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(...)

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 (...)

 Jordan Larmour fumbles a catch during the international against Argentina  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ireland 28 Argentina 17 The floodlights were still on and the crowd had only begun to disperse yet one ventures most thoughts had already turned to e(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Adam Byrne eyes Argentina’s Joaquin Tuculet under the dropping ball. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is not so unusual that a journey’s end becomes a journey’s beginning. A fractured ankle, a torn bicep a dose of syndesmosis (ankle strain) that req(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton maks the break that led to Jacob Stockdale’s first try. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 28 Argentina 19 Job done. The final scoreline is more of a testimony to Argentina’s resilience and spirit, as well as qualities, but Ireland (...)

Argentina players celebrate beating Ireland in the 2015 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in what was the last time the two sides met. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

Ireland v Argentina Venue: Aviva Stadium Kick-off: 5.30pm On TV: RTE Two/Sky Sports Main Event, 4.30pm The South African game, á la Chicago a year ag(...)

Australia’s Reece Hodge receives the ball from Samu Kerevi before scoring a  try in the Rugby Championship match against Argentina at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Argentina 20 Australia 37 Reece Hodge ran in two of Australia’s five tries as the Wallabies beat Argentina 37-20 on Saturday in Mendoza to finish sec(...)

 Matias Moroni of Argentina clashes with Nick Phipps after the  Australia player shoved one of the Argentina physios during the Rugby Championship game at Twickenham. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images)

Argentina 21 Australia 33 Samu Kerevi’s two-try brace drove Australia to 33-21 Rugby Championship victory over Argentina at Twickenham, to ease press(...)

Australia’s Adam Ashley-Cooper scores his second try during the Rugby World Cup semi-final against Argentina at Twickenham. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Australia 29 Argentina 15 The Pumas will go home to a heroic welcome after next Friday’s bronze play-off, and will do so as the great entertainers of (...)

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