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The Ireland squad enjoyed a down day in Tucumán yesterday

Ahead of Saturday’s second Test, the players were given a chance to chill out.

ON SATURDAY, IRELAND will face Argentina in the second and final Test of their mini-series, but yesterday the players enjoyed a down day around San Miguel de Tucumán, close to their Sol San Javier hotel.

The sun was splitting the rocks as photographer Dan Sheridan snapped a few photos of the lads chilling out.

No sign of elder statesman Paul O’Connell on the patio

Rodney Ah You, Jordi Murphy, Jack McGrath, David Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, Conor Murray, Felix Jones, Kieran Marmion, James Cronin, Simon Zebo and Jamie Heaslip in Sol San Javier Tucuman Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Ian ‘Maddog’ Madigan looked to be in flying form

Ian Madian in Sol San Javier Tucuman Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Kieran Marmion, who won his first cap last weekend, poses at the Ireland team hotel

Kieran Marmion in Sol San Javier Tucuman Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The view isn’t too bad!

Conor Murray in Sol San Javier Tucuman Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Madigan, Simon Zebo and Felix Jones

Ian Madigan, Simon Zebo and Felix Jones in Sol San Javier Tucuman Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Thankfully Jamie Heaslip’s hair is growing back quickly…

Jamie Heaslip in Sol San Javier Tucuman Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

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Coffees all round

David Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, Conor Murray, James Cronin, Felix Jones, Simon Zebo and Jack McGrath in Sol San Javier Tucuman Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

On the streets of San Miguel de Tucumán, the players met some locals

Damien Varley, Simon Zebo, Conor Murray, David Kilcoyne and Felix Jones Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Damien Varley and David Kilcoyne Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

There was more coffee…

James Cronin, Damien Varley, David Kilcoyne, Vinny Redmond, Video Analyst, Simon Zebo, Conor MUrray and Felix Jones Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Although Felix Jones and Conor Murray went for the ice cream

Simon Zebo, Felix Jones and Conor Murray Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Before the lads returned to the hotel to rest up ahead of Saturday

Jack McGrath, Jordi Murphy, Jamie Heaslip, Noel Reid, Rodney Ah You, David Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, Conor MUrray, James CRonin, Felix Jones, Simon Zebo, Ian Madigan and Kieran Marmion in Sol San Javier Tucuman Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

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