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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# summer tour

All time
Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 1st Test
We went minute-by-minute as the Six Nations champions went out to continue their winning ways.
# Fear of God
Ahead of his 100th Test cap, here is Paul O'Connell's debut try for Ireland
Ireland scored off a rolling maul at Lansdowne Road to rock Wales all of 12 years ago.
# Argentina
Humble beginnings for new Irish era as Schmidt takes show on the road less travelled
The Six Nations champions look to build momentum against Argentina this evening.
# Captain's run
Snapshot: Armed soldier doesn't fancy tangling with Big Devin Toner
It’s kinda like the scene with the water in Jurassic Park.
# starting XV
Simon Zebo recalled to Ireland starting line-up as Diack handed debut against Argentina
Darren Cave will be partnered by Luke Marshall in midfield while there is no place in the squad for Rob Kearney.
# summer tour
Seven things we want to see from Ireland in the Tests against Argentina
From options at centre to a prayer on the wing. We don’t ask for much.
# Dr Phil
Felipe Contepomi is showing the Irish rugby squad around La Bombonera in Buenos Aires
Don’t cry for them…
# breaking up the band
Plumtree confident Irish pack is in good shape as he prepares for last tour
The departing forwards coach is returning to live in New Zealand after eight years away from home.
# champs on tour
Watch out Argentina, Paul O'Connell is here
The Ireland captain and his teammates have touched down after their long-haul flight from Dublin.
# leaving so soon
IRFU confirm forwards coach John Plumtree to take up NZ coaching role
The New Zealander has been linked with the Hurricanes.
# we go again
In pictures: The Six Nations champions are back in training
Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad trained on Lansdowne Road again today ahead of the summer tour to Argentina.
# 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.
# tough decisions
'My Ireland squad to tour Argentina this summer is...'
Joe Schmidt names a squad this afternoon for his first overseas tour as Irish boss.
# chance to impress
5 players Joe Schmidt should include on Ireland's summer tour to Argentina
Established players like Cian Healy, Jonathan Sexton and Mike Ross may be left at home to rest.
Whelan: Players not into summer friendlies but they offer a great opportunity
The Ireland squad get together next week ahead of games against Turkey, Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal.
# summer tour
Flavin: Irish players will be fighting each other to get on the plane to Argentina
The former Connacht and Ireland Wolfhounds hooker believes Joe Schmidt will tour with a strong squad this summer.
# tweets on tour
Irish rugby stars enjoy end-of-season party, Ian Madigan tries worst shoes ever
Somebody needs to get these boys home before they make any more foolish shopping decisions.
# new dawn
5 things we learned from Ireland's summer tour
Les Kiss and Joe Schmidt turned down the chance to experiment wildly and Ian Madigan was the go-to guy.
# summer tour
McFadden ends season on hat-trick high as Ireland chisel out win in Canada
Ireland finished strong, with four tries in the final 25 minutes of the season.
# summer tour
Madigan holds off Jackson challenge and Downey gets debut against Canada
Interim coach Les Kiss has given Munster’s Felix Jones a start at fullback.
# crash test dummy
VIDEO: Hilarious American commentary after Peter O'Mahony gets pulverised
One NBC commentator described the hit by Samu Manoa as ‘an absolute de-cleating’.
# summer tour
Kiss 'thrilled to bits' with away win over physical Eagles
That, and all the highlights from Ireland’s 12-15 win in Houston, right here.
# In Pictures
J1s and Joe Schmidt: 14 images from Ireland's win over USA
As the new coach watched on, Simon Zebo was the only Irish player left with much to smile about.
# summer tour
No party in the USA as Ireland labour to narrow win
Houston, we had some problems.
# down in durban
Connacht-bound So'oialo helps Samoa to 1st ever win over Scots
Alesana Tuilagi also scored twice to give the Pacific side a famous win in South Africa.
# college memories
US rugby star Scott Lavalla on his 4 years at Trinity College and plastic pint glasses
The US Eagles second-row spent four years at the grand old college and recalls some wild days and nights in Ireland.
# glory hunter
Zebo looks beyond summer tour and targets Six Nations title in 2014
The Munster and Ireland winger would settle for silverware next season after missing out on a first Lions tour.
# summer tour
4 years and 3 caps on, Darren Cave is determined to make next Ireland start count
The Ulster centre will partner his provincial colleague Stuart Olding in midfield against the US Eagles this weekend.
# New guys
Olding and Henshaw to make debut in USA as Madigan given the nod at 10
Ian Madigan will make his first start for Ireland as will Iain Henderson and David Kilcoyne.
# summer tour
Joe Schmidt's belief drives Devin Toner towards great Irish leap
The lock is going into his ninth season with Leinster yet only has five caps (one start) for Ireland.
# boys of summer
Hoops, guns, dodgy plugs and pool boys: It's the Irish rugby team on tour
The Irish rugby team has arrived in the USA with a bang.
# kids in america
Marmion ready for Ireland start but no underage drinks for Henshaw
The Connacht scrumhalf has been soaking up advice from Isaac Boss but wants to start ahead of him this weekend.
# summer tour
Tommy O'Donnell ready for Ireland debut after outstanding Munster season
The flanker is hoping to start against the US Eagles next Saturday after impressing for his province.
# silent but deadly
Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony eager to ‘shut up, get out and do it’
The 23-year-old Munster forward will let his rugby do the talking against the USA and Canada this summer.
# lucky charms
Simon Zebo: I thought the USA Rugby leprechaun was Paul Marshall
The winger believes his Ireland teammate may be hiding a crock of gold up in Ulster.
# Fast track
Peter O'Mahony confirmed as Ireland captain for summer tour
The news follows Rory Best’s addition to the British and Irish Lions squad.
# on call
"If the Lions called Donnacha Ryan up tomorrow, he could play"
Ireland coach Les Kiss says the Munster lock has been rested from summer tour duty but would be ready to play Australia.
# best man
Rory Best to captain Ireland for summer tour to North America
Les Kiss, who will lead Ireland as interim head coach, named six uncapped players for the games against the US and Canada.
# Final Four
Craig Gilroy not expecting Lions stand-by role but focused on Ulster success
“It’s been a good, but also a strange, season.”
# thumb wars
'We don't think we'll see Robbie Henshaw for the rest of the season'
Connacht coach Eric Elwood confirmed that the fullback’s hand injury should see him miss the province’s final two games.