The second last day of the tour and a first visit to the second Test stadium in Tucumán. 'Atmospheric' and 'bear pit' are words that spring to mind when you first emerge from the underground tunnel that leads from the dressing room to the pitch.
Day 12 - 'Captain's Run Part 2'
The day before the second and last game of the tour and the challenge for everyone is to focus on the match while packing for and thinking about heading home.
The daily routine remains the same - monitoring, breakfast, meeting, stretching and then off to the stadium for the last run-out.
The pitch is judged to be in good condition and everyone is wondering what the atmosphere will be like with sheer terracing on three sides of the stadium.
With the Captain's Run and the last of the media duties done, it is back to the team hotel.
There are rub downs, medical checks, logistics and much more to be done. The Netherlands' win over Spain in the Football World Cup provides a distraction for some in the afternoon and there is the eternal coffee drinking which has been joined now by more and more of 'Heads Up'.
It all serves to pass the time until dinner. Then the players can pop up to bagman Willie Bennett's room to collect their shorts and socks, check their studs and generally while away the time before bed.
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.