Finding ways to fill the down time on tour is always a challenge. The lads work hard in the gym, in training and at analysis but they also need some distractions in their day. It could be a shopping trip or an excursion but sometimes it is something very simple.
Day 10 - 'Heads Up'
Today was another jam-packed day but it was made easier and more fun by an app called 'Heads Up' that is taking the squad by storm.
A simple quiz app that requires one person to hold up the phone while the other acts out the famous name or song or movie or just mimes an action that is displayed.
The day started with media for Les Kiss, Jamie Heaslip, Kieran Marmion, Damien Varley and Iain Henderson at 8am. This means not just radio and written media but slots with Irish Rugby TV and profile photographs with Inpho photographer Billy Stickland or Dan Sheridan who are with us on tour.
This morning there was a training session in San Isidro Rugby Club, about 30 minutes outside the main city.
Then it was time to pack up again for the trip to Tucumán. Once more the advance party headed to the airport to pave the way and even deflate the balls for the flight!
Our liaison officers - Gianluca and Francisco - have been invaluable in helping us negotiate our way around Argentina and also in pitching in to help with the lifting and carrying.
Then it was an evening flight of just under two hours and a bus trip to our new hotel in the city of over a million people.
There's a nice welcome at the airport from the local tourism board with a brochure and some local fudge handed out.
Whether in the team room, at the airport or on the top of the bus there were groups of the lads playing 'Heads Up' all day today.
It has been catching on in the group with Damien Varley and Dave Kilcoyne particularly keen.
As ever with this bunch, things got competitive and it ended with two teams in a winner-takes-all contest as the bus pulled up to the new venue.
The result? Jamie Heaslip and Paul O'Connell's team won and were served dinner by Rob Kearney and his crew.
We spoke to Leinster and Ireland winger Dave Kearney after the Captain's Run at Thomond Park as he prepares to take on some familiar faces and some well-capped stars when the Ireland XV play the Barbarians.
Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong is one of two uncapped players in the Ireland XV starting team to play the Barbarians. We caught up with the young prop at Thomond Park as he prepares to pull on the green jersey.
Jamie Heaslip will captain the Ireland XV against the Barbarians at Thomond Park on Thursday. He spoke to Irish Rugby TV about facing the star-studded visitors and the battle he is relishing with his Leinster colleague Shane Jennings, who captains the Baa Baas.
Ireland Under-20 head coach Nigel Carolan has likened the World Rugby Under-20 Championship to 'a mini Six Nations in three weeks'. His side take on Argentina in their tournament opener in Parma next Tuesday.
Ireland Under-20 backs Nick McCarthy and Garry Ringrose and Feargal O'Rourke from team sponsors PwC spoke to Irish Rugby TV as the squad prepare for the World Rugby U-20 Championship which starts next week in Italy.
We caught up with Sean O'Brien at the Canterbury Ireland training kit launch where he spoke about next week's Barbarians game, the build-up to the Rugby World Cup and 'moving forward' with Leinster next season.
We caught up with Ireland international Luke Fitzgerald at the launch of the new Canterbury Ireland training kit. He spoke about his recovery from shoulder surgery and his aim to be fit for the Guinness Summer Series games in August.
Ireland Men's Sevens squad member Matthew D'Arcy is gearing up for a 'long and tough season' of Sevens rugby this summer. "It's very exciting (to be involved), there's a huge opportunity for us all," he said.
IRFU Director of Sevens and head coach Anthony Eddy talks about the Ireland Men's Sevens squad's upcoming tournaments and ambitions, while squad members Cian Aherne and Tom Daly tell us about their enthusiasm to play Sevens for Ireland.
IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora speaks about the newly-announced Ireland Men's Sevens squad and structures, and we also hear from squad member Matthew D'Arcy on the training camps and how he got involved.
IRFU Women's Rugby Ambassador Fiona Coghlan played in three Rugby World Cups and captained Ireland to Grand Slam glory. She believes the 2017 Women's World Cup in Ireland will be a 'hugely successful and exciting' tournament.