Rugby-Sloppy Ireland find their rhythm to see off Argentina
Ireland's error-strewn first half was salvaged by a dominant scrum that served up tries for scrumhalf Kieran Marmion and centre Bundee Aki either side of a Bautista Delguy effort for the more dangerous Argentines.
Nicolas Sanchez put the visitors ahead with a penalty just after the break before opposite number Johnny Sexton nudged the increasingly more composed Irish back in front 18-17 to set up a potentially thrilling final quarter.
However Ireland looked far more like the team that had won 15 of their last 16 tests and a try from replacement scrumhalf Luke McGrath, following a decisive lineout steal, and five more points from Sexton closed out a far from guaranteed victory. (Reporting by Padraic Halpin; editing by Tony Lawrence)
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