Argentina stand arm in arm before the game against Namibia. “For them to win,” says journalist Alejo Miranda, “I think they have to have an early lead, like they did for example against South Africa in Durban.” Pphotograph: Jason Cairnduff/Inpho

The Pumas are the outstanding success story of world rugby in the professional era. They are also the most improved team in the world over the last fo(...)

Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe:  “It’s going to be a great, great Test for all the guys that are going to be there and maybe be doing their first steps (in Test rugby). What  better way to maybe get a bigger base for the World Cup?” Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

It is perhaps with some relief that Ireland will encounter an Argentine team without their leading, European-based lights, amongst them Juan Fernandez(...)

Santiago Phelan stepped down as Argentina coach after he said that internal team matters had been leaked with a detrimental effect on the squad. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Argentina named Daniel Hourcade as coach on Tuesday for the Pumas’ tour of Europe and with a view to keeping him on until the 2015 World Cup in Engl(...)

Argentina head coach Santiago Phelanhas stepped down after six years in charge.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Santiago Phelan has resigned as Argentina’s coach before a European tour that includes Tests against England, Wales and Italy in November, the Argenti(...)

Wallabies captain Will Genia: the out-of-form scrumhalf has been dropped to the bench for Saturday’s Test against Argentina. Photograph: Getty Images

Leicester chairman Peter Tom has insisted top English and French clubs are not trying “to run off with the gold” after announcing plans for a major ne(...)

Argentina’s Juan Martin Hernandez falls heavily during the Rugby Championship test match against South Africa at the Soccer City stadium in Soweto. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa 73 Argentina 13: South Africa ran in nine tries as they overwhelmed Argentina 73-13 to ensure an easier than expected start to their R(...)