# november-tests - Today’s News
# november-tests - Yesterday’s News
It’s going to be carnage.
We pick out some potential weaknesses for Joe Schmidt’s men to exploit tomorrow evening.
It’s so close we can taste the eucalyptus.
The prop says things will be different with Michael Cheika in charge.
‘They are number three in the world now, a spot that we’ve held for most of the year,’ says the Wallabies openside.
The Ireland captain says last year’s defeat to the Australia was ‘probably the toughest day since Joe has been in charge’.
The new 13 faces a real test at the Aviva on Saturday.
The Australia coach spoke about the challenges involved in managing the mercurial Beale.
How will Joe Schmidt’s side take on the Wallabies?
# november-tests - Thursday 20 November, 2014
Sexton broke into the Leinster team while Michael Cheika was in charge.
It was pretty foggy in Kildare.
The veteran will partner Robbie Henshaw in Ireland’s midfield.
The Racing Metro winger has been replaced by Maxime Medard for Saturday’s game against Argentina.
There are lots of brilliant moments to be had just across the water.
Oh, and Sonny Bill Williams partners Conrad Smith in the centre.
Ireland international wing Fergus McFadden is in no doubt that Schmidt has already achieved that goal.
Quade Cooper, Will Genia and Kurtley Beale are among a provisional 11 replacements named by Michael Cheika.
Simon Easterby’s pack has picked up where they left off under John Plumtree last season.
# november-tests - Wednesday 19 November, 2014
Stuart Lancaster has shifted Owen Farrell to 12 for his side’s clash with Samoa this weekend.
‘If the processes are right and you have good systems in place then the result comes out the back of that.’
Dan Lydiate is among the Welsh players currently considering one of the new national deals.
The Aussie scrum-half almost spoke also the player exodus to the northern hemisphere.
Ireland’s forwards get limited time on the pitch to work on their scrums and mauls.
# november-tests - Tuesday 18 November, 2014
The centre pairing is again the big call in the starting XV.
The half-backs can create carnage together if they are on form.
There’s been plenty of battles with the Wallabies before next Saturday’s game at the Aviva.
Ireland have been praising the Wallabies head coach, but also stress that they are focusing on their own display.
Pat Lam was there too.
The openside flanker suffered a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain.
Elsewhere in the back division Leigh Halfpenny has recovered from concussion to displace Liam Williams.
The outside centre has returned to Ulster and Mike McCarthy to Leinster.
We break down the important supporting contributions for five of the Irish tries against Georgia.
The out-half sounded strangely withdrawn as he said he’s striving to be a better person under Michael Cheika’s guidance.
# november-tests - Monday 17 November, 2014
It’s been a wild month for the Wallabies.
The utility back was a late call-up before the Wallabies’ meeting with Ireland after a controversial summer.
The IRFU say the back row requires further investigation.
Ireland did all that was expected against Georgia but Whiff of Cordite believes some players still have points to prove.
Who’s the star on top of that tree? It’s YOU.
Ireland and Australia have had some memorable encounters in Dublin.
Here’s the numbers behind the six-try, 49 – 7 victory.
This XV is unusually light on New Zealanders.
The Kiwi head coach has strong belief in the playmaker, despite his lack of games at 10 for Leinster.