Ireland kick off their Guinness Series of autumn international test matches against Argentina.
Los Pumas have maintained a bubbling rivalry with Ireland over the last two decades, with both teams meeting in hotly contested Rugby World Cup tussles, most notably when Argentina dumped Joe Schmidt's charges out at the quarter final stage in Cardiff in 2015. Ireland come into this Guinness Series on the back of a phenomenally successful 2018 which saw them complete only their third ever Grand Slam in the Six Nations in the spring, followed by a remarkable 2-1 victory in a three-test series again
The Republic of Ireland will take on their neighbours to the north in friendly game during the November international break.
This will be the first time that The Republic have played Northern Ireland since 2011, when the two teams met in the short-lived Nations Cup tournament. On that occasion, The Republic ran out 5-0 victors at the Aviva stadium, in a match which did little to suggest that Northern Ireland would soon outrank them in the FIFA World Rankings.
On this occasion, the teams will be on a much more equal footing. Both teams made it to the last 16 of the Euro 2016, both were e
Guinness Series 2018 Ireland vs New Zealand All Blacks
The second instalment of Ireland's 2018 Guinness Series sees them face the sternest test in all of rugby: a visit from the New Zealand All Blacks.
Ireland registered their first ever win against the All Blacks in November 2016 – after 111 years of trying – in a scintillating 40-29 victory in Chicago's Soldier Field that goes down as one of the great moments in Irish sport. That victory tasted all the sweeter after the heartbreaking 24-22 defeat in the All Blacks' visit to Dublin in 2013.
This autumn you have a rare chance to see the teams ranked as number one and number two in the w