AUSTRALIA

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Johnny Sexton: “He throws himself into the front line, and he is 93kg and he makes sure that if people are coming down his channel, they know he is there,” says Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia v Ireland,  AAMI Park, Melbourne, Saturday, 8.05pm local time/11.05am Irish time (Live on Sky Sports) No two rugby games are ever the(...)

New Zealand’s Dane Coles  is tackled during a Rugby Championship match against Australia in Wellington last year. Photograph:  Martin Hunter/Getty Images

The All Blacks juggernaut hit a road bump in the British and Irish Lions series but it should be business as usual for the world champions when they t(...)

15. Rob Kearney (Ireland). Photograph: All photos from Getty Images

IRELAND 15 Rob Kearney Age: 30 Height: 6’1” Weight: 90kg (14st 2lbs) Caps: 71 Points: 67 Aerially excellent, he is going to be tested more severely(...)

Ireland’s John O’Loughlin tries to tackle Luke Breust of Australia during the International Rules match at Croke Park. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ireland 56 [3-11-5] Australia 52 [1-13-7] Ireland’s International Rules Test victory on Saturday night was an impressive display – although late slipp(...)

Ed Joyce: “We’ve got an experienced side and I think if ever we have a chance of running Australia close or beating them then it’s going to be tomorrow.” Photograph: Inpho.

Senior batsman Ed Joyce believes Ireland will never have a better chance to turn the tables on Australia as they prepare to take on the world champio(...)