Cian Healy

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Ireland’s Rob Herring, Jordi Murphy and Rob Kearney celebrate as referee Paul Williams signals a knock on against Australia during the second Test at the AAMI Park in Melbourne. Phogograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland have never been in this position before. Not during or before my time. As Grand Slam champions in 2009, the Lions took most of us to South Af(...)

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(...)

Tadhg Furlong scores Ireland’s second try as he stretches for the line during the second Test at the   AAMI Park, Melbourne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s not quite the Thrilla in Manilla. For starters, there’s nothing like the bad blood between Australia and Ireland which existed between Ali and Fr(...)

 Will Genia suffered a broken arm in Melbourne. Photograph:  Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Influential Australian scrumhalf Will Genia has suffered a broken arm and his coach, Michael Cheika, has intimated that the injury which the player su(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls challenges for the ball with Australia’s Israel Folau and Marika Koroibete during the second Test at AAMI Park in Melbourne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A first Irish win over the Wallabies in Australia for 39 years can be considered a notable landmark victory in its own right. But although Joe Schmidt(...)

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 (...)

Action from the Melbourne Demons versus Collingwood Magpies AFL match which attracted over 83,000 to the Melbourne Cricket Ground/ Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Aussie Rules, or simply ‘football’ as it’s known hereabouts, does just that, but you only realise the extent of its dominance in the Australian psyche(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Dan Leavy will be tasked with taking on a formidable Australian back row. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With a view to neutralising David Pocock’s impact over Irish ball, Dan Leavy returns at openside for the second test against Australia in Melbourne th(...)

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