Ireland were narrowly beaten 26-22 by Argentina in their second match at the IRB Under-21 World Cup in France.
Queen's student David Pollock captained the Ireland side
Fionn Carr scored two tries for the Irish while Fergus McFadden scored the side's other try. Kieran Hallet kicked a penalty and two conversions.
The South Americans scored four tries through Francisco Albarracin (2), Matias Cortese and Agustin Creevy. Santiago Fernandez converted three.
Ireland lost 26-8 to France in their first match of the tournament.
Against Argentina, Mark McDermott's men led 10-0 early on but a yellow card for skipper David Pollock did not help their cause.
The Irish next face Georgia, with the play-offs to follow next week.
Ireland are currently ninth of the 12 teams in the standings.
Ireland U21: F Carr; I Hanly, T Gleeson, F McFadden, M Williams; K Hallet, P Marshall; D Hurley, S Cronin, D Ryan; D McGowan, D Toner, ;D Laffan, D Pollack, S O'Brien.Replacements: S Philpott, P Doran Jones, D Touhy, B Holland, D Williams, J Sexton, D Cave.