Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has expressed concerns about his players’ mental health. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has expressed concerns about his players’ mental health after a gruelling 2021 schedule ended with a comprehensive (...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird  against Argentina at  the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The names of the Irish try-scorers suggested enough evidence that it was a forwards game. Six tries and all of them from the Irish pack spoke to the w(...)

Ireland’s Joey Carbery and assistant coach Mike Catt during training. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Argentina, Aviva Stadium, Sunday, 2.15pm – Live on RTÉ 2 and Channel 4 Follow that? Coming down from the euphoric high of last week to go a(...)

Australia’s Samu Kerevi during his team’s match against Argentina in Townsville. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia 27 Argentina 8 Australia rode an early two-try burst to a comfortable 27-8 victory over Argentina in the Rugby Championship in Townsville o(...)

Tupou Vaai on his way to scoring during the All Blacks’ romp over Argentina. Photograph: Dan Peled/EPA

Argentina 13 New Zealand 36 New Zealand snatched South Africa’s world number one ranking and placed one hand on the Rugby Championship trophy after (...)

France’s  Camille Lopez celebrates following the victory over Argentina in the World Cup clash in Tokyo.  Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

France 23 Argentina 21 France begin their World Cup quest safe in the eternal knowledge that nothing about them is certain. They possess all the el(...)

Gael Fickou of France is tackled during the Pool C game between France and Argentina in Tokyo. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Argentina 21 France 23 France survived by riding their luck as much as Camille Lopez’s 70th minute drop goal separated these old rivals in a calamito(...)

Ian McKinley has missed out on a place in Italy’s squad for the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ian McKinley has lost out in the numbers game for Italy’s World Cup squad with head coach Conor O’Shea deciding to take just two outhalves among his 3(...)

Brodie Retallick looks to offload during New Zealand’s win over Argentina in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/Reuters

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will breathe a huge sigh of relief that his final preparations for the Rugby World Cup got off to a winning start, but h(...)

New Zealand celebrate their win over Argentina at Jose Amalfitani stadium in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Getty Images

Argentina 16 New Zealand 20 New Zealand held on by the skin of their teeth for a 20-16 victory over Argentina in a tense Rugby Championship clash at (...)

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