O'Brien returns in Ireland side to face Pumas

The sides met in last season's November games

"Murray, Ringrose and Kearney are the other three that you'd imagine would be included. There were a couple of times when the game was in the balance and we just had enough character and we got together and we made the most of the few chances that we got".

Schmidt, whose side began the November Tests with a 54-7 thumping of Italy, said Argentina would prove challenging in many respects.

"They have a great record in the Aviva as well".

"Both trained well today but we didn't want to go into an Argentine test match with guys who aren't fully fit", Schmidt said.

"I don't think Joe allows it in that environment".

"They're the sort of side who need to test us".

Schmidt acknowledges too that Ledesma knows the Irish players better due to his experience of playing in the northern hemisphere and is not surprised the former hooker is making waves in the coaching arena.

Ireland have struggled at time in the Rugby World Cup, suffering three defeats to the Pumas, but were comfortable winners when the sides met in last last year's autumn series.


Ireland XV to play Argentina: Jordan Larmour, Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny Sexton, Kieran Marmion; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, James Ryan, Peter O'Mahony, Sean O'Brien (Leinster), CJ Stander (Munster).

There is what Ireland will do over the next two weeks and there is what it will mean in the long term.

"With the national team he has already compiled some good success and certainly he has the confidence of the players".

"They did analysis on the All-Blacks they talked about it prior to getting into camp".

Ireland face off against Argentina at 18:30 on Saturday evening.

However, joy was tempered with sadness as flanker Sean O'Brien playing his first Test for nearly a year due to hip and shoulder injuries went off holding his wrist. #AnswerIrelandsCall celebrates the camaraderie between rugby fans, by giving them a voice and rallying them to get behind the Irish Rugby team.

Ireland got the scrap it wanted before playing New Zealand as it had to grind past Argentina 28-17 at Lansdowne Road on Saturday. Sanchez failed to convert leaving the visitors 11-5 up.

Guinness is the official title sponsor of the Guinness series and a proud supporter of Irish Rugby.

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