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#November Tests

# november-tests - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Irish-influenced USA take on Schmidt's side from best-ever world ranking of 13th
# On The Rise
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# On The Rise

Irish-influenced USA take on Schmidt's side from best-ever world ranking of 13th

Nov 22nd 2018, 8:30 PM 10,685 Views 9 Comments

The Eagles have won 10 of their 11 games so far this year.

Arnold a 'raw talent' to be fine-tuned as fringe players work to fit into Schmidt's side
# Finishers
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# Finishers

Arnold a 'raw talent' to be fine-tuned as fringe players work to fit into Schmidt's side

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:44 PM 9,182 Views 7 Comments

The Munster centre must perform to prove he’s more than just one for the future, says Joe Schmidt.

Schmidt hopes to see McCloskey show his ball-playing skills in Ireland midfield
# Baller
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# Baller

Schmidt hopes to see McCloskey show his ball-playing skills in Ireland midfield

Nov 22nd 2018, 4:51 PM 8,270 Views 4 Comments

The centre will hope to hit the ground running between Garry Ringrose and Joey Carbery.

Exiles Mullen and Quill named in USA team for Aviva Test
# Starting Roster
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# Starting Roster

Exiles Mullen and Quill named in USA team for Aviva Test

Nov 22nd 2018, 3:48 PM 11,433 Views 10 Comments

Gary Gold has also included former Blackrock hooker Dylan Fawsitt on his bench.

Arnold's hard-earned opportunity and more talking points as Schmidt names side to tackle USA
# November Tests
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# November Tests

Arnold's hard-earned opportunity and more talking points as Schmidt names side to tackle USA

Nov 22nd 2018, 3:30 PM 9,820 Views 5 Comments

John Cooney will get a big chance to show his ability before Conor Murray comes back into the fold next year.

'I've beaten myself up enough': Schmidt coy on future plans as he plans for Sunday decision
# Joe Show
From The42
# Joe Show

'I've beaten myself up enough': Schmidt coy on future plans as he plans for Sunday decision

Nov 22nd 2018, 2:34 PM 11,286 Views 39 Comments

‘I know I can’t continue to just go backwards and forwards,’ says the Kiwi.

Ringrose retained as Schmidt makes wholesale changes for final November Test
# Mix It Up
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# Mix It Up

Ringrose retained as Schmidt makes wholesale changes for final November Test

Nov 22nd 2018, 2:05 PM 42,307 Views 43 Comments

A number of players have a chance to stake their claim in Saturday’s clash against USA.

# november-tests - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Griggs makes six changes for Ireland's trip to face England at Twickenham
# Team News
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# Team News

Griggs makes six changes for Ireland's trip to face England at Twickenham

Nov 21st 2018, 1:55 PM 5,352 Views 0 Comments

Captain Ciara Griffin has been ruled out of Saturday’s November international through injury.

Bundee Aki will go to New Zealand to get married after beating All Blacks
# Connacht
From The42
# Connacht

Bundee Aki will go to New Zealand to get married after beating All Blacks

Nov 21st 2018, 1:10 AM 31,628 Views 21 Comments

The inspirational centre is expected back in time for the Christmas inter-pros.

Older, wiser McCloskey ready to slot back into Ireland's midfield
# November Tests
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# November Tests

Older, wiser McCloskey ready to slot back into Ireland's midfield

Nov 21st 2018, 12:01 AM 11,028 Views 7 Comments

The Ulster centre is in line for his first cap since November and feels his decision-making has come a long way since his debut.

# november-tests - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

World Player of the Year prize would be fitting reward for Sexton's incredible 2018
# Standard Bearer
From The42
# Standard Bearer

World Player of the Year prize would be fitting reward for Sexton's incredible 2018

Nov 20th 2018, 9:31 PM 31,160 Views 44 Comments

‘Where he stands out above a lot of the other players is his ability to see things on the pitch and pick the right options.’

'That's where the bar is': Ireland players strive to emulate standards set against All Blacks
# November Tests
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# November Tests

'That's where the bar is': Ireland players strive to emulate standards set against All Blacks

Nov 20th 2018, 4:05 PM 8,205 Views 7 Comments

Niall Scannell was unfortunate to miss out on the big Test in this window, but he is determined to put his own marker down against the USA.

All Black victory 'another rung on the ladder' for Ireland side full of leaders
# Going Places
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# Going Places

All Black victory 'another rung on the ladder' for Ireland side full of leaders

Nov 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,979 Views 20 Comments

Iain Henderson can see traits worth following throughout the squad.

Mixed feelings for Lowe as he watched Ireland defeat former team-mates
# J Lowe
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# J Lowe

Mixed feelings for Lowe as he watched Ireland defeat former team-mates

Nov 20th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,259 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster winger was at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday with his parents.

# november-tests - Monday 19 November, 2018

Schmidt's Ireland hit highest-ever World Rugby ranking points total
# New Heights
From The42
# New Heights

Schmidt's Ireland hit highest-ever World Rugby ranking points total

Nov 19th 2018, 7:05 PM 39,990 Views 15 Comments

They’re just 1.37 ranking points behind the All Blacks.

Another All Black win a 'reassurance' for Ireland team undaunted by expectation
# The Morning After
From The42
# The Morning After

Another All Black win a 'reassurance' for Ireland team undaunted by expectation

Nov 19th 2018, 4:28 PM 7,324 Views 2 Comments

There was a festive feel about Carton House, but Iain Henderson and Ireland are intent on steadily improving.

Over 1 million people watched the nail-biting conclusion of Ireland's All Blacks win
# TV Ratings
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# TV Ratings

Over 1 million people watched the nail-biting conclusion of Ireland's All Blacks win

Nov 19th 2018, 3:11 PM 8,652 Views 7 Comments

It was the second most-watched sports broadcast on RTÉ this year.

Just a dead leg for O'Mahony after magnificent performance against New Zealand
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Just a dead leg for O'Mahony after magnificent performance against New Zealand

Nov 19th 2018, 3:11 PM 9,770 Views 18 Comments

The IRFU revealed that a neck strain kept Dan Leavy from facing the All Blacks.

'He's always there to carry, always there to tackle': James Ryan continues to soar
# World Class
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# World Class

'He's always there to carry, always there to tackle': James Ryan continues to soar

Nov 19th 2018, 11:45 AM 9,113 Views 14 Comments

Rory Best and Devin Toner are no longer surprised by what the 22-year-old produces on the big stage.

Relentless JVDF celebrates 'incredible' night 9 months on from knee nightmare
# Red Letter Day
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# Red Letter Day

Relentless JVDF celebrates 'incredible' night 9 months on from knee nightmare

Nov 19th 2018, 10:36 AM 8,160 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster openside and Jordi Murphy were on duty in Chicago and key again in a second win over New Zealand.

# november-tests - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'I just couldn't believe he came out with the ball': O'Mahony try-saver made all the difference
# Peter The Great
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# Peter The Great

'I just couldn't believe he came out with the ball': O'Mahony try-saver made all the difference

Nov 18th 2018, 7:32 AM 33,000 Views 39 Comments

New Zealand were within an inch of taking a massive chunk out of Ireland’s lead.

Haka response from Ireland a statement that they refused to take a backward step
# Confrontation
From The42
# Confrontation

Haka response from Ireland a statement that they refused to take a backward step

Nov 18th 2018, 3:05 AM 44,367 Views 28 Comments

‘We wanted to go after them, not step away, not accept being bullied by them.’

Schmidt hails Farrell influence as All Blacks suffer rare try-less night
# Shut Out
From The42
# Shut Out

Schmidt hails Farrell influence as All Blacks suffer rare try-less night

Nov 18th 2018, 12:51 AM 20,142 Views 38 Comments

One try is not supposed to be enough to beat the All Blacks, but Ireland have an utterly ferocious defence.

# november-tests - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Best 'physically exhausted, mentally ecstatic' after leading second Irish win over All Blacks
# History Repeated
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# History Repeated

Best 'physically exhausted, mentally ecstatic' after leading second Irish win over All Blacks

Nov 17th 2018, 11:44 PM 15,893 Views 22 Comments

‘It’s another little bit of history that this squad has managed to etch out for itself.’

France claim first win in nine months by beating Argentina in Lille
# Long Time Coming
From The42
# Long Time Coming

France claim first win in nine months by beating Argentina in Lille

Nov 17th 2018, 11:01 PM 10,277 Views 1 Comment

Teddy Thomas crossed twice as the hosts secured an important victory.

How did you rate Ireland in their magnificent win over the All Blacks?
# Out Of 10
From The42
# Out Of 10

How did you rate Ireland in their magnificent win over the All Blacks?

Nov 17th 2018, 9:15 PM 88,934 Views 119 Comments

It was night for hard men and cool heads at the Aviva.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests From The42
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As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests

Wales score 50 unanswered second-half points to put Tonga to the sword
# Try-fest
From The42
# Try-fest

Wales score 50 unanswered second-half points to put Tonga to the sword

Nov 17th 2018, 4:31 PM 6,395 Views 0 Comments

That’s now eight straight wins for Warren Gatland’s side.

Koroibete's double downs Italy as Wallabies get back to winning ways
# November Tests
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# November Tests

Koroibete's double downs Italy as Wallabies get back to winning ways

Nov 17th 2018, 4:16 PM 8,021 Views 0 Comments

Conor O’Shea’s Italy struggled to contain the visitors in Padova.

Toner ready to reach out and grab 'special' win for Ireland
# Eye On The Prize
From The42
# Eye On The Prize

Toner ready to reach out and grab 'special' win for Ireland

Nov 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 19,584 Views 29 Comments

Ireland’s leading lock is braced for another Titanic battle with the world’s best second row pairing.

# november-tests - Friday 16 November, 2018

'You don't want to give that guy too much space': Goodhue wary of Ringrose threat
# Bright Young Things
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# Bright Young Things

'You don't want to give that guy too much space': Goodhue wary of Ringrose threat

Nov 16th 2018, 7:56 PM 7,300 Views 4 Comments

The less experienced of the All Black centres will pose quite a few problems for Ireland’s midfield axis.

Locks and LOLs for record-breaking New Zealand stalwarts
# Media Circus
From The42
# Media Circus

Locks and LOLs for record-breaking New Zealand stalwarts

Nov 16th 2018, 9:24 AM 7,025 Views 8 Comments

Whitelock and Retallick are a serious combination on the field, not so much on press duty.

Scars of 2016 remain for Schmidt as he prepares for 'spiky and physical' All Blacks clash
# Physical Test
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# Physical Test

Scars of 2016 remain for Schmidt as he prepares for 'spiky and physical' All Blacks clash

Nov 16th 2018, 6:25 AM 4,647 Views 2 Comments

Joe Schmidt will demand that his charges give as good as they get in the physical stakes.

'I know he can’t wait to get out there and have a shot at these guys'
# Bundee Ball
From The42
# Bundee Ball

'I know he can’t wait to get out there and have a shot at these guys'

Nov 16th 2018, 6:00 AM 6,848 Views 7 Comments

Kieran Marmion knows his room-mate and Connacht team-mate Bundee Aki will relish the challenge of the All Blacks on Saturday.

# november-tests - Thursday 15 November, 2018

O'Gara-influenced Goodhue at the head of New Zealand's queue for centre slot
# November Tests
From The42
# November Tests

O'Gara-influenced Goodhue at the head of New Zealand's queue for centre slot

Nov 15th 2018, 7:53 PM 13,812 Views 4 Comments

Steve Hansen says he has been reluctant to field this midfield partnership, because they are already familiar with one another.

Carbery ready and waiting in the wings
# No Ordinary Joey
From The42
# No Ordinary Joey

Carbery ready and waiting in the wings

Nov 15th 2018, 7:10 PM 10,961 Views 26 Comments

The out-half is prepared to slot in and execute his job against the All Blacks whatever the situation demands.

Hansen's All Blacks intent on doing 'a wee bit of suffocating ourselves'
# Possession Is 9/10 Of The Law
From The42
# Possession Is 9/10 Of The Law

Hansen's All Blacks intent on doing 'a wee bit of suffocating ourselves'

Nov 15th 2018, 4:39 PM 7,584 Views 5 Comments

The All Blacks won’t be in a rush to kick possession Ireland’s way.

No concern over Leavy despite flanker missing training with 'full body soreness'
# Man Management
From The42
# Man Management

No concern over Leavy despite flanker missing training with 'full body soreness'

Nov 15th 2018, 3:39 PM 7,300 Views 14 Comments

The Leinster back row will train at tomorrow’s captain’s run as Ireland manage his workload.

Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points
# Big Calls
From The42
# Big Calls

Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points

Nov 15th 2018, 2:51 PM 11,977 Views 34 Comments

The head coach has reverted to the tried and trusted for the All Blacks clash.

Kearney and Ringrose return, Toner starts as Schmidt names team for All Blacks
# Starting XV
From The42
# Starting XV

Kearney and Ringrose return, Toner starts as Schmidt names team for All Blacks

Nov 15th 2018, 1:50 PM 37,700 Views 101 Comments

The Ireland head coach has made four changes for Saturday’s much anticipated meeting with the world champions.