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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Pumas

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# Winning formula
Opinion: Club mentality and ref management made Ireland a different beast
Declan Kidney’s squad rediscovered what makes them hungry to win, but the game-plan was made to suit more than just the players.
# big win
'We won't get over-excited': Coach and captain thankful for fine margins
Jamie Heaslip says the winning scoreline flattered Ireland, while Declan Kidney nodded to a game-plan that finally ‘clicked’.
# ugly scene
Irish camp trust citing commissioner to deal with alleged Puma 'eye-gouging'
TV footage from yesterday’s game appeared to show contact being made with Peter O’Mahony’s eye.
# Job Done
Ecstatic Gilroy set for 6 Nations role after grabbing opportunity with both hands
Donnacha Ryan picked up the official man of the match award for an excellent outing at lock.
# out of 10
#IreARG: How Ireland's match-winners rated today
A host of Irish players put in fantastic shifts at Lansdowne Road as Declan Kidney’s side won 46-24.
# happy chappie
Declan Kidney hails 'great day' for Ireland after Argentina blow-out
The Irish coach was delighted with the effort of his pack and international newcomers Simon Zebo and Craig Gilroy.
# nine on it
November tests: Conor Murray predicts ferocious battle against Argentina
The Munster scrum-half has alerted his teammates to the attacking evolution in the Pumas’ play.
# November Tests
Argentina make 4 changes to starting XV ahead of Ireland clash
Pumas’ flanker Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe will captain the side at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
# IreArg
Heaslip cracks it – Play Argentina for 80 minutes or we won’t come close
The Irish captain may be on to something here.
# IreArg
November tests: McCarthy plans to replicate Bok-bashing form
‘Annoying, frustrating counter-ruckers’. Are you sure you’ve never played Argentina before Mike?
# Forward Planning
Ayerza hoping to end landmark year on high
The Leicester prop is confident that a decent Argentinian performance this week, will bring a first ever win in Dublin.
# IreArg
November tests: The only way is up for Foley
The Ireland forwards coach has personal experience of grinding out victories over Argentina.
# November Tests
Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks
The Leinster prop proved he was human against South Africa. He will be hoping to lift expectations when he faces Argentina.
# Grudge match
'I'm sure we're going to hop off each other at the weekend' - Keith Earls
Replacing the world-class Brian O’Driscoll may prove impossible but a starring role against Argentina won’t go astray.
# IreArg
November tests: Sexton misses training but back row set to stay intact
The Irish out-half may not train until Thursday morning.
# bright sparks
It's a new time for Irish rugby declares Kidney as Argentina test looms
‘It certainly makes going to work easier on Monday when you’ve got a win,’ remarked the Irish coach.
# 4 sight
'We needed that': O'Callaghan hoping Ireland's confidence carries over for Pumas clash
The second row says it has been too long since he lasted tasted victory in a green shirt.
# November Tests
Phelan wields the axe ahead of Lansdowne showdown
Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino and Juan Figallo have been omitted from the Pumas squad on its way to Dublin.
# try outs
Fergus McFadden hopes two-try performance will earn starting role against Pumas
The Leinster player will be pushing hard for the left wing spot when Argentina come to town.
# Know Your Enemy
VIDEO: Here’s how France romped to victory over Argentina last night
It was another impressive performance showing from Les Bleus.
# Inspirational
November tests: Lobbe eyes Irish scalp as Pumas seek to end year on a high
The Argentina captain reveals that coaching tips doled out by Graham Henry have motivated his teammates.
# Pumas
Pumas celebrate Welsh anniversary in style
Second-half tries by Juan Imhoff and Gonzalo Camacho proved the difference as the Pumas’ recorded only their second win in Cardiff.
# Preview
All Blacks can wrap up Rugby Championship by beating Argentina
That would make Richie McCaw’s six-month sabbatical all the sweeter.
# Preview
All Blacks and Pumas promise power and passion
Argentina face New Zealand in Wellington tomorrow, a repeat of the World Cup quarter-final.
# November Gain
Cheers to that: Springboks and Pumas to tackle Ireland in Guinness Series
Aviva matches confirmed against Argentina and South Africa and a day at the Park for Wolfhounds
# Virals
YouTube top 10: because one GAA backheel isn't enough
With some more GAA backheel magic, synchronised marching and Alex Ferguson getting intimate with a reporter, this week’s 10-video countdown is a mix of the current and the classic.
# Friends Reunited
The Ireland vs Argentina Story: how the rivalry began
They say old friends are best – let’s see as fierce rivals Ireland and Argentina meet tomorrow. Andy McGeady traces the roots of the rivalry.
# November Tests
Darcy planning to be fighting fit to face Pumas
Ireland centre is among Ireland’s walking wounded after the bruising New Zealand encounter.
# The Morning Score
The Morning Score: Tuesday
Good news for Irish golf fans, soccer refs make a decision passing the Scottish picket line and Ancelotti says he’s going nowhere.