Joe Schmidt with Jonathan Sexton during Ireland’s captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland v Argentina, Aviva Stadium. Kick-off: 6.30pm. (On TV: live RTÉ Two/Channel 4) Historically, Ireland and Argentina hardly came across each oth(...)

Seán O’Brien speaks with James Ryan, Dan Leavy, Rory Best and Kieran Marmion at the Ireland rugby squad training in Carton  House, Co Kildare on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

After the Chicago jaunt, different gravy all right. In renewing their rivalry at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 6.30pm), no less than Argenti(...)

Jack McGrath, Johnny Sexton and Andrew Porter train at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The narrative changed with one flourish of Johnny Sexton’s boot last week, and so it has again this weekend. Wales and England dipped their bread with(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw celebrates with head coach Pat Lam after beating Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Lam hailed Connacht’s best performance of the season and most important win of a burgeoning season to date. This win revived their aspirations of(...)