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#November Tests

# november-tests - Thursday 26 October, 2017

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.

Schmidt watches on as clinical Black Ferns have too much class for Ireland

Ireland couldn’t cope with the searing counter attack of the Kiwi visitors.

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Cubs to impact subs: It's The42's big November Tests awards bash

We’re dishing out the awards that matter after a long, hard month of rugby.

'You can't wallow in self pity and panic': Best's Ireland show steel to steady ship

Best’s calm words and Simon Zebo’s ferocious tackle helped turn a gushing tide of Green and Gold momentum.

Emotional day for Best as 100-cap captain claims another big scalp

The 34-year-old was proud of Ireland’s performance on a special day for him.

# november-tests - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Barrett caps stellar year with try and All Black victory in Paris

Only Ireland managed to beat the world champions this year.

Tadhg Furlong 'embarrassed' by Lions link as he nit-picks another huge performance in green

The 24-year-old with just two European Cup starts cemented his place as Ireland’s premier tighthead this month.

Schmidt hails players' character on 'one of the proudest days' for Ireland

The Kiwi head coach was understandably proud of his squad’s effort in victory.

Cheika angered by Garcès' refereeing in Wallabies' defeat to Ireland

‘That’s the edict we’ve given, that we can’t say anything about it.’

Promising young stars, a Rory Best performance and November success

Joe Schmidt’s side suffered injuries, but they dug in superbly.

Ireland end brilliant November series with nerve-wracking win over Wallabies

Joe Schmidt’s men were decimated by injuries once again.

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute from the Aviva Stadium as Ireland looked to end the month on a high against Michael Cheika’s Wallabies.

JVDF steps in again with Sean O'Brien officially ruled out of Wallabies Test

The Wicklow man has played a lot of rugby this month despite not being named on a single starting line-up.

'It was a great time and I've some great memories': Cooper recalls schoolboy trip to Dublin

The Australian playmaker is enjoying his time in Ireland ahead of today’s Test match.

'We don’t want to be a side that comes close to the world’s best'

Ireland are motivated to make another statement against the Wallabies in Dublin today.