Rugby World Cup: Ireland Hopeful Jonathan Sexton Will Play, While Argentina Confident Of Winning

Jinger Jarrett - Author

Oct. 15 2015, Updated 10:09 a.m. ET

As Ireland faces Argentina in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup, Argentinian center Juan Martin Hernandez believes that Argentina will defeat Ireland in their latest game. Argentina defeated Ireland in the quarter finals in both 1999 and 2007 in what Hernandez referred to as “El Classico.” Referring to Argentina’s 28-24 win in 1999, he said in the Sydney Morning Herald that the game was more like a derby for the Argentinians.

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“I remember in 1999 when we went through to the quarter-finals for the first time. I was not part of the team then, I was very young but I remember watching on TV. These games are like El Clasico, they are derbies. I know Ireland has European teams but for us it has become a nice challenge, a great derby.”

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