A try from Girvan Dempsey, converted by Ronan O'Gara, who also added a penalty gives Ireland a 10-7 lead over Argentina at a wet and perfectly miserable Lansdowne Road tonight.
Girvan Dempsey scored a try at the start of the second quarter after Brian O'Driscoll's massive up and under had been spilled by Puma full-back Ignacio Corleto. O'Gar added the conversion but from the restart, Dempsey and Shane Horgan dithered over a kick ahead and from a quick line-out throw, Rolando Martin raced over unopposed for the visitor's opening try. Felipe Contepomi converted but in the 33rd minute O'Gara was on the mark again with a penalty to give Ireland a narrow interval lead.
Ireland captain Rory Best and forwards coach Simon Easterby spoke to the media at the Captain's Run press conference in Paris earlier today, ahead of Ireland's RBS 6 Nations clash with France on Saturday.
Looking forward to locking horns with France, Conor Murray said: "I know with the type of players and type of game Guy Noves likes to play, they can throw up anything. We've got to be ready for any style of game, an offloading game, a free-flowing game."
Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby chats about sharing the defence coaching duties, Sean O'Brien (tight hamstring) sitting out Wednesday's training session and also talks about the strength of the Welsh back row.
Andrew Trimble talks about coming back from injury to make Ireland's RBS 6 Nations squad and dealing with the excitement and nervousness ahead of a big game like Sunday's Championship opener against Wales.
We hear from returning front rowers Adam McBurney and Conan O'Donnell, captain James Ryan and fellow newcomer Paul Kiernan as the Ireland Under-20s look forward to opening the U-20 RBS 6 Nations on Friday night against Wales at their new home of Donnybrook.
Ireland prop Tadhg Furlong spoke about the excitement of facing his first RBS 6 Nations campaign, the challenge of scrummaging against Wales and his earliest memories of the Championship - which include apple pie!