2018 November Internationals



  • All the details of the upcoming matches can be found here: https://www.thesilverfern.com/2018/10/25/2018-november-internationals/.

    The match schedule with kick-off times, line-ups, broadcast details for New Zealand as well as links to the touring (and hosting) squads.

    I've published this info on the front page, to make the information more accessible and scrolling back to the first post of the thread unnecessary.



  • So we can’t put squads in this thread then?



  • @derm-mccrum put what you like!! it's a free-for-all y'all!



  • @derm-mccrum Of course, you can. They will be in the blog post, which makes them easier to find, but they can still be posted here if you want to discuss them.



  • I don't know whether anyone noticed, but the All Blacks test against Ireland kicks off at exactly the same time as the Māori All Blacks game against Chile on Sunday, 18 November. Did some idiot miscalculate the time difference at NZR? Geez.



  • It's a shit show here in the UK with BBC, Sky, C4 and maybe others showing matches and a number of big games clashing.



  • @mikethesnow Looking at the schedule, all England games clash with either Wales, Scotland or Ireland tests, but the latter three manage to avoid clashes with each other in most weekends (not all).



  • Anyone know if any of the AB games are on Foxtel in Aus? Normally we get them all except the England game.



  • @crazy-horse said in 2018 November Internationals:

    Anyone know if any of the AB games are on Foxtel in Aus? Normally we get them all except the England game.

    no. In the past it's been beIn, but don't even think it was that last year.



  • When the ABs aren’t playing and you are watching at home it can be quite good being able to flick between concurrent matches and watch whatever is looking most interesting.
    The problem is that the overlapping ruins watching at the pub as it just causes problems.
    Was at a pub for the SA/AB game and despite a good crowd that had been handing money over the bar all afternoon some fuckwits came in with 20 to go and insisted that because they had booked tables they wanted a wendyball game put on the TV in that area.



  • @mariner4life 'no' you don't know, or 'no' they are not showing them? I suspect you meant the latter...



  • @crazy-horse said in 2018 November Internationals:

    @mariner4life 'no' you don't know, or 'no' they are not showing them? I suspect you meant the latter...

    no i don't know, and no i can't find anything about it. That's not unusual however, as the broadcast deals always get done so late. No one in this country gives a fuck about rugby so it's of no surprise



  • @crazy-horse said in 2018 November Internationals:

    Anyone know if any of the AB games are on Foxtel in Aus? Normally we get them all except the England game.

    This weekend's Bledisloe 3 game is on Fox Sports 503. I don't think there's much point in checking for the following weekends; these tv guides change so often.



  • This site may help those in the UK with TV channels http://www.wheresthematch.com/tv/home.asp?sportid=3



  • Actually this is better

    Fixture list and TV channel
    Note: All fixture times and TV channels are for UK audiences.

    Saturday October 27
    New Zealand vs Australia, 7:00am, Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action

    Saturday November 3
    Japan vs New Zealand, 5:45am, TV to be confirmed
    Wales vs Scotland, 2:45pm, BBC One/S4C
    England vs South Africa, 3pm, Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action
    Ireland vs Italy, 10pm, Channel 4

    Saturday November 10
    Italy vs Georgia, 2pm, TV to be confirmed
    Scotland vs Fiji, 2:30pm, BBC One
    England vs New Zealand, 3pm, Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action
    Wales vs Australia, 5:20pm, BBC Two/S4C
    Ireland vs Argentina, 6:30pm, Channel 4
    France vs South Africa, 7:45pm, TV to be confirmed

    Saturday November 17
    Italy vs Australia, 2pm, TV to be confirmed
    Wales vs Tonga, 2:30pm, BBC One, S4C
    England vs Japan, 3pm, Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action
    Scotland vs South Africa, 5:20pm, BBC Two
    Ireland vs New Zealand, 7pm, Channel 4
    France vs Argentina, 7:45pm, TV to be confirmed

    Saturday November 24
    Italy vs New Zealand, 2pm, TV to be confirmed
    Scotland vs Argentina, 2:30pm, BBC One
    England vs Australia, 3pm, Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action
    Wales vs South Africa, 5:20pm, BBC Two/S4C
    Ireland vs USA, 6:30pm, Channel 4
    France vs Fiji, 7:45pm, TV to be confirmed

    Saturday December 1
    Barbarians vs Argentina, 2:30pm, BBC Two



  • No TV lined up for Italy game yet.
    Stadium tickets are still available though if you are desperate.



  • @stargazer said in 2018 November Internationals:

    @mikethesnow Looking at the schedule, all England games clash with either Wales, Scotland or Ireland tests, but the latter three manage to avoid clashes with each other in most weekends (not all).

    Yes they are a bunch of fluffybunnies



  • @stargazer said in 2018 November Internationals:

    @mikethesnow Looking at the schedule, all England games clash with either Wales, Scotland or Ireland tests, but the latter three manage to avoid clashes with each other in most weekends (not all).

    With 6 games going on all weekends but one it's hard not to have clashes.



  • Italy vs Georgia will be an intriguing fixture



  • Tonight (Fri 26 Oct), LIVE on the Rugby Channel from 10.55pm NZT:

    Japan v World XV

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    Also LIVE on Super Sport 1/ CSN in South Africa.



  • Cheika named the reserve bench, then....?



  • @crazy-horse @mariner4life @Stargazer

    I emailed BeIn, they are showing everything. They didn’t give me times or say what was live so I asked for that detail, I’ll post it here when they reply.



  • @unite said in 2018 November Internationals:

    @crazy-horse @mariner4life @Stargazer

    I emailed BeIn, they are showing everything. They didn’t give me times or say what was live so I asked for that detail, I’ll post it here when they reply.

    nice work!!



  • @unite great news! Thanks mate



  • @mariner4life @Stargazer @crazy-horse

    BeIn are showing the following so they say, posting on my phone so not sure how the formatting will work out...

    “all be shown LIVE and will be available on CATCH UP afterward, except for Scotland-Fiji, Italy-Georgia, and Scotland-Pumas”

    Home Team Away Team

    Japan All Blacks
    Wales Scotland

    England Springboks

    Ireland Italy

    Scotland Fiji

    England All Blacks

    Wales Wallabies

    Ireland Pumas

    France Springboks

    Italy Georgia

    Italy Wallabies

    Wales Tonga

    England Japan

    Scotland Springboks
    Ireland All Blacks
    France Pumas
    Italy All Blacks
    Scotland Pumas
    England Wallabies
    Wales Springboks
    Ireland USA
    France Fiji



  • Looks like I'll bite the bullet and get beIN SPORTS CONNECT for a month and Chromecast it to my TV.



  • @antipodean said in 2018 November Internationals:

    Looks like I'll bite the bullet and get beIN SPORTS CONNECT for a month and Chromecast it to my TV.

    Comes standard with your foxtel package now. Does with mine anyway.

    Last time we played England I paid $19 a month for 2 months. (Although my 2nd payment didn't go through so technically I owe them $19 ...)



  • @booboo said in 2018 November Internationals:

    @antipodean said in 2018 November Internationals:

    Looks like I'll bite the bullet and get beIN SPORTS CONNECT for a month and Chromecast it to my TV.

    Comes standard with your foxtel package now. Does with mine anyway.

    I gave Foxtel up after more than a decade. Simply couldn't see the value even as they tried to give it away to keep me as a customer.



  • 18 Minutes played and World XV are leading 12 to 0. They have only been in the Japanese 22 twice and scored on both occasions. Toni Pulu, who scored the second try, has left the field with what looked like a broken arm.



  • Someone keep an eye on Nonu for me. Not looking too fast so far.



  • Karl Tu’inukuafe is nominated for World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year 2018 award along with Aphiwe Dyantyi and Jordan Larmour. Go the big man I say.



  • Thought Coles might have been worth releasing for this off the bench.



  • @daffy-jaffy said in 2018 November Internationals:

    Karl Tu’inukuafe is nominated for World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year 2018 award along with Aphiwe Dyantyi and Jordan Larmour. Go the big man I say.

    You'd think he'd get a nomination for PotY as well.



  • The Springboks touring squad (in order of name, surname, position, province, Test caps, Test points):

    Forwards:
    Schalk Brits (Hooker, Unattached, 11, 5 - 1t)
    Lood de Jager (Lock, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 36, 20 - 4t)
    Pieter-Steph du Toit (Loose forward / Lock, DHL Western Province, 42, 20 - 4t)
    Thomas du Toit (Prop, Cell C Sharks, 5, 0)
    Eben Etzebeth (Lock, DHL Western Province, 73, 15 - 3t)
    Steven Kitshoff (Prop, DHL Western Province, 33, 5 - 1t)
    Vincent Koch (Prop, Saracens, England, 10, 0)
    Siya Kolisi (captain – Loose forward, DHL Western Province, 37, 25 - 5t)
    Francois Louw (Loose forward, Bath, England, 62, 45, - 9t)
    Wilco Louw (Prop, DHL Western Province, 11, 0)
    Frans Malherbe (Prop, DHL Western Province, 25, 0)
    Malcolm Marx (Hooker, Xerox Golden Lions, 20, 20 - 4t)
    Bongi Mbonambi (Hooker, DHL Western Province, 22, 10 - 2t)
    Franco Mostert (Lock, Xerox Golden Lions, 26, 5 - 1t)
    Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Loose forward, DHL Western Province, 6, 0)
    Trevor Nyakane (Prop, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 37, 5 - 1t)
    JD Schickerling (Lock, DHL Western Province, uncapped)
    RG Snyman (Lock, Honda Heat, Japan, 8, 0)
    Duane Vermeulen (Loose forward, Kubota Spears, Japan, 42, 15 – 3t)
    Warren Whiteley (Loose forward, Xerox Golden Lions, 21, 15 - 3t)

    Backs:
    Gio Aplon (Wing / Fullback, Toyota Verblitz, Japan, 17, 25 - 5t)
    Damian de Allende (Centre, DHL Western Province, 33, 20 - 4t)
    Aphiwe Dyantyi (Wing, Xerox Golden Lions, 9, 30 - 6t)
    André Esterhuizen (Centre, Munakata Sanix Blues, Japan, 5, 0)
    Elton Jantjies (Flyhalf, Xerox Golden Lions, 29, 223 - 2t, 42c, 43p)
    Cheslin Kolbe (Wing / Fullback, Toulouse, France, 4, 10 - 2t)
    Jesse Kriel (Centre, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 36, 50 - 10t)
    Willie le Roux (Fullback, Wasps, England, 50, 60 – 12t)
    Ruhan Nel (Centre, DHL Western province, upcapped)
    Sbu Nkosi (Wing, Cell C Sharks, 3, 10 - 2t)
    Embrose Papier (Scrumhalf, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 4, 0)
    Sergeal Petersen (Wing, DHL Western Province, uncapped)
    Handré Pollard (Flyhalf, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 35, 293 - 3t, 55c, 53p, 3d)
    Louis Schreuder (Scrumhalf, Cell C Sharks, 1, 0)
    Ivan van Zyl (Scrumhalf, Vodacom Blue Bulls, 3, 0)
    Damian Willemse (Flyhalf / Fullback, DHL Western Province, 3, 0)

    The uncapped trio of Sergeal Petersen (wing), Ruhan Nel (centre) and JD Schickerling (lock) were on Saturday named in the Springbok squad of 36 for the 2018 Castle Lager Outgoing Tour to the United Kingdom and France.
    Apart from the inclusion of the three uncapped players from DHL Western Province, there were recalls for Gio Aplon (outside back) and Louis Schreuder (scrumhalf), who captained the Cell C Sharks in Saturday’s Currie Cup final.
    
    Schreuder and the uncapped DHL Western Province trio were among 10 players who rushed from the Currie Cup final to catch a flight to the UK to join the Springboks on tour.
    
    Also on the flight after the final were Wilco Louw, Bongi Mbonambi, Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Damian Willemse (all DHL Western Province) and the Cell C Sharks’ Sbu Nkosi and Thomas du Toit. The final of the Currie Cup, sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis Financial Services, was won by the Cell C Sharks by 17-12.
    
    Trevor Nyakane (prop) and Lood de Jager (lock) are back in the Springbok fold after missing the entire international season to date due to injury, while Duane Vermeulen (loose forward) also returns after missing the Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign.
    
    Lionel Mapoe, who was part of the training squad in Stellenbosch, was ruled out of the tour due to injury and joins Tendai Mtawarira, Ross Cronje, Lukhanyo Am and Makazole Mapimpi, all of whom were part of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship squad, on the sidelines.
    

    http://www.sarugby.co.za/article.aspx?category=sarugby/springboks&id=4415614



  • Current forecast is for light rain and breeze at Twickenham on November 10th, the date of the England-ABs match.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635308



  • Are Cheetahs players available for SA selection, or just not good enough now?



  • @sparky said in 2018 November Internationals:

    Current forecast is for light rain and breeze at Twickenham on November 10th, the date of the England-ABs match.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635308

    That was todays forecast as well and it has been raining all morning.



  • @stargazer

    Is Faf de Klerk injured or are Sale not releasing him?



  • @sparky said in 2018 November Internationals:

    @stargazer

    Is Faf de Klerk injured or are Sale not releasing him?

    SA did a deal with Sale to release him during the TRC but they could keep him during November.

    This is the kind of rubbish the NZRU are trying to avoid as long as possible.



  • @crucial Sad news. I am a traditionalist who thinks the best players in the world should be released for international Rugby.


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