Join us for live text commentary of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium today (kick-off 1pm), as Joe Schmidt’s men look to qualify for the last-four.
On the couch, in the clubhouse, on the move? You can follow all the action from Ireland v Argentina with our IRFU Live Blog this afternoon.
If you don’t have a ticket for Ireland’s crunch clash with the Pumas (kick-off 1pm), you can keep track of the game on our IRFU Live Blog, featuring:
– Live match updates and all the build-up from the Millennium Stadium
– Your tweets and photos
– Post-match reaction from Joe Schmidt and the players
Today’s much-anticipated encounter in Cardiff is being broadcast live on TV3, UTV, RTÉ Radio 1 and BBC Radio Ulster. You can follow every tackle and try on the IRFU Live Blog – #ShouldertoShoulder, #RWC2015 and #IREvARG.
This match will be Ireland’s sixth quarter-final, together with a quarter-final play-off in 1999. The winners will qualify to play either Australia or Scotland in the last-four at Twickenham next Sunday (kick-off 4pm).
Number 8 Jamie Heaslip captains Ireland for the 12th time. The starting line-up against Argentina contains 659 Test caps and has an average starting age of 28 years and 201 days, their youngest of RWC 2015 and their youngest since the 45-17 win over Romania in RWC 2003.
The front row is unchanged and plays together for the 31st time, extending their professional era and northern Hemisphere record. Rory Best wins his 11th RWC cap, becoming Ireland’s most-capped RWC hooker.