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.
Three Irish players were named in the Women's Rugby World Cup dream team that was announced yesterday. Fullback Niamg Briggs, lock Marie Louise Reilly and hooker Gill Bourke were all named in the side that was voted for by fans.
Speaking after the 3rd/4th place play-off defeat to France, Ireland Women's head coach Philip Doyle said: "Semi-final of a World Cup, ranked fourth - I'm absolutely thrilled with that. It's one step, we've learned a huge amount at this World Cup. We'll put it in the bank now and hopefully, in three years' time at the next World Cup, another Irish team will be there (competing in the last-four)."
The Ireland squad got their first taste of the new Canterbury training kit with new sponsor Three on board. Check out the gear as Cian Healy, Tommy Bowe and Devin Toner give us their thoughts and register for updates on shop.irishrugby.ie.
Speaking ahead of the Women's World Cup semi-final against England, Ireland head coach Philip Doyle said: "We're really looking forward to it, it's going to be a great occasion. I'm sure it will be like any another massive game in that it's all down to percentages."
Relive all the drama and excitement of the Ireland Women's historic victory over New Zealand with Wyn Gruffydd's memorable commentary, the roar of the Irish fans in Marcoussis and Fiona Coghlan's inspiring post-match interview.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has joined a host of political, sporting and broadcasting legends to send a message of support to the Ireland Women's squad ahead of the forthcoming Women's Rugby World Cup, which begins in Paris next Friday.
Speaking after the IRFU's Annual Council meeting, Chief Executive Philip Browne highlighted the importance of ticket revenue to the Union and also their sustained investments in the professional and domestic games.