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#November Tests

# november-tests - Friday 3 November, 2017

Struggling Argentina face 'difficult' November Tests

The Pumas will face England and Italy as well as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.

'Whatever happens, deal with it, move on and hopefully you get your opportunity later on'

Rhys Ruddock is pushing hard for a starting berth against South Africa but knows he’ll need to displace a trio of Lions.

# november-tests - Thursday 2 November, 2017

35-year-old Best still Ireland's evergreen captain despite 'frustrating' start to season

Back to full fitness, the Ulster hooker is ready to lead Ireland into battle this month.

Zebo omitted to protect provinces but he can play his way back into Ireland shirt, says Schmidt

The Ireland head coach explained the decision to keep the Corkman out of Ireland’s November plans.

'I will sit down with Joe and maybe David Nucifora before making any serious decisions'

Iain Henderson on his future and this month’s Autumn internationals.

One-week red card ban leaves Conway available for Ireland duty

A disciplinary panel in Edinburgh considered mitigating factors like the role of Peter O’Mahony along with Conway’s clean record.

Time in France had lasting impact on Johnny Sexton's resilience, says Joe Schmidt

“We’re looking to manage our players, we’re looking to add to the longevity of our players.”

# november-tests - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

'The older you get, you really appreciate how hard it is to get in here': Murray working to stay at the top

The Munster, Ireland and Lions scrum-half was named RWI player of the year last night.

# november-tests - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

England and Wales to train together in unique set-piece session

The contested set-piece work-out will be part of each team’s preparations for the November internationals.

'He's in great nick': KK backs Aki to shine at 12 for Ireland

The Kiwi also had words of consolation for Tiernan O’Halloran after his omission.

# november-tests - Monday 30 October, 2017

All-action Sean O'Brien all set for November while Leinster aim to cap excellent opening Primed This post contains videos

All-action Sean O'Brien all set for November while Leinster aim to cap excellent opening

The Tullow Tank says he’s ‘fit as a fiddle’ after an excellent 80-minute display to bridge a month long absence.

# november-tests - Friday 27 October, 2017

Marler available to face Australia after three-week ban reviewed

Marler was banned after being found guilty of striking Will Rowlands with his arm.

'Head-turning' French offers not easily shrugged off, says Conor Murray

Conor Murray is locked into his IRFU contract through the next World Cup, but he admits there is a big decision to made in his 30s.

# november-tests - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Former Ireland women's coach named as USA assistant for November internationals

Greg McWilliams has been in America for the last two years.

Schmidt's statement, Bundee's inclusion and more Ireland squad talking points

Who can consider themselves unlucky to miss out? We dissect the squad for next month’s Test matches.

Conor Murray: Zebo knew the risks of leaving, but as a mate I'd like him in Ireland team

“He’s a really proud Munsterman, a really proud Corkman, he loves playing for his country.”

Zebo dropped from Ireland squad as Schmidt includes 4 uncapped players for November

Bundee Aki, Darren Sweetnam, Chris Farrell and Adam Byrne receive call-ups for the first time.

RFU close to agreeing match fees for Women's 15s squad ahead of their November Tests

England have named a 35-strong elite squad for the season ahead, with 28 women in their November training squad.

Haskell and Marler left out of England's autumn international squads

There are also a number of so-called ‘apprentice players’ in the squad.

# november-tests - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Dylan Hartley escapes ban, Joe Marler suspended for two of England's November Tests

Meanwhile, the hit that left Wales and Dragons flanker Ollie Griffiths with a broken jaw was worth a nine-week ban.

No denying Stockdale's form, but details key if he's to break into Schmidt's November plan, says Rory Best

The Ulster and Ireland captain doesn’t feel Ireland has a deep enough talent pool to simply toss Simon Zebo aside.

'I have to calm down a bit, but I'd rather be that than need a kick up the ass every morning'

Jonathan Sexton isn’t campaigning for a captaincy role with club or country, but he is fine-tuning his leadership methods.

# november-tests - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

'It's a big call to miss out on a World Cup': Sexton laments loss of Zebo from Ireland's cause

‘If I was to advise anyone, I’d say wait until the end of your international career before you decide to go over’.

Who would you like to see Joe Schmidt pick to face South Africa next month?

With two rounds of Europe and inter-pros behind us, the international team is taking shape.

# november-tests - Friday 13 October, 2017

Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests

Meanwhile, Frank Murphy will run the line for Wales’ biggest games next month.

# november-tests - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Gatland's Lions coaches narrow in on 50 players after November Tests

The Lions head coach says his captain is likely to be one of the current national team leaders.

# november-tests - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Joseph on the double as England down Australia to complete unbeaten year

Eddie Jones’ side were too strong for the Wallabies at Twickenham.

# november-tests - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Huge blow as kidney problem rules Jared Payne out for 'at least' three months

Andrew Trimble will also miss the back-to-back clashes with Clermont with a foot tendon problem.

# november-tests - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Tommy Bowe confident of hitting full speed in time for 6 Nations

The Ulster wing admits a touch of jealousy watching Ireland play on without hem, but he’s itching to get scoring tries in 2017.

# november-tests - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

CJ Stander is the RWI Player of the Year after making a big impact on the international stage

The South African-born back row has led Munster and contributed three tries in 10 Tests for his adopted country.

'On the bench you have to know roles for all positions,' but no time for 9s to practice on the wing

Luke McGrath was impressed by the way Kieran Marmion adapted to an all new role on Saturday.

# november-tests - Monday 28 November, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Where do Ireland stand ahead of the Six Nations after a successful November?

The win over Australia rounded off a memorable month for Joe Schmidt’s side.

Tadhg Furlong 'an inspiration to the country folk' and Leinster team-mate Dooley

The Offaly loosehead says the rising star of Ireland’s front row has put himself in Lions contention.

'We'll look at all the data': Leinster willing to discuss period of rest for Sexton

The province’s medical team are hoping to clear Robbie Henshaw to return to running very soon.

Ireland to consider rest period for Sexton after out-half's latest injury

The 31-year-old has had a tough time with injuries in recent seasons.

Shot at Six Nations title swings into Ireland's view after successful November

Joe Schmidt is happy to have built more depth in his squad this month.

'I just got off the line and got a bit of a stinger on my shoulder' - Marmion

The Connacht scrum-half played 40 minutes on the wing for Ireland in the win over the Wallabies.

# november-tests - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Analysis: David Pocock's understanding of the laws leads to a unique turnover

The Wallabies back row showed his intelligence in what should have been a game-changing moment.

Billy Vunipola in doubt for Six Nations after undergoing knee surgery

The bruising number eight tore cartilage during the win against Argentina.

Wallabies flanker Mumm cited for dangerous lifting on Ireland's Furlong

The back row only picked up a yellow card in yesterday’s game.