Sean O'Brien eager to make up for lost time

Sean O'Brien will make his much-awaited return to the test arena on Saturday, one year after his last international and determined to make up for lost time after missing out on a golden period for Irish rugby over the last year.

Head-To-Head: Ireland v Argentina

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Injury troubles triggered Sean O’Brien’s stubborn streak

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

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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

Forget All Blacks -- focus on Pumas, Schmidt warns Ireland

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has warned his players lining up for Saturday's one-off Test with Argentina they need to focus on that and not the clash with world champions New Zealand a week later.

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.

The All Blacks come to town next weekend but Schmidt wants his players to focus on dealing with the Pumas first

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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.

Joe Schmidt on Larmour's battle with Kearney and why Marmion starts | SportsJOE.ie

Joe Schmidt has said that Jordan Larmour will battle with Rob Kearney for a place in the Irish side to play the All Blacks next weekend