Clermont fullback Kotaro Matsushima  is the only player in the Japan squad based outside the country. Photograph: Thierry Zoccolan/AFP via Getty Images

JAPAN Japan head coach Jamie Joseph named five uncapped players in a 39-man squad for three Tests against Ireland, Portugal and Scotland. They warmed(...)

 Aphelele Fassi of South Africa  scores a try against Argentina during the Rugby Championship match  at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Photograph:  EPA

South Africa 32 Argentina 12 South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber was pleased with his much-changed side in their 32-12 Rugby Championship victory ove(...)

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(...)

Can Australia recover from their last-gasp win over Scotland to beat Argentina and make it to the World Cup final? Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

New Zealand Semi-final tie: v South Africa on Saturday at 4pm. Path to the semi-finals: Group stages: beat Argentina 26-16, beat Namibia 58(...)

Argentinian fans celebrate their win against Ireland in the Rugby World Cup upon leaving the Trinity Bar in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There was one bar in Dublin on Sunday not stunned into silence by Argentina’s whirlwind start to their match against Ireland. The Trinity Bar in Dame(...)