Joe Powell

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 Ireland players celebrating after  CJ Stander  scores a try against Australia.   Photograph: Craig Golding/Reuters

Australia 16 Ireland 20 There was a time was when Ireland would put up the good fight but generally have their tummies tickled and yet fill the groun(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander makes one of his 15 carries in Sydney. Photograph: Getty Images

Man of match CJ Stander has been Ireland’s best player in 2018. Yes, the rise of phenomenal home-grown St Michael’s boys Dan Leavy and James Ryan has(...)

Israel Folau takes out Peter O’Mahony in Sydney, earning himself a yellow card. Photograph: Stuart Walmsley/Photosport/Inpho

Australia 16 Ireland 20 So, Irish rugby’s greatest season ever ends in the grandest of manners. A come-from-behind series win in Australia, the first(...)

Niall Scannell during the captain’s run at Allianz Stadium, Sydney ahead of the third Test. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sean Cronin has been cruelly denied the chance to start the third Test series decider against Australia after being ruled out of the game with a grade(...)

Peter O’Mahony will start at number seven on Saturday. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

State Of Play Australia won 18-9 in Brisbane, Ireland responded with a 26-21 victory in Melbourne a week later and so the first ever three match seri(...)

Ireland have named Jack Conan at number eight and Peter O’Mahony at openside flanker. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has made five changes in personnel and also four positional switches to the Irish team for Saturday’s series decider against the Wallabies(...)

 Ireland’s Keith Earls wins a high ball ahead of Israel Folau  in Melbourne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia are considering lodging a complaint with match officials against what they consider Ireland’s illegal blocking tactics on fullback Israel F(...)

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(...)

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika during his squad announcement at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Photograph: Jono Searle/Getty Images

Australia coach Michael Cheika has included five uncapped players in his 32-man squad for the Ireland series but loose forward Pete Samu remains in li(...)

Australian head coach Michael Cheika speaks to the media in Sydney after announcing his squad. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has cut his squad for next week’s first test against England at Lang Park, Brisbane. Cheika has cut six players (...)