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The detail that went  into the play leading to Conor Murray’s crossfield box kick wiper that could have given Adam Byrne an opening for a try against South Africa is unbelievable.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

According to Clonbur’s John-Joe Holleran, “what God left out even Joe Schmidt won’t put in”. This is relevant to Irish sport as style and game plan is(...)

James Ryan and Iain Henderson form a an interesting second row partnership for Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Can we give meaning to tomorrow’s clash of old, old adversaries? A whole new Irish team back in play after two autumn victories; eight with single f(...)

Argentina coach   Daniel Hourcade: “The top teams, you only surprise them once. Now it’s harder. That is our challenge.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

By rights they shouldn’t really be on the same pitch much less hoping to beat Ireland. Argentina always have to battle the factors of geographical is(...)

Joe Schmidt: “I think Argentina will come here fully loaded and I think it will be a really big Test for both sides.” Photograph: Inpho

If one match in his time as Ireland coach costs Joe Schmidt sleepless nights, it’s assuredly that World Cup quarter-final 43-20 defeat to Argentina in(...)

Australia head coach Michael Cheika made no changes to the side which drew 27-27 with South Africa in Bloemfontein last weekend. Photograph:    Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Australia coach Michael Cheika named an unchanged side for the first time since he took charge in 2014 for Saturday’s closing Rugby Championship test (...)

Eddie Jones: “We have focused particularly on youth because we want to find players who are going to be better than the 16 players going on the Lions tour.”  Photograph: Paul Childs Livepic/Reuters

Those who thought England’s Lions-depleted squad to tour Argentina would be a largely predictable list do not know Eddie Jones very well. Fifteen un(...)

England coach Eddie Jones (centre) is not interested in his side breaking records. Photograph: Getty Images.

England v Argentina Twickenham, Saturday, 2.30pm Live: Sky Sport 2 Eddie Jones insists Argentina’s season-ending assault on England at Twickenham w(...)

Martin O’Neill with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Thursday’s Euro 2020 logo launch. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland has moved up 10 places to number 23 in the latest Fifa world ranking list, with Martin O’Neill’s side leapfrogging qualificati(...)

Magnus Bradbury: Edinburgh flanker will make his Scotland debut against Argentina. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Incoming Scotland coach Gregor Townsend, who takes over next summer, could be left with a nasty hangover of the Vern Cotter era should Scotland lose (...)

Wales caoch Robert Howley: Wales will lose little physically in defence but they will have a midfielder with a softer touch in attack. Photograph: Getty Images

Wales are not masters of disguise, but selling a profound shift in emphasis in their selection for the team to face Argentina in Cardiff on Saturday (...)

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