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#November Tests

# november-tests - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Ireland injury concerns ease ahead of Schmidt's delayed arrival in Chicago

The Ireland head coach has remained in Ireland to work with his senior players in the early part of this week.

Rob Kearney being monitored for shoulder issue as McFadden ruled out until March

McFadden went under the knife at the weekend after suffering a serious knee injury.

# november-tests - Friday 26 October, 2018

Sexton on swapping jerseys with Beauden Barrett and the ultimate test against the All Blacks

The Ireland out-half looks back on his experience against New Zealand, from vomiting at half-time to their ‘refusal’ to trade jerseys over the years.

'We all know the standards': Sexton backs Ireland to progress even if Schmidt turns for home

The Ireland head coach is in demand and has just over a year remaining on his contract.

# november-tests - Thursday 25 October, 2018

'It'd be hard to see me playing anywhere else': Keith Earls extends contract to 2021

The 31-year-old has three years ahead to chase more records at provincial and Test level.

Kearney hopes IRFU can keep 'one of the best coaches in the world'

Joe Schmidt is set to decide on his future as Ireland head coach before the end of the year.

'I want to chase any opportunity I can to get more Ireland caps'

The competition for places in Ireland’s midfield is indicative of the depth Joe Schmidt has built throughout his whole squad.

# november-tests - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Murray absent, new caps and more Ireland squad talking points

Will Addison, Sammy Arnold and Ross Byrne are in line for first caps, as Schmidt rewards early-season form.

McKinley on the bench as O'Shea names Italy team for Ireland clash

The sides meet in Chicago on 3 November.

Schmidt includes uncapped Addison as Murray misses out on Ireland squad

Sam Arnold and Leinster out-half Ross Byrne will also hope to win their first cap next month.

# november-tests - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

England's Lozowski to miss Springbok Test after EPCR extend ban

The Saracens centre was originally handed a two-week suspension, but will now be unavailable for England’s opening November Test.

Tight squeeze despite injuries as Schmidt prepares to unveil November squad

The Ireland head coach has terrific strength in depth to give him headaches throughout next month.

# november-tests - Monday 22 October, 2018

Ireland's Chicago clash against Italy to be shown live on eir Sport

Joe Schmidt’s side open their Autumn campaign against the Azzurri at Soldier Field next month.

JVG hopeful Niall Scannell will play for Ireland next month, but ankle injury 'will take time to settle'

The hooker missed out on the Gloucester win after sustaining a training ground knock.

# november-tests - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Danny Cipriani's England exile continues as Jones names squad for November internationals

Eddie Jones on Thursday named his 36-man squad for next month’s Tests against South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia.

# november-tests - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Ex-England and New Zealand youth internationals included in Scotland squad

Gregor Townsend has named three uncapped players in a 40-strong list ahead of Tests with Fiji, South Africa and Argentina.

# november-tests - Monday 15 October, 2018

Billy Vunipola to miss England's date with All Blacks due to fractured arm

Meanwhile, Leinster are assessing issues for Cian Healy, Rob Kearney and Dan Leavy.

All Blacks name mammoth squad for tour of Japan and Europe

World champions New Zealand travel to Asia before meetings with England, Ireland and Italy next month.

# november-tests - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Wayne Barnes to referee Ireland's November clash with All Blacks

Nigel Owens, Nic Berry and and Ben O’Keefe will also take charge of Ireland Tests next month.

Marmion in line for November Test duty, ankle injury not as serious as feared

Conor Murray’s continued absence means Joe Schmidt may have to look to the Connacht 9.

# november-tests - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

World Rugby approves revised TMO trial for November international Tests

The world governing body have confirmed a closed trial which looks at revising the scope of the TMO.

# november-tests - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Wales survive Springboks comeback as Parkes stars on debut

Warren Gatland’s side nearly squandered an 11-point half-time lead, but held firm to end Autumn with two wins.

# november-tests - Friday 1 December, 2017

After losing the Six Nations, RTÉ retain rights for Ireland's November Tests

The state broadcaster will carry live coverage of the Autumn internationals for the next four years.

November gives Wootton irresistible scent of international rugby

The fruit of Ireland’s Exiles programme, the wing is determined to carry his excellent form through a pivotal December for Johann van Graan’s Munster.

# november-tests - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Kiwi Parkes to make Wales debut against the 'Boks after serving three-year residency rule

The Scarlets centre qualifies on Saturday, the day he’ll make his Test bow in Cardiff.

# november-tests - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Knee injury will keep Chris Farrell out of Munster action until the New Year

A medial ligament strain will keep the powerful centre sidelined for at least six weeks.

'Nugget found it straight away': Leinster ready for bump from fired-up front rows

Leinster have a loosehead and a hooker eager to prove a point before the Six Nations rolls around.

# november-tests - Monday 27 November, 2017

Ireland up to third in the world following November clean sweep

Ireland’s opening Six Nations opponent, France, have slipped to ninth.

All Blacks and Argentina back in town to face Ireland next November

Ireland will get a chance to measure themselves against the world’s best team less than a year out from the World Cup.

'It was a bit glum' after Argentina, but pack leaders will make Ireland a force in Six Nations

Experiments will be put on hold when Ireland regroup for an assault on the Six Nations.

'I told myself I wouldn't, I tried to not let the emotions get to me': A memorable day for Adam Byrne

The Leinster wing was the 36th man used by Joe Schmidt in this international window, but after showing he stands up to scrutiny in the centre he’ll float up the depth chart.

# november-tests - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Schmidt delivers on two fronts in November built on future promise

Though young Irish wings thrived through three Tests, it was impossible not to think where Simon Zebo might fit into it all.

# november-tests - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Farrell to the fore and more talking points from Ireland's win over Argentina

Joe Schmidt’s men secured a hard-fought win at the Aviva Stadium.

Stockdale shines again as Ireland put away Pumas

The Ulster wing grounded two more tries on his fourth cap to close out the November Test window.

Wallabies down to 14 against Scotland after sickening Sekope Kepu hit

Hamish Watson was on the wrong end of a brutal charge from the Aussie prop.

No correlation to World Cup battles with Argentina, no getting away from them either

There was almost a feeling around the camp that people just wanted to go home’. 2015 was bad, but ’07 still hurts too.

# november-tests - Friday 24 November, 2017

Pumas captain Creevy aiming for history with a first win in Dublin

Tomorrow’s visitors have lost each of their seven clashes against Ireland in Dublin, though it’s a different story at World Cups.

Not enough to just fit in, Rory Best demands a little leadership from James Ryan

The 21-year-old won’t be a passenger on his first senior start for Ireland.

'30,000 more people than I've ever played in front of before, a bit of a change-up'

Back on the big stage, Jacob Stockdale is determined to hit his marks from the start.

Argentina coach Hourcade sets out to mastermind another major win over Ireland

The head coach says his team are focused and motivated on ending a difficult season on a high note.