Pumas break Irish hearts

2015-10-18 15:59
Rob Kearney (AP)

Cape Town -  A two-try burst in the final quarter has secured Argentina a place in the semi-finals at the Rugby World Cup, helping them to overcome Ireland by 43-20.

As it happened: Ireland v Argentina

With 17 minutes left the Pumas held a slender 26-20 lead over an Irish side who had already fought back from being 20-3 down after 20 minutes.

The Pumas were determined not to let their hard work go undone and were rewarded for their enterprising back play, first through a brilliant finish by Joaquin Tuculet and then by some individual brilliance from winger Juan Imhoff for his second try of the afternoon. 

Argentina now will face the winner of the match between Australia and Scotland. 

Scorers:

Ireland

Tries: Luke Fitzgerald, Jordi Murphy

Conversions:  Ian Madigan (2)

Penalties:  Ian Madigan (2)

Argentina

Tries: Matias Moroni, Juan Imhoff (2), Joaquin Tuculet

Conversions: Nicolas Sanchez (4)

Penalties: Nicolas Sanchez (5)

Teams

Ireland

15 Rob Kearney, 14 Tommy Bowe, 13 Keith Earls, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Dave Kearney, 10 Ian Madigan, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip (captain), 7 Chris Henry, 6 Jordi Murphy, 5 Iain Henderson, 4 Devin Toner, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy  

Substitutes: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Nathan White, 19 Donnacha Ryan, 20 Rhys Ruddock, 21 Eoin Reddan, 22 Paddy Jackson, 23 Luke Fitzgerald  

Argentina

15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matías Moroni, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (captain), 1 Marcos Ayerza  

Substitutes: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Matías Alemanno, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Tomás Cubelli, 22 Jerónimo De La Fuente, 23 Lucas González Amorosino

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