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#November Internationals 2013

# november-internationals-2013 - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Wales relieve Gatland pressure with South Africa win
# Tidy
# Tidy

Wales relieve Gatland pressure with South Africa win

Nov 29th 2014, 5:21 PM 7,613 Views 9 Comments

Four Leigh Halfpenny penalties were enough in Cardiff.

# november-internationals-2013 - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Wales go hunting for overdue win over Springboks without George North
# Losing Streak
# Losing Streak

Wales go hunting for overdue win over Springboks without George North

Nov 27th 2014, 1:09 PM 5,149 Views 10 Comments

South Africa named a side showing eight changes from the win over Italy.

England axe Farrell for Australia clash, Cheika makes three changes
# Team-sheets
# Team-sheets

England axe Farrell for Australia clash, Cheika makes three changes

Nov 27th 2014, 11:56 AM 5,709 Views 8 Comments

‘Sorry, son. We’re going with George and Billy Twelvetrees’.

# november-internationals-2013 - Sunday 23 November, 2014

'I never thought we'd pull away at 17-0': O'Connell pleased with Irish resilience
# Reaction
# Reaction

'I never thought we'd pull away at 17-0': O'Connell pleased with Irish resilience

Nov 23rd 2014, 11:05 AM 9,667 Views 8 Comments

The captain did get a sense of satisfaction from Ireland’s second half performance.

# november-internationals-2013 - Saturday 22 November, 2014

5 talking points after Ireland's rollercoaster ride against Australia
# Green And Gold
# Green And Gold

5 talking points after Ireland's rollercoaster ride against Australia

Nov 22nd 2014, 6:29 PM 30,378 Views 34 Comments

Including Paul O’Connell’s ability to age like fine wine.

Ireland look to forward power to make the difference against Australia this time around
# Preview
# Preview

Ireland look to forward power to make the difference against Australia this time around

Nov 22nd 2014, 12:30 PM 6,178 Views 8 Comments

It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for, but can Ireland exact some revenge for last year’s no-show?

# november-internationals-2013 - Friday 21 November, 2014

You get the impression some southern hemisphere players don't know your name -- Mike Ross
# Secret Weapon
# Secret Weapon

You get the impression some southern hemisphere players don't know your name -- Mike Ross

Nov 21st 2014, 6:11 PM 9,519 Views 1 Comment

The prop says things will be different with Michael Cheika in charge.

# november-internationals-2013 - Thursday 20 November, 2014

'We'll have to show Cheika something he hasn't seen before' -- Jonathan Sexton
# Know Your Enemy
# Know Your Enemy

'We'll have to show Cheika something he hasn't seen before' -- Jonathan Sexton

Nov 20th 2014, 4:16 PM 14,135 Views 12 Comments

Ireland’s out-half also looked back on a painful day the last time he faced his former coach.

Best is back with D'Arcy named inside centre for Ireland's clash with Australia
# Wallaby Wallopers
# Wallaby Wallopers

Best is back with D'Arcy named inside centre for Ireland's clash with Australia

Nov 20th 2014, 2:00 PM 21,458 Views 86 Comments

The veteran will partner Robbie Henshaw in Ireland’s midfield.

All Blacks trust in Barrett against Wales while magnificent 7 makes 100th appearance as captain
# The Real Mccaw
# The Real Mccaw

All Blacks trust in Barrett against Wales while magnificent 7 makes 100th appearance as captain

Nov 20th 2014, 8:19 AM 4,128 Views 2 Comments

Oh, and Sonny Bill Williams partners Conrad Smith in the centre.

Toomua and Speight to start as Australia make four changes for Ireland Test
# Wallabies
# Wallabies

Toomua and Speight to start as Australia make four changes for Ireland Test

Nov 20th 2014, 7:14 AM 6,042 Views 14 Comments

Quade Cooper, Will Genia and Kurtley Beale are among a provisional 11 replacements named by Michael Cheika.

# november-internationals-2013 - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Open Thread: Pick your Ireland line-up to face the Wallabies
# You're The Boss
# You're The Boss

Open Thread: Pick your Ireland line-up to face the Wallabies

Nov 18th 2014, 8:15 PM 9,770 Views 49 Comments

The centre pairing is again the big call in the starting XV.

D'Arcy's defensive chat and 12 more pictures from Ireland's training session today
# Through A Lens
# Through A Lens

D'Arcy's defensive chat and 12 more pictures from Ireland's training session today

Nov 18th 2014, 2:47 PM 5,344 Views 0 Comments

Pat Lam was there too.

Quade Cooper happy just 'holding pads' as swagger is lost with his starting jersey
# Comment
# Comment

Quade Cooper happy just 'holding pads' as swagger is lost with his starting jersey

Nov 18th 2014, 9:30 AM 8,024 Views 0 Comments

The out-half sounded strangely withdrawn as he said he’s striving to be a better person under Michael Cheika’s guidance.

# november-internationals-2013 - Monday 17 November, 2014

Quade Cooper: Cheika hammering focus and 'mental edge' home for Wallabies
# Change At The Top
# Change At The Top

Quade Cooper: Cheika hammering focus and 'mental edge' home for Wallabies

Nov 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 3,586 Views 0 Comments

It’s been a wild month for the Wallabies.

Everybody's happy to have Kurtley Beale back in the squad -- Quade Cooper
# Here Comes Trouble
# Here Comes Trouble

Everybody's happy to have Kurtley Beale back in the squad -- Quade Cooper

Nov 17th 2014, 7:00 PM 4,195 Views 3 Comments

The utility back was a late call-up before the Wallabies’ meeting with Ireland after a controversial summer.

# november-internationals-2013 - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Kurtley Beale seeks redemption in Dublin after late tour call-up
# Aussies
# Aussies

Kurtley Beale seeks redemption in Dublin after late tour call-up

Nov 15th 2014, 11:14 AM 4,595 Views 5 Comments

“There was some dark days and obviously that did cross my mind.”

# november-internationals-2013 - Friday 14 November, 2014

Like Ireland, Scotland have never beaten the All Blacks... can they make history this weekend?
# Test
# Test

Like Ireland, Scotland have never beaten the All Blacks... can they make history this weekend?

Nov 14th 2014, 9:37 AM 2,862 Views 9 Comments

It’s the Boys in Green in Glasgow for Scotland, and then the All Blacks tomorrow in Edinburgh.

# november-internationals-2013 - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Analysis: Ireland's intelligent maul defence frustrates the Boks
# Smarts
# Smarts

Analysis: Ireland's intelligent maul defence frustrates the Boks

Nov 11th 2014, 10:50 PM 21,523 Views 33 Comments

Simon Easterby and Paul O’Connell came up with a smart way to stop the South Africans.

# november-internationals-2013 - Friday 7 November, 2014

Cronin eager for 'massive opportunity' as key ball-carrier against the Boks
# Hooker
# Hooker

Cronin eager for 'massive opportunity' as key ball-carrier against the Boks

Nov 7th 2014, 10:00 PM 5,385 Views 18 Comments

The 28-year-old has started only six of his 35 caps in Ireland colours so far.

'Realist' Joe Schmidt remains Ireland's trump card ahead of Boks clash
# Brain Power
# Brain Power

'Realist' Joe Schmidt remains Ireland's trump card ahead of Boks clash

Nov 7th 2014, 12:00 PM 9,488 Views 12 Comments

The Kiwi head coach is likely to have a well-prepared and intelligent game plan ready for tomorrow.

'They're big lads' - Kearney excited to play off Henshaw and Payne pairing
# New Look
# New Look

'They're big lads' - Kearney excited to play off Henshaw and Payne pairing

Nov 7th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,310 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland fullback points to the importance of the kick chase this weekend against South Africa.

# november-internationals-2013 - Thursday 6 November, 2014

5 talking points from Joe Schmidt's first Ireland selection of the season
# Big Issues
# Big Issues

5 talking points from Joe Schmidt's first Ireland selection of the season

Nov 6th 2014, 5:00 PM 27,429 Views 61 Comments

The Kiwi head coach has gone for an interesting midfield combination.

Henshaw and Payne both start in midfield for Ireland's clash with the Boks
# Centre Of Attention
# Centre Of Attention

Henshaw and Payne both start in midfield for Ireland's clash with the Boks

Nov 6th 2014, 1:15 PM 20,670 Views 105 Comments

Mike Ross is fit to take his place at tighthead prop, as Simon Zebo gets the nod on the left wing.

So what do the Aussies think of Ireland ahead of the November Internationals?
# View From Below
# View From Below

So what do the Aussies think of Ireland ahead of the November Internationals?

Nov 6th 2014, 12:42 PM 7,767 Views 8 Comments

We got the view from down under.

Open Thread: What Irish team would you pick to face South Africa on Saturday
# Your XV
# Your XV

Open Thread: What Irish team would you pick to face South Africa on Saturday

Nov 6th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,001 Views 60 Comments

Joe Schmidt has fewer and fewer players to choose from, but there are still big calls to be made.

Fog, white togs and ROG ROG ROG: Ireland's 5 most recent clashes with South Africa
# Throwbok
# Throwbok

Fog, white togs and ROG ROG ROG: Ireland's 5 most recent clashes with South Africa

Nov 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 10,615 Views 28 Comments

The last 10 years have been our most successful period against the Southern Hemisphere giants.

Brutish Duane Vermeulen a major threat to Ireland's hopes against the Boks
# Analysis
# Analysis

Brutish Duane Vermeulen a major threat to Ireland's hopes against the Boks

Nov 6th 2014, 6:30 AM 4,519 Views 1 Comment

The South Africa No. 8 is in the best form of his international career.

# november-internationals-2013 - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Analysis: What's so different about South Africa's attack to before?
# Options
# Options

Analysis: What's so different about South Africa's attack to before?

Nov 5th 2014, 10:00 PM 12,476 Views 12 Comments

We take a look at the new strands in the Springboks’ play book, with Willie le Roux a central figure.

Springboks XV to face Ireland unchanged from win over All Blacks
# Power
# Power

Springboks XV to face Ireland unchanged from win over All Blacks

Nov 5th 2014, 12:04 PM 11,331 Views 17 Comments

Head coach Heyneke Meyer has the luxury of retaining all 15 men who started against the Kiwis.

Kilcoyne picks the brains of BJ Botha ahead of powerful Boks test
# Killer
# Killer

Kilcoyne picks the brains of BJ Botha ahead of powerful Boks test

Nov 5th 2014, 8:15 AM 4,881 Views 1 Comment

The loosehead prop made his Ireland debut against South Africa two years ago.

'Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line
# No Scrum No Win
# No Scrum No Win

'Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line

Nov 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,690 Views 0 Comments

South Africa are in rude health, while Joe Schmidt could conceivably have to make do without his entire first-choice front row.

# november-internationals-2013 - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ireland's Bowe enthusiastic to take on 'intelligent' threat of Bryan Habana
# T-Bowe
# T-Bowe

Ireland's Bowe enthusiastic to take on 'intelligent' threat of Bryan Habana

Nov 4th 2014, 6:00 PM 4,340 Views 4 Comments

The 30-year-old Ulster wing admits it has been tough watching Ireland’s success in the last year.

November is a big, big month for these 5 Irish rugby players
# Taking Chances
# Taking Chances

November is a big, big month for these 5 Irish rugby players

Nov 4th 2014, 5:05 PM 10,183 Views 36 Comments

A raft of injury worries mean there are places up for grabs. These guys have a lot to gain.

Ireland still uncertain over Rory Best as Springboks rule out Pienaar
# Injuries
# Injuries

Ireland still uncertain over Rory Best as Springboks rule out Pienaar

Nov 4th 2014, 3:40 PM 3,932 Views 8 Comments

The Ulster hooker has been struggling with a calf problem, while his provincial teammate is out of Saturday’s Test.

Wales bump George North in to the centre for Australia Test
# November Tests
# November Tests

Wales bump George North in to the centre for Australia Test

Nov 4th 2014, 1:04 PM 4,198 Views 5 Comments

With Jonathan Davies injured, North will run from 13 outside of Jamie Roberts.

O'Connell 'the best I've played against in my career' - Victor Matfield
# Mutual Respect
# Mutual Respect

O'Connell 'the best I've played against in my career' - Victor Matfield

Nov 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 21,033 Views 55 Comments

The 37-year-old has come out of retirement to win a World Cup and thinks it’s ‘funny’ that BOD hasn’t done the same.

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

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

Nov 4th 2014, 7:50 AM 3,641 Views 23 Comments

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.

# november-internationals-2013 - Monday 3 November, 2014

'We've come an awful long way': Sexton partnership still improving, says Murray
# Winning Combination
# Winning Combination

'We've come an awful long way': Sexton partnership still improving, says Murray

Nov 3rd 2014, 5:07 PM 5,536 Views 8 Comments

The scrum-half is happy to take on a relatively smaller portion of the responsibility wit Ireland, but the pressure is still on.

Sexton injury 'nothing of concern' for Ireland, but Best joins Ross as a front row doubt
# He'll Be Grand
# He'll Be Grand

Sexton injury 'nothing of concern' for Ireland, but Best joins Ross as a front row doubt

Nov 3rd 2014, 1:12 PM 7,460 Views 6 Comments

Ireland had an agreement with Racing Metro to limit the number 10′s game time on Saturday.

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