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Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Ireland continue their long-standing rivalry with Argentina this weekend when the Pumas visit the Aviva Stadium for the opening game of their autumn international tour.
Matches between the Irish and Argentina have been spiky affairs with their last meeting in the autumn series seeing Joe Schmidt's side run out winners.
That exacted some payback for the Pumas beating Ireland in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup in Cardiff that turned into a full-blooded encounter. Here's all you need to know about Saturday's game in Dublin What time is kick-off?
The match will be kick off at 6.
Is the game on TV? It will be shown live on Channel 4.
It's the first of a three-match deal the channel has to screen Ireland's games this autumn with further games against the USA and New Zealand to come. Coverage starts at 6pm. The man in the middle will be Nic Berry and one of his assistant referees is fellow Australian Angus Gardner, the official at the centre of the Owen Farrell furore in England's win over South Africa last weekend.
Team news? Sean O'Brien will make his first Test start in almost a year against the Pumas. Ireland have rolled out all their big guns, with boss Joe Schmidt restoring his first-choice XV following last weekend's win over Italy in Chicago.
Ireland star Sean O'Brien Jordan Larmour keeps his place at full-back after his stellar hat-trick against Italy, with Rob Kearney unfit through shoulder trouble. Bundee Aki partners Robbie Henshaw in the centres, with Garry Ringrose appearing to have missed out after picking up a knock.
Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma has made a surprising change to the back row for Saturday. There's five changes to the side who suffered a defeat to Australia in the final round of the Rugby Championship.
The most notable change is the selection of Guido Petti at openside flanker.
Will he take the punt on Quade Cooper, who has been pretty good in the Super Rugby this season?
Petti, a regular lock, will partner with captain Pablo Matera and No. Matias Alemanno replaces Marcos Kremer, who drops out of the matchday 23 altogether.
Kremer returned to Argentina due to personal reasons. In the backline, Tomas Cubelli returns and takes up a spot at scrum-half, while Matias Moroni is replaced by Bautista Delguy on the wing. What are the latest betting odds?