The adrenalin levels start to climb on a Thursday. The match is approaching and there is a noticeable change in camp. That doesn't mean that the lads can't relax but you can feel the energy ramping up as the second and final Test approaches.
Day 12 - Team Announcement
The Ireland squad trained in Universitario Tucumán Rugby Club this morning and as ever the hospitality was second to none.
Back at the hotel and it is time for the team announcement. Joe Schmidt will name the side and speak to the travelling media about his choices.
The press conference takes place in the unusual surroundings of the stage of a theatre that is part of the hotel complex - one of the more unusual locations for a media day.
Naturally for the players not included there is always disappointment, but there is a work ethic in this squad that means the guys who are out are working hard for the guys who are in.
Joe has included three more uncapped players on the bench meaning that everyone who came on tour is likely to get a game.
After that there are media interviews for several of the lads before they get a chance to rest up again.
The Football World Cup kicks off today with Brazil against Croatia, while the US Open tees off as well. There is always a keen interest in whatever other sports are on and many of the lads are happy of the distraction as the countdown begins in earnest.
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.