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Summary

  1. Ireland beat Argentina 28-17 at the Aviva Stadium
  2. McGrath second-half try proves crucial
  3. Sexton finishes with 13 points
  4. Sexton penalty gave Ireland 15-14 half-time lead
  5. Marmion and Aki tries for Ireland in first half; Delguy for Argentina
  6. Henshaw ruled out before kick-off and replaced by Addison

Live Reporting

By Mantej Mann

All times stated are UK

  1. Good bye!

    FT: Ireland 28-17 Argentina

    So Ireland have made it four consecutive wins since losing the first test of their series triumph in Australia this summer.

    Next week sees them host world champions New Zealand, who travel to Dublin off the back of a narrow victory over England at Twickenham today.

    Be sure to join us again for live coverage of next week's hugely anticipated Test match - but in the meantime, you can read the full report from today's 28-17 win here.

    Ireland celebrate
  2. Get Involved

    #bbcrugby

    Cathal: Gonna beat the All Blacks next week too

    Rob: That was an awful, boring game.

    Peter: Well done Irish-South African-Samoan-etc combination on your win over Argentina!

  3. 'We struggled to get rhythm'

    FT: Ireland 28-17 Argentina

    Speaking to Channel 4, Ireland's Peter O'Mahony said: "They never make it easy for us. They're a world-class side and they're always physical across the board.

    "It was a great second half, we struggled to get rhythm in the first half but we earned ourselves penalties and a couple of tries from good, sustained pressure.

    "We're going to have to improve across the board. We want to get better each week. We've got two good wins and a nice bit of momentum going into next week."

  4. 'Rusty'

    FT: Ireland 28-17 Argentina

    Andrew Trimble

    Former Ireland international on BBC Radio Ulster

    I think they deserved that victory. It's probably what they expected, a fairly tough Test.

    Ireland stuck at it, there's a few guys who have had their first outing since June so it was a bit rusty at times but we'll see a vastly improved performance next weekend against the All Blacks.

  5. Next up: New Zealand

    Ireland 28-17 Argentina

    Cian Murtagh

    BBC Sport NI at Aviva Stadium

    That was not quite the performance that Joe Schmidt was looking for from his side. The Irish players lacked fluency and made far too many handling errors - particularly under the high ball, which is normally an area of strength.

    It probably shouldn't come as such a surprise given that so many of these players stayed behind in Dublin last week when the rest of the squad were in Chicago.

    It will, at least, dampen expectations ahead of next Saturday's match against New Zealand - right?!

  6. BreakingFull-time - Ireland 28-17 Argentina

    Ireland make it four wins on the bounce as they go into next weekend's showdown with world champions New Zealand.

  7. Post update

    Ireland 28-17 Argentina

    Argentina knock on in the final minute and Ireland will probably put this ball straight into the stands once it comes out of the scrum.

  8. Replacement

    Ireland 28-17 Argentina

    Johnny Sexton's night is done and he is replaced by Joey Carbery.

  9. Let's get this done

    Cian Murtagh

    BBC Sport NI at Aviva Stadium

    No real debate over that last Sexton penalty. Ireland, with an eight point lead, would normally have opted for a lineout there but you get the sense that the players want to wrap this up and get back into the warm dressing-room.

    That's Sexton's night over too...up next the All Blacks.

  10. Penalty - Ireland 28-17 Argentina

    Johnny Sexton

    Johnny Sexton extends the lead to 11 points after Argentina concede their 10th penalty, just inside their own half.

    sexton penalty
  11. Post update

    Ireland 25-17 Argentina

    Ireland bring the flare to the Aviva.

    After a series of offloads and short passes, the hosts look to make themselves some room on the near side, but Argentina regroup and keep them at bay.

    This has been a dogged defensive display by Los Pumas so far.

  12. Post update

    Ireland 25-17 Argentina

    Ireland nearly breach the Argentinian line once more, but the visitors manage to turnover possession and kick clear.

  13. Post update

    Ireland 25-17 Argentina

    Bundee Aki is receiving some treatment for what looks like a twisted ankle. He seems to have shaken it off as Johnny Sexton opts to kick for touch from a penalty.

  14. 'Very soft try'

    Ireland 25-17 Ireland

    Darren Cave

    Ulster and Ireland centre on BBC Radio Ulster

    Argentina will be very disappointed. They defended about 30 phases of play then they conceded a very soft try.

  15. 'Breaking point'

    Ireland 25-17 Argentina

    Andrew Trimble

    Former Ireland international on BBC Radio Ulster

    Ireland have been banging on the door and Argentina have been hanging tough for so long but everyone's got their breaking point. Argentina's breaking point came later than we expected.

  16. Conversion - Ireland 25-17 Argentina

    Johnny Sexton

    The Leinster fly-half adds the extras from in front of the posts.

  17. Try - Ireland 23-17 Argentina

    Luke McGrath

    CJ Stander picks up the ball at the back of the scrum, before feeding the replacement scrum half, who uses speed and guile to bypass the defence and score under the sticks.

    try
  18. No try - Ireland 18-17 Argentina

    Dan Leavy

    Ireland punch through under the posts, but substitute Dan Leavy is adjudged to be held up. It's a 5-metre scrum to come.

  19. Post update

    Ireland 18-17 Argentina

    Argentina are stepping up in defence with real speed but the Ireland battering ram rumbles on into the 19th phase. Surely this level of defence cannot be sustained.