Gareth Davies scores a crucial try for Wales on the stroke of half-time against the Wallabies. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty

Australia 25 Wales 29 Australia coach Michael Cheika declared himself “embarrassed as a rugby player” after his team were penalised when their centre(...)

Australia’s head coach Michael Cheika during a training session in Urayasu. Photograph: Getty Images

Michael Cheika launched a stinging attack on World Rugby following the three-match ban received by the Australia wing Reece Hodge for a tackle his hea(...)

 Samu Kerevi scores Australia’s crucial fifth try in Sapporo. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Australia 39 Fiji 21 Twice champions Australia survived an almighty scare in their World Cup Pool D opener against Fiji on Saturday as they fought ba(...)

Australia’s Nic White will start against the All Blacks. Photoraph:  Christiaan Kotze/Getty Images

Australia have approached fixtures against New Zealand more in hope than expectation over the last 12 years but their record against the All Blacks in(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen:  he continues his “risk and reward” experimentation policy. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth, Saturday, 10.45am (Irish time). Live on Sky Sports Action All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes Kiera(...)

Argentina’s Ramiro Moyano  beats a diving tackle by Australia’s Isi Naisarani  during the Rugby Championship match  at Lang Park  in Brisbane on. Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images

Australia 16 Argentina 10 Australia held off a late fightback from Argentina to secure a much-needed victory in a scrappy Rugby Championship contest (...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

Australian prop Sekope Kepu in action against Italy at the Euganeo stadium in Padua. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy 7 Australia 26 Australia kept their unblemished record against Italy intact in Padua in what was billed as a must-win match for Wallabies’ emba(...)

There’s a lot of excitement over Richie Mo’unga getting his chance in the All Blacks number 10 jersey. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand v Argentina When: Saturday 8.35am Irish time Where: Trafalgar Park, Nelson (capacity: 21,480 with temporary seats) Referee: Pascal Gauzere(...)

 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(...)

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