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Live Reporting

Mike Henson and James Standley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Right, time to take this ship to harbour. But, before we do that, we dish out the day's big awards.

    Man of the day: Joe Schmidt - the magic that kept Leinster at the top of the European game is bubbling to the surface with Ireland.

    Moment of the day: Jonny May rounding Conrad Smith and Israel Dagg - he was picked out as the weak link in the England team by some commentators, but he left two of the world champions' crown jewels flapping at thin air for England's opening try.

    Villain of the day: Wales's inability to hold on to a late lead - Warren Gatland's men led at 70 minutes, just as they have in four of their last five meetings with Australia. On each occasion they have lost.

    Dancemove of the day: Rob Harley breaking it down MC Hammer style while in the sin-bin. What a way to serve out your 10-minute sentence.

    Joe Schmidt
  2. Wales reaction

    Wales centre Jamie Roberts tweets: Cheers for the Birthday wishes everyone - Gutted with the result. Close but no cigar. Congrats to the Oz lads

  3. England v New Zealand reaction

    New Zealand full-back Israel Dagg tweets: That was a hell of a test match... proud of the @AllBlacks men tonight showed some grit... #recoverymode all starts again tomorrow

  4. Wales reaction

    Wales 28-33 Australia

    Warren Gatland

    Wales are set to call a fly-half into their squad to cover Dan Biggar's likely absence from at least next Saturday's clash with Fiji in Cardiff.

    Biggar was replaced by Rhys Priestland after the break and has a suspected groin strain.

    "We need to sit down as a group and bring another 10 in next week so we'll make a decision on that at some stage," said coach Warren Gatland.

    Wales could also be without full-back Leigh Halfpenny who will be assessed for concussion in the coming days

    Gatland: "He's got a bit of a knock so it was precautionary. Dan Biggar looked like a groin strain, but we don't know how long it is."

  5. Scotland reaction

    Scotland 41-31 Argentina

    Edinburgh's Tim Visser on Twitter: Outstanding performance by @Scotlandteam tonight. Back three, 9 and 10 in particular looked very sharp

  6. New Zealand reaction

    England 21-24 New Zealand

    Steve Hansen

    All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was pleased with the way his side dealt with the sin-binning of hooker Dane Coles midway through the second half.

    The All Blacks took the numerical disadvantage in their stride, maintaining their stranglehold on the game and even adding a penalty.

    "The reality is that we won the game in that 10 minutes," he said. "We reacted well, we dug in and won that period 3-0 and I think that hurt England a bit."

    Captain Richie McCaw said: "I'm proud of the way the guys, after a slightly dodgy start, held our nerves, and got the points we needed in the second half.

    "I'm especially happy, when it was really bucketing down, that we held the ball to get across the line."

  7. England reaction

    England 21-24 New Zealand

    More from England head coach Stuart Lancaster:

    "We've had one-and-a-half week's preparation and we've got young lads who are 20 and 21 years old making their debuts at Twickenham against the All Blacks -that's a positive," he said.

    "The performance of the pack was excellent - it couldn't have been far off 100% line-out. We put a lot of pressure on their ball and there was some good rugby on show in the first half.

    "We missed one opportunity in the first half which could have made a difference.

    "We need to work on the accuracy of our kicking, the pressure we put on ourselves playing in and around our halfway line.

    "When the weather turned New Zealand maximised that opportunity well and when the hooker was in the sin-bin they managed that well as well. We couldn't get the territory to get close to them in the second half."

  8. England reaction

    England 21-24 New Zealand

    Stuart Lancaster

    Head coach Stuart Lancaster insists England are "not far away" from New Zealand despite his side's 24-21 defeat to the world champions.

    "We've played them four times now this year and we haven't got the right result but we don't feel we're far away," Lancaster said.

    "We've got some good players watching the game today so we'll keep our confidence and maintain the direction in which we're going."

  9. Brothers Gray

    Scotland 41-31 Argentina

    Jonny and Richie Gray

    Here's one for the Gray family wall of fame. Brothers Richie and Jonny started together for their country for the first time today.

  10. Post update

    Wow. Test rugby is good fun isn't it? After watching the same old story with Wales, how refreshing that Ireland tore up the script.

    The last match the Boks played saw them beat world champions New Zealand - only their second defeat in (what was then) 45 matches.

    But even 15 QCs could not have mounted a defence as Ireland came up with today and it was that bodies-on-the-line commitment that laid the groundwork for their victory.

    I'll be back next week, but big Mike Henson will have all the reaction for you up until eight.

  11. Post update

    Scotland 41-31 Argentina

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland at Murrayfield

    "Scottish fans leaving Murrayfield in good spirits. Not often they've witnessed their team outscoring top level opposition by five tries to four. They'll need to tighten up the defence if they are to achieve that first-ever win over New Zealand next weekend though."

  12. Get involved


    Lewis Moody

    Former England captain on BBC Three

    Lewis Moody is providing analysis right now with Andrew Cotter on BBC Three with the highlights of England v New Zealand.

    He's tweeted this picture: Good chat on @BBCSport. Tough loss for @EnglandRugby. Backlash from this SA game could make next week even harder.

    Lewis Moody pitchside at Twickenham
  13. Post update

    Bad news. You have just missed the World's Craziest Fools on BBC Three in which the A Team's Mr T tracks down everyone from dumb drivers to reckless teens.

    Good news. If you tune in now you are just in time for highlights of England v New Zealand.

    Every cloud and that.

  14. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Stewart Milligan: Great performance from the Irish. Can't remember the last time I saw such a great defensive display from the men in green!

  15. Get involved


    John McEnerney: the intensity Scot have brought to the table has been immense that's what Vern expects every game, he'll smile but not for long!

  16. Post update

    Scotland 41-31 Argentina

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland full-back on BBC Two

    "I don't think they'll be a huge amount of changes next week.

    "The substitutions came at the right time today when the game was starting to drift a bit.

    "All the players should be relatively fresh after that, but they have to back up a great performance with another one next week."

  17. Post update

    Scotland 41-31 Argentina

    There is definitely something smouldering in Scotland's belly as the players gather around to listen to Vern Cotter's debrief. The players then huddle up for the captain's thoughts from Greig Laidlaw.

    New Zealand next week will be a real test of that growing optimism.

  18. Get involved


    DavidWSteel: Scotland score 41 points in a rugby international! It usually takes us the whole of the 6 Nations to notch that.

  19. Full time score summary

    Ireland 29-15 South Africa

    Ireland (6)

    Tries: Ruddock, Bowe

    Pens: Sexton 3, Madigan. Cons: Sexton 2

    South Africa (3)

    Tries: Coetzee, Pietersen

    Pens: Pollard. Cons: Pollard

  20. Get involved


    Euan Morrison: A few silly bits from us but I think overall we have a lot of positive's from the win. #scotland2015worldchampions

  21. Full time score summary

    Scotland 41-31 Argentina

    Scotland (24)

    Tries: R Gray, J Gray, Maitland, Hogg, Seymour

    Pens: Laidlaw 2. Cons: Laidlaw 4, Weir

    Argentina (10)

    Tries: Desio, Ortega, Penalty try, Cubelli 2

    Pens: Sanchez. Cons: Sanchez, Hernandez 3

  22. Post update

    Scotland 41-31 Argentina

    Gray brothers

    Scotland second row Richie Gray (pictured above right): "In very tough conditions we held onto the ball well. We were delighted with the first half and we have some things to work on from the second half."

  23. Post update

    Ireland 29-15 South Africa

    Denis Hickie

    Former Ireland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Ireland have been well worth this really fantastic victory. They really did confound the form book.

    "They have had a lot of injuries and it was unclear if they were going to be able to compete with South Africa's power. But there was no precision with the ball from South Africa and Ireland were more savvy and kept the scoreboard ticking over."

  24. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Ireland 29-15 South Africa

    Patrick McLaughlin: [Ireland coach Joe] Schmidt is a genius.

    PD: Ireland show England how to play with intelligence against 14 men.

    Graeme Hobbs: What a day of international rugby!

  25. Post update

    Scotland 41-31 Argentina

    Sir Ian McGeechan

    Former Lions and Scotland coach on BBC Two

    "Scotland would've been looking for that ruthlessness in the second half to try and maintain momentum.

    "It just felt like the game dropped a little when Scotland would've been keen to maintain it."

  26. Post update

    Scotland 41-31 Argentina

    Greig Laidlaw

    Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw: "We played with loads of confidence. I enjoyed it today, with the forwards going forward it makes everything so much easier"


    Scotland 41-31 Argentina


    Scotland 41-31 Argentina - Juan Martin Hernandez

    The last kick of the game.


    Ireland 29-15 South Africa

    Rob Kearney blasts past Jannie Du Plessis

    With 15 minutes left, the visitors only trailing by six points and the momentum swinging in their favour, it looked as though South Africa might fight back and claim victory.

    But then Adriaan Strauss made contact with big air specialist Rob Kearney as he jumped for a hanging kick, referee Romain Poite flourished a yellow card, and Ireland took full advantage.

    Suddenly their attack showed the same teeth as their defence and by the end they were in total control.

  30. TRY (Pietersen)

    Ireland 29-15 South Africa

    The last word goes to the Springboks as Willie Le Roux's trickery and acceleration gives JP Pietersen a free run to the line.

  31. TRY

    Scotland 41-29 Argentina - Tomas Cubelli

    A ridiculous try to concede. Duncan Weir runs a penalty from his own line, his team-mates don't realise that is the plan and the ball is turned over. Tomas Cubelli, who has been bright since he came on, returns it with interest.

  32. Post update

    Scotland 41-24 Argentina

    Argentina are piling on the late pressure, but a great cover tackle from Mark Bennett turns over the ball on his own line.

  33. Post update

    Ireland 26-10 South Africa

    Denis Hickie

    Former Ireland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "South Africa have not raised their game at all tonight and have come off second-best in all areas, apart from maybe the scrum.

    "Before the yellow card South Africa had the momentum. Would they have gone on and won the game? We'll never know."

  34. PENALTY (Madigan)

    Ireland 29-10 South Africa

    This is turning into a romp - just how expensive has that yellow card proved to be.

    Ian Madigan with the penalty this time.

  35. Post update

    Scotland 41-24 Argentina

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC Two

    "It's been a really strange second half.

    "Scotland have scored two tries but the backs have hardly touched the ball.

    "It's not been as free-flowing as the first half, but the stats are the reverse."


    Scotland 41-24 Argentina - Juan Martin Hernandez

    Juan Martin Hernandez slots the conversion. Loads of points, but zero tension at Murrayfield since the break.

  37. Post update

    The Irish defence is the sort of thing that inspires sports writers to hyperbole. Look up relentless in the dictionary and there's a picture of Paul O'Connell. Ferocious? Peter O'Mahony. Tremendous? The whole bally lot of them.

  38. TRY

    Scotland 41-22 Argentina - Tomas Cubelli

    Replacement scrum-half Tomas Cubelli goes superman, throwing a dummy before flinging himself over the top of a heap of bodies to score.

    He just about grounds it and Argentina have third try. It has been a funny old second half.

  39. SIN BIN

    Scotland's Jim Hamilton

    Jim Hamilton's appearance of the bench is a short cameo. He has been dispatched back there after getting caught the wrong side.

  40. Post update

    Ireland 24-10 South Africa

    Denis Hickie

    Former Ireland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "That was a rehearsed move, because Ireland brought the ball into the middle of the pitch and Tommy Bowe stayed on the wing. It was really, really well executed and I think that's the game."

  41. Conversion

    Scotland 41-17 Argentina - Duncan Weir

    Regulation conversion from Duncan Weir.

  42. TRY (Bowe, con Sexton)

    Ireland 26-10 South Africa

    Absolute class. Jonathan Sexton runs hard and steps inside his man to get the hosts on the prowl.

    From the ruck Conor Murray clips over a pin-point box kick and Tommy Bowe wins the race to claim the ball and score. Textbook.

    Sexton converts and mine's a pint of Guinness.

  43. TRY

    Scotland 39-17 Argentina - Tommy Seymour

    Tommy Seymour dives for the try

    Argentina turn the gun on their own foot. Juan Martin Hernandez's long mis-pass is snaffled by Tommy Seymour as they attempt to play out of their own 22. It is a stroll over.

  44. Post update

    Scotland 34-17 Argentina

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC Two

    "That's going to give Vern Cotter's team a bit to talk about in terms of where they need to improve.

    "They've conceded a bit of the initiative tactically by allowing Argentina to play a bit more in this second half.

    "They'll want to wrestle that back before full time."

  45. Conversion

    Scotland 34-17 Argentina

    Argentina snap a drop-goal conversion. Ten minutes to go. Surely not?

  46. TRY

    Scotland 34-15 Argentina - Penalty try

    Scotland had been warned. After a series of set-piece infringements in the shadow of their own posts they wheel a scrum round to exhaust Wayne Barnes' patience. Penalty try.

  47. PENALTY (Sexton)

    Ireland 19-10 South Africa

    Jonathan Sexton pins the Boks back to within five metres of their line and Peter O'Mahony then earns a turnover at the resulting line-out.

    Ireland go on the attack, the Boks fail to release at a ruck and Sexton strokes the ball between the sticks.

    The lead is now more than a converted try, they hosts are a man up and the wind is beneath their wings.

    Ireland can do this. Ireland should do this. Ireland will do this.

  48. Post update

    Scotland 34-10 Argentina

    Richie Gray try

    Another two changes from Scotland who replace Richie Gray with Jim Hamilton and Alasdair Dickinson with Gordon Reid.

  49. SIN BIN (A Strauss)

    Ireland 16-10 South Africa

    Big, big call from referee Romain Poite.

    Replacement Bok hooker Adriaan Strauss clips Rob Kearney in the air as the full-back takes yet another commanding catch from a swirling high kick.

    It's not much contact but Poite is unhappy with the general South African discipline following Duane Vermuelan's high tackle a couple of minutes ago, and Strauss is in the sin bin.

  50. Get involved


    Lewis Roberts: This Scotland team clearly had their porridge this morning. Loving the number of tries, could get used to this

  51. Post update

    Scotland 34-10 Argentina

    Rob Harley is keeping warm during his sin-binning by doing an 80s 'running man' dance on the sidelines.

    That could be an extended sentence from Wayne Barnes if he spots it.

  52. Get involved


    Greg Laidlaw

    Euan Morrison: Greg Laidlaw has had a blinder.


    Scotland 34-10 Argentina

    A slew of changes from Scotland. Scott Lawson, Henry Pygros and Duncan Weir on, Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw and Ross Ford off.

  54. NO TRY

    Scotland 34-10 Argentina

    It is a double movement from Tomas Lavanini. If he showed a little patience, one of his team-mates would have been over.


    Scotland 34-10 Argentina

    Argentina have bundled over from short range. But the score has been sent upstairs to pick out what actually happened with bodies all over the shop.

  56. Post update

    Scotland 34-10 Argentina

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC Two

    "I think that's very harsh and I don't agree with that at all.

    "We see that a lot now in international rugby where the lifters at the line-out aren't paying full attention and they just let their jumpers go.

    "That's what I think happened there."

  57. SIN-BIN - Rob Harley

    Scotland 34-10 Argentina

    Leonardo Senatore comes crashing back down to earth at the tail of a lineout. What was the cause of the subsidence?

    Well, Wayne Barnes is suspicious. The referee gets a video review and decided that Rob Harley has taken out one of his lifters. It looks like a tough call, but Harley is going to the bin for 10 minutes.

  58. PENALTY (Sexton)

    Ireland 16-10 South Africa

    Jonathan Sexton takes on Jan Serfontein

    Oh ye of little faith.

    Duane Vermeulen can only halt a Jamie Heaslip carry with a high tackle and up steps Jonathan Sexton.

    The fly-half has missed the odd pressure kick for Ireland before - New Zealand 2013 anyone? - but he makes no mistake with this one and Ireland have a precious six point lead.

  59. Post update

    Ireland 13-10 South Africa

    Twenty minutes to hold on for Ireland, but you can't hold on for that long.

    Somehow Ireland have to lift themselves and take the game back to the Boks. Easy to say that sitting here, and Denis Hickie warned us at the start that the visitors have the stronger bench and that it might make the difference.

  60. Post update

    Scotland 34-10 Argentina

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC Two

    "Scotland have had to defend for the last 10 minutes.

    "They not conceded, weathered the storm and then gone up the other end to add three more points.

    "That's really encouraging and builds momentum."


    Scotland 34-10 Argentina - Grieg Laidlaw

    After Stuart Hogg's miss, Greig Laidlaw wins the right to take a shot from 46m out and on an angle. I think that might be him on the kicking duties for the rest of the match.

    A mighty hoof just about creeps over the crossbar.

  62. Post update

    Ireland 13-10 South Africa

    Denis Hickie

    Former Ireland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Ireland's defence completely disintegrated and South Africa made scoring that try look very easy. Now, the scoreboard doesn't tell the whole story. Ireland are still ahead but in the last few minutes the momentum has swung decisively behind South Africa. Ireland must score next, even a penalty, to stay in the game."


    Scotland 31-10 Argentina

    The first change of the night from Scotland as Blair Cowan makes way for Alasdair Strokosch.

  64. Post update

    Scotland 31-10 Argentina

    Tomas Lavanini attempts to steamroller through some hard yards. Scotland are hunting in packs though. Finn Russell goes low, Alex Dunbar goes high and between them they force the second row to spill forward.

  65. TRY (Coetzee, con Pollard)

    Ireland 13-10 South Africa

    So, great decision it is then.

    Someone must have called "bundle" as that's exactly what the Boks launch, and great seething mass of bodies sending Marcell Coetzee surging over the line and leaving a fairly simple conversion for Handre Pollard.

  66. Post update

    Ireland 13-3 South Africa

    Jack McGrath is pinged at the scrum and South Africa kick the penalty to the corner rather than go for goal - great decision if they score.

    If not, well...

  67. Get involved #bbcrugby

    Ireland 13-3 South Africa

    John McEnerney: Great start by Ireland, now time two keep the foot on the gas and not let South Africa unleash the Abokalypse. If that happens, we're in trouble!

    Ollie Castle: Great pressure from Ireland, defiantly the dominant team. South Africa having to make changes.

  68. Post update

    Scotland 31-10 Argentina

    The number seven scavenger role has been a hard one today. After Richie McCaw was pinged a few times earlier today, Wayne Barnes gets stuck into Scotland's forwards as they try to seal off a ruck.

    With the clock and the scoreboard against them, Argentina tap and go from the penalty.

  69. Post update

    Ireland 13-3 South Africa

    That was like watching a harassed parent pushing a fully laden shopping trolley, such was the speed Ireland went backwards at that scrum.

    The Boks win it against the head and set off on the attack but they cannot break down the Ireland defence - total commitment from the hosts.

  70. Get involved


    Scotland fan at Murrayfield

    Alex Begg: Most exciting/clinical rugby I've seen @Scotlandteam play in forever. 40 more please.

    Fraser Morgan: Only thing missing is flowing play from backs. Been all forwards and quick taps from Scotland so far #backingblue

  71. Post update

    Scotland 31-10 Argentina

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC Two

    Stuart Hogg

    "More brilliant awareness there from scrum-half Greig Laidlaw.

    "He went to the space vacated by the Argentine defence and then it was all about Hogg's pace to get to the corner."

  72. Post update

    Scotland 31-10 Argentina

    Argentina have been playing disjointed, aimless, meandering rugby. They finished third at the 2007 World Cup. You would not put a whole heap on them repeating the trick next year.


    Scotland 31-10 Argentina - Greig Laidlaw

    Greig Laidlaw keeps the scoreboard ticking with a well-struck conversion.

  74. Get involved


    Ryan Judson: This Ireland outfit is very impressive, and Sexton just gets better and better. Best 10 around at the moment perhaps?

  75. Get involved


    Andrew Priestley: Great from Ireland! Great kick, chase and take from Bowe, excellent tactical kick from Henshaw and a brilliant driving maul try.

  76. Post update

    Ireland 13-3 South Africa

    Denis Hickie

    Former Ireland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Great start to this half from Ireland, although there's an awful lot of rugby still to be played. But an ideal start to the second period if you're Irish, and terrible if you're a South African."

  77. TRY

    Scotland 29-10 Argentina - Stuart Hogg

    Stuart Hogg

    Four tries and, if there was a bonus point, Scotland would have it bagged.

    Nicolas Sanchez, the Argentina 10, goes walkabout, circling round a ruck when the ball is not out. He leaves a gaping gap on the fringe which Greig Laidlaw is through like the proverbial rat down the drainpipe. Stuart Hogg bursts up to support his skipper and gets his reward with an offload and saunter into the corner.

  78. Post update

    Scotland 24-10 Argentina

    Argentina had not been able to get the likes of Juan Martin Hernandez up and running in the first half. The Pumas show a little more ambition early in the second though, offloading out of tackles and trying to prise open a solid Scotland defence.

  79. TRY (Ruddock, con Sexton)

    Ireland 13-3 South Africa

    And that start just got even better...

    Ireland win the line-out, shift the drive and Rhys Ruddock explodes through the Boks and plunges over.

    Jonathan Sexton converts from wide out and a 10-point lead in a tight game suddenly looks very pretty indeed.


    Scotland 24-10 Argentina

    Argentina make a mess of the resulting scrum however, their front row heading nose first for the turf.

    Penalty Scotland and, from the angle and with plenty of distance to make up, Stuart Hogg is going to have a pop.

    Nope, well wide from the full-back's boot.

  81. Post update

    Ireland 6-3 South Africa

    We're back. A soaring take from Tommy Bowe gets Ireland on the front foot and a Robbie Henshaw kick earns them an attacking line-out. Great start from Ireland to the second half.

  82. KICK-OFF

    Scotland 24-10 Argentina

    Finn Russell's attempt at a sneaky low drop-out for Sean Maitland almost comes of, but the Scotland winger fails to gather.

  83. Elsewhere in Europe

    Sergio Parisse and Italy celebrate beating Samoa

    There has been international rugby going on elsewhere in the northern hemisphere today.

    Italy have recorded a 24-13 win over Samoa that was only slightly overshadowed by the discovery that Sergio Parisse owns some sort of special selfie-taking tripod.

    Elsewhere Racing Metro winger Teddy Thomas has scored a hat-trick on debut with France 40-8 to the good in the last 10 minutes of their meeting with Fiji.

    Tonga have beaten Georgia 23-9 in Tbilisi as well.

  84. Post update

    Ireland 6-3 South Africa

    Denis Hickie

    Former Ireland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    Ireland v South Africa

    "From a South African perspective they will note the progress they've made during the half and will want to kick on and dominate. Ireland's scramble defence has been fantastic but it will be hard for them to sustain it for another 40 minutes.

    "There won't be too much panic in the South African dressing room. Ireland have a pretty callow team, a brand new centre partnership and some very inexperienced guys up front, yet they have played very well against what has been an all-conquering South Africa side."

  85. Half-time score summary

    Ireland 6-3 South Africa


    Pens: Sexton 2

    South Africa

    Pen: Pollard


    Ireland 6-3 South Africa

    Francois Hougaard of South Africa

    We've had some spectacular tries and plenty of thrilling running rugby today, but this match is an altogether gamier dish, one packed with meaty, brutal defence and seasoned with handfuls of ferocity.

    It may not be to everyone's taste but it is a compelling belly-filler of a match, the sort of game that leaves you in a coma on the sofa.

    No quarter asked, none given. More gravy please, this is a proper Test match.

  87. Half-time score summary

    Scotland 24-10 Argentina


    Tries: R Gray (5), J Gray (22), Maitland (24)

    Pens: Laidlaw. Cons: Laidlaw 3


    Tries: Desio (2)

    Pens: Sanchez. Cons: Sanchez

  88. Post update

    Scotland 24-10 Argentina

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC Two

    Scotland celebrate

    "Very good first half from Scotland.

    "They've done the basics very well and after conceding a try so early, it's been a very, very satisfactory first 40 minutes."


    Scotland 24-10 Argentina

    Well, another 40 minutes of that and the Murrayfield turnstiles will be clicking a little more frequently next weekend.

    Lots of enterprise and invention with Scotland playing at a relentless pace.

  90. Post update

    Scotland 24-10 Argentina

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC Two

    "You can see elements of Argentine indiscipline when they start dragging down mauls."


    Scotland 24-10 Argentina - Greig Laidlaw

    Ay, ay. Trouble up mill. Argentina's Tomas Lavanini has flown into a ruck, hard and late. Penalty to Scotland and Wayne Barnes could have been kenneling one of the visitors for that.

    As it is he just awards the penalty. Greig Laidlaw cannot land the three points on offer though.

  92. PENALTY (Pollard)

    Ireland 6-3 South Africa

    Handre Pollard

    They've been word perfect in defence so far, but Ireland are penalised as Paul O'Connell goes off his feet at a ruck after Handre Pollard is swallowed up by the hosts, and the fly-half picks himself up to slot the penalty.

  93. Get involved


    Fergus Critchley: Haven't seen this kind of rugby from Scotland in 10 minutes unless watching a highlights clip on YouTube!

  94. Get involved


    Andrew Cotter

    BBC Sport commentator

    So the news from Murrayfield seems to be that Scotland are playing very well against Argentina. And it's scaring people.


    Scotland 24-10 Argentina

    Richie Gray's attempt to tackle his man slips up towards the Argentine's neck. As it tends to when you are six foot 10 or so.

    Penalty says Wayne Barnes, while keeping his cards in his pocket. Nicolas Sanchez cannot exact any more punishment though. His kick hooks wide like a weekend hacker on the links.

  96. Post update

    Ireland 6-0 South Africa

    The Ireland defence getting stuck in like it's the New Year sales.

    Every South Africa attempt is met with a concerted fury that is sucking the life out of the big Bok ball carriers.

  97. Get involved


    Graeme Donaldson: What is Vern Cotter doing? I much preferred it when we spent 75 minutes frustratingly trying to score. More attrition please

    Neil Greening: Finally getting rid of the try scoring phobia. Well done Scotland!

  98. Post update

    Scotland 24-10 Argentina

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC Two

    "Argentina have got to keep their discipline here.

    "If they don't - I can really see Scotland building a big lead here."


    Scotland 24-10 Argentina - Greig Laidlaw

    Has it got the legs? It has! Up pop the flags.

  100. Post update

    Scotland 21-10 Argentina

    Argentina are not doing themselves any favours here. Clean ball in midfield and they look like they have the Scots going back. But Facundo Isa has come in the side in his attempt to accelerate the ball back to the scrum-half.

    Penalty Scotland and this is just about pot-able for Greig Laidlaw.

  101. Post update

    Scotland 21-10 Argentina

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland at Murrayfield

    "Murrayfield may only be two-thirds full but the place is rocking at the moment. Three tries and the promise of more has the Scottish crowd on the edge of their seats. Vern Cotter's new Scotland being very well received up to this point."

  102. Get involved


    Tom Dickson: Erm, 3 tries in 25 minutes. Am I dreaming?

    Do not adjust your set.

  103. Post update

    Scotland 21-10 Argentina

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC Two

    "Vern Cotter's given them the licence to play and that's exactly what Maitland did there.

    "Great drive and upper body strength to force a turn over and quick thinking from Greg Laidlaw.

    "Then a great pass right into Maitland's path to run over for the try."

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    Sean: Boks their own worst enemy right now. Tryline fever?


    Scotland 21-10 Argentina - Greig Laidlaw

    Greig Laidlaw has been neat and tidy off the tee and his side are making hay during Juan Imhoff's sin bin. I think the Argentine would have been better letting Tommy Seymour run past him, even if it came at the cost of seven points.

  106. TRY

    Scotland 19-10 Argentina - Sean Maitland

    Sean Maitland

    That is what was promised in the Vern Cotter brochure. Greig Laidlaw has licence to tap and go as Wayne Barnes awards a penalty deep in Scotland's half. The scrum-half is off, slaloming between retreating defenders, and a half-break becomes a full one. He slings the pass wide to the left wing where Sean Maitland gathers and presses the gas to beat the tattered cover.


    Scotland 14-10 Argentina

    Greig Laidlaw swings his right peg and Scotland push out to four points.

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    Ireland 6-0 South Africa

    Huge scrummage from the South Africa pack wins a penalty and they kick to the corner. Good position for the Boks this, but Ireland throw themselves at the resulting rolling maul and win the turnover.

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    Scotland 14-10 Argentina

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC Two

    "What a start to the game for the Gray brothers.

    "It was almost Richie Gray-esque that try from Jonny there.

    "Great try."

  110. TRY

    Scotland 12-10 Argentina - Jonny Gray

    Jonny Gray scores try for Scotland

    Whatever your big brother does you tend to copy. Jonny Gray lives up to the template, slithering past his man and over to put Scotland ahead for the first time in the match.

  111. SIN-BIN

    Scotland 7-10 Argentina

    Scotland secure a turnover of their own but a promising attack is brought to an end as Tommy Seymour's attempt to chase his own kick is halted by a blatant body check from Juan Imhoff.

    He will have ten minutes in the bin to consider what he has done.

  112. PENALTY (Sexton)

    Ireland 6-0 South Africa

    But anything Willie Le Roux can do, Ireland full-back Rob Kearney can do too.

    It is his break through the Boks' midfield that sets up the position for Jonathan Sexton to take the lead out to 6-0 as the visitors infringe.

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    Ireland 3-0 South Africa

    In an age of gym-honed monsters, 17-stone centres and 6ft 5in full-backs, South Africa 15 Willie Le Roux is a throw-back to the black and white era.

    He weighs about 13 stone wet through but he is having another superb match and sparks a threatening attack with a soaring catch followed by a weaving 40m run that takes him past about five defenders.

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    Scotland 7-10 Argentina

    Scotland are up to within five metres but Greig Laidlaw is too quick for his own support. Argentine strip the ball and turn the tables with a break upfield of their own.

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    Scotland 7-10 Argentina

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC Two

    "Referee Wayne Barnes is getting frustrated as the front rows are not implementing what he told them before kick-off.

    "Penalties will come."

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    Scotland 7-10 Argentina

    There is some jiggery-pokery going on between the two front row. Wayne Barnes reads the riot act to the big lads as he resets another scrum. Nope. He has had enough. Free-kick Scotland and they tap and go from 25 metres out.


    Scotland 7-10 Argentina

    Argentina are forced into a back row reshuffle as flanker Rodrigo Baez limps out of the fray and Facundo Isa comes on to make his debut as his replacement.

  118. MISSED PENALTY (Pollard)

    Ireland 3-0 South Africa

    After the big build-up I gave him, Handre Pollard has just hoicked his first shot at goal badly wide.

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    Dennis M: Argentina have ruined the best kit in world rugby

    Kieran Alexander: 6500 miles away, but still supporting our lads! Cmon Scotland!


    I hear what you are saying Dennis. Give it a couple of years though, the fashion wheel will turn and they will be back out in a retro style one.


    Scotland 7-10 Argentina

    Greig Laidlaw lines up a shot at goal, but he has got his geometry a little askew.

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    Scotland 7-10 Argentina

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC Two

    "Scores have come from possessions and restarts pretty quickly.

    "The scoring rate has been pretty high so Scotland will want a reply almost instantly here."

  122. PENALTY

    Scotland 7-10 Argentina - Nicolas Sanchez

    Bodies strewn across the pitch as a ruck disintegrates into chaos. Referee Wayne Barnes decides it was Scotladn who got the wrong side of the advantage line first. Nicolas Sanchez calls for the tee and wallops over a solid kick.

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    Scotland 7-7 Argentina

    Stuart Hogg comes off his left foot and swats aside the flailing arms of an Argentine defender. He is the sort of runner who could beat his man in a phone box. Unfortunately for Scotland Mark Bennett makes a mess of his attempt to pick and go, spilling forward.

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    Ireland 3-0 South Africa

    Denis Hickie

    Former Ireland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Ireland have started well. The analysis before this game is that in the last 20 minutes, when games are won, the South Africa bench is stronger than Ireland's. We shall see."

  125. PENALTY (Sexton)

    Ireland 3-0 South Africa

    Ireland win a penalty as Jack McGrath gets the upper hand on Jannie Du Plessis at a scrum and Jonathan Sexton kicks the hosts into the lead.


    Scotland 7-7 Argentina - Greig Laidlaw

    A superb stick-splitter from way out West from Greig Laidlaw pulls Scotland level.

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    Scotland 7-7 Argentina

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC Two

    "That was a very good reaction by Scotland to conceding an early try.

    "Very simple play with numbers in the wider channels and it's a great example of what Richie Gray can do."

  128. TRY

    Scotland 5-7 Argentina - Richie Gray

    Richie Gray try

    Scotland bounce back with an immediate response. Sean Maitland draws his man and Richie Gray is roaming outside him, showing a sniff of a pass to winger Manuel Montero who is only too pleased to buy the dummy. Gray shifts his angle inside and slides over.

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    Scotland 0-7 Argentina

    Phillip Matthews

    Former Ireland captain on BBC Two

    "Scotland will want to get on top of this Argentine pack as much as they can when the ball gets loose.

    "They just need to be patient in the 22 and maintain some composure."

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    Scotland 0-7 Argentina

    Better from Scotland. Finn Russell is playing up on the back foot..

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    Scotland 0-7 Argentina

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC Two

    "That's not the start Vern Cotter would've wanted, but now Scotland have got to react to it."


    Scotland 0-7 Argentina - Nicolas Sanchez

    Nicolas Sanchez adds another two points with a accurate boot from out by the touchline.

    About as much atmosphere at Murrayfield as in deep space after that deflating start.

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    Ireland 0-0 South Africa

    Sanj: So confused... do the Irish have two national anthems?

    Have a read of this BBC Sport explanation, Sanj. At home games at Lansdowne Road, Amhran na bhFiann (A Soldier's Song) is followed by Ireland's Call.

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    Ireland 0-0 South Africa

    Denis Hickie

    Former Ireland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "From an Irish perspective, I'm very excited to see the new centre combination of Robbie Henshaw [who starts at 12] and Jared Payne. I think the players will switch around a bit as to who plays 13."

    Click here to listen to Radio 5 live commentary

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    Scotland 0-7 Argentina

    Andy Nicol

    Former Scotland scrum-half on BBC Two

    "A couple of great kicks from Scotland.

    "Suddenly a big tackle goes in - there's a turn over and Ortega Desio runs the length of the field to score."

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    Ireland 0-0 South Africa

    Ireland full-back Rob Kearney takes out South Africa counterpart Willie Le Roux in the air as he catches a hanging kick, but it is just a penalty to the visitors.

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    Ireland 0-0 South Africa

    We're under way in Dublin and Bryan Habana is soon bundled into touch for the Boks.

  138. TRY

    Scotland 0-7 Argentina - Javier Ortega Desio

    Javier Ortega Desio

    Scotland looked like they were building nicely as Finn Russell put up a statospheric bomb and his team-mates chased hard. The hosts regained possession but Jonny Gray gives Greig Laidlaw a hospital pass, soft and loopy, and Manuel Montero flattens the scrum-half.

    The ball spills loose and Javier Ortega Desio scoops up and scampers in from halfway, showing a good turn of pace.

  139. KICK-OFF

    Scotland 0-0 Argentina

    The kick-off is safely gathered by the Scotland forwards and we are up and running.

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    Scotland v Argentina (17:30 GMT)

    "'Gainst who!"

    A superb rendition of Flower of Scotland as the pipes dies away to let the crowd make their own way. Blair Cowan only just keep it together.

    Kick-off next.

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    Ireland v South Africa (kick-off 17:30)

    There are two world class fly-halves on show tonight in Ireland's Jonathan Sexton and his South Africa counterpart Handre Pollard.

    The Springbok 10 is just 20 but is already being credited with transforming the traditionally forward-dominated Boks into a much more threatening outfit with all in hand.

    Possessed of a booming boot and a running game to match, the youngster seems set to be a fixture on the Test scene for years to come.

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    Scotland v Argentina (17:30 GMT)

    The Argentina side, as ever, look like a set of men weaned straight to fillet steak.

    A couple of British-based players to look for in their line-up. Centre Marcelo Bosch plys his trade with Saracens while captain Agustin Creevy and number eight Leonardo Senatore are Worcester Warriors.

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    Scotland v Argentina (17:30 GMT)

    The two teams are out at Murrayfield, lining up to face the main stand and observe a minute's silence ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

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    Scotland v Argentina (17:30 GMT)

    Andy Burke

    BBC Scotland at Murrayfield

    "A wet afternoon in Edinburgh and in very recent times that would've made for a rather poor spectacle at Murrayfield with the pitch breaking up badly.

    "However, we hope the never-ending scrums resets are a thing of the past now that the home of Scottish rugby boasts a brand spanking new hybrid pitch which looks absolutely fantastic."

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    Scotland v Argentina (17:30 GMT)

    Sir Ian McGeechan

    Former Lions and Scotland coach on BBC Two

    "Richie Gray has to be a leader for Scotland in this team in the way he plays.

    "He's a ball carrier and he's not an easy man to tackle when he gets in those positions."

  146. TEAM NEWS

    Scotland v Argentina (17:30 GMT)

    Scotland: 15-Stuart Hogg, 14-Sean Maitland, 13-Mark Bennett, 12-Alex Dunbar, 11-Tommy Seymour, 10-Finn Russell, 9-Greig Laidlaw (capt); 1-Alasdair Dickinson, 2-Ross Ford, 3-Euan Murray, 4-Richie Gray, 5-Jonny Gray, 6-Rob Harley, 7-Blair Cowan, 8-Adam Ashe

    Replacements: 16-Scott Lawson, 17-Gordon Reid, 18-Geoff Cross, 19-Jim Hamilton, 20-Alasdair Strokosch, 21-Henry Pyrgos, 22-Duncan Weir, 23-Sean Lamont

    Argentina : 15-Joaquin Tuculet, 14-Juan Imhoff, 13-Marcelo Bosch, 12-Juan Martin Hernandez, 11-Manuel Montero, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Martin Landajo; 1-Marcos Ayerza, 2-Agustin Creevy (captain), 3-Ramiro Herrera, 4-Tomas Lavanini, 5-Juan Cruz Guillemain, 6- Rodrigo Baez, 7-Javier Ortega Desio, 8-Leonardo Senatore.

    Replacements: 16-Matias Cortese, 17-Lucas Noguera Paz, 18-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19-Lucas Ponce, 20-Facundo Isa, 21-Tomas Cubelli, 22-Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23-Horacio Agulla

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    Scotland v Argentina (17:30 GMT)

    Chris Paterson

    Former Scotland full-back on BBC Two

    "New coach Vern Cotter will look to this first game as a big thing for him.

    "I don't think we'll see too many changes over these coming games. He'll want to create a settled side.

    "He'll be pumped and I think the players will be too."

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    Scotland v Argentina (17:30 GMT)

    Stuart Hogg

    Scotland's back division, from 10 to 15, is an all Glasgow affair. And with good reason.

    Gregor Townend's side are sitting pretty at second in the Pro 12 after just one defeat in their opening seven matches. A back three of Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Tommy Seymour have plenty of gas and dancing feet to rival Michael Flatley.

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    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Join myself & Denis Hickie for #IRLvSA commentary on @bbc5live. Listen by clicking on the live tab at the top of this page to access the 5 live commentary.