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Ireland go out on a high with comfortable win over Pumas

Late Darcy try adds gloss to scoreline at Lansdowne Road.

Stephen Ferris goes over for Ireland's first try against Argentina today.
Stephen Ferris goes over for Ireland's first try against Argentina today.
Image: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

DECLAN KIDNEY’S IRELAND ended a difficult four-game November series with a 29-9 win over Argentina in Dublin this afternoon.

In what was often a flat game against a poor Pumas side, flanker Stephen Ferris touched down first – midway through the first half.

Out half Jonathan Sexton – paired with scrum half Peter Stringer – kicked 17 points with five penalties and a conversion.

His Leinster team-mate, Gordon D’Arcy later earned a superb, individually-crafted second try in the final minute which the substitute Ronan O’Gara converted.

Fomer Dublin favourite Felipe Contepomi scored Argentina’s only points with three penalties though he did struggle to find his range on a tough afternoon. He failed with three more kicks and missed touch on a couple of occasions.

After an unimpressive win over Samoa and losses to New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland’s performance at least gives coach Declan Kidney something to build on ahead of the Six Nations in February.

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