Australia’s Adam Ashley-Cooper scores his second try during the Rugby World Cup semi-final against Argentina at Twickenham. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Australia 29 Argentina 15 The Pumas will go home to a heroic welcome after next Friday’s bronze play-off, and will do so as the great entertainers of (...)

 David Pocock of Australia passes the ball during a training session at The Lensbury Hotel in London. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

The state David Pocock and Israel Folau show up in may dictate this result. Their loss, along with Scott Sio’s busted-up elbow, would equate to Ire(...)

Argentina stand arm in arm before the game against Namibia. “For them to win,” says journalist Alejo Miranda, “I think they have to have an early lead, like they did for example against South Africa in Durban.” Pphotograph: Jason Cairnduff/Inpho 2:10

The Pumas are the outstanding success story of world rugby in the professional era. They are also the most improved team in the world over the last fo(...)

Argentina’s Nicolas Sanchez returns for their quarter-final against Ireland on Sunday. Photograph: PA

Argentina have switched winger Matias Moroni to outside centre in place of the suspended Marcelo Bosch for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against(...)

New Zealand’s   Keven Mealamu  drives on in the maul against  Argentina during the  Rugby World Cup Pool C match   at Wembley Stadium on September 20th. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images 1:20

For those lucky enough to be going to Cardiff, you’re in for a treat. But four weeks ago I was sitting in Wembley Stadium when Argentina pushed New Ze(...)

Outhalf Juan Martin Hernandez scores the first try for Argentina against Namibia at Leicester City Stadium. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Livepic/Reuters

Argentina 64 Namibia 19 It was not the farewell Namibia wanted or deserved but they are not the only ones to have fallen prey to the Pumas and on cu(...)

Argentina’s Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe celebrates after his side’s nine try rout of Namibia in Leicester. Photograph: Reuters

Argentina 64 Namibia 19 It was not the farewell Namibia wanted or deserved but they are not the only ones to have fallen prey to the Pumas and on curr(...)

Right winger Santiago Cordero scores his second and Argentina’s  sixth try in the World Cup Pool C game at Kingsholm in Gloucester. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Argentina 54 Georgia 9 Three tries and 21 points in 12 minutes put Argentina back on course for a place in the quarter-finals - and a possible meeting(...)

 Marcelo Bosch of Saracens kicks the winning penalty during the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final against Racing Metro 92  at Stade Yves Du Manoir  in Paris. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Racing Metro 11 Saracens 12Sporting history is not littered with too many examples of English teams being saved from oblivion by the boot of an Argent(...)

Back in harness: the return of Jonathan Sexton (centre, against Bayonne) to the European Champions Cup  should strengthen Racing Metro in Sunday’s quarter-final. Photograph: Iroziroz Gaizka/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a little surprising to be reminded that this is actually a meeting of the first and eighth seeds in the Champions Cup, with Racing advancing to (...)