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#Guinness Series

# guinness-series - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Here's how we rated Ireland's players as they dominated Argentina at the Aviva

Jacob Stockdale dotted down twice while Rob Kearney also stood out for the hosts.

# guinness-series - Friday 10 November, 2017

It's time for sport to call time on alcohol sponsorship

Tommy Martin argues that alcohol sponsorship has no place in sports.

# guinness-series - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Schmidt needs a good second season bounce in the cold November rain

Here’s Whiff of Cordite’s take on the lay of the land as a depleted Ireland face up to Tests against South Africa and Australia.

# guinness-series - Friday 6 December, 2013

Springboks, Wallabies confirmed as Ireland's next November opposition

And probably Georgia in between.

# guinness-series - Saturday 9 November, 2013

'Samoa the appetiser, there's a double main course to come' -- Schmidt

The new Ireland coach is already moving on to Australia and New Zealand.

# guinness-series - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

'Tried and trusted' Schmidt looking after the little details first -- O'Connell

The lock and his Ireland team-mates have been given homework to do before the November internationals.

# guinness-series - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Form of New Zealand and McCaw has Schmidt nervous already

The new Ireland coach will face Samoa in his first match in charge, followed by Australia and New Zealand.

# guinness-series - Monday 26 November, 2012

Open thread: What Ireland side should start the 6 Nations?

Declan Kidney will have big decisions to make next February.

# guinness-series - Saturday 24 November, 2012

#IreARG: How Ireland's match-winners rated today

A host of Irish players put in fantastic shifts at Lansdowne Road as Declan Kidney’s side won 46-24.

November tests: Sexton backs 'terrifying' winger Gilroy to jolt Argentina

The out-half has declared himself fully fit and ready to visit another Aviva defeat on the Pumas.

# guinness-series - Friday 23 November, 2012

Argentina make 4 changes to starting XV ahead of Ireland clash

Pumas’ flanker Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe will captain the side at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

# guinness-series - Thursday 22 November, 2012

November tests: McCarthy plans to replicate Bok-bashing form

‘Annoying, frustrating counter-ruckers’. Are you sure you’ve never played Argentina before Mike?

# guinness-series - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

November tests: The only way is up for Foley

The Ireland forwards coach has personal experience of grinding out victories over Argentina.

Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks

The Leinster prop proved he was human against South Africa. He will be hoping to lift expectations when he faces Argentina.

# guinness-series - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

'I'm sure we're going to hop off each other at the weekend' - Keith Earls

Replacing the world-class Brian O’Driscoll may prove impossible but a starring role against Argentina won’t go astray.

November tests: Sexton misses training but back row set to stay intact

The Irish out-half may not train until Thursday morning.

# guinness-series - Monday 19 November, 2012

It's a new time for Irish rugby declares Kidney as Argentina test looms

‘It certainly makes going to work easier on Monday when you’ve got a win,’ remarked the Irish coach.

# guinness-series - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Fergus McFadden hopes two-try performance will earn starting role against Pumas

The Leinster player will be pushing hard for the left wing spot when Argentina come to town.

'They did the jersey proud' - Heaslip praises emerging Irish stars

The captain expressed his satisfaction at shutting down the Fijians in the 53-0 win.

November tests: Lobbe eyes Irish scalp as Pumas seek to end year on a high

The Argentina captain reveals that coaching tips doled out by Graham Henry have motivated his teammates.

# guinness-series - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Kidney happy with selection headache after stunning displays by McFadden and Gilroy

The Ulster winger ran in three tries while his wing colleague chipped in with a double.

As it happened: Ireland v Fiji, November internationals

Ireland scored early and often against their Pacific Island visitors at Thomond Park.

Waiting on the wings: McFadden happy to take his Irish chances where they come

The Kildare native wants a spot in the Irish centre but will settle for a starring role out right against Fiji.

Open Thread: What do you expect to learn from Ireland against Fiji tonight?

Will it be more interesting than entertaining?

# guinness-series - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

November tests: Cave wants to be centre of attention against Fiji

The Ulsterman’s sights are also on the number 13 jersey for the crucial tie against Argentina next weekend.

# guinness-series - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

'I don't see myself as a South African rugby player at all' - Richardt Strauss

Ireland’s new hooker had a baptism of fire against his native country on Saturday and is warming to the task.

# guinness-series - Monday 12 November, 2012

O'Connell, Ferris both ruled out of Argentina test

Meanwhile, Eoin Reddan is a doubt for Saturday’s Irish Wolfhounds clash against Fiji at Thomond Park.

# guinness-series - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Guinness Series: De Villiers highlights 14-man defensive effort as key to beating Ireland

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer revealed that a harsh exchange of words in the dressing room at half-time sparked a fightback.

Heaslip holds hands up over yellow card that cost Ireland dearly

The newly-appointed captain admitted that he would have served his team better by staying on the field at a crucial stage.

# guinness-series - Saturday 10 November, 2012

#IreSAF: How Ireland's new-look team rated this evening

The Irish bossed the first half but woke a slumbering giant and can have few complaints with the result.

Match report: Ireland v South Africa

Declan Kidney’s men contrived to lose their fifth match in succession as the Springboks fought back from nine points down to win.

Guinness Series: Murray knows the drill - if in doubt, kick it out

The Munster scrum-half teams up with Jonny Sexton and swears he has learned a tough lesson from a shocker in Paris.

Late change: 'The Beast' ruled out of Ireland v South Africa

The loose-head prop had been admitted to hospital as a precaution after he suffered mild heart palpitations this morning.

Open Thread: How will Ireland fare against South Africa?

The Springboks come to Dublin this evening, with both sides missing a number of key players. We want to know how you think the match will go for Declan Kidney’s men?

They’re big, strong and they want to run over you – captain Heaslip on the Springbok science

He’s more concerned about post-match speeches than decoding the South Africans’ gameplan.

# guinness-series - Friday 9 November, 2012

Caption time: what's new Ireland skipper Jamie Heaslip saying here then?

It’s Friday, it’s almost quittin’ time… it’s time for a good, old-fashioned caption competition.

'You have to go to bed tonight and know you're going to wake up and put everything on the line' - Les Kiss

Ireland’s backs coach was relaxed enough to joke about the Andrew Trimble, David Skrela mix-up before tomorrow’s trench warfare.

Preview: New faces in both camps, but Ireland meeting old school Springboks

There’s no danger of paralysis by analysis in this one, Declan Kidney’s men face a side in transition and with half an eye on the World Cup.

VIDEO: 3 venues, 3 recent South African visits

It’s never easy, but we tend to have our fair share of joy at home to South Africa.

Up against it: 5 key battles Ireland must win to overcome South Africa

It’s not going to be easy at Lansdowne Road, but here’s where Ireland must thrive to arrest their losing run.

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