South Africa outhalf Handre  Pollard scores one of his two tries in the Rugby Championship match against  Argentina  at the Ernesto Martearena stadium in Salta, Argentina. Photograph: Jan Touzeau/EPA

Argentina 13 South Africa 46 A Handre Pollard-inspired South Africa warmed up for the World Cup in superb style by beating Argentina 46-13 in the sou(...)

 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(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne blocks a kick from Nic White of Exeter Chiefs during the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster 9 Exeter 7 It wasn’t pretty, rather it was a little ugly. It wasn’t anything like some of the roller-coaster rides Thomond Park has witnesse(...)

Peter O’Mahony: back in the Munster side for Exeter’s visit  to Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster  v Exeter Chiefs, Thomond Park, 5.30pm (Live on Virgin Media/Channel 4/BT Sport) Lights, camera, action, as they say in the movies. With(...)

  Gerbrandt Grobler of Gloucester Rugby beats Sam Skinner of Exeter Chiefs to the ball in the lineout last weekend. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Gloucester v Exeter (7.45pm, Kingsholm Stadium, BT Sport) With Gloucester trying to overhaul Munster at the top of Pool Two, Exeter go into Friday ni(...)

 Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has made 10 changes to his Argentina team for their match against the Barbarians. Photograph:  Robert Perry/EPA

Mario Ledesma has made 10 changes to his Argentina team for their match against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday. Ten months out from the Worl(...)

Ireland’s Sean Cronin  celebrates with Rhys Ruddock, right, after scoring in their victory over  Italy on Saturday in  Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

Time was when Ireland used to tango with Argentina on a fairly regular basis, so much so it prompted the former Ireland manager Brian O’Brien to liken(...)

 Castres’ Rory Kockott  box kicks under pressure from Tomas Francis of Exeter Chiefs during the Heineken Champions Cup match  at the Stade Pierre-Fabre. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Castres 29 Exeter 25 Top 14 champions Castres hit back from 14-0 down inside the opening 15 minutes to edge past Exeter 29-25 in the Heineken Champio(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander scores a try during the Heineken Champions Cup  match at Sandy park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Exeter Chiefs 10 Munster 10 Oh no, Joey. Old generals named O’Gara and Sexton will enjoy his late error, knowing it’s the only way to truly learn. Th(...)

Exeter Chiefs’ Jack Nowell scores a   try against Bath  during the Gallagher Premiership match at the Recreation Ground, Bath.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup victory over the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park last season will have provided source material in analysis terms for th(...)

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