Scotland’s Sean Maitland  score his side’s  try during the autumn international against  Argentina at Murrayfield. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scotland 14 Argentina 9 Sean Maitland’s try ensured Scotland ended their autumn campaign on a high as they edged out a misfiring Argentina side 14-9 (...)

Ireland’s Dan Leavy in possession  during the clash against Argentina at the Aviva Stadium. Niall Carson/PA

“I’ll get the microscope out and have a decent look,” said Joe Schmidt of what Ireland team tussles with the All Blacks. If, as the evidence increasi(...)

Ireland’s Devin Toner claims a lineout during the  international against Argentina at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For so long it looked like the scrum was going to dictate the difference but then Argentina scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli ‘box kicked’ on 60 minutes. Exitin(...)

Bundee Aki  scores Ireland’s second  try during the autumn international against Argentina at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ireland 28 Argentina 17 Conditions were perfect and the Pumas brought much of their A game save for their once famed scrum, but on a night when the h(...)

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(...)

  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 (...)

Argentina’s Emiliano Boffelli scores a try in the Rugby Championship, despite a tackle from Ardie Savea of New Zealand. Photograph: Inpho

If the New Zealand rugby team eclipse all other considerations when it comes to Ireland’s four match November Test series given the heightened levels (...)

Ireland’s Sean Cronin  celebrates with Rhys Ruddock, right, after scoring in their victory over  Italy on Saturday in  Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

Time was when Ireland used to tango with Argentina on a fairly regular basis, so much so it prompted the former Ireland manager Brian O’Brien to liken(...)

Australia players stand dejected after Saturday’s defeat by Argentina. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

After the Wallabies’ frustrating 23-19 loss to Argentina on the Gold Coast on Saturday night the television camera panned to Michael Cheika in the coa(...)

Argentina claimed a historic win over the Wallabies on the Gold Coast - their first since 1983. Photograph: Dave Hunt/Reuters

Australia 19 Argentina 23 Argentina beat the Wallabies in Australia for the first time since 1983 with a 23-19 victory on the Gold Coast on Saturday (...)

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