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(...)

 Joey Carbery has been named at outhalf for Ireland’s opening Test in Australia. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

After handing Joey Carbery what amounts to the biggest game of his fledgling career by making the Munster-bound out-half one of six changes to the sta(...)

James Ryan says the Irish squad have been enjoying their time in Australia so far. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Far from the madding crowds in their luxurious base at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast the Irish squad have been enjoying plenty of down time(...)

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(...)

Australia’s Michael Hooper scores his side’s third  try in the match against Wales at  the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters

Wales 21 Australia 29 Wales suffered a 13th successive defeat against Australia as the Wallabies claimed a hard-fought 29-21 victory in Cardiff. Fir(...)

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