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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# November Tests

Last year
2022
# Showdown
'This is a massive Test for us' - Boks arrive in Dublin ahead of Ireland clash
Sbu Nkosi and Marco van Staden have been left at home due to injuries.
# Call-up
'To do it in a packed Aviva would be an unreal experience. It’s dream stuff'
Munster wing Calvin Nash is in his first camp with the senior Ireland squad.
# November Tests
Lowe misses out, McCloskey and Stockdale return in 37-man Ireland squad
Andy Farrell has also named an additional panel of players for the Ireland A fixture against New Zealand.
All time
# los pumas
'Be brave' - Farrell looks for Ireland to finish on a high against Argentina
Mario Ledesma’s side have had a tough year but pose a threat.
# Next Job
Clean bill of health for Ireland as Farrell weighs up All Blacks selection
Ireland will bring some momentum into next weekend’s clash in Dublin.
# 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.
# Team news
Conway and Lowe named to start for Ireland, Sheehan to debut off bench
Johnny Sexton captains the team on the occasion of his 100th Ireland cap.
# IQ
Connacht's Mack Hansen called into Ireland squad ahead of Japan clash
The 23-year-old qualifies to play through his Cork-born mother.
# new faces
Six uncapped players named in Ireland women's squad for November Tests
A 33-player panel has been announced to face the USA and Japan at the RDS next month.
# Recall
Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up
Andy Farrell has named his 38-man squad for the November Tests.
# Finisher
Brace brings Earls outright second spot on Ireland's all-time try-scoring list
The Limerick man shared second spot for almost two years with Tommy Bowe, but moved two closer to Brian O’Driscoll today.
# Kick On
Sexton hopes Ireland can take place at 'top table' after falling short of England and France
‘We’re happy with the way we’re improving,’ says the Ireland captain while pointing out a ‘difference of opinion’ with the media.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v Scotland, Autumn Nations Cup
Third place was at stake as Gregor Townsend’s side came to the Aviva, we went minute-by-minute.
# November Tests
'Something I've always had in my locker': Stockdale glad to let passing skill shine through
The wing-turned-fullback put his passing range on display against Georgia.
# November Tests
Chances sustain confidence in Cian Healy's 'favourite' Ireland dressing room
The veteran prop feels the mood in the current camp is the best he has experienced.
# November Tests
Details remain for Farrell's Ireland, but intense focus has shifted elsewhere
‘Sometimes we’re seeing it and not executing and sometimes we’re not seeing it and running into brick walls.’
# Progress
Sexton: 'Have we gone backwards? Not compared to 2019'
The Ireland captain insists the current Ireland side has made progress that they have just been unable to reproduce in competitive action.
# November Tests
'Like riding a bike': Porter not counting himself out of Ireland's loosehead conversation
Meanwhile, Shane Daly will be one of the few who take fond memories away from today’s win over Georgia.
# November Tests
Ryan laments Ireland easing 'off the pedal' against Georgia
The young skipper was in no mood to accentuate positives of an unconvincing win..
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v Georgia, Autumn Nations Cup
It’s the third of four matches in the stop-gap series and we’re going minute-by-minute.
# November Tests
Farrell puts faith in new combinations to flip the script against England
Whether through injury or a coach’s call, this week’s starting XV has just five names in common with the February defeat.
# The Natural
'Huge honour' as 24-year-old Ryan takes Ireland captaincy for England Test
The Leinster lock signalled he will lean on experienced heads like Peter O’Mahony and Keith Earls.
# JGP
Gibson-Park ready to get 'proper taste' of Test rugby as a starter
The Leinster 9 says he’s privileged to play alongside Johnny Sexton for club and country.
# November Tests
'It's only a couple of games ago that everyone was saying Jacob is the answer'
Andy Farrell is excited to field his newly-qualified players from the start and hopes to see Jacob Stockdale show his best form at 15.
# fresh
Henderson: Ireland taking confidence from their new beginnings
Ireland feel they are right at the beginning of their ‘journey’.
# November Tests
Sexton keen to move on and see Ireland improve consistency
‘We don’t want to go with a massive performance then massive dip.’
# November Tests
New faces through squad, but familiar old foe looms in Ireland's autumn
The feelgood factor in Andy Farrell’s squad will be tested severely by another clash with England.
# November Tests
ACL to keep Springbok 10 Pollard out beyond Rugby Championship
The out-half suffered the knee injury in Friday’s loss to Racing.
# on hold
Scottish Rugby makes pay cuts amidst 'uncertainty' over November Tests
Argentina, New Zealand and Japan are due to visit Murrayfield later this year.
# Revenge
Farrell's Ireland to host Japan, Springboks and Wallabies in November 2020
The Brave Blossoms shocked Ireland at their home World Cup.
# November Tests
Grace Miller among 10 uncapped women in Ireland training squad
Ireland’s training camps will take on a greater importance in the weeks ahead with only one Test match scheduled for November.
# international rugby
Ireland Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly'
The 15-a-side team will take on Wales on 10 November in UCD.
# pro14
Cooney, Murphy and McCloskey back in Ulster starting line-up for Cardiff clash
The northern province will have six internationals back after their November exploits.
# test review
November Report Card: How the world's top 10 are shaping up for Japan 2019
We take a closer look at how the runners and riders fared 10 months out from the World Cup.
# clean sweep
Outstanding November tees Ireland up superbly for Schmidt's final year
Wins over Italy, Argentina, the All Blacks and USA leave this Irish squad in an exciting place.
# depth chart
Six Nations and RWC loom large as Schmidt sees flexibility and confidence built in November
Ross Byrne has complicated the tussle for the back-up 10 slot and that suits the head coach just fine.
# walking wounded
Conan an injury concern after 'jolt' to the shoulder in win over USA
Darren Sweetnam’s back and Will Addison’s HIA are also causes for concern as players return to their provinces.
# Magnifique
Brilliant scenes in Paris as sublime Fiji earn historic win over France
The Stade de France was left stunned.
# Future
Joe Schmidt strongly hints that he's leaving Ireland after the 2019 World Cup
The 53-year-old is out of contract after next year’s World Cup in Japan.
# out of 10
How did you rate Ireland in their big November win over the USA?
Who impressed you at the Aviva Stadium today?