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# Guinness Series

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Here's how we rated Ireland's players as they dominated Argentina at the Aviva
Jacob Stockdale dotted down twice while Rob Kearney also stood out for the hosts.
It's time for sport to call time on alcohol sponsorship
Tommy Martin argues that alcohol sponsorship has no place in sports.
Schmidt needs a good second season bounce in the cold November rain
Here’s Whiff of Cordite’s take on the lay of the land as a depleted Ireland face up to Tests against South Africa and Australia.
Springboks, Wallabies confirmed as Ireland's next November opposition
And probably Georgia in between.
'Samoa the appetiser, there's a double main course to come' -- Schmidt
The new Ireland coach is already moving on to Australia and New Zealand.
'Tried and trusted' Schmidt looking after the little details first -- O'Connell
The lock and his Ireland team-mates have been given homework to do before the November internationals.
Form of New Zealand and McCaw has Schmidt nervous already
The new Ireland coach will face Samoa in his first match in charge, followed by Australia and New Zealand.
Open thread: What Ireland side should start the 6 Nations?
Declan Kidney will have big decisions to make next February.
#IreARG: How Ireland's match-winners rated today
A host of Irish players put in fantastic shifts at Lansdowne Road as Declan Kidney’s side won 46-24.
November tests: Sexton backs 'terrifying' winger Gilroy to jolt Argentina
The out-half has declared himself fully fit and ready to visit another Aviva defeat on the Pumas.
Argentina make 4 changes to starting XV ahead of Ireland clash
Pumas’ flanker Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe will captain the side at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
November tests: McCarthy plans to replicate Bok-bashing form
‘Annoying, frustrating counter-ruckers’. Are you sure you’ve never played Argentina before Mike?
November tests: The only way is up for Foley
The Ireland forwards coach has personal experience of grinding out victories over Argentina.
Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks
The Leinster prop proved he was human against South Africa. He will be hoping to lift expectations when he faces Argentina.
'I'm sure we're going to hop off each other at the weekend' - Keith Earls
Replacing the world-class Brian O’Driscoll may prove impossible but a starring role against Argentina won’t go astray.
November tests: Sexton misses training but back row set to stay intact
The Irish out-half may not train until Thursday morning.
It's a new time for Irish rugby declares Kidney as Argentina test looms
‘It certainly makes going to work easier on Monday when you’ve got a win,’ remarked the Irish coach.
Fergus McFadden hopes two-try performance will earn starting role against Pumas
The Leinster player will be pushing hard for the left wing spot when Argentina come to town.
'They did the jersey proud' - Heaslip praises emerging Irish stars
The captain expressed his satisfaction at shutting down the Fijians in the 53-0 win.
November tests: Lobbe eyes Irish scalp as Pumas seek to end year on a high
The Argentina captain reveals that coaching tips doled out by Graham Henry have motivated his teammates.
Kidney happy with selection headache after stunning displays by McFadden and Gilroy
The Ulster winger ran in three tries while his wing colleague chipped in with a double.
Ireland v Fiji, November internationals
Ireland scored early and often against their Pacific Island visitors at Thomond Park.
Waiting on the wings: McFadden happy to take his Irish chances where they come
The Kildare native wants a spot in the Irish centre but will settle for a starring role out right against Fiji.
Open Thread: What do you expect to learn from Ireland against Fiji tonight?
Will it be more interesting than entertaining?
November tests: Cave wants to be centre of attention against Fiji
The Ulsterman’s sights are also on the number 13 jersey for the crucial tie against Argentina next weekend.
'I don't see myself as a South African rugby player at all' - Richardt Strauss
Ireland’s new hooker had a baptism of fire against his native country on Saturday and is warming to the task.
O'Connell, Ferris both ruled out of Argentina test
Meanwhile, Eoin Reddan is a doubt for Saturday’s Irish Wolfhounds clash against Fiji at Thomond Park.
Guinness Series: De Villiers highlights 14-man defensive effort as key to beating Ireland
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer revealed that a harsh exchange of words in the dressing room at half-time sparked a fightback.
Heaslip holds hands up over yellow card that cost Ireland dearly
The newly-appointed captain admitted that he would have served his team better by staying on the field at a crucial stage.
#IreSAF: How Ireland's new-look team rated this evening
The Irish bossed the first half but woke a slumbering giant and can have few complaints with the result.
Match report: Ireland v South Africa
Declan Kidney’s men contrived to lose their fifth match in succession as the Springboks fought back from nine points down to win.
Guinness Series: Murray knows the drill - if in doubt, kick it out
The Munster scrum-half teams up with Jonny Sexton and swears he has learned a tough lesson from a shocker in Paris.
Late change: 'The Beast' ruled out of Ireland v South Africa
The loose-head prop had been admitted to hospital as a precaution after he suffered mild heart palpitations this morning.
Open Thread: How will Ireland fare against South Africa?
The Springboks come to Dublin this evening, with both sides missing a number of key players. We want to know how you think the match will go for Declan Kidney’s men?
They’re big, strong and they want to run over you – captain Heaslip on the Springbok science
He’s more concerned about post-match speeches than decoding the South Africans’ gameplan.
Caption time: what's new Ireland skipper Jamie Heaslip saying here then?
It’s Friday, it’s almost quittin’ time… it’s time for a good, old-fashioned caption competition.
'You have to go to bed tonight and know you're going to wake up and put everything on the line' - Les Kiss
Ireland’s backs coach was relaxed enough to joke about the Andrew Trimble, David Skrela mix-up before tomorrow’s trench warfare.
Preview: New faces in both camps, but Ireland meeting old school Springboks
There’s no danger of paralysis by analysis in this one, Declan Kidney’s men face a side in transition and with half an eye on the World Cup.
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.
Up against it: 5 key battles Ireland must win to overcome South Africa
It’s not going to be easy at Lansdowne Road, but here’s where Ireland must thrive to arrest their losing run.