Argentina celebrated their first home test in almost three years with a close-fought 26-18 victory over Scotland on Saturday.
First they lost Quade Cooper in the warm-up, then Tom Banks and Allan Alaalatoa succumbed to injury and concussion respectively, and then came the red card. The Wallabies went on to win anyway.
At last kick-off is upon. Unfortunately for Eddie Jones, the build-up has come without a verbal sparring partner. But there is still plenty to discuss as the Wallabies host England in the first Test in Perth.
The rugby world is set to reunite this July, with World Rugby's Test window bringing the northern and southern hemispheres together across the globe. So what shape are the top 10 in at this key juncture, and what might they be looking to nail down?
A tantalising three weeks of Test rugby kicks off this weekend, as the two rugby hemispheres collide across the globe. Stay across all the line-ups, team news, odds and our individual match previews here.
International rugby is a far more interesting place with Michael Cheika in it, no matter whether you love or love to hate the volatile Australian. If he is to coach Argentina through to the World Cup, it certainly won't be a dull ride.
Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is poised to coach at a third straight Rugby World Cup, with the Australian set to be unveiled as Argentina boss by the end of the week.
South Africa have committed to SANZAAR through 2025 despite talk of a move to join the Six Nations, as reports of a fresh plan to set up a Nations Championship appear to have increased backing across the globe.
South Africa will host Wales for the first time since 2014 when the teams clash in three Tests, before two home fixtures against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.
England will host the All Blacks at Twickenham in November 2022 as part of a four-Test programme which includes world champions South Africa.
The halfway point between Rugby World Cups has been reached, with the countdown now on to France 2023. After a fascinating few weeks of cross-hemisphere play, where does the pecking order sit for the game's elite nations?
Ireland followed up last week's triumph over New Zealand with 53-7 thrashing of Argentina at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.
The November Test window draws to a close this weekend, the action headlined by the rematch of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England.
Argentina outscored Italy by five tries to one as they returned to winning ways, after seven successive losses, with a 37-16 win at the Stadio Communale Monigo on Saturday.
After an enthralling opening weekend of the November Test window, the action goes up a gear with huge clashes in London, Dublin and Edinburgh. Read up on all you need to know here.
France claimed a 29-20 victory over a battling Argentina in a typically intense clash in the Stade de France on Saturday.
The November Test window officially begins this weekend, the opening round of matches highlighted by the Springboks' trip to Cardiff and Scotland's Murrayfield clash with the Wallabies. Read up on all you need to know here.
After two years apart, the elite rugby nations of the northern and southern hemispheres will reunite throughout November, providing a valuable marker two years out from the next global showpiece. Here's what you need to know.
Winning their fourth straight Rugby Championship match for the first time in their history, the Wallabies have put their end-of-year Tour opponents on notice, but sloppy periods showed there's still plenty for this developing pack to learn.
An Andrew Kellaway hat-trick has him within reach of Wallabies history after a 32-17 defeat of Argentina gave them four-straight Rugby Championship Test wins for the first time.
After close to two months, the Rugby Championship is coming to a close on the Gold Coast. While displaying their growing depth, the Wallabies must make a statement against the Pumas.
The Rugby Championship clash between Australia and Argentina has been thrown into uncertainty with six Pumas players stuck at the Queensland border after they attended a health retreat in Byron Bay in northern NSW.
SANZAAR and Rugby Australia have apologised to Argentina for an "error" that led to a photo of the Rugby Championship captains, minus Pumas skipper Julian Montoya, being taken in Townsville last week.
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has launched a scathing attack on his Rugby Championship colleagues, slamming a photo opportunity in Townsville that was without Pumas representation.
Australia have notched three-straight wins for the first time since 2017, beating a plucky Argentina 27-8 as James O'Connor made a successful Test return in Townsville.
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- ARG4thPoints Difference 1st New Zealand : 114 Points DifferenceNZL1st-135114