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(...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Tolu Latu celebrates after Australia win a crucial scrum penalty at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Photograph: PA

On 12 minutes Joey Carbery was dusting himself down after slowly picking his body off the pitch. He had earlier been lit up by a tackle from left wing(...)

Peter O’Mahony and Tadhg Beirne during a training session at Royal Pines resort, Gold Coast, Queensland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Irish squad completed their Friday eve-of-match captain’s run with a clean bill of health in Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and as he faced into only (...)

Michael Cheika, Wallabies head coach, has named his team for Saturday’s match at Suncorp Stadium. Photograph: Jono Searle/Getty Images

Former Leinster coach Michael Cheika has repeated his assertion that his Wallabies side will be facing the best Irish team in history in Saturday’s te(...)

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