# Test Match

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# Selection
Six uncapped players included in Ireland squad for Test match against Wales
The sides will meet at the UCD Bowl on Sunday afternoon.
# years in the making
Test Match Special: Ireland's journey from obscurity reaches the 'pinnacle' at Lord's
The historic four-day Test against England gets underway on Wednesday morning.
# Test Match Special
'We wouldn't have dreamed of this opportunity when we first started playing'
Gary Wilson looks ahead to Ireland’s historic Test match against England at Lord’s.
# Testing times
Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory
Graham Ford’s side battled valiantly in Dehradun but had left themselves with too much damage to repair.
# lasting legacy
'This match has gone a long way to inspiring the next generation'
Ireland captain William Porterfield hopes young cricket fans will dream of playing for their country after this week’s inaugural Test match.
# Report
Ireland denied dream victory on Test debut as Ul-Haq steers Pakistan home
A superb effort from Ireland comes up just short at Malahide, as Pakistan win by five wickets.
# Test Match
Ireland restore a measure of batting pride after first innings collapse
Pakistan remain the driving seat at the end of the third day’s play at Malahide.
# the greatest match
Ireland's first Test on course to be a 10,000 sell-out, but won't be shown on terrestrial TV
Cricket Ireland say it hopes to cover the €1 million running cost of a Test match through ticket sales, corporate hospitality and sponsorship opportunities.
# test foot forward
Dates for Ireland's historic first Test match confirmed
Ireland will host Pakistan next May.
# Comeback
Vulnerable All Blacks down Argentina with impressive second-half fightback
Argentina had led by 10 points in the second half before a brilliant comeback from Steve Hansen’s side.
# Test Match
20 years on, how is your memory of the 1995 Rugby World Cup?
Hollywood’s favourite World Cup was about more than just Francois Pienaar.
# war dance
The All Blacks got a rousing welcome ahead of an historic game in Samoa
The Samoans have named their XV for an historic Test match in Apia on Wednesday.
# About time
All Blacks to finally play Test match in Samoa - report
The world champions look to have answered the calls to travel to Apia for the first time.
# Comeback
Danny Cipriani back in the England fold ahead of New Zealand tour
The 26-year-old out-half is in with a chance of involvement in the three-Test series against the All Blacks.
# Champions
6 Nations: 4 French-based players and 5 new caps in Welsh squad
Ireland are first up for Wales at the Millennium Stadium.
# IreArg
November tests: Sexton backs 'terrifying' winger Gilroy to jolt Argentina
The out-half has declared himself fully fit and ready to visit another Aviva defeat on the Pumas.
# IreArg
November tests: The only way is up for Foley
The Ireland forwards coach has personal experience of grinding out victories over Argentina.
# November Tests
Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks
The Leinster prop proved he was human against South Africa. He will be hoping to lift expectations when he faces Argentina.
# Read it and weep
November internationals: All Blacks backline muscle too much for Italy in Rome
New Zealand broke the Italian resistance with surging second-half tries from Ma’a Nonu, Cory Jane and a Julian Savea double.
# November Tests
'I don't see myself as a South African rugby player at all' - Richardt Strauss
Ireland’s new hooker had a baptism of fire against his native country on Saturday and is warming to the task.
# out of 10
#IreSAF: How Ireland's new-look team rated this evening
The Irish bossed the first half but woke a slumbering giant and can have few complaints with the result.
# losing streak
Match report: Ireland v South Africa
Declan Kidney’s men contrived to lose their fifth match in succession as the Springboks fought back from nine points down to win.
Guinness Series: Murray knows the drill - if in doubt, kick it out
The Munster scrum-half teams up with Jonny Sexton and swears he has learned a tough lesson from a shocker in Paris.
# Guinness Series
They’re big, strong and they want to run over you – captain Heaslip on the Springbok science
He’s more concerned about post-match speeches than decoding the South Africans’ gameplan.
Guinness Series: Gordon D'Arcy on Ireland's self-belief and tracking Simon Zebo with GPS
The Wexford man is back in the centre for Ireland after missing the Waikato wipeout.
# zzzebo
'You have to go to bed tonight and know you're going to wake up and put everything on the line' - Les Kiss
Ireland’s backs coach was relaxed enough to joke about the Andrew Trimble, David Skrela mix-up before tomorrow’s trench warfare.
Guinness Series: Leinster front-row ready to answer Ireland's call thanks to some insider trading
“Are you going to change your name to Richardt O’Strauss?” asked a South African reporter. We copyrighted that joke last month.
# Guinness Series
New direction: Faith shown in Heaslip as the man to lead Ireland forward
The Leinster man held off stiff competition from Jonny Sexton to land the role of captaining Ireland against the Springboks.
# Dan the Man
On tour: Dan Carter is absolutely loving his trip to Scotland
Kilts, Irn Bru and mechanical pig racing – it’s all there.
# croker spirit
Guinness Series: Trimble ready to emulate O'Driscoll and lay body on the line
The Ulster winger is still rattled by a chastening tour to New Zealand but determined to put things right.
Guinness Series: Jean de Villiers eager to pile on the misery for old Munster friends
The Springbok captain is set to take on Keith Earls in the centre of the park on Saturday.
# Guinness Series
Ireland wary of the long-distance threat posed by South Africa's Pienaar
Coach Mark Tainton feels the Irish players need to keep their defensive discipline or face the kicking consequences.
# Forward Thinking
Guinness Series: Ryan hoping to knock the stuffing from the Springboks
The Munster forward believes he has been bred for rugby challenges that sides like South Africa are sure to pose.
# Honour
'It would be an awfully proud moment to captain Ireland' - Jamie Heaslip
The absence of the injured Brian O’Driscoll has thrown the Leinster forward into the captaincy mix.
# Injury Woes
Kidney laments loss of O'Driscoll but predicts early return
The Ireland coach feels the Leinster star could return for the final rounds of the Heineken Cup.
Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test
It was the last-chance saloon for Declan Kidney’s side on their summer tour. Could they find that extra push to beat the All Blacks?
# third test
Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits
It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.
# summer tour
Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks
The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.
# Second Test
Allez les Bleus: Declan Kidney starts 10 Leinster players for All Blacks test
The Irish coach has turned to the Heineken Cup winners to make up the core of his side ahead of Saturday’s match in Christchurch.
# One Down
'We've got to wear it' - Irish players reflect on their humbling defeat
Jamie Heaslip took the defeat on the chin while All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was sparing with his praise.