Bernard Foley

130 results

Andrew Conway scores Ireland’s first try during the second Testa at AAMI Park, Melbourne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia 21 Ireland 26 Ah yes, this was more like the second best team in the world all right. Sometimes, as Andy Farrell ventured, it’s not rocket(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway scores his side’s first try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Man of match Peter O’Mahony. Not enough tackles (five) and little impact with ball in hand (eight carries for a paltry six metres), coming after many(...)

Tadgh Furlong scores Ireland’s crucial second half try against the Wallabies. Photograph: Daniel Pockett/Getty

Australia 21 Ireland 26 The machine was back in working order, and so slick and well-oiled did it look that there could be no disputing the merit of (...)

Johnny Sexton practices his goal-kicking during the Captain’s Run. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia v Ireland, AAMI Park, Melbourne,  8.05pm local time/11.05am Irish time (Live on Sky Sports) A previously all-conquering Irish side go (...)

 Tadhg Furlong: “Individually we have to turn up more than we did at the weekend.” Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

As with others in this Irish squad, Tadhg Furlong had not known what it was like to lose all season, which was particularly remarkable in his case as(...)

The Irish team have been feeling the pain of defeat this week. Photograph: Getty Images

This Irish squad had lost that losing feelin’, so to speak, over the last 15 months but re-acquainting themselves with the bitter taste of defeat for (...)

Rob Kearney passes as he is tackled during the international Test match against between the Australian Wallabies  on Saturday. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

This Irish squad, like so many others, strives to operate within a no-excuse culture. Last Saturday’s first defeat since the penultimate round of the (...)

Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Will Genia and Marika Koroibete of Australia at the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

AUSTRALIA 18 IRELAND 9 One that finally got away. All good things must come to an end, and so it came to pass on a balmy Saturday night in Brisbane t(...)

Australia flanker  David Pocock  tackles Ireland hooker Rob Herring  during the first Test at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

Always one to march to his own beat, David Pocock has been refreshed and rejuvenated by a year’s sabbatical from the game, spent mostly on a farm by a(...)

Australia players celebrate David Pocock’s try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia 18 Ireland 9 It entertained and fluctuated far more than the final scoreline suggests, but in the end, although Ireland will have regrets a(...)

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