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#June tests

# june-tests - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Australian rugby in a negative place ahead of visit of Schmidt's Ireland
# Down Under
# Down Under

Australian rugby in a negative place ahead of visit of Schmidt's Ireland

May 16th 2018, 3:00 PM 12,865 Views 37 Comments

The Ireland boss is due to name his touring party next week.

# june-tests - Thursday 16 March, 2017

June Tests moved to July as World Rugby shakes up global calendar
# Changes
# Changes

June Tests moved to July as World Rugby shakes up global calendar

Mar 16th 2017, 4:07 PM 6,633 Views 7 Comments

The organisation have also moved the November window forward one week so it now takes in the first three weeks of the month.

# june-tests - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Best left 'bitterly' disappointed by Ireland's missed chance in South Africa
# Captain's Verdict
# Captain's Verdict

Best left 'bitterly' disappointed by Ireland's missed chance in South Africa

Jun 26th 2016, 12:24 PM 2,593 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland captain believes the Boks are as physical as they ever have been.

# june-tests - Saturday 25 June, 2016

'We got a couple of nice invites that we didn't turn up for' - Schmidt
# Missed Chance
# Missed Chance

'We got a couple of nice invites that we didn't turn up for' - Schmidt

Jun 25th 2016, 8:35 PM 13,428 Views 27 Comments

The Ireland head coach refused to comment on the Wille le Roux incident.

Out of 10: How we rated Schmidt's Ireland in the third Test
# Ratings
# Ratings

Out of 10: How we rated Schmidt's Ireland in the third Test

Jun 25th 2016, 7:40 PM 17,857 Views 32 Comments

It was a disappointing end to the tour for Ireland in Port Elizabeth.

Missed chance and chances, red and more talking points from Ireland's defeat
# Big Issues
# Big Issues

Missed chance and chances, red and more talking points from Ireland's defeat

Jun 25th 2016, 6:38 PM 7,648 Views 12 Comments

Ireland will feel they missed their best-ever chance to win a series in South Africa.

Schmidt's Ireland come up short as Springboks claim series victory
# A Step Too Far
# A Step Too Far

Schmidt's Ireland come up short as Springboks claim series victory

Jun 25th 2016, 5:56 PM 22,883 Views 60 Comments

The refereeing call from Glen Jackson and his TMO had a big bearing on the result.

'We're not happy with our performance' - Jones wants more from England
# Ruthless
# Ruthless

'We're not happy with our performance' - Jones wants more from England

Jun 25th 2016, 3:01 PM 4,278 Views 9 Comments

Jones’ men whitewashed the Wallabies but he is still not satisfied.

Ireland's Jackson confident with Ulster centres Olding and Marshall alongside
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ireland's Jackson confident with Ulster centres Olding and Marshall alongside

Jun 25th 2016, 7:30 AM 4,768 Views 6 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s midfield triumvirate lacks experience but has huge potential.

# june-tests - Friday 24 June, 2016

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark
# Faz
# Faz

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark

Jun 24th 2016, 4:28 PM 5,237 Views 14 Comments

The defence coach believes there is more to come from Ireland in the final game of the season.

# june-tests - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Tiernan's test, impact bench and more Ireland team talking points
# Final Hurdle
# Final Hurdle

Tiernan's test, impact bench and more Ireland team talking points

Jun 23rd 2016, 2:33 PM 6,452 Views 13 Comments

Conor Murray will win cap number 50, while the loss of Jared Payne is a heavy blow.

O'Halloran replaces injured Payne with Healy included on Ireland bench
# Team News
# Team News

O'Halloran replaces injured Payne with Healy included on Ireland bench

Jun 23rd 2016, 1:25 PM 23,544 Views 45 Comments

The Connacht wing could make his debut off the bench for Ireland.

Combrinck and Whiteley start for Springboks in third Ireland Test
# Boks Boost
# Boks Boost

Combrinck and Whiteley start for Springboks in third Ireland Test

Jun 23rd 2016, 12:16 PM 4,655 Views 13 Comments

Uncapped pair Steven Kitshoff and Jaco Kriel are among the replacements.

Analysis: Quinn Roux's big impact and all of Ireland's second Test rucks
# Ruck Stats
# Ruck Stats

Analysis: Quinn Roux's big impact and all of Ireland's second Test rucks

Jun 23rd 2016, 4:30 AM 8,471 Views 6 Comments

We’ve studied the rucks from Ireland’s defeat to the Boks in Johannesburg.

# june-tests - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

'To be taken seriously, you need to back it up and we didn’t do that'
# Trimby
# Trimby

'To be taken seriously, you need to back it up and we didn’t do that'

Jun 22nd 2016, 1:05 PM 4,828 Views 5 Comments

Andrew Trimble says one final game of the season will be no problem for Ireland.

# june-tests - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'We’re not over it to be honest' - Ireland still hurting from Joburg
# Frustration
# Frustration

'We’re not over it to be honest' - Ireland still hurting from Joburg

Jun 21st 2016, 2:57 PM 5,670 Views 6 Comments

Devin Toner says Ireland expect more of the same from the Boks in the third Test.

# june-tests - Monday 20 June, 2016

Analysis: Springboks' clever attack leaves Ireland's defence floundering
# Comeback Kings
# Comeback Kings

Analysis: Springboks' clever attack leaves Ireland's defence floundering

Jun 20th 2016, 5:53 PM 5,857 Views 0 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men will have been disappointed with the drop-off in their defence.

# june-tests - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Ford returns as Jones' England look to clinch series against Wallabies
# Changes
# Changes

Ford returns as Jones' England look to clinch series against Wallabies

Jun 16th 2016, 10:32 AM 3,894 Views 3 Comments

Jack Nowell is back on the left wing for the second Test in Melbourne.

# june-tests - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

O'Mahony emerges as major doubt for Ireland's tour to South Africa
# June Tests
# June Tests

O'Mahony emerges as major doubt for Ireland's tour to South Africa

Apr 13th 2016, 1:00 AM 7,738 Views 12 Comments

The 26-year-old is unlikely to play for Munster again this season.

# june-tests - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

'Staring down the barrel, you could go there and get hosed' - Trimble
# June Tests
# June Tests

'Staring down the barrel, you could go there and get hosed' - Trimble

Mar 22nd 2016, 7:00 AM 5,330 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s last tour to South Africa in 2004 saw them beaten twice, while they were hammered in 1998.

# june-tests - Monday 23 June, 2014

Southern Hemisphere sides prove their dominance in June Test whitewashes
# The Big Three
# The Big Three

Southern Hemisphere sides prove their dominance in June Test whitewashes

Jun 23rd 2014, 2:38 PM 2,583 Views 9 Comments

South Africa, New Zealand and Australia all wrapped up series successes last weekend.

# june-tests - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

'I just try to have fun and enjoy it' - Zebo on his Ireland comeback
# Zeebs
# Zeebs

'I just try to have fun and enjoy it' - Zebo on his Ireland comeback

Jun 10th 2014, 11:19 AM 4,760 Views 7 Comments

The 24-year-old returned to the green jersey against Argentina after an absence of almost a year.

# june-tests - Saturday 7 June, 2014

6 things we learned from today's international rugby
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

6 things we learned from today's international rugby

Jun 7th 2014, 11:00 PM 18,120 Views 39 Comments

It’s been a long day of rugby with Tests all over the southern hemisphere. Here are our initial thoughts on today’s big games.

Nemani Nadolo gets out his kicking boots to help Fiji to win over Italy
# Beast
# Beast

Nemani Nadolo gets out his kicking boots to help Fiji to win over Italy

Jun 7th 2014, 11:32 AM 3,367 Views 7 Comments

The Crusaders wing scored a try, two conversions and two penalties in the Flying Fijians’ success

Off-form All Blacks squeeze out victory over determined England
# Entertainment
# Entertainment

Off-form All Blacks squeeze out victory over determined England

Jun 7th 2014, 10:46 AM 7,572 Views 23 Comments

A late try from Conrad Smith saw Stuart Lancaster’s largely second-string side denied a famous result.

# june-tests - Monday 12 May, 2014

Explosive Highlanders centre Fekitoa included in All Blacks training squad
# New Blood
# New Blood

Explosive Highlanders centre Fekitoa included in All Blacks training squad

May 12th 2014, 10:59 AM 4,509 Views 16 Comments

The 22-year-old is one of five uncapped faces in the selection that will be whittled down to face England next month.

# june-tests - Saturday 24 March, 2012

O'Brien steps down as ref manager, Barnes and Pearson snubbed for Tests
# Pastures New
# Pastures New

O'Brien steps down as ref manager, Barnes and Pearson snubbed for Tests

Mar 24th 2012, 4:22 PM 961 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile Ireland’s George Clancy and Alain Rolland have made the list of officials appointed for the June matches.