Robbie Henshaw Ireland 2015 Rugby World Cup
Robbie Henshaw during a training session for IrelandReuters

After a couple of could-not-take-your-eyes-off-it quarterfinals, it is onto Day 2 of the last-eight matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with Ireland vs Argentina kicking things off at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

South Africa and New Zealand have already sealed their places in the semifinals of the RWC, and both Ireland and Argentina will want to join them come Sunday.

Ireland will go into this quarterfinal as the slight favourites, but the Irish, who will have some ridiculous support in Cardiff on Sunday, will know the Pumas are quite capable of coming away with a win as well.

Argentina will fancy their chances considering the heavy injury list for Ireland, chief of them being the loss of their skipper Paul O'Connell, with Johnny Sexton, Peter O'Mahony and Jared Payne also ruled out. Sean O'Brien is another player who will sit out, through suspension.

"We have copped some injuries over the last week or so, but we all have confidence in the guys who have come into the side," Ireland coach Joe Schmidt, whose side avoided the All Blacks by topping their group, said.

"We understand the enormity of the challenge and the strength of the opposition. However, we have confidence in our players and hopefully we will get the job done.

"Argentina are gifted from front to back and will obviously cause us problems. I like their pack and their back three is really exciting. But we need to focus on what we do well and the coaching team has full trust in the players selected."

Argentina have lost to Ireland in their last five matches, but the Pumas will look to the victory in the group stages of the 2007 World Cup as inspiration to move into the semifinals.

"We have the weapons we need to go against our rivals," Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade said. "Ireland play in the northern hemisphere and play that way, but they've got some characteristics from the southern hemisphere, so they play a bit differently, very dynamic.

"We feel comfortable with that, because we're used to that sort of game. With France we may have needed to fight more in the breakdowns."

Teams: Ireland: Rob Kearney; Tommy Bowe, Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw, Dave Kearney; Ian Madigan, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Mike Ross; Devin Toner, Iain Henderson; Jordi Murphy, Chris Henry, Jamie Heaslip.

Replacements: Richardt Strauss, Jordi McGrath, Nathan White, Donnacha Ryan, Rhys Ruddock, Eoin Reddan, Paddy Jackson, Luke Fitzgerald.

Argentina: Joaquin Tuculet, Santiago Cordero, Matias Moroni, Juan Martin Hernandez, Juan Imhoff, Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo; Leonardo Senatore, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lavanini, Guido Petti, Ramiro Herrera, Agustin Creevy, Marcos Ayerza.

Replacements: Julian Montoya, Lucas Noguera, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Matias Alemanno, Facundo Isa, Tomas Cubelli, Jeronimo De La Fuente, Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino.

Where to Watch Live

Ireland vs Argentina is set to begin at 1 pm BST (5.30 pm IST). The RWC quarterfinal will be shown live on TV in India on Sony Six.

Sky Sport will show the Argentina vs Ireland quarterfinal match live in New Zealand, while the action can also be watched via live streaming on Sky Go NZ.

ITV1 will broadcast Ireland vs Argentina live in the UK, with the live stream option on ITV Player

Canal+ will broadcast the quarterfinal live on TV in France, while the action can also be live streamed on TFI

The 2015 Rugby World Cup match will be shown live in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa on SuperSport, while the live stream option is on SuperSport Live Video.

Audience in Australia can watch the action live on Fox Sports 2, with the live stream option on Foxtel Play.

Audience in the USA can watch the rugby World Cup quarterfinal 3 live on Universal Sports, while the game can also be live streamed on Universal Sports Online. Viewers in Canada can watch the game live on TSN, while the action can also be live streamed on TSN TV.

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