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How well do you remember Ireland's painful World Cup exits at the hands of Argentina?

Come relive some Puma pain with us.

SIT UP ON the couch and tell us what you remember of these painful experiences.

The questions are hard, but so is life / World Cup knock-out rugby.

When Ireland were beaten to the 1999 quarter-finals by Argentina, who scored a pivotal late try for the Pumas?
Lisandro Arbizu
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe

Diego Albanese
Mario Ledesma
Who was responsible for all 24 Irish points in that game?
Brian O'Driscoll
Tom Tierney

Conor O'Shea
David Humphreys
Can you tell us which of these players was not among Ireland's matchday squad that day in Lens?
Brian O'Driscoll
Trevor Brennan

Ross Nesdale
Matt Mostyn
And the odd Argentine out and not involved for the Pumas' big day?
Juan Martin Hernandez
Gus Pichot

Manuel Contepomi
Felipe Contepomi
In the 30-15 pool win in 2007, how many drop-goals did Argentina score against Ireland?

Hazard a guess at how many points Felipe Contepomi scored against his country of residence that day.
5 points
9 points

11 points
15 points
Ireland played the same four back rows (including replacement) in all four pool matches at the '07 World Cup. Which of these players was not selected during the tournament?
Stephen Ferris
Neil Best

Simon Easterby
Denis Leamy
Brian O'Driscoll scored a try as Ireland bowed out in Paris, who got the other for Eddie O'Sullivan's side?
Paul O'Connell
Denis Hickie

Isaac Boss
Geordan Murphy
Name Argentina's two-try hero in the 2015 World Cup quarter-final win over Ireland.
Juan Imhoff
Joaquin Tuculet

Santiago Cordero
Pablo Matera
Jamie Heaslip captained an injury-ravaged Ireland line-up in the Millennium Stadium. Which of these players was not missing due to injury?
Jared Payne
Sean O'Brien

Peter O'Mahony
Johnny Sexton
Who suffered a serious first-half knee injury to compound Ireland's already extensive body count?
Luke Fitzgerald
Dave Kearney

Tommy Bowe
Jordi Murphy
Argentina jumped to an early 17-point lead, how close did Ireland get to the Pumas in the second half?
Level scores
Within a point

Within three points
Never within seven
What is the earliest Ireland can meet Argentina in next year's World Cup?

Third-place play-off
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Let it go.
Sometimes, it's just better to forget, y'know?
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Can't you shake the bitter memories?
I know. They were tough times. Come here and hug it out. Perhaps with a little more time (and maybe a cheeky victory at a World Cup) someday we might look back on all this and laugh.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Time is a healer.
You're well on the way forgetting the bad times. Good for you.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Ignorance is bliss.
I envy you and your complete lack of mental scars.
Share your result:

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Sean Farrell

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