# November internationals

This year
# findings
Seven out of 10 rugby fans would not support Aviva alcohol ban, according to research
The research was carried out during two of Ireland’s November internationals.
All time
# test review
November Report Card: How the world's top 10 are shaping up for Japan 2019
We take a closer look at how the runners and riders fared 10 months out from the World Cup.
# Magnifique
Brilliant scenes in Paris as sublime Fiji earn historic win over France
The Stade de France was left stunned.
# On a Roll
Jenkins guides Wales past Springboks to extend winning streak
Warren Gatland’s side completed a November clean-sweep in Cardiff.
# Report
Spirited Ireland test England but run out of steam at Twickenham
Adam Griggs’ side scored three tries but suffered a 37-15 defeat in their second November international.
# November Tests
Eddie Jones' England end the year on a high with win over Wallabies
Owen Farrell scored 22 points at Twickenham.
Ireland v USA, November Tests
Joe Schmidt’s side were bidding to end a momentous year with one final victory.
# November Tests
Laidlaw's boot and Maitland try help Scotland to season-ending Pumas win
It was one for the purists at a wet Murrayfield.
# route 66
10-try All Blacks rebound from Dublin defeat by cutting loose against Italy
The world champions hammered Conor O’Shea’s Azzurri in Rome, with Jordie Barrett scoring four tries.
# back in the mix
'I was carrying all this excess weight and was quite lethargic in stuff I was doing'
After falling out of Joe Schmidt’s plans, Finlay Bealham had a hard look at himself in the mirror and has returned fitter and leaner.
# Stay or Go?
Emotional Schmidt prepares to make decision on Ireland future with his family
‘It is tough for me, to be honest. I cannot believe the support we have had here as a family.’
# starting roster
Exiles Mullen and Quill named in USA team for Aviva Test
Gary Gold has also included former Blackrock hooker Dylan Fawsitt on his bench.
# Mix it up
Ringrose retained as Schmidt makes wholesale changes for final November Test
A number of players have a chance to stake their claim in Saturday’s clash against USA.
# November internationals
Hartley dropped by England but Tuilagi named on the bench for Wallabies Test
Eddie Jones has announced his starting XV for Saturday’s game against Australia at Twickenham.
# Back in black
All Blacks make 11 changes for final November Test against Italy
Ardie Savea, Kieran Read, Beauden Barrett, and Damien McKenzie are the only players to keep their places.
# Team news
Griggs makes six changes for Ireland's trip to face England at Twickenham
Captain Ciara Griffin has been ruled out of Saturday’s November international through injury.
# new heights
Schmidt's Ireland hit highest-ever World Rugby ranking points total
They’re just 1.37 ranking points behind the All Blacks.
# TV Ratings
Over 1 million people watched the nail-biting conclusion of Ireland's All Blacks win
It was the second most-watched sports broadcast on RTÉ this year.
# World Class
'He's always there to carry, always there to tackle': James Ryan continues to soar
Rory Best and Devin Toner are no longer surprised by what the 22-year-old produces on the big stage.
# Long Time Coming
France claim first win in nine months by beating Argentina in Lille
Teddy Thomas crossed twice as the hosts secured an important victory.
# talisman
Pollard stars as South Africa down Scotland at Murrayfield
The 24-year-old kicked 13 points and notched a try during Saturday’s game.
Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests
We went minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland bid to record a famous first home win over the All Blacks.
# November internationals
Eddie Jones glad as 'seduced' England recover to beat Japan
Jones’ side trailed 15-10 at the break but managed to turn things around after the restart.
# response
'When we play like that and we are not rewarded, I'm angry': O'Shea fumes at disallowed Italy try
Tito Tebaldi’s first-half try was ruled out as Italy came up short against Australia.
# Close Call
Fiji-born Cokanasiga scores debut Test try as second-half surge sees England overcome Japan
England were 15-10 down at half-time and a shock looked to be on the cards.
# Try-fest
Wales score 50 unanswered second-half points to put Tonga to the sword
That’s now eight straight wins for Warren Gatland’s side.
# November Tests
Koroibete's double downs Italy as Wallabies get back to winning ways
Conor O’Shea’s Italy struggled to contain the visitors in Padova.
# Showtime
Poll: Who do you think will win tonight's Ireland-New Zealand Test match?
Can Ireland repeat their heroics from 2016?
# bundee ball
'I know he can’t wait to get out there and have a shot at these guys'
Kieran Marmion knows his room-mate and Connacht team-mate Bundee Aki will relish the challenge of the All Blacks on Saturday.
# no ordinary joey
Carbery ready and waiting in the wings
The out-half is prepared to slot in and execute his job against the All Blacks whatever the situation demands.
# man management
No concern over Leavy despite flanker missing training with 'full body soreness'
The Leinster back row will train at tomorrow’s captain’s run as Ireland manage his workload.
# big calls
Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points
The head coach has reverted to the tried and trusted for the All Blacks clash.
# starting XV
Kearney and Ringrose return, Toner starts as Schmidt names team for All Blacks
The Ireland head coach has made four changes for Saturday’s much anticipated meeting with the world champions.
# Mixed memories
'It was a stupid thing, a rush of blood to the head really. I was so riled up'
From the low of being sent off in New Plymouth, to the career-high of Chicago in 2016, Jamie Heaslip has mixed memories of playing the All Blacks.
# focused on the job
'If you are too emotional, you'll miss a beat and against these guys it's seven points'
Peter O’Mahony is awaiting his first win over the All Blacks, but a personal agenda is not driving the Munster captain this week.
# just another game
Going home to be a father keeps All Black challenge in perspective for Earls
The 31-year-old is set to face New Zealand for the fifth time on Saturday.
# the ultimate test
Sexton: 'Every chance you get to play the All Blacks is a very special thing'
The out-half will face the world champions for the 12th time on Saturday, and is determined to help drive Ireland to new heights.
# Man in the Middle
'We’ve been penalised a lot by him so need to be wary of our discipline'
Wayne Barnes is the man in the middle for Saturday’s Test against the All Blacks.
# one versus two
'You can't lie about it and say it's just another game': Sexton eyes more history
The out-half knows what it takes to beat the All Blacks, and wants this Ireland team to seize their moment on Saturday.
# Move On
Sexton backs 'smart' call to plan for All Blacks showdown without Murray
The out-half says playing alongside Kieran Marmion or Luke McGrath won’t alter the way Ireland play.