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#November Tests

# november-tests - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Wales survive Springboks comeback as Parkes stars on debut

Warren Gatland’s side nearly squandered an 11-point half-time lead, but held firm to end Autumn with two wins.

# november-tests - Friday 1 December, 2017

After losing the Six Nations, RTÉ retain rights for Ireland's November Tests

The state broadcaster will carry live coverage of the Autumn internationals for the next four years.

November gives Wootton irresistible scent of international rugby

The fruit of Ireland’s Exiles programme, the wing is determined to carry his excellent form through a pivotal December for Johann van Graan’s Munster.

# november-tests - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Kiwi Parkes to make Wales debut against the 'Boks after serving three-year residency rule

The Scarlets centre qualifies on Saturday, the day he’ll make his Test bow in Cardiff.

# november-tests - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Knee injury will keep Chris Farrell out of Munster action until the New Year

A medial ligament strain will keep the powerful centre sidelined for at least six weeks.

'Nugget found it straight away': Leinster ready for bump from fired-up front rows

Leinster have a loosehead and a hooker eager to prove a point before the Six Nations rolls around.

# november-tests - Monday 27 November, 2017

Ireland up to third in the world following November clean sweep

Ireland’s opening Six Nations opponent, France, have slipped to ninth.

All Blacks and Argentina back in town to face Ireland next November

Ireland will get a chance to measure themselves against the world’s best team less than a year out from the World Cup.

'It was a bit glum' after Argentina, but pack leaders will make Ireland a force in Six Nations

Experiments will be put on hold when Ireland regroup for an assault on the Six Nations.

'I told myself I wouldn't, I tried to not let the emotions get to me': A memorable day for Adam Byrne

The Leinster wing was the 36th man used by Joe Schmidt in this international window, but after showing he stands up to scrutiny in the centre he’ll float up the depth chart.

# november-tests - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Schmidt delivers on two fronts in November built on future promise

Though young Irish wings thrived through three Tests, it was impossible not to think where Simon Zebo might fit into it all.

# november-tests - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Farrell to the fore and more talking points from Ireland's win over Argentina

Joe Schmidt’s men secured a hard-fought win at the Aviva Stadium.

Stockdale shines again as Ireland put away Pumas

The Ulster wing grounded two more tries on his fourth cap to close out the November Test window.

Wallabies down to 14 against Scotland after sickening Sekope Kepu hit

Hamish Watson was on the wrong end of a brutal charge from the Aussie prop.

No correlation to World Cup battles with Argentina, no getting away from them either

There was almost a feeling around the camp that people just wanted to go home’. 2015 was bad, but ’07 still hurts too.

# november-tests - Friday 24 November, 2017

Pumas captain Creevy aiming for history with a first win in Dublin

Tomorrow’s visitors have lost each of their seven clashes against Ireland in Dublin, though it’s a different story at World Cups.

Not enough to just fit in, Rory Best demands a little leadership from James Ryan

The 21-year-old won’t be a passenger on his first senior start for Ireland.

'30,000 more people than I've ever played in front of before, a bit of a change-up'

Back on the big stage, Jacob Stockdale is determined to hit his marks from the start.

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.

Aki already a critical component for 'destabilised' Ireland

“He brings energy but he also brings calm.”

# november-tests - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Schmidt backs hard-working Byrne in Irish back-line light on caps

The efforts to create depth in this Ireland squad did not end with Fiji.

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

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

Henshaw hammer blow and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Argentina

Adam Byrne has had to work hard for this opportunity.

Hamstrung Henshaw misses out on Argentina clash as Adam Byrne earns debut

Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki will form a centre partnership with two caps’ worth of experience.

'I keep quite calm, I need to': Devin Toner rises above it all

Ireland’s most consistent presence doesn’t expend energy getting himself to the right emotional pitch.

# november-tests - 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.

'He still finds stuff to give out to me about, that's just Johnny' -- Conor Murray

The world’s best half-backs get on like a house on fire.

'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.

Feek backs O'Gara to 'slide in like a glove' at Crusaders

A four-time title-winner with the Crusaders, Feek says ‘super sponge’ ROG will thrive if the move goes through.

# november-tests - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Post-training headaches still keeping Jared Payne out of rugby

‘What we are doing is trying to make sure the welfare of Jared is foremost.’

No Super Rugby farewell lap for Stephen Moore as he brings full retirement forward to this Saturday

The Wallabies hooker had originally planned to line out for the Reds in 2018 after bowing out from the international scene.

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.

Execution, not entertainment essential as Stander preps for Pumas

‘Supporters go to the game because they love the game. It does not matter if it is a fast or slow game.’

# november-tests - Monday 20 November, 2017

The outrageous talent of Nemani Nadolo and more of the weekend's highlights November Tests This post contains videos

The outrageous talent of Nemani Nadolo and more of the weekend's highlights

In case you didn’t watch every minute of rugby going at the weekend, here’s a sampler.

Porter ready to take flight after making the switch to tighthead

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

'I'm CJ Stander and I'm the captain now': Munster back-row buoyed by new experience

Saturday put Stander on Ireland’s bench for the first time in his 17 Tests, and he captained the side as they forced a win over Fiji.

John Ryan back in Ireland camp, Carbery Schmidt's only new injury absence

The Leinster playmaker suffered a fractured wrist and went under the knife yesterday.

Valuable experience, but back to the waiting game for Ireland's up-and-comers

The Pro14 returns this week and many of the team who defeated Fiji will find themselves back in provincial colours.

'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.

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