Friday 23 August 2019

Big chance for Munster boys to shine

Argentina are a side that score lots of points when they are on offer. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Argentina are a side that score lots of points when they are on offer. Stock photo: Sportsfile

David Wallace

Andrew Conway has excelled for Munster and over the last few weeks he has been able to do that in an Irish jersey as well.

Performing on the national stage will hone his skills even further. He's got so much to his game and it's no wonder he was man of the match in the win over Fiji. He could be a vital cog in the search for strength in depth at full-back as well.

Darren Sweetnam scored his first try for Ireland in that win over Fiji too, and then you have Chris Farrell making his debut and Ian Keatley kicking the decisive penalties. So all in all, it was a good outing for the Munster contingent, but Ireland will need to step it up a notch against Argentina.

The Rugby Championship has helped Argentina so much over the last few years, and they are now a real force in world rugby.

Their game against England didn't go to plan - although the scoreboard was not a fair reflection - and they didn't deserve to score 31 points against Italy. But Argentina are a side that score lots of points when they are on offer. No one knows that better than Joe Schmidt and Ireland.

That World Cup defeat still weighs heavily on this Irish team and this weekend affords them an opportunity to gain some revenge.

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