Ireland “on fire”, after the All Blacks also overwhelms Argentina

A week after the beautiful victory over New Zealand, in Dublin the team of coach Farrell remedies the false start with a try from Carreras and scores 7 times: with van der Flier (2), Porter, Doris, Sheehan, Healy and Beirne for the final 53-7

Roberto Parretta


A week after the beautiful victory over the All Blacks, Ireland is confirmed in great condition and also beaten Argentina, beaten 53-7 in Dublin in the match that closed the Autumun Nations Series program this afternoon. The team of coach Andy Farrell thus closes his series of engagements with 3 wins out of 3 (the first comfortable one over Japan), while the Pumas of coach Mario Ledesma, who had also lost in France, return home with a loot saved by Treviso’s victory over Italy.


The start of the match is electrifying: Pumas immediately in goal with Mateo Carreras, with the Irish defense that is sucked in by the opponents forwards and leaves the rest of the field uncovered, skilfully explored by the beautiful hands of the Argentines until finding Mateo Carreras wide on the right , who mocked the cover by returning inside to fly under the poles (Emiliano Boffelli transforms). The Irish reaction, however, is furious: Joey Carbery immediately scores on a set, then from a touchdown at 5 meters the maul makes its way up to the breakthrough that Ronan Kelleher gives to Josh van der Flier.

At 23 ‘it is the trocar who make their way, but then it is always the forwards who complete the job, with the second line Tadhg Beirne who opens the door to the prop Andrew Porter (and Carbery transforms them both). And after a 40-meter throw missed by Boffelli, Ireland drops the trio: once again the forwards sink in the 22, until the number 8 Caelan Doris decides to break through alone in the middle of a wall of biancocelesti jerseys. Carbery transforms and at the break it goes on 24-7.


Argentina made a decisive start also at the beginning of the second half, but unlike the first half they devoured a colossal opportunity by giving their opponents a touch on 5 meters. So the first points are signed by Carbery from the pitch at 50 ‘. Pablo Matera stops a dangerous Irish attack with a voluntary forward and collects the inevitable yellow card and Carbery signs the +20. In the 57 ‘long and exhausting Irish attack in the 22, the Pumas manage to repel a few attempts, until it is again van der Flier who finds the right crack to slip in and break through (Carbery transforms).

A few minutes pass and a tackle from Tomas Lavanini’s neck on Cian Healy costs the Argentine second line red. At 65 ‘Healy goes for the goal, but loses control of the ball a moment before, so the referee does not validate, but two minutes pass and it is the substitute hooker Dan Sheehan to sign the fifth, crowning the work of his pack mates first in touch and then with the maul. And at 73 ‘Healy makes up for it, breaking low from a few steps after yet another Irish attack on 5 meters: the prop, who took over in the second half, this time has the ball firmly in his hand when he crushes.

But that’s not all, because at 76 ‘comes the seventh: another touchdown not far from 5 meters, this time the maul is stopped, Craig Casey tries the personal initiative but is knocked down a few centimeters, then Beirne arrives, who collects and stretches to crush (Carbery converts the first two and hits the post on the third). Argentina tries to close in attack with pride, but the strenuous Irish defense closes every space and ends 53-7.

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Ireland “on fire”, after the All Blacks also overwhelms Argentina

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