New Zealand will not be a distraction - Lenihan

RTÉ Rugby analyst Donal Lenihan does not foresee the New Zealand test distracting Ireland in Saturday's match with Argentina at the Aviva Stadium.

'He is as vocal as ever with his high-pitched voice' - 'Stubborn' Sean O'Brien still making the right noises

Scientists have recently discovered that cows can ascertain certain noise patterns according to mood.

Everyone is hoping Joe Schmidt comes back home - All Blacks legend Richie McCaw

All Blacks legend Richie McCaw believes the New Zealand Rugby Union would not hesitate to set aside their long-standing policy of only appointing internal coaching successors if it mean

Seán O’Brien aiming to press his case as opportunity knocks

Grizzled veteran knows every display important in a fiercely competitive environment

Injury troubles triggered Sean O’Brien’s stubborn streak

Headline Injury troubles triggered Sean O’Brien’s stubborn streak

Joe Schmidt: ‘I think anyone runs a bit harder when they can hear breathing of someone behind them’

Headline Joe Schmidt: ‘I think anyone runs a bit harder when they can hear breathing of someone behind them’

Richie McCaw wants Joe Schmidt in All Blacks coaching mix

Headline Richie McCaw wants Joe Schmidt in All Blacks coaching mix

Three things to look for in Ireland v Argentina Test

Six Nations Grand Slam champions Ireland host Argentina in a one-off rugby union Test at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

Schmidt sees next two matches as yardstick for Ireland’s World Cup chances Schmidt sees next two matches as yardstick for Ireland’s World Cup chances

They host Argentina and New Zealand on successive Saturdays.

Three Areas That Could Determine The Outcome Of Ireland vs Argentina - Pundit Arena

Joe Schmidt unsure how to fit in Ireland trio

Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki will start in the midfield against Argentina, with Garry Ringrose injured.