CJ Stander scored a try as Ireland beat Argentina 28-19 in Dublin on Saturday.
The hosts led 13-0 at the break thanks to two penalties from flyhalf Johnny Sexton and a converted try from left wing Jacob Stockdale.
Stockdale struck again early in the second half, breaking through the Pumas defence and sprinting to the corner to score. Sexton nailed the touchline conversion.
Joaquin Tuculet got the visitors on the board in the 55th minute with a converted try, but Ireland responded soon after when Stander broke away from a lineout driving maul and powered over.
The Pumas added some respectability to the score by running in late tries through Juan Manuel Leguizamon and Ramiro Moyano, the last of which came after the hooter.
Ireland – Tries: Jacob Stockdale (2), CJ Stander. Conversions: Johnny Sexton (2). Penalties: Sexton (3).
Argentina – Tries: Joaquin Tuculet, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Ramiro Moyano. Conversions: Nicolas Sanchez (2).
Ireland – 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Adam Byrne, 13 Chris Farrell, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Sean O’Brien, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 Iain Henderson, 4 James Ryan, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best (c), 1 Cian Healy.
Subs: 16 James Tracy, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 John Ryan, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Rhys Ruddock, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Ian Keatley, 23 Andrew Conway.
Argentina – 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Tomas Lezana, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy (c), 1 Santiago Garcia Botta.
Subs: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Lucas Noguera, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 23 Sebastian Cancelliere.
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