Ireland are in Argentina for a tough two-Test summer tour and we will keep you #ShoulderToShoulder with the squad over the next two weeks with behind the scenes video, photos and updates in our tour diary.
Day 1 - Departure
Last minute packing on Sunday morning before meeting up at the airport hotel in the afternoon. There are final adjustments to the number 1s (team formal wear) for some, injections for all and an update on the squad - Keith Earls and Martin Moore out, the uncapped Noel Reid and Rodney Ah You in.
Then there is the big news that forwards coach John Plumtree will be leaving the Ireland set-up after the tour. He is returning home to New Zealand and a role in Wellington. A tough decision for John but the right one for his family.
The flight to Buenos Aires is a long one - 13-and-a-half hours - and the squad are kitted out with not so flattering flying socks and humidifying air masks to help them breathe easier and prevent infection, as modelled here by Rob Kearney:
Day 2 - Arrival
Only four of the current squad toured here in Argentina back in 2007 - Rob, Jamie Heaslip, Andrew Trimble and Eoin Reddan - so it is a new adventure for most.
First job is to help bagman Willie Bennett get all the gear and equipment loaded and with that done, we are on the way.
On arrival at the team hotel in downtown Buenos Aires, it is straight to the team room for breakfast as organised by team nutritionist Ruth Wood-Martin, who is always the advance guard for the squad, making sure all is ready for some seriously hungry players.
There's a chance to check in, shower and change before a stretch and recovery session with strength & conditioning coach Jason Cowman.
In the meantime the performance analysts - Mervyn Murphy and Vinny Hammond - are getting the laptops set up, the medical team, with Dr. Eanna Falvey and physios James Allen and Keith Fox, are setting up their room and masseur Dave Revins is drawing up a schedule for daily rub downs. There are some media interviews to be done too:
That's followed by lunch and a squad meeting before a walk through in a nearby park - a chance for the lads to run through some basics and stretch the legs while some curious locals look on!
That's enough for the first day as the most important thing after a hard game and a long flight is recovery time.
The Ireland Sevens management team have confirmed two squads to take part in the Amsterdam 7s Invitational and the Newcastle 7s Festival this weekend as part of the preparation for the European Championships in Malmo, Sweden and the Olympic Repechage in Monaco in June.
Head coach Nigel Carolan talks about the squad selection for next month's World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, while captain James Ryan is looking forward to leading the side against pool rivals Wales, New Zealand and Georgia.
Ireland Women's captain Niamh Briggs spoke about her excitement for the Women's Rugby World Cup as the official tournament logo was unveiled in UCD today. She is also looking forward to facing England, Canada and New Zealand in November this year as part of the build-up to #WRWC2017.
Ireland Women's Sevens captain Lucy Mulhall is in Langford this week for the Canada leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. Following Ireland's Bowl win in Atlanta, Lucy previews our prospects this weekend.
Ireland Women's Sevens captain Lucy Mulhall speaks about the build-up to the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. The girls in green begin the pool stages against France at 12.52pm local time/5.52pm Irish time today.
IRFU High Performance Manager Colin McEntee reflects on the Easter matches played by the Ireland Under-18 and Under-19 teams, which ended last weekend with wins over the England Counties U-18s and France U-19s.
Watch highlights of the Ireland Under-18s' seven-try 43-0 victory over Scotland during the inaugural U-18 Five Nations Festival in Caerphilly, Wales. Number 8 and captain Caelan Doris scored a hat-trick of tries and winger Daniel Hurley bagged a brace.
Railway Union's Kim Flood made her debut at full-back for the Ireland Women in last weekend's 14-3 Six Nations win over Italy. She is looking forward to experiencing the partisan crowd at Donnybrook again this Sunday when Scotland are the visitors. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.ie.
Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek spoke to Irish Rugby TV on the eve of the final round of the RBS 6 Nations Championship. He is happy that the team are focused but warns that it will be a tough encounter with Scotland tomorrow.
Looking forward to the lineout battle with Scotland, Ireland lock Devin Toner said: "We went well again Italy, I think our set piece went well. If we can just build on that and build on the positives then I think we'll be okay."