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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# autumn internationals

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2022
# XV
Kolbe starts at full-back as Springboks name team to face Ireland
The brilliant winger will wear 15 for the first time, while Damian Willemse starts at out-half.
# Injury
England hooker Jamie George ruled out of autumn internationals
The 31-year-old is expected to be sidelined for around 10 weeks with a foot injury.
# autumn internationals
Fixture details confirmed for Ireland's November internationals
World champions South Africa are among Ireland’s opponents.
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# autumn internationals
England to play New Zealand and South Africa at Twickenham next year
Argentina and Japan will also make the trip to London in November 2022.
# Crystal Ball
'I do not think the win will make Ireland stop' - Pumas lock is fearful after All Blacks result
Guido Petti says his side will have to raise their game against the Irish this weekend.
# elder statesman
His role is changing, but Peter O'Mahony remains an important figure for Ireland
The flanker is by far the most experienced back row player in Andy Farrell’s squad.
# Ball In Hand
Ireland's 'new breed' set for entertaining contest with inventive Japan
Paul O’Connell is excited about the skill levels of Ireland’s players.
# shared journey
'He's definitely a unique type of force' - Murray on Sexton, Lions fallout and long-term goals
The Ireland scrum-half offered a fascinating insight into what makes his half-back partner tick.
# Leading by example
Fire still burning as Sexton prepares for 100 cap milestone
Ireland’s captain remains as determined and driven as ever.
# dynamic duo
'He’s a hell of a player' - Furlong excited by Porter's move across the front row
The Leinster pair could both start for Ireland against Japan on Saturday.
# still the man
'In an ideal world I'd love to keep going' - Sexton hopes to agree new contract in 2022
The out-half remains a hugely important figure for Ireland just two years out from the 2023 World Cup.
# One Way Traffic
Kyle Steyn registers four tries as Scotland hammer Tonga
Gregor Townsend’s side thrived in their first match in front of supporters since March 2020.
# Gamechanger
Springbok great Bryan Habana backs Simon Zebo to shine for Ireland
The 2007 World Cup winner also had plenty of praise for Munster centre Damian de Allende, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
# Leading The Way
'You’re always changing, trying to improve' - Sexton showing no signs of slowing down
The Ireland captain remains the man in possession of the number 10 jersey ahead of the autumn internationals.
# Planning ahead
Sexton and Ireland head into autumn internationals with one eye on France 2023
The Ireland captain says the squad have already spoken about the next Rugby World Cup.
# maul order
McBurney and maul powers Ulster to rain-sodden win over Uruguay
Tom O’Toole starred for the hosts as Dan McFarland blooded six new faces against the tourists.
# November Tests
Schmidt includes uncapped Addison as Murray misses out on Ireland squad
Sam Arnold and Leinster out-half Ross Byrne will also hope to win their first cap next month.
# November Tests
Ex-England and New Zealand youth internationals included in Scotland squad
Gregor Townsend has named three uncapped players in a 40-strong list ahead of Tests with Fiji, South Africa and Argentina.
# autumn internationals
Gatland names two uncapped backs in Wales squad for Autumn Internationals
Luke Morgan and Jonah Holmes included in 37-man squad.
# Behind the mic
Ryle Nugent returning to rugby commentary alongside Jamie Heaslip
RTÉ’s former head of sport will be covering Ireland’s November internationals for Channel 4.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland vs Fiji, Autumn internationals
We had minute-by-minute coverage as Joe Schmidt’s side continued their November series when they met Fiji at the Aviva Stadium.
# November Tests
A year on from Chicago, Ireland's November goals appear much more straightforward
Anything less than three from three would cause some soul-searching through the winter.
# Announcement
Haskell and Marler left out of England's autumn international squads
There are also a number of so-called ‘apprentice players’ in the squad.
# your call
Who would you like to see Joe Schmidt pick to face South Africa next month?
With two rounds of Europe and inter-pros behind us, the international team is taking shape.
# Mike Down
Eddie Jones faces anxious wait on Mike Brown ahead of November internationals
Brown has reaggravated an injury he picked up 10 days ago.
# you're the boss
Open thread: Who would you pick as Ireland's starting XV
A back row of Diack, Ryan and O’Donnell? If you say so.
# IRFU
Tickets sold out for All Blacks test in November
The IRFU has announced that the Aviva Stadium is a sell-out for the visit of New Zealand.
# Selection
Leinster prop Jack McGrath included in Ireland training squad
Joe Schmidt names 42 players for Ireland training camp at Carton House at the end of the week.
# Wallabies
Third tier: Beale breaks Welsh hearts in last-gasp Wallabies win
The result was Wales’ seventh Test defeat on the trot as Nathan Sharpe bowed out in style.
# Blackout
Sweet chariot: England shock All Blacks at season's final hurdle
They know who Owen Farrell is now.
# RIP
Former Fiji international dead at 29
Maleli Kunavore — who played his club rugby for Toulouse in France — died in hospital today.
# 'Bok pain
Chris Henry: The bodies are sore, but it hurts more inside
The Ulster flanker is sick of learning from defeat.
# Preview
High standards: Hansen wants All Blacks back on track against Scotland
The New Zealand coach says the team ‘let themselves down’ in the 18-18 draw with Australia.
# Schooled
3 things we learned from Ireland v South Africa
What started out as a tale of redemption at the Aviva quickly turned back to tragedy.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v South Africa, Guinness Series
Ireland’s international rugby season got underway at the Aviva Stadium and we had minute-by-minute updates just for you.
# cordial
VIDEO: 3 venues, 3 recent South African visits
It’s never easy, but we tend to have our fair share of joy at home to South Africa.
# decision 2012
Poll: Who would you pick as Ireland captain?
Who’s man enough for the job?
# autumn internationals
The Ireland squad gathered for training today, here's how they look
Have a gander at how the team is shaping up. Plus, Michael Bent hurls.
# Silly Season
It’s bank holiday Monday, so here are 39 reasons to love (or hate) rugby
It’s more than just a bunch of guys getting intimate with other guys’ thighs.
# holding back
Gert Smal: 'I want to beat South Africa more than any Irishman'
Ireland’s South African forwards coach has his own reasons for ambushing the ‘Boks.