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Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Head-To-Head: Ireland v Argentina

Head-To-Head: Ireland v Argentina

A statistical preview of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 1pm).

RUGBY WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINAL: Sunday, October 18

IRELAND v ARGENTINA, Millennium Stadium, 1pm (live TV3/UTV/RTÉ Radio 1/BBC Radio Ulster/IRFU Live Blog)

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IRELAND: Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster); Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster), Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht), Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster); Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster), Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster); Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster), Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster), Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) (capt).

Replacements: Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster), Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Nathan White (Connacht), Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster), Rhys Ruddock (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster), Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster), Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock College/Leinster).

ARGENTINA: Joaquin Tuculet (UAR); Santiago Cordero (UAR), Matias Moroni (UAR), Juan Martin Hernandez (UAR), Juan Imhoff (Racing 92); Nicolas Sanchez (UAR), Martin Landajo (UAR); Marcos Ayerza (Leicester Tigers), Agustin Creevy (UAR) (capt), Ramiro Herrera (UAR), Guido Petti (UAR), Tomas Lavanini (UAR), Pablo Matera (UAR), Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (Toulon), Leonardo Senatore (Unattached).

Replacements: Julian Montoya (UAR), Lucas Noguera (UAR), Juan Pablo Orlandi (Newcastle Falcons), Matias Alemanno (UAR), Facundo Isa (UAR), Tomas Cubelli (UAR), Jeronimo de la Fuente (UAR), Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino (Unattached).

Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant Referees: Romain Poite (France), Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Television Match Official: George Ayoub (Australia)

Head-To-Head:

Played – 15
Ireland Won – 10
Argentina Won – 5

Ireland v Argentina: IRFU Stat Zone

Previous Meetings:

Saturday, October 27, 1990 – Tour Match – Ireland 20 Argentina 18, Lansdowne Road
Saturday, August 28, 1999 – Tour Match – Ireland 32 Argentina 24, Lansdowne Road
Wednesday, October 20, 1999 – Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final Play-Off – Argentina 28 Ireland 24, Stade Félix-Bollaert
Saturday, June 3, 2000 – Summer Test – Argentina 34 Ireland 23, Ferrocaril Oeste
Saturday, November 23, 2002 – Autumn Test – Ireland 16 Argentina 7, Lansdowne Road
Sunday, October 26, 2003 – Rugby World Cup Pool A – Argentina 15 Ireland 16, Adelaide Oval
Saturday, November 27, 2004 – Autumn Test – Ireland 21 Argentina 19, Lansdowne Road
Saturday, May 26, 2007 – Summer Tour – Argentina 22 Ireland 20, Club Atletico Colon
Saturday, June 2, 2007 – Summer Tour – Argentina 16 Ireland 0, Velez Sarsfield
Sunday, September 30, 2007 – Rugby World Cup Pool D – Ireland 15 Argentina 30, Parc des Princes
Saturday, November 22, 2008 – Autumn Test – Ireland 17 Argentina 3, Croke Park
Sunday, November 28, 2010 – Autumn Test – Ireland 29 Argentina 9, Aviva Stadium
Saturday, November 24, 2012 – Autumn Test – Ireland 46 Argentina 24, Aviva Stadium
Saturday, June 7, 2014 – Summer Tour – Argentina 17 Ireland 29, Estadio Centenario, Resistencia
Saturday, June 14, 2014 – Summer Tour – Argentina 17 Ireland 23, Estadio José Fierro, Tucumán

Most Points And Biggest Margins:

Ireland: Points & Margin: 46-24, 2012 Autumn Test

Argentina: Points: 34-23, 2000 Summer Test; Margin: 16-0, 2007 Second Test

Individual Records In The Series:

Most Points In A Match: Ireland 24 (David Humphreys, 1999 Rugby World Cup quarter-final play-off); Argentina 23 (Gonzalo Quesada, 1999 Rugby World Cup quarter-final play-off)

Most Tries In A Match: Ireland 3 (Matt Mostyn, 1999 Test match, Lansdowne Road); Argentina 2 (Agustin Pichot, 1999 Test match, Lansdowne Road)

Most Appearances – Ireland v Argentina:

9 – Malcolm O’Kelly, Felipe Contepomi
8 – Brian O’Driscoll, Ronan O’Gara
7 – Gonzalo Longo Elia, Agustin Pichot
6 – Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, Ignacio Corleto, Martin Durand, Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, John Hayes, Jamie Heaslip, Mario Ledesma, Geordan Murphy, Paul O’Connell, Martin Scelzo

Top Points Scorers – Ireland v Argentina:

63 – Gonzalo Quesada
60 – Jonathan Sexton
59 – Ronan O’Gara
53 – Felipe Contepomi
44 – David Humphreys
22 – Nicolas Sanchez
18 – Hugo Porta
16 – Michael Kiernan
15 – Tommy Bowe, Matt Mostyn

Top Try Scorers – Ireland v Argentina:

3 – Tommy Bowe, Matt Mostyn, Jonathan Sexton
2 – Justin Bishop, Agustin Pichot, Simon Zebo

Ireland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2014 Six Nations:

Won 28-6 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Won 26-3 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Lost 13-10 v England away (Six Nations)
Won 46-7 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Won 22-20 v France away (Six Nations)
Won 29-17 v Argentina away (Summer Tour)
Won 23-17 v Argentina away (Summer Tour)
Won 29-15 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Won 49-7 v Georgia home (Autumn Series)
Won 26-23 v Australia home (Autumn Series)
Won 26-3 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Won 18-11 v France home (Six Nations)
Won 19-9 v England home (Six Nations)
Lost 23-16 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Won 40-10 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Won 35-21 v Wales away (World Cup Warm-Up)
Won 28-22 v Scotland home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 16-10 v Wales home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 21-13 v England away (World Cup Warm-Up)
Won 50-7 v Canada neutral (World Cup Pool D)
Won 44-10 v Romania neutral (World Cup Pool D)
Won 16-9 v Italy neutral (World Cup Pool D)
Won 24-9 v France neutral (World Cup Pool D)

Argentina – Form Guide From The Start Of The 2014 Test Season:

Won 65-9 v Uruguay away (South American Championship)
Won 73-12 v Chile away (South American Championship)
Lost 29-17 v Ireland home (Summer Series)
Lost 23-17 v Ireland home (Summer Series)
Lost 21-19 v Scotland home (Summer Series)
Lost 13-6 v South Africa away (Rugby Championship)
Lost 33-31 v South Africa home (Rugby Championship)
Lost 28-9 v New Zealand away (Rugby Championship)
Lost 32-25 v Australia away (Rugby Championship)
Lost 34-13 v New Zealand home (Rugby Championship)
Won 21-17 v Australia home (Rugby Championship)
Lost 41-31 v Scotland away (Autumn Tour)
Won 20-18 v Italy away (Autumn Tour)
Won 18-13 v France away (Autumn Tour)
Won 36-14 v Uruguay away (South American Championship)
Won 71-7 v Paraguay away (South American Championship)
Lost 39-18 v New Zealand away (Rugby Championship)
Lost 34-9 v Australia home (Rugby Championship)
Won 37-25 v South Africa away (Rugby Championship)
Lost 26-12 v South Africa home (World Cup Warm-Up)
Lost 26-16 v New Zealand neutral (World Cup Pool C)
Won 54-9 v Georgia neutral (World Cup Pool C)
Won 45-16 v Tonga neutral (World Cup Pool C)
Won 64-19 v Namibia neutral (World Cup Pool C)

Ireland – Most-Capped Players:

133 Brian O’Driscoll
128 Ronan O’Gara
108 Paul O’Connell
105 John Hayes
98 Peter Stringer
94 Donncha O’Callaghan
92 Malcolm O’Kelly
88 Rory Best
82 Gordon D’Arcy
82 Girvan Dempsey

79 Jamie Heaslip

72 David Humphreys
72 David Wallace
72 Geordan Murphy
70 Kevin Maggs
69 Mike Gibson

Ireland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1083 Ronan O’Gara
560 David Humphreys
525 Jonathan Sexton
308 Michael Kiernan
296 Eric Elwood
245 Brian O’Driscoll
217 Ollie Campbell
158 Tom Kiernan
150 Tommy Bowe

Ireland – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

46 Brian O’Driscoll
30 Tommy Bowe
29 Denis Hickie
21 Shane Horgan
19 Girvan Dempsey
18 Geordan Murphy
17 Brendan Mullin
16 Keith Earls
16 Andrew Trimble
16 Ronan O’Gara
15 Kevin Maggs
15 Keith Wood
14 George Stephenson
13 Rob Kearney

Argentina – Most-Capped Players:

87 Felipe Contepomi
86 Lisandro Arbizu
86 Rolando Martin
84 Mario Ledesma
78 Pedro Sporleder
73 Federico Mendez
71 Agustin Pichot
68 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe
65 Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe
65 Omar Hasan
64 Marcos Ayerza
64 Juan Manuel Leguizamon

Argentina – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

651 Felipe Contepomi
590 Hugo Porta
486 Gonzalo Quesada
365 Santiago Meson
310 Nicolas Sanchez
256 Federico Todeschini
188 Lisandro Arbizu
158 Juan Fernandez Miranda
149 Juan Martin Hernandez

Argentina – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

29 Jose Nunez Piossek
28 Diego Cuesta Silva
24 Gustavo Jorge
19 Juan Imhoff
18 Rolando Martin
18 Facundo Soler
17 Lisandro Arbizu
17 Hernan Senillosa
16 Felipe Contepomi

World Rugby All-Time Top Points Scorers:

1569 Dan Carter (New Zealand)
1246 Jonny Wilkinson (1179-England, 67-Lions)
1090 Neil Jenkins (1049-Wales, 41-Lions)
1083 Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
1010 Diego Dominguez (27-Argentina, 983-Italy)
970 Stephen Jones (917-Wales, 53-Lions)
967 Andrew Mehrtens (New Zealand)
911 Michael Lynagh (Australia)
893 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
878 Matt Burke (Australia)
809 Chris Paterson (Scotland)

World Rugby All-Time Top Try Scorers:

64 David Campese (Australia)
64 Bryan Habana (South Africa)
60 Shane Williams (58-Wales, 2-Lions)
50 Rory Underwood (49-England, 1-Lions)
49 Doug Howlett (New Zealand)
47 Brian O’Driscoll (46-Ireland, 1-Lions)
46 Christian Cullen (New Zealand)
46 Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand)
44 Jeff Wilson (New Zealand)
41 Gareth Thomas (40-Wales, 1-Lions)
40 Chris Latham (Australia)

(Note: Daisuke Ohata scored 69 tries for Japan, but not all against major international opposition)

The ‘100 Caps’ Club:

146 Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
141 Brian O’Driscoll (133-Ireland, 8-Lions)
139 George Gregan (Australia)
130 Keven Mealamu (New Zealand)
130 Ronan O’Gara (128-Ireland, 2-Lions)
125 Victor Matfield (South Africa)
124 Gethin Jenkins (119-Wales, 5-Lions)
119 Jason Leonard (114-England, 5-Lions)
118 Fabien Pelous (France)
118 Tony Woodcock (New Zealand)
116 Nathan Sharpe (Australia)
115 Martin Castrogiovanni (Italy)
115 Bryan Habana (South Africa)
115 Paul O’Connell (108-Ireland, 7-Lions)
114 Sergio Parisse (Italy)
112 Marco Bortolami (Italy)
111 Adam Ashley-Cooper (Australia)
111 Philippe Sella (France)
111 John Smit (South Africa)
111 George Smith (Australia)
110 Dan Carter (New Zealand)
110 Stephen Jones (104-Wales, 6-Lions)
109 Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
109 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
107 John Hayes (105-Ireland, 2-Lions)
106 Mauro Bergamasco (Italy)
104 Martyn Williams (100-Wales, 4-Lions)
103 Andrea Lo Cicero (Italy)
103 Gareth Thomas (100-Wales, 3-Lions)
102 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
102 Stephen Larkham (Australia)
101 David Campese (Australia)
101 Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand)
101 Alessandro Troncon (Italy)
100 Adam Jones (95-Wales, 5-Lions)
100 Alun Wyn Jones (94-Wales, 6-Lions)
100 Sean Lamont (Scotland)
100 Mils Muliaina (New Zealand)
100 Vasco Uva (Portugal)