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Dublin: 4 °C Monday 10 December, 2018

#November Tests

# november-tests - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Drama in Paris as Springboks score 85th minute try to take victory

Hooker Mbongeni Mbonami scored at the death to cap an enthralling closing act.

How we rated Joe Schmidt's Ireland in the 11-point victory over Argentina

James Ryan, Bundee Aki, Peter O’Mahony and Dan Leavy were the standout performers at the Aviva.

Ryan outstanding as scrappy Ireland overcome Pumas challenge in Dublin

Joe Schmidt and his team have plenty to work on before the All Blacks visit next weekend.

As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland take the field in Dublin.

Rare Barrett drop-goal helps New Zealand scrape comeback win over England

The world champs battled back from 15 points down, but will be breathing a sigh of relief to escape Twickenham with victory.

Italy silence cull call with four-try win over Georgia

Conor O’Shea’s men bounced back from last week’s drubbing against Ireland to beat their closest-ranked rivals.

'Years ago everything was done through fear of losing': Earls admires healthy confidence of new breed

The Ireland wing has developed a quiet confidence through the years and an ability to stop himself from doing unnecessary damage to his body.

'Johnny doesn't play bad games, his 7/10 is a poor game'

Brian O’Driscoll is in no doubt as to who he is voting for for the World Player of the Year award.

Poll: Who do you think will win tonight's Ireland-Argentina match? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win tonight's Ireland-Argentina match?

The sides meet at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

# november-tests - Friday 9 November, 2018

Read invites England to 'do what they like' after Eddie Jones' Spice Girls jibe

The England head coach hopes that the cultural challenge doesn’t hold much significance that close to kick-off.

'I'm scarred by them from 1999 and 2007. They're still a bogey team for us'

Brian O’Driscoll doesn’t have happy memories of coming up against Argentina.

Sean O'Brien and his 'contagious confidence' back to boost Ireland

O’Brien’s stubborn streak was key in his return to fitness, says Joe Schmidt.

Schmidt promises a place in the stands for players looking beyond Argentina

‘One of the dangers that they understand fully is any look that far ahead (and) they compromise what they deliver this weekend.’

# november-tests - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'Are we currently comfortable with where we're at? We're never comfortable'

While Joe Schmidt says he has good depth in certain positions, there is still much work to do.

Stander straining at the leash after a rare weekend off Cj

Stander straining at the leash after a rare weekend off

The number eight watched Ireland and Munster at home last week, but returns to a familiar-looking back row for Argentina.

'He's been through a tough time, but it's great to see him back out there'

Seán O’Brien is back and ready to win his 52nd cap for Ireland this weekend, 12 months after his last.

Big stage for Larmour to shine, O'Brien back and one unlucky lock misses out

The All Blacks loom large as Joe Schmidt named his team to face Argentina.

Schmidt confident of having injured duo back fit and firing for All Blacks clash

Both Rob Kearney and Garry Ringrose were close to being fit for Saturday.

Kearney and Ringrose out injured as Schmidt names Ireland team for Argentina

Jordan Larmour starts at fullback as Johnny Sexton, Peter O’Mahony and Robbie Henshaw all return to the XV.

Here's the Argentina team named to start against Ireland on Saturday night

Mario Ledesma has unveiled his team.

New Zealand deploy the big guns in bid to 'make a statement' against England

A week out from their clash with Ireland in Dublin, New Zealand will be in action at Twickenham on Saturday.

Argentina flyer Delguy keen on rematch with Stockdale

The two young wings were opposing fullbacks in 2016, and could come face to face on a wing in the Aviva Stadium this weekend.

# november-tests - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Pumas promise 'new weapons' as they soak up Dublin

Argentina have bested Ireland three times out of four in World Cups, but their schedule has made winning in Dublin look increasingly unlikely in recent years.

# november-tests - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'I always liked to be the different one in school, supporting Ireland'

Will Addison has his sights on a home debut on Saturday evening after winning his first Ireland cap last weekend.

Kearney losing his fitness battle for Argentina after limited role in training

The fullback is Joe Schmidt’s primary injury concern ahead of Saturday’s Test at the Aviva Stadium.

Contepomi hopes Argentina show Jaguares traits against 'mature' Ireland

‘On the day, (Argentina) can be very good. If they don’t get it (going) they can look not that good.’

'When the discussion comes, it comes': Lowe not thinking about Ireland future

The Leinster winger harbours ambitions of playing international rugby, but it’s too soon to start thinking about pulling on the green jersey.

# november-tests - Monday 5 November, 2018

Boost for Scotland as Hogg returns from ankle injury with 6 players added to squad for November Tests

Scotland take on Fiji, South Africa and Argentina over the rest of the month.

# november-tests - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Farrell free to face All Blacks after escaping ban for 'no-arms' tackle

The England out-half wasn’t cited by yesterday’s commissioner.

# november-tests - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Watch: Jordan Larmour caps first international start with delicious last-minute try Hot Stepper This post contains videos

Watch: Jordan Larmour caps first international start with delicious last-minute try

The 21-year-old completed his hat-trick with the last play of the game in Chicago.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, November Tests

It’s Saturday night and Joe Schmidt’s boys are in Chicago to open the new season. Keep track of it all here.

Davies scores on return as Wales beat sloppy Scotland in Cardiff

Warren Gatland’s side started their November international schedule with victory over their Six Nations rivals.

Farrell's boot and shoulder in the spotlight as England edge South Africa November Tests This post contains videos

Farrell's boot and shoulder in the spotlight as England edge South Africa

The England 10 was fortunate to get away with his last minute hit on Esterhuizen.

# november-tests - Friday 2 November, 2018

Chris Ashton set to end four-year England exile as Tuilagi pulls out

The powerful centre has a groin complaint, but is expected to be fit for the Test against New Zealand next week.

# november-tests - Thursday 1 November, 2018

'We always find an angle to have a go off someone but this guy has been phenomenal'

Ronan O’Gara is full of admiration for the job Joe Schmidt has done in Ireland.

Farrell starts at out-half as Jones names England team for Springboks

The Saracens 10 will co-captain the side with Dylan Hartley.

After weeks of appeals and counter appeals, Saracens centre Lozowski banned for All Blacks Test

The England international has been handed a four-week suspension, back-dated a fortnight.

# november-tests - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'You can’t see how his first game will be the All Blacks but if it is, all the better'

Ronan O’Gara says the most important thing for Conor Murray is to return when he feels right, and not ahead of time.

'His skill-set was always above his age-grade': Test rugby always a matter of 'when' not 'if' for Ross Byrne

Rory O’Loughlin has watched the uncapped out-half grow up and has continually seen him impress.