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#November Tests

# november-tests - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'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.

Toner becoming a giant of the Irish pack, even if he's still a little unsung

The 30-year-old lock has worked hard on his lineout calling and physicality.

Moore's mind far from Munster as he leads Wallabies against Ireland

The Wallaby captain was very close to agreeing terms with Munster last year.

Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership

The 34-year-old has guided Ireland to wins over South Africa and New Zealand this year.

# november-tests - Friday 25 November, 2016

Australia captain demands 'best game of the tour' against land of his father

Stephen Moore has had a busy week catching up with his long lost cousins.

Best making no fuss as he joins BOD, POC, ROG and Hayes in 100-cap club

The 34-year-old is happy with his form as he becomes Ireland’s fifth centurion.

'It’s not unusual' - Concerns as O'Brien and Payne sit out Ireland's captain's run

Peter O’Mahony and Rory Scannell are standing by as possible injury cover for the Wallabies clash.

'I’ve taken rugby in a completely different way because of Axel’s death'

Keith Earls felt like he was cheated of the chance to pay tribute to Anthony Foley against Glasgow.

Beat the Wallabies and Ireland can say 'we’re building something that will endure'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt feels a win over the Australians ‘would be historic.’

History on the line but Cheika's Wallabies focused on performance rather than result

A victory in Dublin would set Australia up for a first tilt at a Grand Slam of the Home Nations since 1984.

'I can always come back on holidays': Strictly business for Cheika on return to Dublin

The former Leinster coach is focused on the task in hand.

# november-tests - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'If you're confident enough, you don't need experience': Payne on new 12 Ringrose

If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.

Fresh faces, Ringrose earns 12 shirt and a barnstorming Ireland back row

Joe Schmidt’s XV features four changes from the team that lost to the All Blacks last weekend.

Mumm's presence gives Australia a lineout lift in bid to nullify Ireland's 'dangerous threat'

Michael Cheika opts to reshuffle his back row to include the experience and quality of the 32-year-old.

'It's another opportunity to invest in Garry Ringrose': Schmidt signals long-term faith in young centre

The Leinster tyro will start his first senior match in the 12 jersey against the Wallabies.

Earls, Ringrose and Henderson start as Schmidt names XV for Wallabies clash

CJ Stander and Rob Kearney have been passed fit to play on Saturday.

Australia coach Cheika brings back his big guns for Aviva showdown with Ireland

The Wallabies make seven changes for Saturday.

Conor O'Shea: South Africa win has changed people's belief and perceptions

The head coach hopes it will be the catalyst for further success.

Ex-Leinster skills coach 'Mick the Kick' back in ancestral home with Wallabies

The former Australia Rules player has major experience in rugby coaching.

Ireland captain Rory Best set to join the exclusive 100-cap club

The 34-year-old Ulster hooker has grown into his leadership role.

# november-tests - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Schmidt likely to go for continuity as Jackson gets set to steer the ship

Joe Schmidt is definitely missing Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw for the final November Test.

Analysis: O'Brien's ruck return another reminder of what Ireland have missed

Devin Toner set a new benchmark with a huge 47 ruck contributions last weekend.

Van der Flier a bright spark for Ireland but wants to be more than a workhorse

The 23-year-old has been superb off the bench against the All Blacks in recent weeks.

Snapchat mates and baby-making: Douglas' Dublin links are strong

The 27-year-old lock is back in Ireland with the Wallabies.

Big call for Ireland in midfield as Wallabies look to spoil November series

Joe Schmidt’s side felt their attack wasn’t far away against the All Blacks last weekend.

# november-tests - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'Donnacha Ryan's taken on a Paulie-like role': Henderson heaping pressure on seasoned locks

The Ulster second row knows it won’t be an easy task to dislodge the Tipperary man after his performances against the All Blacks.

New Zealand's Fekitoa banned but Cane escapes further punishment

All Blacks centre banned for “reckless” high tackle on Ireland’s Zebo.

'You're playing Australia, it's not time for rest': Ireland shaking off pain of defeat

Jack McGrath admits bodies are still sore all across Carton House, but promises the squad will be ready to go again on Thursday.

Modified training for Simon Zebo as concussion concerns continue along protocols

The wing will have to prove his fitness by Thursday to be considered for a starting role against the Wallabies.

An old friend, a new foe: returning Cheika desperate to make mark at the end of a special week

A chance to catch up with familiar faces, but the Australia coach is here on business matters first and foremost.

'It happens in many games and it's not just the All Blacks' - Lam on claims of dirty play

The Connacht boss is preparing for a Pro12 clash against Cardiff.

Jamie Heaslip: Ireland don't just switch discipline on and off come game day

Ireland conceded a miserly total of eight penalties over two tough Tests against the world champions.

# november-tests - Monday 21 November, 2016

Springbok coach Coetzee points to 'unique challenges' with end of torrid tour in sight

The pressure is on Coetzee after defeat to Italy.

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella dissect Ireland's bruising defeat to the All Blacks Analysis This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan and Murray Kinsella dissect Ireland's bruising defeat to the All Blacks

We dissect Saturday’s absorbing clash with the world champions.

'I don't think we're whinging, the facts speak for themselves': Ireland still sore from NZ clash

Outgoing team manager Michael Kearney says the citing commissioner reviewed 11 incidents of possible Kiwi foul play from Saturday’s defeat.

Analysis: Beauden Barrett's moments of magic light up a brutal Test in Dublin

The 25-year-old World Rugby player of the year was superb on Saturday.

Henshaw and Sexton ruled out of Australia Test with injury

Henshaw has returned home after a meeting with Ireland’s medical team today.

Cheika looking forward to 'biggest game of the tour' on his Dublin return

The former Leinster coach admits his side will have their work cut out against Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.

Ireland move up one spot in world rankings despite defeat to NZ

Meanwhile, Argentina have slipped into the dreaded ninth position months out from the draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.