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(...)

Ireland’s Will Addison is tackled by  Argentina’s Matias Orlando  during the international clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There was a moment at the Aviva Stadium that defined Will Addison’s pedigree as a player. Argentina’s replacement outhalf Joaquin Diaz Bonilla had (...)

 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(...)

England’s Jonny May scores a try against Argentina. Photograph: Reuters

England 27 Argentina 14 England overcame Elliot Daly’s fifth-minute red card to stage a remarkable 27-14 victory over Argentina at Twickenham that ex(...)

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(...)

South Africa centre drops the ball as he goes over the Argentina line during the Rugby Championship match  at the Mbombela Stadium  in Nelspruit. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa 30 Argentina 23 A try two minutes from time by Warren Whiteley earned South Africa an unconvincing 30-23 victory over Argentina in an er(...)