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#November internationals

# november-internationals - Today’s News

Argentina coach Hourcade sets out to mastermind another major win over Ireland

The head coach says his team are focused and motivated on ending a difficult season on a high note.

# november-internationals - Yesterday’s News

Juan Martin Hernandez misses out as Argentina make three changes for Ireland

Head coach Daniel Hourcade has named his Pumas team for Saturday.

# november-internationals - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Argentina wait to hear if veteran out-half Hernandez is fit to face Ireland

The former Stade Francais, Racing and Toulon 10 picked up a knee injury last weekend.

'Irish people still think about that?': 2015 a distant memory for transitioning Pumas

A lot has changed since Argentina inflicted more World Cup misery on Ireland two years ago, and they arrive in Dublin this week a team in transition.

# november-internationals - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Wales' hopes of ending All Black losing streak dented by double injury blow

Liam Williams and Alex Cuthbert have been ruled out through injury.

Exhausted Argentina arrive in Dublin aiming to end gruelling season on a high

The Pumas ended a seven-game losing streak last weekend and see Saturday as a good chance to earn a first Test win in Dublin.

# november-internationals - Monday 20 November, 2017

Porter ready to take flight after making the switch to tighthead

The Ireland prop gained invaluable experience in the Test arena on Saturday.

'That pass I threw probably ruined the try I scored, it dampens my performance'

Dave Kearney marked his return to the international stage with a try, but a costly error stained his ledger.

# november-internationals - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'I'd love him to play 10 more often, it would help his development': The Carbery dilemma 10

'I'd love him to play 10 more often, it would help his development': The Carbery dilemma

Joe Schmidt says Carbery playing at full-back for Leinster ‘is an unfortunate situation’ for Ireland.

'You’re not borrowing this jersey for 80 minutes. You’ve got to think 'this is my jersey now''

Jack Conan admits it wasn’t a vintage performance, but the experience gained from a hard-fought win over Fiji will be hugely beneficial going forward.

# november-internationals - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Fiji take heart from pushing Ireland all the way but rue a missed opportunity

Head coach John McKee says narrow defeat in Dublin a step in the right direction for his side.

A valuable learning curve, Carbery's class and more talking points from the Aviva

Plus, Conway and Keatley stake their claim.

'He's brave to a fault': Carbery's masterful display ends with suspected arm fracture

The 22-year-old has been ruled out of next week’s game against Argentina.

Here's how we rated Ireland in their narrow win over Fiji

Ireland did just enough to make it six straight wins.

# november-internationals - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'It's always a concern', but Schmidt backs new faces and combinations against Fiji

The Ireland head coach says players need to be exposed at this level in order to learn and develop.

Carbery at 10, another new centre combination and more Ireland team talking points

Joe Schmidt has made 13 changes for Saturday’s clash with Fiji.

Chris Farrell to make Ireland debut as Schmidt makes 13 changes for Fiji

There are also first starts in green for Darren Sweetnam, Andrew Porter and Rob Herring.

# november-internationals - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Who would you like to see get a chance when Ireland face Fiji?

Joe Schmidt names his team tomorrow.

'Joe told me before the game I was like an aeroplane on the runway, I'm there but I'm not going up'

CJ Stander hopes Saturday’s performance against South Africa will be the launchpad for his season with Ireland and Munster.

# november-internationals - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Opportunity knocks for squad members but Schmidt demands the same high standards

Jack Conan is one player chomping at the bit to pull on the green jersey against Fiji.

'There was part of me that was wondering was that me done, would I be a one-cap wonder?'

Rob Herring had to wait three-and-a-half years for his second bite at international rugby, and he wasn’t prepared to let the chance slip by.

Kilcoyne and Ryan in race to be fit for sold-out Fiji clash after missing training

Leinster’s Michael Bent has been called into the Ireland squad as injury cover.

# november-internationals - Monday 13 November, 2017

'I couldn't get my head around it: 'Why are we having this debate now? What did Aki do differently?''

Eddie O’Sullivan believes the fawning reaction to Aki’s debut was an overcompensation, but was impressed nonetheless.

Conway savouring the journey after hard work pays off on the long road to Test rugby

“I’m massively grateful to be where I am now playing in a game like this.”

Opening win 'a huge relief' but Schmidt and Ireland refocus on building further

“The size of the win is not as relevant as people might think.”

Schmidt: 'Ian McKinley is a great kid and no-one deserves it more than him'

The Ireland head coach was delighted when he learned his former out-half had made his international debut for Italy.

# november-internationals - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'It has been a hell of a journey and a hell of a night. I'm lost for words'

Bundee Aki shared a special moment with his family and friends after a fine Ireland debut.

Coetzee: 'We let ourselves down, we let our support back home down'

The South Africa head coach was unable to explain his side’s miserable performance at the Aviva Stadium as they slumped to a 38-3 defeat.

New faces make their mark, Ireland's dominance and more Aviva talking points

A thoroughly dominant victory leaves huge grounds for optimism heading into the season ahead.

Confusion reigns as Ireland sport clashing alternative jersey against South Africa

The clashing jerseys have caused some consternation among viewers.

Inspiring comeback sees Ian McKinley kick crucial penalty on Italy debut

McKinley scored an important second half penalty as Italy earned their first Test win of 2017.

# november-internationals - Friday 10 November, 2017

'No one has walked into an Irish jersey but guys have walked out of it by the way they perform in training'

Peter O’Mahony says the introduction of uncapped players has helped drive standards in the build-up to Saturday’s clash against South Africa.

# november-internationals - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'Pretty much the entire family, the dog and the cat, are heading down. It'll be something special'

Jacob Stockdale is relishing the prospect of playing in front of the Aviva Stadium crowd for the first time.

'I didn't think it was very impressive from a media point of view, to be honest'

Today’s media briefing at Carton House was again dominated by questions about Bundee Aki’s inclusion.

Cruel blow for in-form Earls as training injury set to rule him out of series

The Munster man is replaced in Ireland’s starting XV by team-mate Andrew Conway.

McGrath drops out, Kearney remains as Schmidt's fullback and more talking points

The Ireland head coach has named his first team of the season.

'I want to play for Ireland': Bowe still hungry to break back into Schmidt's plans

The winger says he will try and ‘enjoy’ Saturday’s Test against South Africa having missed out on a place in the squad.

Bundee Aki set for Ireland debut as Schmidt faces big calls ahead of South Africa

The head coach has decisions to make in a number of positions.

# november-internationals - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'I have grown a lot from where I was but there's still a long way to go. I'm still learning'

Complacency isn’t part of Tadhg Furlong’s DNA as he prepares to face the Springboks on Saturday.

# november-internationals - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'Bundee hasn't done anything wrong': Murray says selection criticism is unfair

The Kiwi native is in line to make his Ireland debut against the Springboks on Saturday.

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