Superb Ireland blitz Argentina at Aviva Stadium

Craig Gilroy tackles Marcelo Bosch of Argentina
Craig Gilroy tackles Marcelo Bosch of Argentina


Ireland produced a brilliant seven-try display to hammer Argentina and guarantee a crucial top-eight ranking ahead of the 2015 World Cup draw.

Ulster winger, Craig Gilroy backed up his selection with an outstanding overall performance.

Finally making his first official Ireland debut, Gilroy having played in two non-cap games, the flying winger scored the opening try in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

The superb Craig Gilroy, Jonathan Sexton, Richardt Strauss and Simon Zebo notched first-half tries for the Irish as they led 24-9 at the interval.

Sexton’s second try was followed by two more from Ulster winger, Tommy Bowe, in the second half by the dominant Irish.

Tomas Leonardi and Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe managed late replies.

However, the two Pumas tries in the closing five minutes took little gloss off a hugely impressive Irish display.