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Dublin: 5 °C Sunday 23 November, 2014


# ireland-rugby - Today’s News

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‘I never thought we’d pull away at 17-0′: O’Connell pleased with Irish resilience

The captain did get a sense of satisfaction from Ireland’s second half performance.

Joe Schmidt had his appendix removed after Ireland’s win over Australia

Ireland head coach “recovering well” following surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital.

# ireland-rugby - Yesterday’s News

Courage commitment and character key to win, says George Hook

The RTÉ pundit also said that we should not get ahead of ourselves going into 2015 and the World Cup.

15 of the best pics from Ireland’s cracker against Australia

Sexton, Bowe and Zebo all feature prominently.

Player ratings: How Ireland’s players performed against Australia

Joe Schmidt’s men were excellent at the Aviva Stadium.

5 talking points after Ireland’s rollercoaster ride against Australia

Including Paul O’Connell’s ability to age like fine wine.

Ireland complete November clean sweep with victory over the Wallabies

Chieka’s men fought hard but tries from Zebo and Bowe, as well as Sexton’s kicking, saw Schmidt’s side on top.

As it happened: Ireland vs Australia, November Tests

Can Ireland get their third win of the autumn today?

Ireland v Australia off to an explosive start with five tries in 30 minutes

If you’re not watching, get yourself to a TV now.

Ireland look to forward power to make the difference against Australia this time around

It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for, but can Ireland exact some revenge for last year’s no-show?

It’s been six years since one of the most depressing days Irish rugby has ever had

Ireland vs Argentina was the low point that was immediately followed by some intense highs.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 21 November, 2014

You get the impression some southern hemisphere players don’t know your name — Mike Ross

The prop says things will be different with Michael Cheika in charge.

Eddie O’Sullivan almost set a world record for f**ks in a speech before Ireland-England in ’07

The pre-match speech in 2007 required something fiery and Eddie delivered.

‘There’ll be a lot of traffic’: Schmidt outlines the challenges facing Henshaw at 13

The new 13 faces a real test at the Aviva on Saturday.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 20 November, 2014

‘He used to give me daggers from the bench’ – Cheika on Sexton’s rise from sub to star

Sexton broke into the Leinster team while Michael Cheika was in charge.

‘We’ll have to show Cheika something he hasn’t seen before’ — Jonathan Sexton

Ireland’s out-half also looked back on a painful day the last time he faced his former coach.

Best is back with D’Arcy named inside centre for Ireland’s clash with Australia

The veteran will partner Robbie Henshaw in Ireland’s midfield.


Toomua and Speight to start as Australia make four changes for Ireland Test

Quade Cooper, Will Genia and Kurtley Beale are among a provisional 11 replacements named by Michael Cheika.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Open Thread: Pick your Ireland line-up to face the Wallabies

The centre pairing is again the big call in the starting XV.

The boys are back: Genia and Cooper ready to resume ‘seamless’ partnership vs Ireland

The half-backs can create carnage together if they are on form.

Swimming with sharks, Hamilton’s try, Rala and a snake – 23 old school Ireland Australia pics

There’s been plenty of battles with the Wallabies before next Saturday’s game at the Aviva.

Quade Cooper happy just ‘holding pads’ as swagger is lost with his starting jersey

The out-half sounded strangely withdrawn as he said he’s striving to be a better person under Michael Cheika’s guidance.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 17 November, 2014

Keith Wood inducted into IRB Hall of Fame

The former Ireland captain has been honoured this evening.

Quade Cooper: Cheika hammering focus and ‘mental edge’ home for Wallabies

It’s been a wild month for the Wallabies.

Everybody’s happy to have Kurtley Beale back in the squad — Quade Cooper

The utility back was a late call-up before the Wallabies’ meeting with Ireland after a controversial summer.

Chris Henry to receive specialist care after blockage of blood vessel in his brain

The IRFU say the back row requires further investigation.


A lot done but more to do for Ireland

Ireland did all that was expected against Georgia but Whiff of Cordite believes some players still have points to prove.

ROG in the rain, Wood’s step and Cooper’s magic – Ireland vs Australia in the professional era

Ireland and Australia have had some memorable encounters in Dublin.’s November Tests team of the week

This XV is unusually light on New Zealanders.

5 talking points after Ireland run six tries past Georgia in Dublin

Sloppy first-half, floodgates opening, Madigan’s display and the less experienced faces.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Another strong finish will stand to Ireland, says try-scoring Dave Kilcoyne

The prop is making a habit of getting himself on the score-sheet, but today’s try was extra special.

In pics: Ireland score six second-half tries to thump Georgia

Relive this afternoon’s action as Joe Schmidt’s side made it two wins from two this month.

Dream debut for Dave Foley but man of the match admits improvement is needed Mom

Dream debut for Dave Foley but man of the match admits improvement is needed

The Munster second-row was one of the stand-out performers in the 49-7 win.

How Ireland rated in the eventual rout of Georgia

It was tough viewing at times, but Joe Schmidt’s men eventually ran out convincing winners.

Ireland take their time putting Georgia to the sword

A frustrating first half was followed by Ireland scoring six second half tries.

Ireland run riot but was Kolelishvili lucky to escape punishment for this stamp?

It mattered little in the grand scheme of things, mind.

As It Happened: Ireland v Georgia, November Tests

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s side made it two wins from two this month.

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