10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
IRELAND v ARGENTINA, Parc des Princes, 4pm Irish time/5pm local time (live TV3/UTV/Setanta Sports)
Ireland: Geordan Murphy; Shane Horgan, Brian O'Driscoll (capt), Gordon D'Arcy, Denis Hickie; Ronan O'Gara, Eoin Reddan; Marcus Horan, Jerry Flannery, John Hayes, Donncha O'Callaghan, Paul O'Connell, Simon Easterby, David Wallace, Denis Leamy.
Replacements: Rory Best, Bryan Young, Malcolm O'Kelly, Neil Best, Isaac Boss, Paddy Wallace, Andrew Trimble.
Argentina: Ignacio Corleto; Lucas Borges, Manuel Contepomi, Felipe Contepomi, Horacio Agulla; Juan Martin Hernandez, Agustin Pichot (capt); Rodrigo Roncero, Mario Ledesma, Juan Martin Scelzo, Carlos Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe, Patricio Albacete, Lucas Ostiglia, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Gonzalo Longo Elia.
Replacements: Alberto Vernet Basualdo, Omar Hasan Jalil, Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, Martin Durand, Nicolas Fernandez Miranda, Federico Todeschini, Hernan Senillosa.
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Touch Judges: Mark Lawrence (South Africa), Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Television Match Official: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Played - 9
Ireland Won - 5
Argentina Won - 4
June 2, 2007 - Tour Match - Argentina 16 Ireland 0, Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires
Ireland Scorers: -
Ireland Team: Geordan Murphy; Brian Carney, Barry Murphy, Gavin Duffy, Rob Kearney; Jeremy Staunton, Eoin Reddan; Simon Best, Frankie Sheahan, Bryan Young, Leo Cullen, Mick O'Driscoll, Alan Quinlan, Shane Jennings, Stephen Ferris.
Replacements: Bernard Jackman, Tony Buckley, Malcolm O'Kelly, Neil Best, Isaac Boss, Kieran Lewis, Luke Fitzgerald.
May 26, 2007 - Tour Match - Argentina 22 Ireland 20, Club Atletico Colon, Santa Fe
Ireland Scorers: Try: Brian Carney, Penalty try; Cons: Paddy Wallace 2; Pens: Paddy Wallace, Gavin Duffy
Ireland Team: Gavin Duffy; Brian Carney, Andrew Trimble, Kieran Lewis, Tommy Bowe; Paddy Wallace, Isaac Boss; Bryan Young, Jerry Flannery, Simon Best, Trevor Hogan, Malcolm O'Kelly, Neil Best, Keith Gleeson, Jamie Heaslip.
Replacements: Bernard Jackman, Tony Buckley, Mick O'Driscoll, Stephen Ferris, Tomas O'Leary, Geordan Murphy, Barry Murphy.
November 27, 2004 - Tour Match - Ireland 21 Argentina 19, Lansdowne Road
Ireland Scorers: Pens: Ronan O'Gara 5; Drops: Ronan O'Gara 2
Ireland Team: Girvan Dempsey; Geordan Murphy, Brian O'Driscoll, Shane Horgan, Denis Hickie; Ronan O'Gara, Peter Stringer; Reggie Corrigan, Shane Byrne, John Hayes, Malcolm O'Kelly, Paul O'Connell, Simon Easterby, Johnny O'Connor, Anthony Foley.
Replacements: Frankie Sheahan, Marcus Horan, Donncha O'Callaghan, Eric Miller, Guy Easterby, David Humphreys, Kevin Maggs.
October 26, 2003 - World Cup Pool Match - Argentina 15 Ireland 16, Adelaide Oval
Ireland Scorers: Try: Alan Quinlan; Con: David Humphreys; Pens: David Humphreys, Ronan O'Gara 2
Ireland Team: Girvan Dempsey; Shane Horgan, Brian O'Driscoll, Kevin Maggs, Denis Hickie; David Humphreys, Peter Stringer; Reggie Corrigan, Keith Wood, John Hayes, Malcolm O'Kelly, Paul O'Connell, Simon Easterby, Alan Quinlan, Victor Costello.
Replacements: Shane Byrne, Marcus Horan, Donncha O'Callaghan, Eric Miller, Guy Easterby, Ronan O'Gara, John Kelly.
November 23, 2002 - Tour Match - Ireland 16 Argentina 7, Lansdowne Road
Ireland Scorers: Try: Girvan Dempsey; Con: Ronan O'Gara; Pens: Ronan O'Gara 3
Ireland Team: Girvan Dempsey; Shane Horgan, Brian O'Driscoll, Kevin Maggs, Justin Bishop; Ronan O'Gara, Peter Stringer; Reggie Corrigan, Shane Byrne, John Hayes, Gary Longwell, Malcolm O'Kelly, Victor Costello, Keith Gleeson, Anthony Foley.
Replacements: Frankie Sheahan, Marcus Horan, Leo Cullen, Alan Quinlan, Guy Easterby, David Humphreys, Geordan Murphy.
June 3, 2000 - Tour Match - Argentina 34 Ireland 23, Ferrocaril Oeste, Buenos Aires
Ireland Scorers: Tries: Rob Henderson, Justin Bishop 2, Malcolm O'Kelly; Pen: David Humphreys
Ireland Team: Peter McKenna; Shane Horgan, Rob Henderson, Kevin Maggs, Justin Bishop; David Humphreys, Peter Stringer; Peter Clohessy, Keith Wood, John Hayes, Mick Galwey, Malcolm O'Kelly, Simon Easterby, David Wallace, Anthony Foley.
Replacements: Frankie Sheahan, Justin Fitzpatrick, Bob Casey, Andy Ward, Guy Easterby, Ronan O'Gara, Mike Mullins.
October 20, 1999 - World Cup Quarter-Final Play-Off - Argentina 28 Ireland 24, Stade Felix Bollaert, Lens
Ireland Scorers: Pens: David Humphreys; Drop: David Humphreys
Ireland Team: Conor O'Shea; Justin Bishop, Brian O'Driscoll, Kevin Maggs, Matt Mostyn; David Humphreys, Tom Tierney; Reggie Corrigan, Keith Wood, Paul Wallace, Jeremy Davidson, Malcolm O'Kelly, Andy Ward, Kieron Dawson, Dion O'Cuinneagain.
Replacements: Ross Nesdale, Justin Fitzpatrick, Bob Casey, Eric Miller, Brian O'Meara, Eric Elwood, Jonathan Bell.
August 28, 1999 - Tour Match - Ireland 32 Argentina 24, Lansdowne Road
Ireland Scorers: Tries: Matt Mostyn 3, Keith Wood; Pens: David Humphreys 4
Ireland Team: Conor O'Shea; Justin Bishop, Brian O'Driscoll, Kevin Maggs, Matt Mostyn; David Humphreys, Tom Tierney; Peter Clohessy, Keith Wood, Paul Wallace, Paddy Johns, Jeremy Davidson, Trevor Brennan, Andy Ward, Dion O'Cuinneagain.
Replacements: Ross Nesdale, Justin Fitzpatrick, Malcolm O'Kelly, Eric Miller, Brian O'Meara, Eric Elwood, Mike Mullins.
October 27, 1990 - Tour Match - Ireland 20 Argentina 18, Lansdowne Road
Ireland Scorers: Tries: Kenneth Hooks, Michael Kiernan; Pens: Michael Kiernan 4
Ireland Team: Kenny Murphy; Kenneth Hooks, Brendan Mullin, Michael Kiernan, Keith Crossan; Brian Smith, Alain Rolland; Nick Popplewell, John McDonald, Des Fitzgerald, Donal Lenihan, Paddy Johns, Noel Mannion, Denis McBride, Philip Lawlor.
Replacements: John Fitzgerald, Terry Kingston, Mick Galwey, Michael Bradley, Ralph Keyes, Vinny Cunningham.
Ireland v Argentina In The World Cup:
Played - 2
Ireland Won - 1 (2003 pool match)
Argentina Won - 1 (1999 quarter-final play-off)
Biggest Win In The Series:
Ireland - Points: 32-24 (1999); Margin: 16-7 (2002)
Argentina - Points: 34-23 (2000); Margin: 16-0 (2007)
Form Guide From 2006 To Present:
Italy (6N) home - won 26-16
France (6N) away - lost 31-43
Wales (6N) home - won 31-5
Scotland (6N) home - won 15-9
England (6N) away - won 28-24
New Zealand away - lost 23-34
New Zealand away - lost 17-27
Australia away - lost 15-37
South Africa home - won 32-15
Australia home - won 21-6
Pacific Islanders home - won 61-17
Wales (6N) away - won 19-9
France (6N) home - lost 17-20
England (6N) home - won 43-13
Scotland (6N) away - won 19-18
Italy (6N) home - won 51-24
Argentina away - lost 20-22
Argentina away - lost 0-16
Scotland away - lost 21-31
Italy home - won 23-20
Namibia (RWC) neutral - won 32-17
Georgia (RWC) neutral - won 14-10
France (RWC) neutral - lost 3-25
Wales home - won 27-25
Wales home - won 45-27
New Zealand home - lost 19-25
Chile away - won 60-13
Uruguay home - won 26-0
England away - won 25-18
Italy away - won 23-16
France away - lost 26-27
Ireland home - won 22-20
Ireland home - won 16-0
Italy home - won 24-6
Chile home - won 70-14
Wales away - lost 20-27
France (RWC) neutral - won 17-12
Georgia (RWC) neutral - won 33-3
Namibia (RWC) neutral - won 63-3
Most Capped Players:
88 - Malcolm O'Kelly
79 - Peter Stringer
78 - Girvan Dempsey, John Hayes, Brian O'Driscoll
76 - Ronan O'Gara
86 - Lisandro Arbizu, Rolando Martin
79 - Pedro Sporleder
76 - Federico Mendez Azpillaga
68 - Agustin Pichot
World's Most-Capped Players:
137 - George Gregan
119 - Jason Leonard*
115 - Fabien Pelous
111 - Philippe Sella
102 - Stephen Larkham, Gareth Thomas**
101 - David Campese
(*Leonard has 114 caps for England and 5 for the Lions, **Thomas has 99 caps for Wales and 3 for the Lions)
All-Time Top Points Scorers:
774 - Ronan O'Gara
560 - David Humphreys
308 - Michael Kiernan
296 - Eric Elwood
217 - Ollie Campbell
486 - Gonzalo Quesada
432 - Hugo Porta
All-Time Top Try Scorers:
30 - Brian O'Driscoll
29 - Denis Hickie
20 - Shane Horgan
18 - Girvan Dempsey
17 - Brendan Mullin, Geordan Murphy
29 - Jose Nunez Piossek
20 - Gustavo Jorge
World's All-Time Top Points Scorers:
1090 - Neil Jenkins (1049 for Wales, 41 for the Lions)
1010 - Diego Dominguez (27 for Argentina, 983 for Italy)
986 - Jonny Wilkinson (939 for England, 47 for the Lions)
967 - Andrew Mehrtens (New Zealand)
911 - Michael Lynagh (Australia)
878 - Matt Burke (Australia)
813 - Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
774 - Ronan O'Gara (Ireland)
733 - Gavin Hastings (667 for Scotland, 66 for the Lions)