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#November internationals

# november-internationals - Monday 10 November, 2014

Here's our November Tests Team of the Week

Who stood out for you?

Open Thread: Who would you like to see play for Ireland against Georgia next week?

Would you hand Dave Foley a full debut, keep D’Arcy waiting in the wings and run Keatley at 10? Up to you.

# november-internationals - Saturday 8 November, 2014

'I've never been happier to be wrong' admits George Hook after Ireland's win over the Springboks

The RTÉ pundit had no problem admitting he underestimated this Irish team.

Gray brothers inspire Scots as they mark Vern Cotter's first home game with win

Both Richie and Jonny scored as the hosts won 41-31 at Murrayfield.

Dream debut for Teddy Thomas as France make light work of Fiji

The winger scored a hat-trick in Marseille as the hosts romped to victory.

All Blacks show champion quality to edge out England

After conceding an early wonder try, New Zealand hit back with scores from Aaron Cruden and Richie McCaw.

Wallabies strike late to extend Wales' Southern Hemisphere woes

Bernard Foley scored a drop goal and a penalty in the closing stages to settle a close contest.

Dublin date represents start of World Cup cycle for purposeful Springboks

Jean de Villiers is not underestimating the challenge Ireland will pose.

# november-internationals - Friday 7 November, 2014

Springboks out to honour memory of tragic compatriots

There will be a minute’s silence ahead of tomorrow’s game.

# november-internationals - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Love/Hate's Nidge gives no-nonsense team talk to the Irish rugby team in Gift Grub

Fran, Paul O’Connell and Joe Schmidt also feature in this morning’s skit.

So what do the Aussies think of Ireland ahead of the November Internationals?

We got the view from down under.

# november-internationals - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Paulie on Table Mountain, crunching tackles, blonde BOD - 19 old school Ireland South Africa pics

There’s been plenty of battles with the Boks before Saturday’s game at the Aviva.

# november-internationals - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

In pictures: The Six Nations champs hit the training field before Springboks challenge

The countdown is on to Saturday’s match at the Aviva Stadium.

# november-internationals - Monday 3 November, 2014

9 signs the November Internationals are about to start

From dusting down that old scarf to ordering a hot whiskey.

# november-internationals - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Open thread: Who would you pick as Ireland's starting XV

A back row of Diack, Ryan and O’Donnell? If you say so.

# november-internationals - Monday 13 October, 2014

Shoulder injury rules Martin Moore out of Ireland’s November internationals

Leinster coach Leo Cullen today said the tighthead prop would miss 12 weeks through injury.

# november-internationals - Friday 6 December, 2013

Springboks, Wallabies confirmed as Ireland's next November opposition

And probably Georgia in between.

# november-internationals - Monday 25 November, 2013

Report card: Joe Schmidt's opening Tests as Ireland coach

We got the red marker out for Ireland’s favourite former headmaster.

5 telling stats from an unbelievable clash with the All Blacks

Heaslip’s Trojan effort, O’Connell’s awesomeness and the All Blacks efficiency in exploiting gaps.

# november-internationals - Sunday 24 November, 2013

If you can bear to watch: Highlights of Ireland's 22 - 24 loss to New Zealand

Maybe if we don’t watch more than 67 seconds we can pretend we won.

Player ratings: How Ireland fared in today's clash with New Zealand

Can we just give them all 10 anyway?

VIDEO: Ireland face the haka on Lansdowne Road

The All Blacks brought out the traditional Ka Mate version of their pre-match cry.

No expectation, only hope as Ireland host flawless New Zealand

Brace yourselves, Ireland. This isn’t going to be easy.

All Blacks not better, more fluid than World Cup winners — Kieran Read

The number eight is blessed with an endless array of skills. How do Ireland stop him?

# november-internationals - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Snapshot: Cousins Cooper and Maitland trade international jerseys

Tokoroa has a lot to answer for.

End of season fatigue? Richie McCaw says he's just getting started

The Kiwi captain expects energy and fire from the hosts at Lansdowne Road tomorrow.

3 key battles Ireland must win to make history against New Zealand

It’s a tough task in store for Ireland tomorrow, but if they can the upper hand in these areas then maybe, just maybe…

'We're up for it': Ireland in steely mood before toughest Test

Les Kiss is looking for a massive improvement after last week’s defensive horror show.

Luke Romano not concerned about facing Paul O’Connell

On his return to fitness, the Canterbury lock is fully focused on his own game.

# november-internationals - Friday 22 November, 2013

LIVESTREAM: Watch Ireland manager Joe Schmidt's pre-All Blacks press conference

The head coach names his team to take on New Zealand this afternoon.

Abiding All Black rule number 1 key to joining exclusive club

Jeremy Thrush is hoping to make up for lost time at international level.

# november-internationals - Thursday 21 November, 2013

No cigar: 7 times Ireland got within a mile of beating the All Blacks

Apart from these, New Zealand has been the land of the long, heavy defeat for Ireland.

I'm not stepping into Dan Carter's shoes, I wear my own -- Aaron Cruden

With half of his 28 All Black caps coming from the start, the Chiefs number 10 won’t be considered a back up option any more.

'Schmidt is more than capable of setting things right in a week'

Former Ireland coach Ronnie Dawson says Ireland can match the All Blacks — if they get the basics right.

No Carter, no problem for NZ with George Morgan on board

Skills to pay the bills.

McCaw leading All Black search for satisfying perfection 7

McCaw leading All Black search for satisfying perfection

Richie McCaw is at the centre of New Zealand’s never-ending drive to improve.

# november-internationals - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Kieran Read maintaining his pokerface on cusp of clean sweep

The world’s best number eight is one game away from making history, but his feet are firmly on the ground.

O'Driscoll: No one will give Ireland a chance, that's fine by us

The patched up centre is itching to take on rugby’s biggest challenge one last time.

# november-internationals - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

McFadden ruled out as BOD joins Kearney and Sexton on doubtful list

The in-form winger fractured a metacarpal in his hand and will miss Leinster’s December Heineken Cup outings.

# november-internationals - Sunday 17 November, 2013

'We undid ourselves' laments Schmidt as best laid plans torn asunder

‘You want to see a progression week to week, but that wasn’t evident on the field.’