Chris Henry has been named at openside flanker and young Iain Henderson will once again provide cover from the bench.
Gordon D’Arcy and Keith Earls will continue their centre partnership and Jonathan Sexton is named to start at No.10 after recovering from the tight groin he suffered in the warm up for the Fiji game and forced him to withdraw from the squad.
The forwards selection is the same that lined out for the opening game of the Guinness Series with Richardt Strauss winning his second full cap in the front row. Among the replacements, Donncha O’Callaghan could make his 90th appearance for his country if he is called into action.
The team will be captained by Jamie Heaslip for the third consecutive game this Autumn.
Ireland Team to play Argentina on Saturday, 24th November 2012, Aviva Stadium, Kick off 14.00:
15 – Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster/2)
14 – Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster/50)
13 – Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster/33)
12 – Gordon D'Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster/70)
11 – Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)*
10 – Jonathan Sexton (St.Mary’s College/Leinster/33)
9 – Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster/13)
1 – Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster/34)
2 – Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster/1)
3 – Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster/23)
4 – Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster/22)
5 – Mike McCarthy (Buccaneers/Connacht/5)
6 – Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster/8)
7 – Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster/3)
8 – Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster/51) Captain
16 – Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster/22)
17 – David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster/1)
18 – Michael Bent (Leinster/1)
19 – Donncha O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster/89)
20 – Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster/1)
21 – Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster/46)
22 – Ronan O'Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster/125)
23 – Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster/15)
N.B. *denotes uncapped player
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