Matias Moroni

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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(...)

 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(...)

Canterburt celebrates their Super Rugby final win over the Jaguares. Photograph:  Martin Hunter/Photosport/Inpho

Canterbury Crusaders 19 Jaguares 3 The Canterbury Crusaders soaked up the pressure from an enterprising Jaguares side to clinch their 10th Super Rugb(...)

Garry Ringrose talks to the media at Carton House on Monday after arriving back from Chicago. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

He may have flown in from Chicago at 7.0am on Monday following enough in-flight turbulence to keep players unsettled, but Garry Ringrose hopes to be o(...)

 New Zealand’s Codie Taylor reacts after their defeat by South Africa. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

Argentina New Zealand, Estadio José Amalfitani, 11.40pm (Irish time) The All Blacks have never lost to Argentina but Saturday’s clash looks more bala(...)

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 flanker Pablo Matera  is tackled by South Africa’s Andre Esterhuizen and  Willie  le Roux  during the Rugby Championship game at Kings Park Stadium in Durban. Photograph: Christiaan Kotze/AFP

South Africa 34 Argentina 21 Wingers Aphiwe Dyantyi and Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries each as South Africa rallied in the second half to beat Arg(...)

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 (...)

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