The next generation of rugby talent are battling it out for the right to be crowned world champions in Italy, and Ireland take on Argentina at the Stadio XXV Aprile in Parma in their opening fixture of the tournament today. The side will be without Regular out-half Ross Byrne, who had to withdraw as a result of a back injury, but with a strong squad to choose from, head coach Nigel Carolan has been able to bring in Tomás Quinlan to replace him, another player of outstanding talent. They will be hoping to start their campaign off on the right foot against a tough opponent in Argentina, but with Scotland and New Zealand also in their group, things won't get any easier for an Irish side who will be hoping to be able to at least reach the semi-finals of the tournament, in the same way they did in the last edition of the tournament.