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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Pumas

Last week
19th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# Hot Stepper
Connacht pull off huge coup with signing of Pumas flyer Cordero
The 29-year-old will join from Bordeaux on a two-season deal this summer.
This year
# Sorry
Barca coach Xavi apologises for comment after Alves accusations
The 39-year-old defender was sacked by Mexican club Pumas after his arrest.
Last year
# Ready to go
Emerging Ireland name team to face Cheetahs
The tourists are unbeaten so far having picked up wins against Griquas and the Pumas.
# Prospect
19-year-old James Culhane impresses in Emerging Ireland back row
The Leinster academy man scored two tries in a narrow Irish victory over the Pumas.
# close affair
Emerging Ireland survive late scare to seal second win in South Africa
Simon Easterby’s side racked up a big early lead but were drawn into a battle in Bloemfontein.
# Underdogs
What can Emerging Ireland expect from the Pumas tomorrow?
The Nelspruit-based side are the reigning Currie Cup champions but have a new-look team.
# card trick
How to win a Rugby World Cup - be on your best behaviour
Ireland and France have risen to the top of the world rankings on the back of being more disciplined than their rivals.
# Champs
New Zealand win Rugby Championship, South Africa second after beating Argentina
The Springboks beat Argentina 38-21 at Kings Park.
# emerging
Easterby says Ireland made compromises to avoid 'ripping the heart out' of provinces
The 35-man touring squad is a blend of internationals, fringe players, and young prospects.
# Pumas
Argentina coach Cheika laughs off favourites tag against All Blacks
The Pumas sit atop the Rugby Championship standings at the midway point.
# Pumas
Argentina make history with upset win over All Blacks to pile further pressure on Foster
New Zealand have now lost six of their last eight Tests.
# Pumas
Seven-try Argentina thrash Australia to top Rugby Championship
It was their first win in the competition since 2020.
# Impact
Robert Lewandowski scores first goal in Barcelona rout
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong were also on target against Pumas.
IRFU considering new A team competition with South African sides
The provincial A teams have been without international competition in recent years.
# Pumas
Globetrotter Cheika looking to revitalize Argentina
The former Leinster and Australia coach takes charge of the Pumas for the first time on Saturday.
# Dr Phil
Contepomi to leave Leinster at end of season and join Cheika's Argentina
The former Pumas out-half has had two successful spells with the Irish province.
# Pumas
Contepomi: 'No contact' with Argentina over vacant head coach job
The Leinster backs coach says he has not held any discussions about a return to his native Argentina.
# signing off
Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma quits position for personal reasons
The 48-year-old explained his decision at a press conference.
All time
# gracious
'France and Ireland were the best teams of the international window'
Argentina boss Mario Ledesma praised Ireland’s growth under Andy Farrell.
# Ambition
'We definitely have eyes on the World Cup so these games are all about building foundations'
Robbie Henshaw says Ireland need to build on last week’s victory over New Zealand.
# the cat
'I love the way that he's unorthodox in his play' - Farrell backs Baloucoune
The Ireland boss has outlined the reasoning behind his selection for the Argentina game.
# Pumas
Ex-skipper Matera returns for Argentina's November Tests following latest ban
The Pumas play Ireland in Dublin on 21 November.
# walkabout
Six Argentine players barred from Wallabies clash after Covid breach
It’s another major headache for coach Mario Ledesma, whose team have lost all five of their tournament games so far.
# Racism
World Rugby 'welcomes' investigation into Matera's racist social media posts
The 27-year-old was reinstated as Pumas skipper last week after initially being stripped of the captaincy.
# Rugby Union
Matera 'deeply ashamed' after Argentina strip captaincy for past racist posts
Matera called his nine-year-old tweets ‘barbarisms’.
# argy bargy
All Blacks coaches using deliberate provocation of players in a bid to improve discipline
New Zealand will take on Argentina this weekend.
# Derbies
SA Rugby announces new seven-team 'Super Rugby Unlocked' competition
The Cheetahs, Pumas, and Griquas have joined the four existing Super Rugby sides.
# Exiles
Argentina's most-capped player Creevy joins London Irish
The 35-year-old hooker, a former Pumas captain, was sold on the move after speaking to Declan Kidney.
# All Blacks
Depleted New Zealand survive Argentina onslaught to claim narrow win
The Pumas kept the All Blacks scoreless in the second half.
# Future
Pro14 open to further expansion but Pumas and Griquas won't be joining
Adding two teams to make a Pro16 is one potential avenue for the league in the coming years.
# No Luck
'He's gutted' - O'Brien breaks his arm during Ireland's win over Argentina
The 31-year-old suffered the injury in the first half at the Aviva Stadium.
# Battle
Ryan outstanding as scrappy Ireland overcome Pumas challenge in Dublin
Joe Schmidt and his team have plenty to work on before the All Blacks visit next weekend.
# sob
'Tough dude' Sean O'Brien set to bring an edge to Ireland's pack
The 31-year-old Tullow man is back in Ireland’s seven shirt after a year-long absence.
# Preview
Cunning plans, 900kg and bajada - Ireland's November Tests go up a gear
Joe Schmidt’s side welcome Argentina to the Aviva Stadium this evening at 6.30pm.
# Clermont Crew
'We had a beer yesterday' - Pumas coach Ledesma picks Schmidt's brain
The Argentina boss played for Clermont during Schmidt’s time as attack coach at the Top 14 club.
# Bright young things
Argentina flyer Delguy keen on rematch with Stockdale
The two young wings were opposing fullbacks in 2016, and could come face to face on a wing in the Aviva Stadium this weekend.
# heartbreakers
How well do you remember Ireland's painful World Cup exits at the hands of Argentina?
Come relive some Puma pain with us.
# bajadita
'The homework Tadhg does gets him into positions to play the way he does'
Argentina have historically been famed for their scrummaging but Ireland should be confident up front.
# Aerial Skills
Consistency is king for hard-working and high-ball-catching Conway
The 27-year-old has been putting time into the little details that make a big difference.
# Headache
Beirne's big outing in Chicago leaves Ireland spoiled in second row
Joe Schmidt has very strong options in the locking department