Ireland beat Argentina but at a cost

The sides met in last season's November games

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt admits he was caught out after Argentina named lock Guido Petti at flanker for Saturday's Dublin Test.

Argentina should provide a testing examination provided they are not too exhausted having come out of the Rugby Championship with two victories under new head coach Mario Ledesma, including their first in Australia since 1983.

"I don't want them looking around".

Schmidt, who is seen by some as a future coach of the All Blacks after his success with Ireland, made it clear that anyone who doesn't meet his high standards on Saturday will have the next weekend off.

"I'm scarred by them from 99 and 07, so they've been a team that have consistently upset us in big games".

Ireland had a chance to right their wrongs a year ago against the Pumas when they came out victorious in a 28-19 scoreline but the wounds are still open from that day in 2015 and another victory would be sweet and all focus has to be on this weekend's tie as much as the All Blacks are looming.

"But that's a good way for us to try to cope and test ourselves against a really good side, which we know Argentina are".

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"In particular, this is our first southern hemisphere game of this series and you saw in Australia, the way that southern hemisphere rugby is played is worth a fair bit of freedom".

"We were probably a wee bit slow out of the blocks but look Argentina are a quality side and it is another win for us with some good stuff and some things we will need to get better for next week", he told RTE Sport's Clare McNamara.

"So we're going to have to really be on our mettle otherwise guys like Agustin Creevy and Pablo Matera will get on that ball very quickly". "They were hard at the back, hard off the ruck and hard off the line and really squeezed us".

"Previous Ireland teams have gone to third and fourth best team in the world, dipped their toe in and then came back out to fifth and sixth again", he said.

Kieran Marmion and Bundee Aki both crossed in the opening 25 minutes with Bautista Delguy's brilliant try in between and a trio of Nicolas Sanchez's penalties keeping the margin to a point at half-time.

Ireland stormed back and such was their confidence of getting the better of the Pumas forwards Jonathan Sexton rejected going for goal on two occasions, opting for touch instead.

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