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.
The Irish Rugby Football Union have opened a book of condolence at our offices on 10-12 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, for members of the public wishing to send their support to the Foley family.
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.
Nicole Cronin, the inaugural Irish Women's Sevens Player of the Year in 2014, is looking to make an impact on her return to the green jersey at this weekend's Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia.
The Ireland Women's 15-a-side captain Niamh Briggs was part of the Irish Development team that won the Amsterdam 7s title recently. Next up is the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia this weekend and then a shot at Olympic Sevens qualification at UCD on June 25-26.