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#November Tests

From The42 Pumas captain Creevy aiming for history with a first win in Dublin Picante

Pumas captain Creevy aiming for history with a first win in Dublin

Tomorrow’s visitors have lost each of their seven clashes against Ireland in Dublin, though it’s a different story at World Cups.

From The42 Not enough to just fit in, Rory Best demands a little leadership from James Ryan Deputy

Not enough to just fit in, Rory Best demands a little leadership from James Ryan

The 21-year-old won’t be a passenger on his first senior start for Ireland.

From The42 '30,000 more people than I've ever played in front of before, a bit of a change-up' Acclimatisation

'30,000 more people than I've ever played in front of before, a bit of a change-up'

Back on the big stage, Jacob Stockdale is determined to hit his marks from the start.

From The42 Argentina coach Hourcade sets out to mastermind another major win over Ireland Los Pumas

Argentina coach Hourcade sets out to mastermind another major win over Ireland

The head coach says his team are focused and motivated on ending a difficult season on a high note.

From The42 Aki already a critical component for 'destabilised' Ireland November Tests

Aki already a critical component for 'destabilised' Ireland

“He brings energy but he also brings calm.”

From The42 Schmidt backs hard-working Byrne in Irish back-line light on caps Digging Deep

Schmidt backs hard-working Byrne in Irish back-line light on caps

The efforts to create depth in this Ireland squad did not end with Fiji.

From The42 Juan Martin Hernandez misses out as Argentina make three changes for Ireland Los Pumas

Juan Martin Hernandez misses out as Argentina make three changes for Ireland

Head coach Daniel Hourcade has named his Pumas team for Saturday.

From The42 Henshaw hammer blow and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Argentina November Tests

Henshaw hammer blow and more talking points from Ireland's XV to face Argentina

Adam Byrne has had to work hard for this opportunity.

From The42 Hamstrung Henshaw misses out on Argentina clash as Adam Byrne earns debut Team-Sheet

Hamstrung Henshaw misses out on Argentina clash as Adam Byrne earns debut

Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki will form a centre partnership with two caps’ worth of experience.

From The42 'I keep quite calm, I need to': Devin Toner rises above it all Dev's Discipline

'I keep quite calm, I need to': Devin Toner rises above it all

Ireland’s most consistent presence doesn’t expend energy getting himself to the right emotional pitch.

From The42 Argentina wait to hear if veteran out-half Hernandez is fit to face Ireland Injury Doubt

Argentina wait to hear if veteran out-half Hernandez is fit to face Ireland

The former Stade Francais, Racing and Toulon 10 picked up a knee injury last weekend.

From The42 'He still finds stuff to give out to me about, that's just Johnny' -- Conor Murray Dynamic Duo

'He still finds stuff to give out to me about, that's just Johnny' -- Conor Murray

The world’s best half-backs get on like a house on fire.

From The42 'Irish people still think about that?': 2015 a distant memory for transitioning Pumas We Meet Again

'Irish people still think about that?': 2015 a distant memory for transitioning Pumas

A lot has changed since Argentina inflicted more World Cup misery on Ireland two years ago, and they arrive in Dublin this week a team in transition.

From The42 Feek backs O'Gara to 'slide in like a glove' at Crusaders Perfect Fit

Feek backs O'Gara to 'slide in like a glove' at Crusaders

A four-time title-winner with the Crusaders, Feek says ‘super sponge’ ROG will thrive if the move goes through.

From The42 Post-training headaches still keeping Jared Payne out of rugby Long-term Absence

Post-training headaches still keeping Jared Payne out of rugby

‘What we are doing is trying to make sure the welfare of Jared is foremost.’

From The42 No Super Rugby farewell lap for Stephen Moore as he brings full retirement forward to this Saturday Top 2

No Super Rugby farewell lap for Stephen Moore as he brings full retirement forward to this Saturday

The Wallabies hooker had originally planned to line out for the Reds in 2018 after bowing out from the international scene.

From The42 Wales' hopes of ending All Black losing streak dented by double injury blow Ruled Out

Wales' hopes of ending All Black losing streak dented by double injury blow

Liam Williams and Alex Cuthbert have been ruled out through injury.

From The42 Exhausted Argentina arrive in Dublin aiming to end gruelling season on a high Los Pumas

Exhausted Argentina arrive in Dublin aiming to end gruelling season on a high

The Pumas ended a seven-game losing streak last weekend and see Saturday as a good chance to earn a first Test win in Dublin.

From The42 Execution, not entertainment essential as Stander preps for Pumas Clean Sl8

Execution, not entertainment essential as Stander preps for Pumas

‘Supporters go to the game because they love the game. It does not matter if it is a fast or slow game.’

From The42 The outrageous talent of Nemani Nadolo and more of the weekend's highlights November Tests This post contains videos

The outrageous talent of Nemani Nadolo and more of the weekend's highlights

In case you didn’t watch every minute of rugby going at the weekend, here’s a sampler.

From The42 Porter ready to take flight after making the switch to tighthead Prop Idol

Porter ready to take flight after making the switch to tighthead

The Ireland prop gained invaluable experience in the Test arena on Saturday.

From The42 'I'm CJ Stander and I'm the captain now': Munster back-row buoyed by new experience Impact

'I'm CJ Stander and I'm the captain now': Munster back-row buoyed by new experience

Saturday put Stander on Ireland’s bench for the first time in his 17 Tests, and he captained the side as they forced a win over Fiji.

From The42 John Ryan back in Ireland camp, Carbery Schmidt's only new injury absence Propped Up

John Ryan back in Ireland camp, Carbery Schmidt's only new injury absence

The Leinster playmaker suffered a fractured wrist and went under the knife yesterday.

From The42 Valuable experience, but back to the waiting game for Ireland's up-and-comers November Tests

Valuable experience, but back to the waiting game for Ireland's up-and-comers

The Pro14 returns this week and many of the team who defeated Fiji will find themselves back in provincial colours.

From The42 'That pass I threw probably ruined the try I scored, it dampens my performance' Mixed Bag

'That pass I threw probably ruined the try I scored, it dampens my performance'

Dave Kearney marked his return to the international stage with a try, but a costly error stained his ledger.

From The42 Schmidt braced for battle with 'frustrated' foe Argentina Painful Memories

Schmidt braced for battle with 'frustrated' foe Argentina

The head coach says the 2015 World Cup quarter-final defeat won’t play a part in Ireland’s motivation this week, but he will have to look back to the clash.

From The42 'I'd love him to play 10 more often, it would help his development': The Carbery dilemma 10

'I'd love him to play 10 more often, it would help his development': The Carbery dilemma

Joe Schmidt says Carbery playing at full-back for Leinster ‘is an unfortunate situation’ for Ireland.

From The42 'You’re not borrowing this jersey for 80 minutes. You’ve got to think 'this is my jersey now'' Conan The Destroyer

'You’re not borrowing this jersey for 80 minutes. You’ve got to think 'this is my jersey now''

Jack Conan admits it wasn’t a vintage performance, but the experience gained from a hard-fought win over Fiji will be hugely beneficial going forward.

From The42 Farrell 'shook' by tough debut Test, but hungry for plenty more Brutal Bow

Farrell 'shook' by tough debut Test, but hungry for plenty more

The Clogher Valley kid gave his club a very special occasion to celebrate this weekend.

From The42 Fiji take heart from pushing Ireland all the way but rue a missed opportunity Flying Fijians

Fiji take heart from pushing Ireland all the way but rue a missed opportunity

Head coach John McKee says narrow defeat in Dublin a step in the right direction for his side.

From The42 'We took some chances tonight': Schmidt relieved to see experimental side find a way to win Roll The Dice

'We took some chances tonight': Schmidt relieved to see experimental side find a way to win

“We wanted to see the players react under pressure,” says the head coach after a nervy end to the clash with Fiji.

From The42 A valuable learning curve, Carbery's class and more talking points from the Aviva A Win Is A Win

A valuable learning curve, Carbery's class and more talking points from the Aviva

Plus, Conway and Keatley stake their claim.

From The42 Inspired Scotland go desperately close to beating All Blacks Unlucky

Inspired Scotland go desperately close to beating All Blacks

It took an injury-time tackle from Beauden Barrett on Stuart Hogg to deny a famous victory.

'He's brave to a fault': Carbery's masterful display ends with suspected arm fracture

The 22-year-old has been ruled out of next week’s game against Argentina.

From The42 Here's how we rated Ireland in their narrow win over Fiji Out Of 10

Here's how we rated Ireland in their narrow win over Fiji

Ireland did just enough to make it six straight wins.

From The42 Class of Conway and Carbery help stuttering Ireland edge past Fiji Close-run Thing

Class of Conway and Carbery help stuttering Ireland edge past Fiji

An experimental selection from Joe Schmidt was put under intense scrutiny by a fantastic array of Fijian talent.

From The42 Elliot Daly's brilliant try the highlight of England-Australia Top Class This post contains videos

Elliot Daly's brilliant try the highlight of England-Australia

The hosts ran in four tries to none from their opponents, who had two potential scores disallowed on replay.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland vs Fiji, Autumn internationals Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland vs Fiji, Autumn internationals

We had minute-by-minute coverage as Joe Schmidt’s side continued their November series when they met Fiji at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Pumas finish strongly to see off Italy Pumas

Pumas finish strongly to see off Italy

This was no work of art in Florence.

From The42 Ruddock leads an Irish charge low on experience, high on confidence against Fiji Prepared

Ruddock leads an Irish charge low on experience, high on confidence against Fiji

From uncapped centre Chris Farrell to Andrew Porter on his first international start as tighthead, this Ireland side feel they are ready to meet Schmidt’s standards.