# Autumn nations Series

Last year
# conclusion
Disappointing England finish series with dismal loss to 14-man South Africa
Eddie Jones’ men delivered a terrible performance as the Springboks stormed to a 27-13 win.
# back from the brink
Wallabies stage extraordinary comeback to heap pressure on Pivac and Wales
An under-fire and injury-hit Australia outfit came from 34-13 down to win win 39-34 in Cardiff.
# Confidence
'Ross came up to me with a little smile on his face, I knew that was a good sign'
James Ryan was delighted to see his Leinster teammate Ross Byrne nail a match-winning penalty against Australia on Saturday.
# byrne baby byrne
Byrne: 'It's what you dream of, the moments as a kid that you want'
Ross Byrne described his match-winning penalty against Australia as a career highlight.
# Work to do
Scrappy win over Australia is more credit in the bank for Farrell's squad
Ireland’s ability to deal with disruption bodes well ahead of next year’s World Cup.
# Wallabies
Australia make 10 changes with Skelton held in reserve
Dave Rennie has reverted to a more familiar selection following last weekend’s defeat to Italy.
# Team news
Both Sam Simmonds and Billy Vunipola to line up for England against New Zealand
Both players are specialist number eights.
# passing it on
World Player of the Year nominee Josh van der Flier continues to grow as a leader for Ireland
The flanker says he has become increasingly focused on trying to help players around him improve.
# No regrets
Mack Hansen: 'The decision to play for Ireland has been the best decision of my life'
The Australian will come up against some familiar faces when Ireland take on the Wallabies this weekend.
# Strong start
Jack Crowley: 'It’s special making your debut but you still have to go out and perform'
Jack Crowley says the thought of winning his first cap for Ireland wasn’t on his radar at the start of the season.
Crowley leaves his mark on an otherwise forgettable day at Aviva Stadium
The young out-half brought moments of quality to a poor game on his Test debut.
# Debut
'I don’t want to make it a one-cap thing, I want to keep driving on'
Jeremy Loughman reflects on a week to remember after winning his first Test cap for Ireland.
# Preview
Farrell's ruthless streak means players know they must seize opportunity against Fiji
A number of players in a much-changed Ireland team will be keen to impress at Aviva Stadium today.
# Leader
'I never even dreamed of it' - Furlong to captain Ireland for first time against Fiji
The tighthead says he never thought captaincy was on his radar but is looking forward to leading the team out this weekend.
# stu can do it
'I always wanted to get back here and prove that I can do it at this level'
Stuart McCloskey is hoping for another opportunity in the green jersey this weekend after being forced off early against South Africa.
# joyous scenes
Boffelli the hero as Argentina shock England
The match was a personal triumph for the Pumas wing who scored 25 points
# fire and skill
Ireland's rock'n'roll rugby gives crowd their kicks at Aviva Stadium
Ireland matched South Africa in key areas before rolling out some of the hits on a memorable night at Lansdowne Road.
Ireland versus South Africa, Autumn Nations Series
Ireland take on South Africa in the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.
# Autumn nations Series
Scotland come from behind to beat Fiji after nervy opening half
Scotland defeated Fiji 28-12 at Murrayfield.
# hier kom die Bokke
Leinster's Jenkins included in 35-strong Springbok squad for November
Stormers out-halves Manie Libbok and Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu have earned their first international call-ups.
# Autumn nations Series
Henry Slade a surprise omission from England squad for November tests
Eddie Jones has called up five uncapped players for the games with Argentina, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa.
All time
# growing force
'To be fair, when he's in that position it's 90% him and 10% the lifter'
Rónan Kelleher was impressive at hooker during Ireland’s superb November Test series.
# Still got it
'I'm not going anywhere' - Healy determined to remain part of Farrell's plans
The 34-year-old prop says that 12 years into his international career, he remains as driven as ever.
# Late Call
'It was unbelievable, I only found out just before kick-off that I'd be playing'
Ulster back row Nick Timoney recalls a whirlwind Sunday which saw him travel down from Belfast to win his second cap for Ireland.
# back row
Doris and van der Flier complete outstanding autumn series for Ireland
Meanwhile, Andy Farrell was pleased with Joey Carbery’s impact.
# more to come
'We still have a long way to go' - Beirne backs Ireland to hit another level in 2022
Tadhg Beirne says Ireland can build on what was an impressive November Test window.
# gracious
'France and Ireland were the best teams of the international window'
Argentina boss Mario Ledesma praised Ireland’s growth under Andy Farrell.
# clean sweep
Farrell's Ireland finish autumn in style with battering of Argentina
Wins over Japan, New Zealand, and the Pumas send Ireland towards the 2022 Six Nations with belief.
# los pumas
'Be brave' - Farrell looks for Ireland to finish on a high against Argentina
Mario Ledesma’s side have had a tough year but pose a threat.
# Time to shine
Ireland back Carbery to build on New Zealand performance
The Munster player will start at out-half against Argentina on Sunday.
# packing a punch
'They'll be looking to rough us up a bit' - Henderson braced for Pumas' physicality
The Ireland lock hopes Ireland can build on their superb performance against New Zealand.
# speaking up
'I've got a text off one or two fellas saying they've now gone and spoke to someone'
Ireland’s Keith Earls says he takes pride in the reaction he’s received since opening up about his mental health.
# patience paying off
'Getting back into rugby has been a lot harder than getting over the injury'
Joey Carbery is hoping to kick on after a strong showing off the bench against New Zealand.
# learning from the best
'He's had a real impact' - O'Connell's influence paying off for Ryan
The Ireland lock is in good form after a difficult season last year.
Wales stage late fightback to deny 14-man Fiji in thrilling Cardiff contest
Hooker Ryan Elias touched down twice for the hosts.
# consistency
'The pleasing thing is we can be better' - Ireland boss Andy Farrell
Farrell and his captain, Johnny Sexton, are determined that Ireland will keep improving.
# Thriller
Farrell's brilliant Ireland power to thrilling victory over the All Blacks in Dublin
It’s just the third senior men’s Irish win over New Zealand in history.
# Next Level
New ground for Farrell's Ireland against world number one All Blacks
Ireland beat the Kiwis the last time they visited and it will take a huge performance again today.
# Results
Ireland given the all-clear for All Blacks clash after Covid scare in camp
Andy Farrell’s matchday 23 will line out as named yesterday.
# all rounder
Scoring tries only a small part of the package for in-form Conway
The winger scored a hat-trick against Japan, but took as much pride from his work without the ball.