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#Test Match

# test-match - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Six uncapped players included in Ireland squad for Test match against Wales
# Selection
# Selection

Six uncapped players included in Ireland squad for Test match against Wales

Nov 6th 2019, 4:05 PM 4,684 Views 2 Comments

The sides will meet at the UCD Bowl on Sunday afternoon.

# test-match - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Test Match Special: Ireland's journey from obscurity reaches the 'pinnacle' at Lord's
# Years In The Making
# Years In The Making

Test Match Special: Ireland's journey from obscurity reaches the 'pinnacle' at Lord's

Jul 23rd 2019, 8:02 PM 11,761 Views 14 Comments

The historic four-day Test against England gets underway on Wednesday morning.

# test-match - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'We wouldn't have dreamed of this opportunity when we first started playing'
# Test Match Special
# Test Match Special

'We wouldn't have dreamed of this opportunity when we first started playing'

Jul 21st 2019, 10:00 AM 13,480 Views 19 Comments

Gary Wilson looks ahead to Ireland’s historic Test match against England at Lord’s.

# test-match - Monday 18 March, 2019

Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory

Mar 18th 2019, 9:53 AM 4,227 Views 3 Comments

Graham Ford’s side battled valiantly in Dehradun but had left themselves with too much damage to repair.

# test-match - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'This match has gone a long way to inspiring the next generation'
# Lasting Legacy
# Lasting Legacy

'This match has gone a long way to inspiring the next generation'

May 15th 2018, 8:40 PM 3,664 Views 7 Comments

Ireland captain William Porterfield hopes young cricket fans will dream of playing for their country after this week’s inaugural Test match.

Ireland denied dream victory on Test debut as Ul-Haq steers Pakistan home
# Report
# Report

Ireland denied dream victory on Test debut as Ul-Haq steers Pakistan home

Updated May 15th 2018, 5:32 PM 22,413 Views 19 Comments

A superb effort from Ireland comes up just short at Malahide, as Pakistan win by five wickets.

# test-match - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Ireland restore a measure of batting pride after first innings collapse
# Test Match
# Test Match

Ireland restore a measure of batting pride after first innings collapse

Updated May 13th 2018, 7:00 PM 16,852 Views 6 Comments

Pakistan remain the driving seat at the end of the third day’s play at Malahide.

# test-match - Friday 26 January, 2018

Ireland's first Test on course to be a 10,000 sell-out, but won't be shown on terrestrial TV
# The Greatest Match
# The Greatest Match

Ireland's first Test on course to be a 10,000 sell-out, but won't be shown on terrestrial TV

Jan 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 10,808 Views 13 Comments

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-match - Friday 27 October, 2017

Dates for Ireland's historic first Test match confirmed
# Test Foot Forward
# Test Foot Forward

Dates for Ireland's historic first Test match confirmed

Oct 27th 2017, 2:57 PM 3,214 Views 1 Comment

Ireland will host Pakistan next May.

# test-match - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Vulnerable All Blacks down Argentina with impressive second-half fightback
# Comeback
# Comeback

Vulnerable All Blacks down Argentina with impressive second-half fightback

Sep 9th 2017, 11:22 AM 8,842 Views 5 Comments

Argentina had led by 10 points in the second half before a brilliant comeback from Steve Hansen’s side.

# test-match - Sunday 13 September, 2015

20 years on, how is your memory of the 1995 Rugby World Cup?
# Test Match
# Test Match

20 years on, how is your memory of the 1995 Rugby World Cup?

Sep 13th 2015, 8:00 PM 29,092 Views 24 Comments

Hollywood’s favourite World Cup was about more than just Francois Pienaar.

# test-match - Monday 6 July, 2015

The All Blacks got a rousing welcome ahead of an historic game in Samoa
# War Dance
# War Dance

The All Blacks got a rousing welcome ahead of an historic game in Samoa

Jul 6th 2015, 12:48 PM 7,946 Views 15 Comments

The Samoans have named their XV for an historic Test match in Apia on Wednesday.

# test-match - Friday 4 July, 2014

All Blacks to finally play Test match in Samoa - report
# About Time
# About Time

All Blacks to finally play Test match in Samoa - report

Jul 4th 2014, 9:31 PM 7,966 Views 9 Comments

The world champions look to have answered the calls to travel to Apia for the first time.

# test-match - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Danny Cipriani back in the England fold ahead of New Zealand tour
# Comeback
# Comeback

Danny Cipriani back in the England fold ahead of New Zealand tour

May 15th 2014, 2:35 PM 3,071 Views 1 Comment

The 26-year-old out-half is in with a chance of involvement in the three-Test series against the All Blacks.

# test-match - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

6 Nations: 4 French-based players and 5 new caps in Welsh squad
# Champions
# Champions

6 Nations: 4 French-based players and 5 new caps in Welsh squad

Jan 15th 2013, 11:55 AM 1,354 Views 0 Comments

Ireland are first up for Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

# test-match - Saturday 24 November, 2012

November tests: Sexton backs 'terrifying' winger Gilroy to jolt Argentina
# IreArg
# IreArg

November tests: Sexton backs 'terrifying' winger Gilroy to jolt Argentina

Nov 24th 2012, 8:45 AM 4,366 Views 1 Comment

The out-half has declared himself fully fit and ready to visit another Aviva defeat on the Pumas.

# test-match - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

November tests: The only way is up for Foley
# IreArg
# IreArg

November tests: The only way is up for Foley

Nov 21st 2012, 6:15 PM 4,573 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland forwards coach has personal experience of grinding out victories over Argentina.

Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks
# November Tests
# November Tests

Mike Ross eager to atone for scrum slip-up against Springboks

Nov 21st 2012, 9:41 AM 3,364 Views 11 Comments

The Leinster prop proved he was human against South Africa. He will be hoping to lift expectations when he faces Argentina.

# test-match - Saturday 17 November, 2012

November internationals: All Blacks backline muscle too much for Italy in Rome
# Read It And Weep
# Read It And Weep

November internationals: All Blacks backline muscle too much for Italy in Rome

Nov 17th 2012, 4:12 PM 1,391 Views 1 Comment

New Zealand broke the Italian resistance with surging second-half tries from Ma’a Nonu, Cory Jane and a Julian Savea double.

# test-match - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

'I don't see myself as a South African rugby player at all' - Richardt Strauss
# November Tests
# November Tests

'I don't see myself as a South African rugby player at all' - Richardt Strauss

Nov 13th 2012, 3:25 PM 10,319 Views 23 Comments

Ireland’s new hooker had a baptism of fire against his native country on Saturday and is warming to the task.

# test-match - Saturday 10 November, 2012

#IreSAF: How Ireland's new-look team rated this evening
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

#IreSAF: How Ireland's new-look team rated this evening

Nov 10th 2012, 7:52 PM 3,740 Views 18 Comments

The Irish bossed the first half but woke a slumbering giant and can have few complaints with the result.

Match report: Ireland v South Africa
# Losing Streak
# Losing Streak

Match report: Ireland v South Africa

Nov 10th 2012, 7:26 PM 12,082 Views 18 Comments

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
# IRESAF
# IRESAF

Guinness Series: Murray knows the drill - if in doubt, kick it out

Nov 10th 2012, 2:48 PM 1,050 Views 0 Comments

The Munster scrum-half teams up with Jonny Sexton and swears he has learned a tough lesson from a shocker in Paris.

They’re big, strong and they want to run over you – captain Heaslip on the Springbok science
# Guinness Series
# Guinness Series

They’re big, strong and they want to run over you – captain Heaslip on the Springbok science

Nov 10th 2012, 10:10 AM 4,654 Views 14 Comments

He’s more concerned about post-match speeches than decoding the South Africans’ gameplan.

# test-match - Friday 9 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Gordon D'Arcy on Ireland's self-belief and tracking Simon Zebo with GPS
# IRESAF
# IRESAF

Guinness Series: Gordon D'Arcy on Ireland's self-belief and tracking Simon Zebo with GPS

Nov 9th 2012, 8:24 PM 2,150 Views 0 Comments

The Wexford man is back in the centre for Ireland after missing the Waikato wipeout.

'You have to go to bed tonight and know you're going to wake up and put everything on the line' - Les Kiss
# Zzzebo
# Zzzebo

'You have to go to bed tonight and know you're going to wake up and put everything on the line' - Les Kiss

Nov 9th 2012, 3:22 PM 8,998 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s backs coach was relaxed enough to joke about the Andrew Trimble, David Skrela mix-up before tomorrow’s trench warfare.

# test-match - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Leinster front-row ready to answer Ireland's call thanks to some insider trading
# IRESAF
# IRESAF

Guinness Series: Leinster front-row ready to answer Ireland's call thanks to some insider trading

Nov 8th 2012, 8:10 PM 1,865 Views 1 Comment

“Are you going to change your name to Richardt O’Strauss?” asked a South African reporter. We copyrighted that joke last month.

New direction: Faith shown in Heaslip as the man to lead Ireland forward
# Guinness Series
# Guinness Series

New direction: Faith shown in Heaslip as the man to lead Ireland forward

Nov 8th 2012, 2:24 PM 6,083 Views 15 Comments

The Leinster man held off stiff competition from Jonny Sexton to land the role of captaining Ireland against the Springboks.

On tour: Dan Carter is absolutely loving his trip to Scotland
# Dan The Man
# Dan The Man

On tour: Dan Carter is absolutely loving his trip to Scotland

Nov 8th 2012, 12:10 PM 5,107 Views 3 Comments

Kilts, Irn Bru and mechanical pig racing – it’s all there.

# test-match - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Trimble ready to emulate O'Driscoll and lay body on the line
# Croker Spirit
# Croker Spirit

Guinness Series: Trimble ready to emulate O'Driscoll and lay body on the line

Nov 7th 2012, 3:18 PM 4,504 Views 6 Comments

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
# IRESAF
# IRESAF

Guinness Series: Jean de Villiers eager to pile on the misery for old Munster friends

Nov 7th 2012, 7:55 AM 3,999 Views 8 Comments

The Springbok captain is set to take on Keith Earls in the centre of the park on Saturday.

# test-match - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Ireland wary of the long-distance threat posed by South Africa's Pienaar
# Guinness Series
# Guinness Series

Ireland wary of the long-distance threat posed by South Africa's Pienaar

Nov 6th 2012, 7:20 PM 1,039 Views 0 Comments

Coach Mark Tainton feels the Irish players need to keep their defensive discipline or face the kicking consequences.

Guinness Series: Ryan hoping to knock the stuffing from the Springboks
# Forward Thinking
# Forward Thinking

Guinness Series: Ryan hoping to knock the stuffing from the Springboks

Nov 6th 2012, 3:51 PM 1,056 Views 0 Comments

The Munster forward believes he has been bred for rugby challenges that sides like South Africa are sure to pose.

# test-match - Thursday 1 November, 2012

'It would be an awfully proud moment to captain Ireland' - Jamie Heaslip
# Honour
# Honour

'It would be an awfully proud moment to captain Ireland' - Jamie Heaslip

Nov 1st 2012, 8:58 AM 6,388 Views 41 Comments

The absence of the injured Brian O’Driscoll has thrown the Leinster forward into the captaincy mix.

# test-match - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Kidney laments loss of O'Driscoll but predicts early return
# Injury Woes
# Injury Woes

Kidney laments loss of O'Driscoll but predicts early return

Oct 31st 2012, 7:50 AM 778 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland coach feels the Leinster star could return for the final rounds of the Heineken Cup.

# test-match - Saturday 23 June, 2012

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test
# Third Test
# Third Test

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:01 AM 16,931 Views 89 Comments

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?

# test-match - Friday 22 June, 2012

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits
# Third Test
# Third Test

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:30 AM 3,028 Views 14 Comments

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.

# test-match - Monday 18 June, 2012

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks

Jun 18th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,897 Views 0 Comments

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.

# test-match - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Allez les Bleus: Declan Kidney starts 10 Leinster players for All Blacks test
# Second Test
# Second Test

Allez les Bleus: Declan Kidney starts 10 Leinster players for All Blacks test

Jun 14th 2012, 4:00 AM 3,495 Views 33 Comments

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.

# test-match - Saturday 9 June, 2012

'We've got to wear it' - Irish players reflect on their humbling defeat
# One Down
# One Down

'We've got to wear it' - Irish players reflect on their humbling defeat

Jun 9th 2012, 5:45 PM 6,702 Views 27 Comments

Jamie Heaslip took the defeat on the chin while All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was sparing with his praise.

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