On their tour the Argentine team had two defeats and one win.

The Argentine rugby team, Los Pumas, suffered a categorical defeat against their Irish pair by 53-7, within the framework of the last stop on their tour of Europe, with a balance of two stumbles and a victory.

The match played at the Aviva Stadium, in Dublin, ended with a favorable partial for Ireland by 24-7 and thus closed the journey of the Albiceleste team in the international tour of the November window.

Argentina scored a single try won by Mateo Carreras, which was converted by Emiliano Boffelli

Meanwhile, Ireland scored seven tries through Josh Van der Flier (2), Andrew Porter, Caelan Doris, Dan Sheenan Cian Healy and Tadhg Beirne. Meanwhile, Jeoy Carbery had two penalties and six conversions.

The Irish team, who had just beaten the New Zealand All Blacks in a friendly preparation, exhibited a forceful game and dominated at will. He also gave Los Pumas the biggest difference of so many in duels with each other.

The tackle, the dominance in the fixed formations and the forcefulness of the Irish once again enlarged the differences between Mario Ledesma’s team and the high-level rivals that exist in the discipline.

At the beginning of the match, in the only Argentine advance, Mateo Carreras scored the try, after receiving a pass from Santiago Grondona, in an attack play.

Subsequently, Ireland came to dominate and emerged as the protagonist, with a clear dominance in the line and scrum. The tries were arriving almost by decantation through Van der Flier, Porter and Doris, all converted by Carbery, who also added a penalty.

From the other side, Boffelli himself wasted two accessible penalties that would have allowed the figures to be reduced. But everything would have been a mirage.

In the plugin, the beating was even bigger because the Irish didn’t let up. The tries of Van der Flier, Sheenan, Healy and Beirne only reflected that enormous superiority in the game.

Another of the negative factors of Los Pumas was the indiscipline throughout the tour. The third row Pablo Matera received a warning, while the second, Tomás Lavanini, was sent off for a dangerous blow to an opponent. In the Argentine team only Grondona stood out, who fought in the maul duel.

The Albiceleste selected opened the international season in Europe last June in which he added two wins against Romania (24-17) and Wales (33-11), as well as a draw against “Dragon” (20-20).

Later, Los Pumas in their participation in the Rugby Championship tournament they lost all six matches who played against the selected New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, without scoring points.

Finally, in the second tour of Europe they fell to France by (20-29), in their second presentation they defeated Italy (37-16) and today they closed their journey with Ireland (7-53).

Those selected from Argentina and Ireland met 19 times, The Pumas prevailed six times – three in World Cups – and the “Trebol” team did so thirteen times.

With today’s meeting, the contract of coach Ledesma ended, who will have to wait for the decision of the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) on his continuity at the head of the team.


Irlanda: Andrew Porter, Rónan Kelleher y Tadhg Furlong; Iain Henderson y James Ryan (capitán); Peter O´Mahony, Josh van der Flier y Caelan Doris; Conor Murray y Joey Carbery; James Lowe, Robbie Henshaw, Gary Ringrose y Robert Baloucoune, Hugo Keenan. Entrenador: Andy Farrell.

Ingresaron: Dan Sheehan, Craig Casey, Harry Byrne, Cian Healy, Tom O’Toole, Nick Timoney y Keith Earls.

Argentina: Thomas Gallo, Julián Montoya (captain) and Francisco Gómez Kodela; Guido Petti and Tomás Lavanini; Santiago Grondona, Marcos Kremer and Pablo Matera; Tomás Cubelli and Santiago Carreras; Lucio Cinti, Jerónimo de la Fuente, Matías Moroni and Mateo Carreras; Emiliano Boffelli. Coach: Mario Ledesma.

They entered: Facundo Cordero, Ignacio Calles, Gonzalo Bertranou, Facundo Isa, Eduardo Bello, Nicolás Sánchez and Facundo Bosch

So many in the first half: 2m. try by Mateo Carreras converted by Boffelli (A), 6m. Carbery penalty (I), 10m. try by Van der Flier converted by Carbery (I), 23m. Porter’s try converted by Carbery (I), 37m. Doris try converted by Carbery (I). Partial result: Ireland 24 -Argentina 7.

As many in the second half: 9m. Carbery penalty (I), 16m. try by Van der Flier (I) converted by Carbery (I); 26m. Sheenan try converted by Beirne (I), 32m. Healy’s try converted by Carbery (I) and 35m. Beirne try (I) Final result: Ireland 53- Argentina 7.

Warning in the second half: 7m. Pablo Matera (A).

Sent off in the second half: 9m Lavanini (A).

Stadium: Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Referee: Matthew Carley (England).

Assistants; Christophe Ridley (England), Adam Leal (England).

BMT: Tom Foley (England).

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