We’ll Leave It There So: Schmidt names his squad for November Tests and all today’s sport

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  • Joe Schmidt has included six uncapped players in his 32-man squad for Ireland‘s four November Internationals.
  • Despite concerns over his fitness, Johnny Sexton says he’s 100% fit for the opening game against New Zealand in Chicago in 5 November.
  • Keith Earls, however, is out of the game after receiving a two-week ban for his tip tackle in Munster’s win over Glasgow.
  • The decision on whether Dublin will play a championship game outside of Croke Park in 2017 will be decided next month.
  • Munster’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus says it’s been difficult to get back to normal this week following the death of Anthony Foley.

 

Johnny Sexton at an Aer Lingus photo shoot at Dublin Airport.

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  • Jose Mourinho has described his living arrangements in Manchester as a ‘disaster’.
  • Ben Te’o is in line to make his England debut next month after being included in Eddie Jones’ squad today.
  • The Golden State Warriors were handed a shock defeat on the opening night of the NBA season.
  • Zebre hooker Oliviero Fabiani has been suspended for nine weeks after biting Connacht’s Quinn Roux.
  • One of the biggest names in women’s boxing has turned professional, and no it’s not Katie Taylor.
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“I knew it was there when JP, my caddie gave me a text and said thanks. I think his words were, “A tsunami just hit my bank account, so thank you very much.”

Rory McIlroy knew the whopping $11.5 million prize from his FedEx Cup win had landed in his bank account when he received a text from his caddie.

Where we were today

Ben Blake had a chat with the O’Donovan brothers, Murray Kinsella took a trip out to Dublin Airport to meet Johnny Sexton and Ryan Bailey spoke to Robbie Henshaw at the Canterbury Farm Fitness challenge.

The Fixture List

  • In the Dublin SFC, St Judes take on Castleknock in the second semi-final at Parnell Park. Throw-in on Thursday is at 7.30pm.
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