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November 08, 2016

The 2016 Autumn Tests kicked off in stunning fashion, with an historic victory for Ireland over New Zealand, defeating the All Blacks 40-29 to record their first ever win against the current World Champions.
 
 

After that trip to Chicago, Ireland play the rest of their matches at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, where they are visited by Canada, followed by a rematch against New Zealand, before they round off the month with a fixture against Australia.

Wales also began their campaign (with Rob Howley replacing 2017 British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland), but with significantly less success than their Irish counterparts, falling to a 8-32 loss against Australia.
  
 

They now face Argentina, Japan and South Africa on consecutive Saturday's at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff

On Saturday 12th November, in the second week of 2016's Autumn InternationalsScotland host Australia in Edinburgh, South Africa visit Twickenham to play England, New Zealand head to Rome and play Italy, hoping to get that Chicago defeat out their systems, while France take on Samoa in Paris.

Week 3 sees Scotland again at Murrayfield, when this time Argentina are the visitors, England host Fiji, Italy and South Africa clash in Rome, and France are up against Australia.

The final week of November is another full day of matches - Scotland play Georgia at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock, England and Argentina face off at Twickenham, Italy host Tonga, and France end their campaign with a visit from Australia.

Stretching into December, England and Australia face each other in a game which falls outside the test window dictated by World Rugby, so could see a number of players back at their clubs. Incredibly, that will be Australia's 5th international test in as many weeks.

How do you think your country will fare? Let us know in the comments section below, or over on Facebook or Twitter. And remember, order your international replica rugby shirt from rugbystuff.com and get free UK delivery on all orders over £40.


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