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Argentina 17-23 Ireland

Updated: Monday, 16 Jun 2014 15:41 | Comments

Simon Zebo scored a vital try for Ireland after the interval Ireland's Darren Cave is tackled by an Argentina defender
Simon Zebo scored a vital try for Ireland after the interval Ireland's Darren Cave is tackled by an Argentina defender

By Tadhg Peavoy

Ireland have claimed their first ever series victory in Argentina with a 23-17 win in Tucumán.

The win follows on from their first ever Test victory in the South American country, in Resistencia last week, to wrap up a 2-0 series triumph.

Joe Schmidt's team trailed 10-9 at half-time as Joaquin Tuculet crossed for a try and Nicolas Sanchez added points from his boot. Johnny Sexton kicked three penalties for Ireland.

Simon Zebo and Ian Madigan crossed for tries in the second period, with Sexton converting the former, and Madigan the latter.

Lucas Amorisino scored a late consolation try for the Pumas, which Santiago González converted, but it was too little too late and Ireland saw out a deserved victory.

Next up for Ireland is South Africa at Aviva Stadium on 8 November.

@TPeavoy

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