66'

    Ireland take the ball through several phases with their forwards, just inside Argentina's half. Madigan then gathers and kicks for position but he over-cooks it and the ball goes directly into touch!

  • 64'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 20-26. Devin Toner is pinged for a high tackle on Sanchez and los Pumas' number 10 dusts himself off before coolly slotting another crucial three-pointer.

  • 63'

    Argentina take the ball through the phases with their forwards, just outside Ireland's 22. Fernandez Lobber and Ayerza are prominent ball carriers.

  • 60'

    Marcos Ayerza is pinged for illegal play at ruck and Madigan lines up a shot at goal from 45 metres out. His effort has the distance but not the direction.

  • 58'

    Leonardo Senatore attacks from the base of a scrum and offloads to Cordero, who beats one man but then loses the ball as he tries to offload.

  • 55'

    Imhoff takes the ball into contact but holds on while on the ground and is soon penalised for his indiscretion. Madigan kicks for touch and puts the ball out midway between Argentina's 22 and the halfway line.

  • 53'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 20-23. Madigan reduces the deficit to three points again after Fernández Lobbe is pinged for side-entry at a ruck.

  • 51'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 17-23. Sanchez adds another three-pointer from the kicking tee after several Irish players stray offside on defence.

  • 49'

    Ireland are hammering away at Argentina's tryline but los Pumas' forwards save the day with superb counter-rucking and they win a crucial turnover! Sanchez soon gathers and hoofs the ball upfield.

  • 47'

    Argentina's front row are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Madigan kicks for touch and puts the ball out inside Argentina's 22.

  • 45'

    CONVERSION, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 17-20. Madigan adds the extras and it's a three-point ball-game!

  • 44'

    TRY, IRELAND, MURPHY! 15-20. Fitzgerald makes a telling break and is soon inside Argentina's 22! He is hauled in by the cover defence but manages to free his arms and offloads to Jordi Murphy, who gets over for his first Test try!

  • 43'

    Cordero is penalised for not releasing the ball on the ground. Madigan puts the resulting penalty out close to the halfway line.

  • 41'

    Hernandez gets the second half underway with a high, hanging kick which Ireland's forwards fail to control. Argentina are immediately on the attack in their opponents' 22.

  • 40'

    Ireland go on the drive from a line-out close to their 10-metre line and when the half-time hooter goes, Conor Murray boots the ball into touch. What a thrilling half that's been! It was all Argentina during the opening 20 minutes but Ireland have come back into it with that try from Fitzgerald. There's still plenty to play for and hopefully the second half will be just as exciting.

  • 40'

    Ireland 10 Argentina 20

  • 39'

    Herrera is penalised for going off his feet at a ruck. Madigan puts the resulting penalty out close to Argentina's 10-metre line.

  • 37'

    Healy is penalised for dropping his bind at a scrum. Hernandez kicks for touch and puts the ball out on Ireland's 10-metre line.

  • 35'

    Ireland set up a couple of phases inside Argentina's 22 but lose possession when Dave Kearney holds onto the ball on the ground. Sanchez puts the resulting penalty out close to the halfway line.

  • 33'

    Henshaw takes a shot at goal after los Pumas are pinged for illegal scrummaging but his effort strikes an upright! Cordero gathers the rebound and sets off on a mazy run but knocks on after a challenge from Iain Henderson.

  • 31'

    Rob Kearney races into a gap and beats several defenders but is eventually brought to ground inside Argentina''s 22 by Hernandez.

  • 29'

    Ireland set up a couple of phases, close to the halfway mark, but lose possession when Robbie Henshaw knocks on a pass from Madigan.

  • 27'

    CONVERSION, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 10-20. Madigan adds the extras and Ireland are back in the game!

  • 26'

    TRY, IRELAND, FITZGERALD! 8-20. Ireland attack out wide midway between Argentina's 22 and the halfway mark! Luke Fitzgerald finds the ball in space and beats two defenders before crashing over!

  • 25'

    Sanchez takes a shot at goal from 45 metres out, after Jamie Heaslip is pinge for a ruck infringement. His effort strikes an upright and Ireland scramble to get to the loose ball!

  • 24'

    Ireland attack from a scrum close to the halfway line. Robbie Henshaw takes the ball into contact but knocks on after copping a big hit from Juan Martín Hernández!

  • 22'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 3-20. Sanchez puts more daylight between his side and their opponents with another well-struck place-kick!

  • 20'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 3-17. Ian Madigan finally opens Ireland's account after several Argentinian forwards are pinged for straying offside on defence.

  • 17'

    YELLOW CARD, ARGENTINA, HERRERA! Los Pumas are reduced to 14 men after Ramiro Herrera is sent off for a no-arms tackle on Keith Earls!

  • 16'

    Argentina take the ball through the phases with their forwards and Sanchez drops into the pocket and tries to land a drop goal from about 40 metres out! His effort is a poor one and falls well short of the cross-bar.

  • 14'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 0-17. Sanchez lands a three-pointer from the kicking tee after Mike Ross is pinged for playing the ball on the ground.

  • 11'

    CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 0-14. Sanchez adds another two-pointer for los Pumas!

  • 10'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, IMHOFF! 0-14. Argentina attack down the right wing again and Cordero chips ahead just outside Ireland's 22! Juan Imhoff wins the foot-race with rob Kearner, before dotting down just in front of the dead-ball line!

  • 7'

    Ireland attack close to Argentina's 22 and Rob Kearney joins the line at pace! He beats a couple of defenders but is stopped in his tracks by a text-book tackle from Pablo Matera.

  • 5'

    CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 0-7. Nicolas Sanchez shows his class as he lands the two-pointer from close to the touchline!

  • 4'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, MORONI! 0-5. Argentina take the ball out wide, just outside Argentina's 22, and Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe throws a long pass to Santiago Cordero! He draws in two defenders and offloads to Matias Moroni, who dives over in the right-hand corner! What a start from los Pumas!

  • 1'

    After belting out their respective anthems Ian Madigan gets the game underway! Tomás Lavanini gathers inside his 22 and sets up a ruck.

  • 0'

    Good day and welcome to our live coverage of this Rugby World Cup quarter-final between Pool D winners Ireland and Pool C runners-up Argentina. South Africa and New Zealand have already qualified for the semi-finals and the winners of this clash will face either Australia or Scotland, who face off in the last quarter-final later in the day, in the next round. We'll return soon with team news.

  • 0'

    Ireland's first-choice fly-half Johnny Sexton was set to play but withdrew from this clash yesterday due to an abductor strain. Sexton has been replaced by Ian Madigan in Ireland's starting XV, with Paddy Jackson coming on to the bench. Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt initially made three changes from the team that beat France in their final pool game last weekend, with Iain Henderson starting at lock for injured captain Paul O'Connell. Blindside flanker Peter O'Mahony was also injured in that game, and is replaced by Jordi Murphy, while Chris Henry starts at openside with Sean O'Brien out through suspension. Donnacha Ryan and Rhys Ruddock come onto the bench, the latter only called into the squad last week to replace O'Mahony.

  • 0'

    Argentina have reverted to their strongest available side for this encounter. Head coach Daniel Hourcade has made 10 changes from the team that beat Namibia in their last pool match. The whole front row is changed, with the replacements from the Namibia match (Ramiro Herrera, captain Agustín Creevy and Marcos Ayerza) starting against Ireland. Tomás Lavinini comes in for Matías Alemanno in the second row, with the latter dropping to the bench. There are also two changes in the back row, with Javier Ortega Desio out of the matchday 23 and Facundo Isa dropping to the bench, as Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe and Leonardo Senatore return. In the backs, Juan Martín Hernández reverts to inside centre to allow for the return of Nicolás Sánchez. Scrum-half Martín Landajo and Matías Moroni retain their places, though Moroni moves to outside centre. Lucas González Amorosino drops to the bench.

  • 0'

    These sides have played each other on 15 occasions with Ireland victorious in 10 encounters. Since losing to Argentina in the 2007 RWC pool stages, Ireland have won five games on the trot against the Pumas, including a 2-0 series win on the 2014 summer tour. Their most recent meeting was a 23-17 win on June 14, 2014 in Tucuman, Argentina. This match will be Ireland''''s sixth quarter-final, together with a quarter-final play-off in 1999. Ireland have never won a knockout match at the RWC. Argentina?s starting XV at the Millennium Stadium will contain 496 caps worth of experience, their second-most experienced of this tournament after the 54-9 win over Georgia in their second Pool C match. Ireland''s starting line-up against Argentina contains 659 Test caps and has an average starting age of 28 years and 201 days, their youngest of RWC 2015 and their youngest since the 45-17 win over Romania in RWC 2003.

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Ireland Argentina
  • 2 Tries 4
    • 25' Luke Fitzgerald
    • 43' Jordi Murphy
    • 2' Matias Moroni
    • 9' Juan Imhoff
    • 68' Joaquin Tuculet
    • 72' Juan Imhoff
  • 2 Conversions 4
    • 26' Ian Madigan
    • 44' Ian Madigan
    • 4' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 9' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 69' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 73' Nicolas Sanchez
  • 2 Penalties 5
    • 19' Ian Madigan
    • 52' Ian Madigan
    • 12' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 21' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 50' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 63' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 76' Nicolas Sanchez
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 16' Ramiro Herrera
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Cian Healy
  • Rory Best
  • Mike Ross
  • Iain Henderson
  • Devin Toner
  • Jordi Murphy
  • Chris Henry
  • Jamie Heaslip
  • Conor Murray
  • Ian Madigan
  • Dave Kearney
  • Robbie Henshaw
  • Keith Earls
  • Tommy Bowe
  • Rob Kearney
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Marcos Ayerza
  • Agustin Creevy
  • Ramiro Herrera
  • Guido Petti Pagadizaval
  • Tomas Lavanini
  • Pablo Matera
  • Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe
  • Leonardo Senatore
  • Martin Landajo
  • Nicolas Sanchez
  • Juan Imhoff
  • Juan Martin Hernandez
  • Matias Moroni
  • Santiago Cordero
  • Joaquin Tuculet
  • Richardt Strauss
  • Jack McGrath
  • Nathan White
  • Donnacha Ryan
  • Rhys Ruddock
  • Eoin Reddan
  • Paddy Jackson
  • Luke Fitzgerald
  • 16
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  • 21
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  • 23
  • Julian Montoya
  • Lucas Noguera Paz
  • Juan Pablo Orlandi
  • Matias Alemanno
  • Facundo Isa
  • Tomas Cubelli
  • Jeronimo De La Fuente
  • Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino

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