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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 15 November, 2018

Today’s News

Referee appointments confirmed for next two rounds of Heineken Cup

Mathieu Raynal will be in charge when Leinster visit Bath next month.

Leinster back Joe Tomane ruled out of action for up to five months

The 28-year-old Wallaby has undergone a hamstring procedure.

Ireland Women excited to see 16-year-old flyer Parsons step up against US

The Ballinasloe product helped the Connacht U18s to inter-pro success in September.

'There’s nothing extraordinary here, just a humble farmer from Wexford'

26-year-old Tadhg Furlong feels the best is still ahead of him.

Yesterday’s News

'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has discovered the perfect way to take his mind off the game.

Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby Faz

Farrell faces up to the toughest test for a defence coach in rugby

The All Blacks have scored 68 tries in their 12 Tests so far this year.

Tuesday 13 November, 2018

16-year-old Parsons set for Ireland Women debut off bench against USA

Lauren Delany and Laura Sheehan have been named to start for their first Test caps.

Connacht's Tom Farrell links up with Ireland squad ahead of All Blacks clash

Leinster wing Adam Byrne also joined the training camp at Carton House in recent days.

Monday 12 November, 2018

Powerful centre Laumape joins All Blacks squad ahead of Ireland clash

Sonny Bill Williams will miss the game in Dublin on Saturday.

Schmidt says Ireland 'need to get the car tuned' as All Blacks arrive in Dublin

The Kiwis will provide a far sterner test than Argentina did last weekend.

Impressive first start for Addison after being catapulted in for Henshaw

The Ulster back was sprung into the starting team around 20 minutes before kick-off.

Kearney and Ringrose back in the mix as Schmidt considers changes

The Ireland head coach has some big calls to make ahead of the All Blacks clash.

Sunday 11 November, 2018

Steve Hansen expects Conor Murray to play against the All Blacks

The New Zealand boss said the Munster man is ‘a real competitor’.

Analysis: Why James Ryan is already one of the first names on Ireland's team sheet

The 22-year-old second row delivered another superb performance against Argentina.

'I'm still bleeding from that game in 2013... Chicago was a full bandage'

Joe Schmidt and Ireland turn their attention to the All Blacks after overcoming Argentina.

Saturday 10 November, 2018

Leavy impresses on audition for seven shirt after luckless SOB injury

O’Brien’s first-half broken arm opened the door for his Leinster team-mate to shine.

'He's gutted' - O'Brien breaks his arm during Ireland's win over Argentina

The 31-year-old suffered the injury in the first half at the Aviva Stadium.

Ryan outstanding as scrappy Ireland overcome Pumas challenge in Dublin

Joe Schmidt and his team have plenty to work on before the All Blacks visit next weekend.

'Tough dude' Sean O'Brien set to bring an edge to Ireland's pack Sob

'Tough dude' Sean O'Brien set to bring an edge to Ireland's pack

The 31-year-old Tullow man is back in Ireland’s seven shirt after a year-long absence.

Cunning plans, 900kg and bajada - Ireland's November Tests go up a gear

Joe Schmidt’s side welcome Argentina to the Aviva Stadium this evening at 6.30pm.

Friday 9 November, 2018

Lightning Larmour backed by Ireland to step up at 15 against Pumas

‘When you see the way he goes about preparing for a game, you have a lot of confidence that he’ll deliver.’

'We had a beer yesterday' - Pumas coach Ledesma picks Schmidt's brain

The Argentina boss played for Clermont during Schmidt’s time as attack coach at the Top 14 club.

Provinces' A teams will travel to the US for new development fixtures next year

Provinces' A teams will travel to the US for new development fixtures next year

The IRFU has partnered with the Boston-based New England Free Jacks.

'No matter what Joe does, he has changed Irish rugby' - Rory Best

The Ireland head coach is due to confirm his decision before the end of this month.

All Blacks legend McCaw welcomes prospect of Schmidt return to New Zealand

The Ireland head coach is due to confirm a decision on his future by the end of this month.

Thursday 8 November, 2018

Henshaw happy to cover fullback but focused on perfecting centre play

The 25-year-old is beginning to step up as a leader within Ireland’s squad.

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Joe Schmidt's Ireland: Increasingly big in New Zealand

The Kiwis have become more and more curious about Irish rugby in the past few years.

'The homework Tadhg does gets him into positions to play the way he does'

Argentina have historically been famed for their scrummaging but Ireland should be confident up front.

Consistency is king for hard-working and high-ball-catching Conway

The 27-year-old has been putting time into the little details that make a big difference.

Tuesday 6 November, 2018

TV slot clash means Ireland Women will play at 5pm on a Friday

The IRFU says a Sunday kick-off was not viable due to a possible four-day turnaround between games.

Beirne's big outing in Chicago leaves Ireland spoiled in second row

Joe Schmidt has very strong options in the locking department

No excuses for Schmidt's Ireland as they aim to move up a gear for Pumas

26 of the Irish players only got back from Chicago yesterday morning.

Monday 5 November, 2018

Ringrose and Aki show spark but Henshaw primed for return against Pumas

Ireland’s centres combined well for Ringrose’s second-half try against Italy.

O'Mahony fully fit but Argentina Test 'might be too soon' for Kearney

Jordan Larmour’s performance in the 15 shirt in Chicago was reassuring for Joe Schmidt.

Fearless Jordan Larmour lifts off with scintillating Chicago hat-trick

The 21-year-old says no one in the Ireland squad fears the All Blacks.

Precious opportunity for Carbery and McGrath shows they're still learning

Joe Schmidt felt his halfbacks played ‘a little bit conservatively’ in the first half in Chicago.

Sunday 4 November, 2018

Letter from Chicago: Larmour and Beirne big winners from week in the US

This year’s visit to the Windy City was very different to the clash with the All Blacks in 2016.

Ulsterman Addison hungry for more after Ireland debut in Chicago

The 26-year-old is pleased his move to Ulster is paying off.

'You get a double barrel shotgun, stick it on your foot and blow it off'

Conor O’Shea was deeply frustrated by how his Italy team started the second half against Ireland.

'I was thinking, ‘Am I ever going to get a cap?’' - Ireland's Ross Byrne

The Leinster out-half came off the bench to help Joe Schmidt’s team beat Italy.

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