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Argentina v Ireland

Argentina 17-29 Ireland: The Verdict

Ireland won in Argentina for the first time Ireland made eight changes to the team that won the Six Nations in Paris earlier this season, yet they won their first…

The deciding moment: Conrad Smith touches down to score the only try of the Test

England push All Blacks all the way at Eden Park

With the game finely poised at 15-all and only minutes remaining, Aaron Cruden shunned the straightforward shot at goal, following a penalty award, and took a tap. His decision to…

Darren Cave

Ireland v Argentina: Schmidt backs inexperience

IRELAND have never won a Test match in Argentina, but that hasn’t stopped Joe Schmidt from resting many of Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 finalists and selecting an inexperienced side to face…

Cruden in the mood: Aaron Cruden attacks England at Twickenham in the 2013 November Test

Aaron Cruden: The cheeky All Black

As the All Blacks announced their team for the first Test against England this Saturday, head coach Steve Hansen was all at once relaxed, droll and positive. Beside him sat…

Stephen Ferris

Ireland trio pay tribute to Stephen Ferris

THOUGH Stephen Ferris’s retirement felt like it was inevitable, due to the length of time he’d been kept on the sidelines by injuries in recent years, it was still a…

Jonathan Davies

Wales: Five things we’ve learnt – May

Probables v Possibles was a success. Many may question the on-field benefits of the Probables v Possibles fixture – however the off-field benefits were undoubted. The fixture was a sell-out…