|Published on 2007-10-01 by John Collins.|
Argentina defeated Ireland comfortably over the weekend in the rugby World Cup, which I had predicted. Ireland just failed to fire in this tournament and deserved to be beaten, meanwhile Argentina are playing a great brand of rugby. They play Scotland in the next round, whereas France (also qualified from Ireland's group) have to play the New Zealand All Blacks, so I can see Argentina making the semi finals at least, but for France the future is less certain:
"Argentina turf Ireland out of cup" - http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/fixtures/round=100/match=10111/analysis.html#argentina+turf+ireland
Updated 2021 : note that the above post was originally published in 2007, but is left here for archival purposes. The external link is now dead, so I have unlinked it.