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Uruguay's players lie dejected as Portugal celebrate their World Cup qualification in 2007

RWC qualifying: the South American battle

URUGUAY SET out in pursuit of the holy grail of World Cup 2015 qualification this weekend, having missed out on a place at the last two World Cup finals tournaments…

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Hong Kong celebrates record Sevens series audience

FIJI WON the on-field plaudits by sneaking past first-time Cup finalists Wales 26-19, to successfully defend their HSBC Sevens title. In a thrilling final, the South Sea Islanders scored four…

Work in progress: The Pumas were let down by their lineout

Ireland 46-24 Argentina: The Verdict

IRELAND WERE superior up front and absolutely ruthless about taking their scoring chances. This record win against the Pumas guarantees Ireland a top-eight seeding for the 2015 World Cup when…

Happy days: Sexton congratulates Bowe

Accent on youth reinvigorates Ireland

ON 31st July 2010 a young Ulsterman scored the first try in a challenge match to mark the opening of the Aviva Stadium. Another reporter turned to me and said…

World-class: Fernandez Lobbe

Ireland v Argentina: The Preview

A MUCH improved Argentina went to Cardiff a fortnight ago and deservedly beat a faltering Wales 26-12 so Ireland have no excuses for getting caught cold. They know they need…

Stand-out: Faletau carried Wales

Wales v Argentina: Five things we learned

WALES’ 12-26 defeat to Argentina seems to have come as a shock to many. To those who analysed the Pumas performances in the inaugural Rugby Championship, it hasn't. Argentina may…

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Wales 12 Argentina 26: The Verdict

WARREN GATLAND’S mantra is paying off for Argentina – but not Wales. Gatland has long said that Wales can only get better by playing the best in the world –…

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Wales v Argentina: The Preview

WALES HAVE geared up for this autumn's Dove Men Series with a week of gruelling training in Poland and are now hoping their tip-top conditioning programme will prove decisive in…

Heat is on: Robbie Deans is still under pressure

Michalak returns at No 10 to ignite Les Bleus

SO FREDDY'S back. For the first time since 2007, Michalak will start a home Test match for France and Les Bleus will be all the better for it. The 30-year-old…