# november-tests - Today’s News
Why settle for second best?
# november-tests - Tuesday 2 December, 2014
We hope Quade is safe back home with his feet up.
# november-tests - Thursday 27 November, 2014
South Africa named a side showing eight changes from the win over Italy.
‘Sorry, son. We’re going with George and Billy Twelvetrees’.
The ARU say they offered to help with any repair costs.
# november-tests - Wednesday 26 November, 2014
We take a look at the issue of offloading and ask ‘when is the right time to offload?’
# november-tests - Tuesday 25 November, 2014
Ireland have been beating the world’s top teams with a strong kicking game and sound fundamentals.
The out-half insists his head injury is not overly serious, but is pleased that he has more information than ever to review the issue.
And Leone Nakarawa is a second row!
Our rugby writers have selected the matchday squads they think Joe Schmidt will rely on in 10 months’ time.
France were up and down, Italy picked up one win, while the Romanians and Canadians struggled.
Jonathan Sexton wants Ireland to add ‘another string to our bow’ before defending the Six Nations championship.
The World Rugby Player of The Year nominee wants to go one step further next time out.
# november-tests - Monday 24 November, 2014
There was almost a repeat of Ireland’s last-gasp defeat to New Zealand, but they showed their mental edge this time.
Several Australian journalists pointed to the kicking from Joe Schmidt’s side as a key factor in the outcome.
Those two know the feeling of standing over a kick that can define your career.
Ireland’s defensive concerns were alarming in the opening 40 minutes in Dublin on Saturday.
There is a healthy Irish representation after their win against Australia.
The 34-year-old underlined his importance to Ireland during the November Tests.
# november-tests - Sunday 23 November, 2014
Was it a forward pass from Phipps? You tell us…
Ireland head coach “recovering well” following surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital.
Conor Murray also underwent a Head Injury Assessment during the clash with Australia yesterday.
The Wallabies head coach was making no excuses for his side’s disappointing defeat in Dublin.
Warren Gatland’s men were 16-15 ahead until the Kiwi out-half’s timely intervention.
Hearts were in mouths and Irish fans were watching through their fingers in Dublin.
The captain did get a sense of satisfaction from Ireland’s second half performance.
Ireland’s World Cup opponents were tactically out-thought in the French capital.
Captain Paul O’Connell isn’t going to forget the nightmare that followed Ireland’s last November clean sweep.
# november-tests - Saturday 22 November, 2014
After three wins in November, the Ireland hooker recalled a similar situation back in 2006.
England had lost their previous five test matches before today’s victory against Samoa.
The retired Ireland legend has been helping the Connacht man out this month.
The New Zealand second row becomes the fourth man from his country to win the trophy.
The RTÉ pundit also said that we should not get ahead of ourselves going into 2015 and the World Cup.
The final quarter played by the All Blacks against Wales should be shown to every player in the world
New Zealand scored 19 unanswered points in the game’s closing stages.
Sexton, Bowe and Zebo all feature prominently.
Chieka’s men fought hard but tries from Zebo and Bowe, as well as Sexton’s kicking, saw Schmidt’s side on top.
Can Ireland get their third win of the autumn today?
Heyneke Meyer’s men scored three tries in a performance that failed to impress at times.
It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for, but can Ireland exact some revenge for last year’s no-show?