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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Combrinck and Whiteley start for Springboks in third Ireland Test

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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