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(...)

Rassie Erasmus: “It’s going to be a tough match. If we want to win the Rugby Championship, we have to get past them and we know what they did to us last year.” Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Argentina v South Africa, Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Saturday, 8.40pm (Live on Sky Sports Main Event) South Africa’s quest for a first Rugby C(...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

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(...)

There’s a lot of excitement over Richie Mo’unga getting his chance in the All Blacks number 10 jersey. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand v Argentina When: Saturday 8.35am Irish time Where: Trafalgar Park, Nelson (capacity: 21,480 with temporary seats) Referee: Pascal Gauzere(...)

Argentina’s Juan Martin Hernandez in action against Georgia. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Argentina’s Juan Martin Hernandez has been given a chance to play himself back into the Pumas side for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with an outi(...)

Scotland’s Tommy Seymour scores a try against Argentina during the match at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Scotland 41 Argentina 31Brothers Richie and Jonny Gray scored for Scotland as Vern Cotter’s men got their World Cup preparations off to the perfect st(...)