Michael Cheika

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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(...)

The Ireland players, with head coach Joe Schmidt in the back row, and staff celebrate in the dressing room after Saturday’s win over Australia sealed a first series victory against the Wallabies since 1979. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland finish the northern hemisphere 2017-18 season as the second best side in the world, and now not even the southern hemisphere can dispute that.(...)

Israel Folau challenges Peter O’Mahony in the air, an incident which led to a yellow card for the Australian back. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty

The consensus amongst the Australian media was that the three-test series against Ireland was a success on and off the pitch, and while they had misgi(...)

Ireland’s  Tadhg Furlong evades the tackle of  Australia’s Izack Rodda during the third Test in Sydney. Photograph:   Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

A slightly drained looking Joe Schmidt admitted that the last few minutes of Ireland’s white-knuckle ride to a 20-16 third Test win, and with it a fir(...)

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(...)

Ireland flanker Keith Gleeson in action against Australia in 2006. Gleeson believes the Wallabies are dangerous but Ireland will prevail in the final  Test.  Photograph:     Billy Stickland/Inpho

Keith Gleeson’s allegiances are firmly with Ireland in his home city of Sydney this week. The Dublin-born, Sydney-reared former Leinster flanker playe(...)

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 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(...)

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(...)

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