Like all Michael Cheika’s teams, Australia were way too streetwise, together and opportunistic for Argentina. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Some of the previously optimistic Irish fans who had bought tickets for the semi-finals made the trek to Twickenham over the weekend. There were clear(...)

 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(...)

A grounded Ian Madigan tries to stop Pablo Matera. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho 1:19

Ireland’s glass ceiling remains unbroken. Joe Schmidt was at pains not to use the injury count as an excuse. Even though it’s a valid one. “We’ve sust(...)

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(...)

Argentina’s Juan Martin Hernandez in action against Georgia. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Argentina’s Juan Martin Hernandez has been given a chance to play himself back into the Pumas side for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with an outi(...)

Aaron Smith celebrates with his New Zealand team mates after scoring his side’s opening try in their Rugby World Cup match against Argentina at Wembley. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters

New Zealand 26 Argentina 16 For a moment it seemed as if New Zealand might be about to go the same way as South Africa on Saturday. Down to 13 (...)

Argentina’s Leonardo Senatore (C) sings the national anthem with his team-mates. Photo:  Hannah Johnston/Getty Images

Argentina loose forward Leonardo Senatore was banned for seven matches yesterday after being found guilty of biting South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth d(...)

South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen  avoids a tackle from Argentina’s Juan Manuel Legizamon (7) during the Rugby Championship test match in Mendoza. Photo: Daniel Salvatori/Reuters

Argentina loose-forwards Leonardo Senatore and Pablo Matera have been cited for foul play during Saturday’s 22-17 Rugby Championship loss to South Afr(...)