The day dawns dull and overcast with some slight rainfall. Breakfast is followed by strapping and stretching so they guys are ready to train.
The trip from Corrientes to Resistencia takes about 40 minutes with an Army and Police escort. Today is Captain's Run - a light enough session and a chance to get familiar with Estadio Centenario.
The coaches take the lads through some drills and then hand over to the team as Paul O'Connell brings them in for a talk.
It is interesting to see how the players can switch on the intensity levels when needed. In any match week, but especially on tour, it is a challenge for the coaches and the players themselves to balance that intensity with the need to relax and enjoy themselves.
The afternoon is for the players. There may be some unit meetings (front row), some will sleep, some will head off for a walk and others will give the analysis files one last look. Mostly it is a time to rest and relax.
For the new caps there will be nerves aplenty, but there are enough experienced leaders in the squad to bring them along.
Tomorrow is another match on the road to the Rugby World Cup, a chance for players to stake their claim and the first match since we were crowned RBS 6 Nations Champions.
IRFU Director of Rugby Sevens Anthony Eddy will take an Ireland Women's Sevens squad of 14 players to Australia on Monday for a training camp as part of the preparations for the Sydney leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.
The British & Irish Lions today announced three major appointments for the 2017 tour to New Zealand, Head Analyst Rhodri Bown, Head of Medical Eanna Falvey and Head of Strength & Conditioning Paul Stridgeon will support head coach Warren Gatland and his coaching team on the 10-match tour.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt praised the squad's 'immense character' following the 27-24 GUINNESS Series success against Australia. Meanwhile, captain Rory Best reflects on 'an emotional day' as he made his 100th appearance for his country.
Irish Rugby TV brings you a behind the scenes look at Ireland's final GUINNESS Series game against Australia. Joe Schmidt's men marked captain Rory Best's 100th cap with a superb 27-24 victory over the Wallabies.
Saturday's GUINNESS Series clash with Australia marks Michael Kearney's last game as Ireland team manager. We spoke to him about five memorable years in the role. Watch out for a couple of special cameos!
Dick Spring, Chairman of Ireland's RWC 2023 Bid Oversight Board, and Bid Ambassador Brian O'Driscoll speak about their excitement at officially launching Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. #Ireland2023
We're ready to create something legendary. A showcase for rugby nations old and new. A tournament that will grow the game globally, promote the values, spirit and ethos of rugby and will capture the world's imagination. #Ireland2023 - Liam Neeson gives voice to Ireland's bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023.
Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Women's November International Series to be held in the UCD Bowl. Kids go free with any adult tickets. Ireland will face world champions England, top ranked Canada and the Black Ferns of New Zealand.
Tournament Director Garrett Tubridy sets the scene for an exciting weekend of rugby at UCD where 16 Women's Sevens teams will battle it out at for one qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/sevens.
Tadhg Furlong reflects on a disappointing day for Ireland against South Africa. However, he will take positives from his first Test start and be ready to build for the final match of the series in Port Elizabeth.
Paddy Jackson is preparing for Ireland's second Test against South Africa on Saturday (kick-off 5pm local time/4pm Irish time). The Ulster out-half has been checking out Ellis Park in advance of the match.