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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Pumas

All time
# jet lag
No excuses for Schmidt's Ireland as they aim to move up a gear for Pumas
26 of the Irish players only got back from Chicago yesterday morning.
# rassie-lution
Kolisi keeps captaincy as Rassie welcomes Etzebeth and Whitely back for 'Boks
Handre Pollard returns to the number 10 shirt as South Africa open the Rugby Championship against Argentina.
# Cagey affair
First half effort sees Wales past Argentina
The hosts dominated possession and territory but Wales made their early scores count.
# dev's discipline
'I keep quite calm, I need to': Devin Toner rises above it all
Ireland’s most consistent presence doesn’t expend energy getting himself to the right emotional pitch.
# November Tests
The outrageous talent of Nemani Nadolo and more of the weekend's highlights
In case you didn’t watch every minute of rugby going at the weekend, here’s a sampler.
# Pumas
Pumas finish strongly to see off Italy
This was no work of art in Florence.
# Pumas
Struggling Argentina face 'difficult' November Tests
The Pumas will face England and Italy as well as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.
# Depth
All Black locks get a rest even with title on the line in Buenos Aires
While most countries would be sending out their best, most experienced side, New Zealand are building depth for the 2019 World Cup.
# Skud missile
Milner-Skudder gets first start since World Cup final as All Blacks make wholesale changes
New Zealand take on Argentina in New Plymouth on Saturday.
# dangerous den
Solomona turns from villain to deliver late heroics for England in Argentina
The league convert had looked suspect for some of England’s concessions, but bounced off tacklers to deliver a dramatic win for Eddie Jones’ side.
# depth chart
Magic Damian McKenzie in line for All Black debut in Argentina
The Chiefs back is among the replacements for Saturday night’s clash in Buenos Aires.
# Due north
Wallabies and Pumas to play Rugby Championship game in the wrong hemisphere
Australia have a seriously tough travel schedule ahead of them.
# bronze medal
Springboks claim third in World Cup as greats of the game wave goodbye
Argentina attacked as ambitiously as ever but couldn’t find the finishes they needed.
# Emotional
They broke Irish hearts, but the Pumas have been a joy in this World Cup
Head coach Daniel Hourcade says he has no regrets about the way Argentina played.
# Super Mario
'He was crawling through the middle and I was thinking, 'what is this guy doing?'
Former Pumas hooker Mario Ledesma has transformed the Australian scrum.
# rwc 15
'New generation of young and fearless Pumas have taken this World Cup by storm'
Argentina’s attacking evolution has been fascinating to watch, writes Rory Keane.
# Vamos!
Hard to begrudge the brilliant Pumas their World Cup semi-final spot
Argentina swatted Ireland aside to move into the last four.
# ThanksPaulie
Ireland fans are planning a fifth-minute ovation for Paul O'Connell today
What do you think of the idea? We may have helped it along.
# Breakdown
Analysis: Ireland's rucking a cause for optimism against Pumas
Joe Schmidt’s men were ferocious at the ruck last weekend against the French.
# starting XV
Argentina make 10 changes as frontliners return for Ireland clash
Daniel Hourcade had named a powerful, pace XV for Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final.
# Green Light
Jonathan Sexton fit enough for inclusion in Ireland's starting XV to face Argentina
Keith Earls will also strap up an injury and head into battle at the Millennium Stadium this Sunday.
# Cats and dogs
5 times Ireland v Argentina was too much to handle
Keep your fingernails long for Sunday, you’ll probably need to chew on them.
# Pumas
One of Argentina's key men will miss the Ireland game because of a one-week ban
Marcelo Bosch can get the feet up with Seanie this weekend.
# next challenge
Schmidt looks towards World Cup quarter against 'incredibly good' Pumas
The Ireland head coach has been impressed by Argentina’s exciting backs.
# No Go
Munster won't be signing this Argentinian transfer target
Agustín Creevy has agreed to join Argentina’s new Super Rugby franchise next season.
# los pumas
Four drop goals help Argentina to upset Saint-André's France in Paris
Ireland’s World Cup opponents were tactically out-thought in the French capital.
# Hanging On
Pumas still await their first Rugby Championship win as Aussies edge them Down Under
A late rally from the Argentines ensured a nervy finale for the Wallabies.
# wizards of oz
Pumas feel they have what it takes to spring a surprise against the Aussies
After 3 seasons of competing in the southern hemisphere championship, Argentina are still to win a game.
# audition
McFadden handed Ireland's 13 shirt as Schmidt makes eight changes
Noel Reid, Rob Herring and James Cronin could make their debuts from the bench against Argentina.
# llama
'Argentina rattled us a bit at the breakdown' - Ireland lock Henderson
The 22-year-old was one of the stand-out individuals last weekend in Resistencia.
# profiles
What kind of Argentina team will Ireland be facing tomorrow in Chaco?
We’ve examined Los Pumas’ starting side ahead of their clash with Joe Schmidt’s men.
# Dilemma
Schmidt juggling player management and depth chart for Argentina Tests
The Ireland coach has opted to rest four key players while aiming to increase competition for places.
# summer tour
Sexton and Zebo included in Ireland squad for Argentina Tests, D'Arcy and Madigan miss out
Tommy Bowe and Sean O’Brien also miss out as Schmidt calls upon Felix Jones, Robbie Diack, James Cronin, Rob Herring and Kieran Marmion.
# get booking
Venues confirmed for Ireland's summer tour of Argentina
The two Test matches will take place in the northern cities of Resistencia and Tucumán .
# Fixture List
Same again? NZ’s Jo’Burg visit to provide Rugby Championship climax in 2014
The last meeting between the sides made for an all-time classic.
# narrow margins
Australia cling on to defy Argentina and snap losing streak
Missed penalties and poor scrummaging had the Wallabies on the brink over another costly defeat.
# southern hemisphere
Genia dropped as Australia look to arrest slide
Argentina have made five changes for Saturday’s Test in Perth.
# Winning
Narrow win for unimpressive South Africa in Rugby Championship
The Boks came from behind at the half to secure a hard-fought win.
# pumas pumped
'This was Ruan Pienaar's best performance since I started coaching him' says Meyer
South Africa annihilated Argentina 73-13 in their Rugby Championship opener.
# The Beast
'Preparations were perfect, everything else was a bit of a disaster' - Best on RWC '07
The former Ireland flanker played his final match in the pool stage elimination by Argentina.