New Zealand captain Ardie Savea celebrates winning Freedom Cup with teammates after the Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Townsville on Saturday. Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/AFP via Getty Images

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Australia’s Samu Kerevi during his team’s match against Argentina in Townsville. Photograph: Getty Images

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Quade Cooper starred as the Wallabies beat the world champions. Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/Getty/AFP

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Ireland’s Paddy O’Rourke and Colm Begley take the field for last weekend’s practise match in Melbourne. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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