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#November Tests

# november-tests - Yesterday’s News

Schmidt squad hit by injuries in all the wrong places for Reid, Hanrahan and Jackson

While Joe Schmidt has had to reach down the depth chart in some areas, he was faced with difficult omissions in the back-line.

# november-tests - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

‘Joe doesn’t sleep at night thinking about how we can get better’ – Bowe

The Ulster wing outlines what work Ireland carried out during their two-day camp at Carton House.

# november-tests - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

‘Big improvers’ Ireland key part of Wallabies RWC plan as November schedule is confirmed

Ewen McKenzie should expect a very different outfit to the one he faced last time out on Lansdowne Road.

# november-tests - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Six Nations champions Ireland confirm November Test schedule

Joe Schmidt’s side will face South Africa and Georgia before finishing against Australia.

# november-tests - Monday 30 December, 2013

Toothpaste, nebulous concepts and Pele: The rugby year in 39 quotes

A year of highs, lows and verbal body blows.

# november-tests - Saturday 28 December, 2013

‘I will never watch that match again’ – Corcoran on Ireland v All Blacks

The RTÉ commentator had the demanding task of covering the closing minutes of the heartbreaking defeat.

# november-tests - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Mike Phillips could be in big trouble after this stamp on Quade Cooper

The Welsh scrum-half took exception to the Wallaby out-half’s presence in a ruck.

# november-tests - Saturday 30 November, 2013

VIDEO: Quade Cooper’s magical pass sets up Wallabies try

The Australia out-half was at his best as he led his side to victory in the Millenium stadium.

Wales edged out by Australia in Millenium thriller

Warren Gatland’s men were narrowly beaten by the Wallabies in a wonderful Test match in Cardiff.

# november-tests - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Analysis: What does Jamie Heaslip do for Ireland?

We’ve taken a detailed look at the No. 8′s performance against the All Blacks on Sunday.

VIDEO: Relive the moment Healy trampled over McCaw

Ireland’s loosehead prop steamrolled the legendary All Blacks captain on Sunday.

Here are the three players that delivered for Ireland this November

Many Irish players had two decent performances but not many made an impact in all three outings.

# november-tests - Monday 25 November, 2013

Rory Best threw himself into a ruck 30 seconds AFTER fracturing his arm

The hooker was forced off the pitch yesterday after scoring Ireland’s wonderful second try.

New Zealand website URL changed to

The extra ‘w’s’ signify the All Blacks’ 14 successive wins in 2013.

Kieran Read reflects on ‘proud moment’ after beating Ireland

The world class No. 8 says the All Blacks will be focused on getting even better next year.

Analysis: Two minutes of hell for Ireland against the All Blacks

We take a detailed look at the passage of play that led to the Kiwis’ heartbreaking late try.

‘Devastated’ Joe Schmidt rues failure to close out game

The Ireland head coach says his side simply ran out of gas to let the All Blacks in at the death.

Report card: Joe Schmidt’s opening Tests as Ireland coach

We got the red marker out for Ireland’s favourite former headmaster.

‘Broken’ D’Arcy laments last chance to take down All Blacks

The centre was heartbroken in the wake of yesterday’s loss at the Aviva Stadium.

Angry O’Brien calls on players to ‘grow up, know what’s expected in an Ireland jersey’

‘We can be proud of our performance against the World Champions, but it still wasn’t good enough’, says the Tullow Tank.

All Blacks boss Hansen lauds ‘sensational’ Irish display

The New Zealand head coach says Joe Schmidt’s men don’t realise how tough they are.

5 telling stats from an unbelievable clash with the All Blacks

Heaslip’s Trojan effort, O’Connell’s awesomeness and the All Blacks efficiency in exploiting gaps.

# november-tests - Sunday 24 November, 2013

5 talking points from Ireland’s loss to New Zealand

Defensive aggression, All Blacks accuracy, and one of the great Tests of 2013.

If you can bear to watch: Highlights of Ireland’s 22 – 24 loss to New Zealand

Maybe if we don’t watch more than 67 seconds we can pretend we won.

O’Connell: Ireland now have to ‘maintain these standards’

The Ireland captain admitted to frustration at the manner of defeat, but feels a benchmark has been set.

Ireland create Lansdowne experience we can be proud of

It took New Zealand the full 80 minutes to take a lead against Joe Schmidt’s side.

‘You’ve got to be able to defend until the end’ laments Joe Schmidt

The Ireland coach had no complaints about the veracity of the All Blacks’ late try.

Ireland restore pride respect and belief says O’Gara after sickening loss

The former Ireland out-half believes Joe Schmidt’s men will take confidence from almost toppling the world champions.

Sexton penalty miss proves crucial as Ireland are denied at the death

Ireland got off to a perfect start when Conor Murray dived over after four minutes of play.

VIDEO: Ireland face the haka on Lansdowne Road

The All Blacks brought out the traditional Ka Mate version of their pre-match cry.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests

We went minute-by minute as Joe Schmidt’s men attempted to create history against the All Blacks.

POC: ‘If there was ever an Irish team capable of beating New Zealand, this is it’

The Irish captain feels his team are one decent performance away from becoming a team that can achieve great feats.

10 inevitable twitter reactions to Ireland’s game with New Zealand

We look into our crystal ball and predict your reactions before you even make them.

No expectation, only hope as Ireland host flawless New Zealand

Brace yourselves, Ireland. This isn’t going to be easy.

Connacht’s George Naoupu on babysitting ‘cheeky’ Israel Dagg

The New Zealander says he knew the fullback would be an All Black from the first moment he saw him play.

Ireland in shadow of hard-earned All Blacks hype

But Les Kiss has the blowtorch fired up and ready to go.

All Blacks not better, more fluid than World Cup winners — Kieran Read

The number eight is blessed with an endless array of skills. How do Ireland stop him?

# november-tests - Saturday 23 November, 2013

End of season fatigue? Richie McCaw says he’s just getting started

The Kiwi captain expects energy and fire from the hosts at Lansdowne Road tomorrow.

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