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november series

# november-series - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Simon Hick column: Ireland were right to gamble all on black… even if it didn’t work

International rugby, and sport in general, rewards risk-takers who choose the right moment.

# november-series - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Australia captain vows ‘we’re after two in a row’ ahead of Irish battle

Ireland’s opponents next week were victorious yesterday against Italy.

# november-series - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Selfies and screaming fans – Ireland’s open training session at Lansdowne Road Meet The Greens This post contains images

Selfies and screaming fans – Ireland’s open training session at Lansdowne Road

Hundreds of young rugby supporters had a mid-term treat to remember this afternoon.

Boss hoping to give Murray the elbow for November Series

Ireland may be without the services of the Munster scumhalf after he was cited for elbowing while on club duty.

# november-series - Monday 28 October, 2013

Andrew Trimble and Martin Moore among new additions to Ireland squad

Donncha O’Callaghan and Roger Wilson have also been called up by head coach Joe Schmidt.

‘My Ireland team to beat the All Blacks is…’

The beat went on for Ireland last summer but can Brian O’Driscoll’s last crack at New Zealand be a winning one?

# november-series - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Anscombe predicts ‘fine future’ for Olding as he stars at fullback

The Ulster coach also revealed that Rory Best may struggle to be fit for the first Test against Samoa.

# november-series - Friday 25 October, 2013

Injury worries for Ireland as O’Connell and Earls miss Munster match

The duo have been replaced by Billy Holland and Casey Laulala for this evening’s Pro12 game in Scotland.

# november-series - Sunday 20 October, 2013

New Zealand name McCaw, Carter and Savea in squad to face Ireland

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has named four new caps in his squad to tour Japan and Europe in November.

Are you watching Mr Schmidt? Copeland stars in Toulon shock job

The Wexford native was named man-of-the-match after Cardiff Blues beat the reigning champions.

# november-series - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Here are the five men vying for the Irish rugby captaincy

Take your pick from O’Connell, Heaslip, O’Driscoll, Best and O’Mahony.

# november-series - Monday 23 September, 2013

Kiss: Robbie Henshaw has every chance of becoming Ireland’s future 13

The Australian believes the 20-year-old’s versatility could ensure him a spot on the bench for the November Series.

# november-series - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Form of New Zealand and McCaw has Schmidt nervous already

The new Ireland coach will face Samoa in his first match in charge, followed by Australia and New Zealand.

# november-series - Thursday 31 January, 2013

IRFU double down with November deals for RTÉ and Sky

Ireland’s November rugby internationals from 2014 will also be shown on Sky Sports as part of a new four-year deal.

# november-series - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

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VIDEO: Not on my court! Donners slaps down Pumas conversion attempt

The Munster lock has not forgotten the 2007 World Cup.

# november-series - Monday 26 November, 2012

Open thread: What Ireland side should start the 6 Nations?

Declan Kidney will have big decisions to make next February.

# november-series - Saturday 24 November, 2012

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.

# november-series - Thursday 22 November, 2012

November tests: McCarthy plans to replicate Bok-bashing form

‘Annoying, frustrating counter-ruckers’. Are you sure you’ve never played Argentina before Mike?

Gilroy earns Ireland chance against Pumas

Ulster winger Craig Gilroy will win his first Ireland cap in Saturday’s must-win test against Argentina.

All Blacks recall big guns for Wales Test

Richie McCaw and Dan Carter will both start Saturday’s Test against Wales in the Millennium Stadium.

# november-series - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

November tests: Sexton misses training but back row set to stay intact

The Irish out-half may not train until Thursday morning.

# november-series - Monday 19 November, 2012

Injury update: Ruddock called up, Sexton expected to be fit

Rhys Ruddock has been called into the Ireland squad in place of John Muldoon, who tore his medial knee ligament in the win over Fiji.

# november-series - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Waiting on the wings: McFadden happy to take his Irish chances where they come

The Kildare native wants a spot in the Irish centre but will settle for a starring role out right against Fiji.

# november-series - Friday 16 November, 2012

Return of the Mike: Second row McCarthy beefs up the bench for Fiji clash

The Connacht lock will be hoping to build on a man-of-the-match outing against the Springboks last week.

# november-series - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

November tests: Cave wants to be centre of attention against Fiji

The Ulsterman’s sights are also on the number 13 jersey for the crucial tie against Argentina next weekend.

# november-series - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Be like Mike: Tuohy ready to follow the lead of magnificent McCarthy

The Ulster lock is grateful to be preparing for a game against a side outside the world’s top two.

# november-series - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Heaslip holds hands up over yellow card that cost Ireland dearly

The newly-appointed captain admitted that he would have served his team better by staying on the field at a crucial stage.

# november-series - Saturday 10 November, 2012

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.

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.

# november-series - Friday 9 November, 2012

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.

‘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.

# november-series - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Kidney energised after throwing the selectorial dice

“If you are going to play the best you want them to be at their strongest,” insisted the Irish coach.

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.

November internationals: England name strong side for Fiji clash

Tom Youngs of Leicester Tigers will make his debut while Brad Barritt and Manu Tuilagi form an inter-continental centre partnership.

# november-series - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Reddan insists he can front up to massive Springbok challenge

The Leinster scrum-half is keen to put an end to claims he is a defensive weak-spot.

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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.

# november-series - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

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.

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.

O’Connell set to assume Irish captaincy as he clears another fitness hurdle

Declan Fitzpatrick is back in Belfast, meaning Michael Bent is in line for matchday 23 inclusion.

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