Chris Ashton kicks through for England’s third try  against France  on Sunday. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Every once in a while an international rugby tournament will unearth a new tactic, or at any rate, a rehashing of an old one. Think back to the 2007 W(...)

Donncha O’Callaghan of Worcester Warriors walks out onto the pitch at Sixways Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Every year around this time the list of players retiring from the game makes bittersweet reading. The names, whether famous or not, are a reminder tha(...)

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(...)

Argentina’s fullback Joaquin Tuculet scores a try during their Test match win over Italy at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence. Photo: Andreas Solaro/Getty Images

All but one of Argentina’s 23-man match-day squads for their recent games against England and Italy were drawn from the Jaguares, and at the end of a (...)

Joe Schmidt: “I think Argentina will come here fully loaded and I think it will be a really big Test for both sides.” Photograph: Inpho

If one match in his time as Ireland coach costs Joe Schmidt sleepless nights, it’s assuredly that World Cup quarter-final 43-20 defeat to Argentina in(...)

Italy’s  Marcello Violi  in action against Argentina during the Test match at Stadio Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’innocenti/EPA

Italy 15 Argentina 31 Argentina scored two tries in the last 10 minutes to claim a 31-15 win over Italy after a see-saw Test match in Florence on Sa(...)

  England’s Denny Solomona celebrates after scoring a try to win the match. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Argentina 34 England 38 George Ford applauded the effort put in by his England team-mates as they stole a late 38-34 victory over Argentina in San J(...)

Scotland’s Greig Laidlaw prepares to take a penalty kick at the BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Photograph: PA

Scotland 19 Argentina 16 A last-gasp penalty by Greig Laidlaw gave Scotland a 19-16 win over Argentina in a fierce test match on Saturday between two(...)

Argentina’s Guido Petti Pagadizábal tries to hold up   Australia’s   flankers David Pocock (left) and Michael Hooper  in last week’s Rugby World Cup  semi-final  at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

Historically, when a man touched your ball at the base of a ruck he was met with outright violence. This was accepted by the errant openside. Evidence(...)

Dan Carter is the complete player. His tactical kicking, his passing, his defending were all on the money against South Africa at Twickenham. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

On the evidence of the past fortnight New Zealand would beat Australia by 20 points if Saturday’s game was anything other than a World Cup final. Ever(...)

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