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Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Match Stats: Ireland 15 Argentina 30

Match Stats: Ireland 15 Argentina 30

The result may have not have gone Ireland’s way in Paris on Sunday but who led the way in possession and territory, what were the tackle counts like and did the set pieces hold any sway? See below for statistics from the game from the IRB and Opta Statistics.

IRB MATCH STATS:

Tries – Ireland 2; Argentina 2
Conversions – Ireland 1/2; Argentina 1/2
Penalty Goals – Ireland 1/1; Argentina 3/4
Drop Goals – Ireland 0; Argentina 3
Scrums (Won/Lost) – Ireland 8/0; Argentina 9/0
Lineouts (Won/Lost) – Ireland 12/4; Argentina 9/2
Turnovers Won (At Ruck And Maul) – Ireland 2; Argentina 10

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Tackles – Ireland 76/91; Argentina 72/82
Clean Line Breaks – Ireland 2; Argentina 1
Possession – Ireland 47%; Argentina 53%
Territory – Ireland 40%; Argentina 60%
Actual Time In Opponents’ 22 – Ireland 5 mins 57 secs; Argentina 7 mins 39 secs

Errors (Handling/Kicking/Restart) – Ireland 13 (11/2/0); Argentina 11 (7/3/1)
Possession Kicked (In Play/To Touch/Errors) – Ireland 40 (30/8/2); Argentina 54 (42/9/3)
Penalties And Free Kicks Conceded – Ireland 5; Argentina 8
Replacements Used – Ireland 5; Argentina 5
Yellow Cards – Ireland 0; Argentina 0
Red Cards – Ireland 0; Argentina 0

OPTA MATCH STATS:

IRELAND –

Runs: 78
Metres Gained: 442
Top Runner: Geordan Murphy 14
Top Kicker: Ronan O’Gara 20
Top Tackler: Paul O’Connell 10

ARGENTINA –

Runs: 70
Metres Gained: 307
Top Runner: Juan Martin Hernandez 11
Top Kicker: Juan Martin Hernandez 32
Top Tackler: Felipe Contepomi 9