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#November Tests

From The42 Cooney, Murphy and McCloskey back in Ulster starting line-up for Cardiff clash Pro14

Cooney, Murphy and McCloskey back in Ulster starting line-up for Cardiff clash

The northern province will have six internationals back after their November exploits.

From The42 November Report Card: How the world's top 10 are shaping up for Japan 2019 Test Review

November Report Card: How the world's top 10 are shaping up for Japan 2019

We take a closer look at how the runners and riders fared 10 months out from the World Cup.

From The42 Outstanding November tees Ireland up superbly for Schmidt's final year Clean Sweep

Outstanding November tees Ireland up superbly for Schmidt's final year

Wins over Italy, Argentina, the All Blacks and USA leave this Irish squad in an exciting place.

From The42 Six Nations and RWC loom large as Schmidt sees flexibility and confidence built in November Depth Chart

Six Nations and RWC loom large as Schmidt sees flexibility and confidence built in November

Ross Byrne has complicated the tussle for the back-up 10 slot and that suits the head coach just fine.

From The42 Conan an injury concern after 'jolt' to the shoulder in win over USA Walking Wounded

Conan an injury concern after 'jolt' to the shoulder in win over USA

Darren Sweetnam’s back and Will Addison’s HIA are also causes for concern as players return to their provinces.

From The42 Brilliant scenes in Paris as sublime Fiji earn historic win over France Magnifique

Brilliant scenes in Paris as sublime Fiji earn historic win over France

The Stade de France was left stunned.

From The42 Joe Schmidt strongly hints that he's leaving Ireland after the 2019 World Cup Future

Joe Schmidt strongly hints that he's leaving Ireland after the 2019 World Cup

The 53-year-old is out of contract after next year’s World Cup in Japan.

From The42 How did you rate Ireland in their big November win over the USA? Out Of 10

How did you rate Ireland in their big November win over the USA?

Who impressed you at the Aviva Stadium today?

From The42 Conway hat-trick helps Ireland to make it four wins from four this November Job Done

Conway hat-trick helps Ireland to make it four wins from four this November

The US Eagles were competitive for 40 minutes but Joe Schmidt’s side finished strongly.

From The42 Jenkins guides Wales past Springboks to extend winning streak On A Roll

Jenkins guides Wales past Springboks to extend winning streak

Warren Gatland’s side completed a November clean-sweep in Cardiff.

From The42 Spirited Ireland test England but run out of steam at Twickenham Report

Spirited Ireland test England but run out of steam at Twickenham

Adam Griggs’ side scored three tries but suffered a 37-15 defeat in their second November international.

From The42 Eddie Jones' England end the year on a high with win over Wallabies November Tests

Eddie Jones' England end the year on a high with win over Wallabies

Owen Farrell scored 22 points at Twickenham.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v USA, November Tests Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v USA, November Tests

Joe Schmidt’s side were bidding to end a momentous year with one final victory.

From The42 Laidlaw's boot and Maitland try help Scotland to season-ending Pumas win November Tests

Laidlaw's boot and Maitland try help Scotland to season-ending Pumas win

It was one for the purists at a wet Murrayfield.

From The42 10-try All Blacks rebound from Dublin defeat by cutting loose against Italy Route 66

10-try All Blacks rebound from Dublin defeat by cutting loose against Italy

The world champions hammered Conor O’Shea’s Azzurri in Rome, with Jordie Barrett scoring four tries.

From The42 Van der Merwe strikes twice to seal final World Cup place for Canada JAPAN 2019

Van der Merwe strikes twice to seal final World Cup place for Canada

The Canucks will face New Zealand and South Africa in Japan.

From The42 'I was carrying all this excess weight and was quite lethargic in stuff I was doing' Back In The Mix

'I was carrying all this excess weight and was quite lethargic in stuff I was doing'

After falling out of Joe Schmidt’s plans, Finlay Bealham had a hard look at himself in the mirror and has returned fitter and leaner.

From The42 Emotional Schmidt prepares to make decision on Ireland future with his family Stay Or Go?

Emotional Schmidt prepares to make decision on Ireland future with his family

‘It is tough for me, to be honest. I cannot believe the support we have had here as a family.’

From The42 Irish-influenced USA take on Schmidt's side from best-ever world ranking of 13th On The Rise

Irish-influenced USA take on Schmidt's side from best-ever world ranking of 13th

The Eagles have won 10 of their 11 games so far this year.

From The42 Arnold a 'raw talent' to be fine-tuned as fringe players work to fit into Schmidt's side Finishers

Arnold a 'raw talent' to be fine-tuned as fringe players work to fit into Schmidt's side

The Munster centre must perform to prove he’s more than just one for the future, says Joe Schmidt.

From The42 Schmidt hopes to see McCloskey show his ball-playing skills in Ireland midfield Baller

Schmidt hopes to see McCloskey show his ball-playing skills in Ireland midfield

The centre will hope to hit the ground running between Garry Ringrose and Joey Carbery.

From The42 Exiles Mullen and Quill named in USA team for Aviva Test Starting Roster

Exiles Mullen and Quill named in USA team for Aviva Test

Gary Gold has also included former Blackrock hooker Dylan Fawsitt on his bench.

From The42 Arnold's hard-earned opportunity and more talking points as Schmidt names side to tackle USA November Tests

Arnold's hard-earned opportunity and more talking points as Schmidt names side to tackle USA

John Cooney will get a big chance to show his ability before Conor Murray comes back into the fold next year.

From The42 'I've beaten myself up enough': Schmidt coy on future plans as he plans for Sunday decision Joe Show

'I've beaten myself up enough': Schmidt coy on future plans as he plans for Sunday decision

‘I know I can’t continue to just go backwards and forwards,’ says the Kiwi.

From The42 Ringrose retained as Schmidt makes wholesale changes for final November Test Mix It Up

Ringrose retained as Schmidt makes wholesale changes for final November Test

A number of players have a chance to stake their claim in Saturday’s clash against USA.

From The42 Griggs makes six changes for Ireland's trip to face England at Twickenham Team News

Griggs makes six changes for Ireland's trip to face England at Twickenham

Captain Ciara Griffin has been ruled out of Saturday’s November international through injury.

From The42 Bundee Aki will go to New Zealand to get married after beating All Blacks Connacht

Bundee Aki will go to New Zealand to get married after beating All Blacks

The inspirational centre is expected back in time for the Christmas inter-pros.

From The42 Older, wiser McCloskey ready to slot back into Ireland's midfield November Tests

Older, wiser McCloskey ready to slot back into Ireland's midfield

The Ulster centre is in line for his first cap since November and feels his decision-making has come a long way since his debut.

From The42 World Player of the Year prize would be fitting reward for Sexton's incredible 2018 Standard Bearer

World Player of the Year prize would be fitting reward for Sexton's incredible 2018

‘Where he stands out above a lot of the other players is his ability to see things on the pitch and pick the right options.’

From The42 'That's where the bar is': Ireland players strive to emulate standards set against All Blacks November Tests

'That's where the bar is': Ireland players strive to emulate standards set against All Blacks

Niall Scannell was unfortunate to miss out on the big Test in this window, but he is determined to put his own marker down against the USA.

From The42 All Black victory 'another rung on the ladder' for Ireland side full of leaders Going Places

All Black victory 'another rung on the ladder' for Ireland side full of leaders

Iain Henderson can see traits worth following throughout the squad.

From The42 Mixed feelings for Lowe as he watched Ireland defeat former team-mates J Lowe

Mixed feelings for Lowe as he watched Ireland defeat former team-mates

The Leinster winger was at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday with his parents.

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland hit highest-ever World Rugby ranking points total New Heights

Schmidt's Ireland hit highest-ever World Rugby ranking points total

They’re just 1.37 ranking points behind the All Blacks.

From The42 Another All Black win a 'reassurance' for Ireland team undaunted by expectation The Morning After

Another All Black win a 'reassurance' for Ireland team undaunted by expectation

There was a festive feel about Carton House, but Iain Henderson and Ireland are intent on steadily improving.

From The42 Over 1 million people watched the nail-biting conclusion of Ireland's All Blacks win TV Ratings

Over 1 million people watched the nail-biting conclusion of Ireland's All Blacks win

It was the second most-watched sports broadcast on RTÉ this year.

From The42 Just a dead leg for O'Mahony after magnificent performance against New Zealand Injury Update

Just a dead leg for O'Mahony after magnificent performance against New Zealand

The IRFU revealed that a neck strain kept Dan Leavy from facing the All Blacks.

From The42 'He's always there to carry, always there to tackle': James Ryan continues to soar World Class

'He's always there to carry, always there to tackle': James Ryan continues to soar

Rory Best and Devin Toner are no longer surprised by what the 22-year-old produces on the big stage.

From The42 Relentless JVDF celebrates 'incredible' night 9 months on from knee nightmare Red Letter Day

Relentless JVDF celebrates 'incredible' night 9 months on from knee nightmare

The Leinster openside and Jordi Murphy were on duty in Chicago and key again in a second win over New Zealand.

From The42 'I just couldn't believe he came out with the ball': O'Mahony try-saver made all the difference Peter The Great

'I just couldn't believe he came out with the ball': O'Mahony try-saver made all the difference

New Zealand were within an inch of taking a massive chunk out of Ireland’s lead.

From The42 Haka response from Ireland a statement that they refused to take a backward step Confrontation

Haka response from Ireland a statement that they refused to take a backward step

‘We wanted to go after them, not step away, not accept being bullied by them.’

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