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#November Tests

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.’

From The42 Schmidt hails Farrell influence as All Blacks suffer rare try-less night Shut Out

Schmidt hails Farrell influence as All Blacks suffer rare try-less night

One try is not supposed to be enough to beat the All Blacks, but Ireland have an utterly ferocious defence.

From The42 Best 'physically exhausted, mentally ecstatic' after leading second Irish win over All Blacks History Repeated

Best 'physically exhausted, mentally ecstatic' after leading second Irish win over All Blacks

‘It’s another little bit of history that this squad has managed to etch out for itself.’

From The42 France claim first win in nine months by beating Argentina in Lille Long Time Coming

France claim first win in nine months by beating Argentina in Lille

Teddy Thomas crossed twice as the hosts secured an important victory.

From The42 How did you rate Ireland in their magnificent win over the All Blacks? Out Of 10

How did you rate Ireland in their magnificent win over the All Blacks?

It was night for hard men and cool heads at the Aviva.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Tests

We went minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland bid to record a famous first home win over the All Blacks.

From The42 Wales score 50 unanswered second-half points to put Tonga to the sword Try-fest

Wales score 50 unanswered second-half points to put Tonga to the sword

That’s now eight straight wins for Warren Gatland’s side.

From The42 Koroibete's double downs Italy as Wallabies get back to winning ways November Tests

Koroibete's double downs Italy as Wallabies get back to winning ways

Conor O’Shea’s Italy struggled to contain the visitors in Padova.

From The42 Toner ready to reach out and grab 'special' win for Ireland Eye On The Prize

Toner ready to reach out and grab 'special' win for Ireland

Ireland’s leading lock is braced for another Titanic battle with the world’s best second row pairing.

From The42 'You don't want to give that guy too much space': Goodhue wary of Ringrose threat Bright Young Things

'You don't want to give that guy too much space': Goodhue wary of Ringrose threat

The less experienced of the All Black centres will pose quite a few problems for Ireland’s midfield axis.

From The42 Locks and LOLs for record-breaking New Zealand stalwarts Media Circus

Locks and LOLs for record-breaking New Zealand stalwarts

Whitelock and Retallick are a serious combination on the field, not so much on press duty.

From The42 Scars of 2016 remain for Schmidt as he prepares for 'spiky and physical' All Blacks clash Physical Test

Scars of 2016 remain for Schmidt as he prepares for 'spiky and physical' All Blacks clash

Joe Schmidt will demand that his charges give as good as they get in the physical stakes.

From The42 'I know he can’t wait to get out there and have a shot at these guys' Bundee Ball

'I know he can’t wait to get out there and have a shot at these guys'

Kieran Marmion knows his room-mate and Connacht team-mate Bundee Aki will relish the challenge of the All Blacks on Saturday.

From The42 O'Gara-influenced Goodhue at the head of New Zealand's queue for centre slot November Tests

O'Gara-influenced Goodhue at the head of New Zealand's queue for centre slot

Steve Hansen says he has been reluctant to field this midfield partnership, because they are already familiar with one another.

From The42 Carbery ready and waiting in the wings No Ordinary Joey

Carbery ready and waiting in the wings

The out-half is prepared to slot in and execute his job against the All Blacks whatever the situation demands.

Hansen's All Blacks intent on doing 'a wee bit of suffocating ourselves'

The All Blacks won’t be in a rush to kick possession Ireland’s way.

From The42 No concern over Leavy despite flanker missing training with 'full body soreness' Man Management

No concern over Leavy despite flanker missing training with 'full body soreness'

The Leinster back row will train at tomorrow’s captain’s run as Ireland manage his workload.

From The42 Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points Big Calls

Schmidt's late decisions, Toner restored and more Ireland team talking points

The head coach has reverted to the tried and trusted for the All Blacks clash.

From The42 Kearney and Ringrose return, Toner starts as Schmidt names team for All Blacks Starting XV

Kearney and Ringrose return, Toner starts as Schmidt names team for All Blacks

The Ireland head coach has made four changes for Saturday’s much anticipated meeting with the world champions.

From The42 'It was a stupid thing, a rush of blood to the head really. I was so riled up' Mixed Memories

'It was a stupid thing, a rush of blood to the head really. I was so riled up'

From the low of being sent off in New Plymouth, to the career-high of Chicago in 2016, Jamie Heaslip has mixed memories of playing the All Blacks.

From The42 'I'd be lucky to be tying my laces at 36': Dynamic Taylor's admiration for stalwart Rory Best Clash Of Styles

'I'd be lucky to be tying my laces at 36': Dynamic Taylor's admiration for stalwart Rory Best

‘Saturday is going to be a bloody physical battle,’ says Codie Taylor, a hooker cut from very different cloth to his opposite number.

From The42 'He's not afraid of pulling the trigger': Barrett sees a lot of familiar traits in Sexton Perfect 10s

'He's not afraid of pulling the trigger': Barrett sees a lot of familiar traits in Sexton

The world player of the year nominees will go head-to-head on Saturday.

From The42 'If you are too emotional, you'll miss a beat and against these guys it's seven points' Focused On The Job

'If you are too emotional, you'll miss a beat and against these guys it's seven points'

Peter O’Mahony is awaiting his first win over the All Blacks, but a personal agenda is not driving the Munster captain this week.

From The42 No 2016 grudging, just respect as All Blacks pitch up in Dublin Here And Now

No 2016 grudging, just respect as All Blacks pitch up in Dublin

‘You don’t need to dip into the past to find a desire to play and play well.’

From The42 Going home to be a father keeps All Black challenge in perspective for Earls Just Another Game

Going home to be a father keeps All Black challenge in perspective for Earls

The 31-year-old is set to face New Zealand for the fifth time on Saturday.

From The42 All Blacks braced for Ireland 'trying to suffocate us with possession' Relentless

All Blacks braced for Ireland 'trying to suffocate us with possession'

New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster hopes to see his side meet Ireland head on and in the air.

From The42 Beauden Barrett happily adapting to get 'excited about chasing kicks' Northern Exposure

Beauden Barrett happily adapting to get 'excited about chasing kicks'

The All Black number 10 is keen to embrace the varied conditions that the northern hemisphere offers

From The42 Kearney, Ringrose and Marmion 'on the right track' to face the All Blacks Making Progress

Kearney, Ringrose and Marmion 'on the right track' to face the All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s squad trained at their base at Carton House this morning.

From The42 Sexton: 'Every chance you get to play the All Blacks is a very special thing' The Ultimate Test

Sexton: 'Every chance you get to play the All Blacks is a very special thing'

The out-half will face the world champions for the 12th time on Saturday, and is determined to help drive Ireland to new heights.

From The42 'Rog didn't see himself like the boys saw him, as a legend of international rugby' Confidence Is Key

'Rog didn't see himself like the boys saw him, as a legend of international rugby'

Crusaders star Ryan Crotty is grateful for the influence of Ronan O’Gara — even when he’s away on national duty.

From The42 'We’ve been penalised a lot by him so need to be wary of our discipline' Man In The Middle

'We’ve been penalised a lot by him so need to be wary of our discipline'

Wayne Barnes is the man in the middle for Saturday’s Test against the All Blacks.

From The42 'You can't lie about it and say it's just another game': Sexton eyes more history One Versus Two

'You can't lie about it and say it's just another game': Sexton eyes more history

The out-half knows what it takes to beat the All Blacks, and wants this Ireland team to seize their moment on Saturday.

From The42 'He was a great player back then and he's come on leaps and bounds': Crotty braced for Aki reunion Familiar Foe

'He was a great player back then and he's come on leaps and bounds': Crotty braced for Aki reunion

The Connacht star will have a big role to play against the nation of his birth on Saturday.

From The42 Sexton backs 'smart' call to plan for All Blacks showdown without Murray Move On

Sexton backs 'smart' call to plan for All Blacks showdown without Murray

The out-half says playing alongside Kieran Marmion or Luke McGrath won’t alter the way Ireland play.

From The42 Henshaw and Murray ruled out of Ireland's clash with the All Blacks Squad Update

Henshaw and Murray ruled out of Ireland's clash with the All Blacks

Henshaw pulled up with a tight hamstring on Saturday, and will miss the rest of the autumnal programme.

From The42 'I don't know if the lineout was too bad': Henderson focuses on the positives Work To Do

'I don't know if the lineout was too bad': Henderson focuses on the positives

The Ulster second row had a strong game against Argentina, but the lineout struggles were a cause for concern.

From The42 'Hopefully I've put my hand up but that's for Joe and the coaches to decide' Audition

'Hopefully I've put my hand up but that's for Joe and the coaches to decide'

Kieran Marmion hopes he gets the chance to start against the All Blacks next weekend.