Pumas out to turn tide on Ireland
November 20, 2012
David Wallace gets to grips with Rodrigo Roncero back in 2010 © Getty Images
Ireland face Argentina at Lansdowne Road on Saturday and will be looking to make it three from three against the newly inducted Rugby Championship side.
The last time the two teams came to blows was back in 2010 when Declan Kidney's men felled the Pumas 29-9. Ireland crossed for two tries on the day with Stephen Ferris and Gordon D'Arcy both scoring with Jonathan Sexton keeping the scoreboard ticking over.
And prior to that 2010 meeting, the two teams last came face-to-face in an ill-tempered clash back in 2008. Ireland edged that one and secured a small measure of revenge for a damaging 30-15 defeat at the Parc des Princes during the 2007 World Cup.
Ireland have never lost on home soil to the Pumas but will be mindful of Argentina's triumph over Wales on November 10.
Ireland v Argentina all-time record: Played 12; Ireland won seven, Argentina won five
Biggest winning margin: Ire: 20 points, 29-9 at Aviva Stadium, 2010; Arg: 16 points, 16-0 at Velez Sarsfield, 2007
Highest score: Ire: 32 points, 32-24 at Lansdowne Road, 1999; Arg: 34 points, 34-23 at Ferrocaril Oeste, 2000
Most tries: Ire: Four, 32-24 at Lansdowne Road, 1999 & 34-23 at Ferrocaril Oeste, 2000; Arg: Three, 32-24 at Lansdowne Road, 1999
Longest winning sequence:Ire: Three (2002-2004); Arg: Three (2007)
Most points (individual) : Ire: Ronan O'Gara 57; Arg: Gonzalo Quesada 63
Most tries (individual) : Ire: Three, Matt Mostyn; Arg: Two, Agustin Pichot
Most points in a Test: Ire: 24, David Humphreys at Stade Felix Bollaert, 1999; Arg: 23, Gonzalo Quesada at Stade Felix Bollaert, 1999
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