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 TJ Perenara leads New Zealand in the haka ahead of the auyumn international against Ireland at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

Thirty-five minutes in, Ireland deep in the New Zealand 22 and Kieran Read is genuflecting on one knee as a medic tests his shoulder and arm. The big (...)

Ireland’s Josh van der Flier is dragged back by Beauden Barrett of New Zealand during the Guinness Series Test match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

5th minute – Ireland 0 New Zealand 0 After a well-worked lineout, New Zealand looked dangerous just a few metres from the Irish line. However, Josh v(...)

Argentina’s Bautista Delguy scores his try last weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When Ireland played New Zealand at Lansdowne Road in 2001, I took my then seven-year-old son, Teddy, hoping his first international rugby experience w(...)

Garry Ringrose is back in midfield for Ireland against the All Blacks. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

15 Rob Kearney Club: Leinster Age: 32 Height: 6’2” Weight: 95kg (14st 13lb) Caps: 86 Kearney played in every game of the successful Six Nations camp(...)

Iain Henderson and Dan Leavy pictured in an Irish team huddle at Carton House. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt only informed the Ireland players today who would face New Zealand on Saturday at the Aviva stadium. Concerns about Dan Lea(...)

Devin Toner made a big impact coming off the replacements bench against the Pumas. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gavin Cummiskey This being the Ireland team we think Joe Schmidt will name, it won’t be the side that takes the field against New Zealand next Saturd(...)

Johnny Sexton during Friday’s captain’s run ahead of Ireland’s clash with Argentina. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

15 Jordan Larmour Club: Leinster Age: 21 Height: 5’10” Weight: 91kg (14st 4lbs) Caps: 7 Three tries last week and setting up another for Luke McGrat(...)

  After 10 phases Emiliano Boffelli at fullback and Pablo Matera, above,  at blindside wing forward and captain can be  devastating. Photograph:  Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

When is conservative too conservative? The answer is almost irrelevant once your team dominate their team. History tells us that Argentina have been (...)

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(...)

Rory Best is expected to return as Ireland captain. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rory Best is expected to return as Ireland captain for Saturday’s first Test of the Guinness Series at the Aviva Stadium against Argentina after missi(...)

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