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Ireland To Get Another Shot At All Blacks Post World Cup

The IRFU have confirmed the opponents for the Autumn Internationals in 2020 and 2021 as they announce a new broadcasting deal with Channel 4, with Ireland set to take on the All Blacks. Because of the World Cup in Japan next year, there will be no November series but the much-enjoyed competition will return in 2020 with Ireland set to take …

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Lionel Messi’s Future In International Football Remains Unclear

Argentina’s interim coach Lionel Scaloni refused to be drawn on Lionel Messi’s international future after leaving the five-time World Player of the Year out of his squad for upcoming friendlies next month. Local media had claimed the Barcelona star asked to be excused from international duty for Argentina’s four remaining friendlies in 2018, starting with a trip to the United …

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Four Talking Points As The Rugby Championship Kicks Off

New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina launch the seventh edition of the Rugby Championship on Saturday, a series won by the All Blacks in five of the six previous years. Whether they can maintain this dominance has become a key talking point.   #1 – Can the All Blacks be beaten? The back-to-back world champions have only lost twice …

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Six Uncapped Players In Argentina Squad For Rugby Championship

New Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has named six uncapped players in his first squad ahead of the four-nation Rugby Championship that begins on August 18. Forwards Lucas Favre, Marco Ciccioli, Diego Fortuny, Santiago Grondona, Franco Molina and Mayco Vivas were all included in a 36-man squad by Ledesma, who took over from Daniel Hourcade last week. Tomas Lezana and Leonardo …

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Mario Ledesma Named New Argentina Head Coach

Argentina have today announced that former hooker, Mario Ledesma will take over as head coach. Ledesma replaces Daniel Hourcade, who resigned last month after a bad spell of losses, culminating in a heavy loss to the Scots in a one-off Test. The 45-year-old was in charge of the Jaguares who enjoyed on of their best ever season, reaching the quarter-finals of the Super Rugby …

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Five Things We Learned As Mbappe And France Barged Past Argentina

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Antoine Griezmann of France celebrates victory with teammate Presnel Kimpembe following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

France booked their place in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday afternoon with 4-3 win in what was an eventful clash in Kazan. Les Bleus became the first side into the last eight in a highly entertaining match, full of drama, brilliant goals and defending that was concerning to the point of negligent. Argentina may leave with a few regrets, …

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France Send Argentina Home In A Seven-Goal World Cup Classic In Kazan

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 30: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

France finally showed their title credentials at this World Cup with a rousing 4-3 victory over Argentina in Kazan. Les Bleus were the favourites going into this encounter against a seriously disjointed Argentina side, but had to be wary of a rejuvenation in Jorge Sampaoli’s side after they clawed their way into the last 16 with victory over Nigeria in midweek. …

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Watch: Penalty Drama As France Take The Lead Against Argentina

With only 13 minutes on the clock, France have taken a 1-0 lead against Argentina in the first last-16 clash of this year’s World Cup.  At a raucous Kazan Arena, France have come flying out of the blocks and they almost took the lead in the opening 10 minutes when Antoine Griezmann smashed a freekick off the crossbar. Argentina then …

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World Cup 2018: Power Ranking The Remaining 16 Teams

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the World Cup group stage coming to a close, the hopes of 16 teams have come to a juddering halt. Among them, the biggest surprise is that defending champions Germany are on the plane home, their fate sealed by a 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. Elsewhere, the likes of Poland and Morocco turned out to be major …

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Diego Maradona Offers Reward Over ‘Death’ Report

Diego Maradona has offered a $10,000 reward to identify the source of reports he had died after Argentina’s World Cup match against Nigeria, his lawyer said Thursday. Maradona found himself on the receiving end of much attention following his animated response to Argentina’s narrow victory over Nigeria that saw them escape their group last Thursday. Reports that Maradona had died …

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Ireland Scale New Heights In Latest World Rugby Rankings

Mitsubishi Estate Series 3rd Test, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia 23/6/2018 Australia vs Ireland Ireland's Conor Murray celebrates after the game

Ireland remain in second place in the latest World Rugby rankings, but have also hit a new milestone. Their dramatic series-clinching 20-16 victory over Australia in Sydney last Saturday has seen Joe Schmidt’s side move past the 90-point mark for the first time in the 15-year history of the rankings system. It marks the end of a stunning season for …

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Argentina Set To Make Sweeping Changes To Save Their World Cup

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina looks on during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli is set to make a number of changes to his lineup for Tuesday’s do-or-die World Cup clash with Nigeria. The South American giants must defeat the Super Eagles to stand any chance of progressing to the next round, and even that might not be enough if Iceland earn three points against already-qualified Croatia. According to reports …

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