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Skipper Best aims to lead Ireland into Six Nations on a high

 

By Ruaidhri O'Connor

Revenge is not on Rory Best's mind as he comes face to face with Argentina once again at the Aviva stadium tonight (5.30pm)but the Ireland captain has urged his team to finish November on a high and generate some Six Nations momentum with a win over their old foes.

Joe Schmidt's team are intent on reclaiming their title in spring and victory over the Pumas to make it an unbeaten month would be the perfect lead-in to the championship.

Although he is one of five survivors from the team that lost 43-20 to Argentina in the World Cup in Cardiff just over two years ago, Best is not using this as a revenge mission.

A veteran of five clashes with the Pumas, including the 2007 and 2015 World Cup defeats, the 35-year-old Ulster hooker knows Ireland are in for a difficult evening in front of a full house.

But he doesn't accept that this fixture is any feistier than the others.

"There has probably been a couple of higher-profile games, mainly World Cups, even stretching back before my time and that has probably added a little to those games," he said.

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