Michael Cheika

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Australia’s Will Genia has confirmed he is fit for the opening Test against Ireland. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty

Will Genia has confirmed he is fit to return to action for the Wallabies in the first Test against Ireland in his home town of Brisbane after missing (...)

Joe Schmidt: ‘We want to make sure this tour is another building block for what comes in the future.’ Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It is a measure of Irish rugby’s game management system that a near full-strength squad pitched up on the Gold Coast over the weekend in readiness for(...)

 Pete Samu in action for the Crusaders. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

The international future of Pete Samu remained in limbo on Thursday with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) yet to decide on the player’s release for Australia’s(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne may well win a first cap during Ireland’s three-Test series in Australia. Photograph: Inpho

Ciarán Fitzgerald, Keith Wood and Brian O’Driscoll have many things in common from a rugby perspective but perhaps the least well known is that they a(...)

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(...)

Bernard Foley at number 10 is a certainty for Australia. Photo: Getty Images

Clash of cultures. The Australia squad announcement on Fox Sports this morning (10.30am Irish time) allows Joe Schmidt to ignite precise preparations (...)

Waratahs player Israel Folau scoring a try against the Stormers during their Super Rugby match in Sydney. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s home series against Ireland next month will provide an idea of how much progress the Wallabies have made since they were swept 3-0 by Eng(...)

“To come home from winning a final and be able to play Munster in front of our home crowd at the RDS is something that not many teams get a chance to do.”

Scott Fardy has travelled a circuitous and lengthy route to being a World Cup finalist and European Cup winner. From Sydney and the Waratahs academy, (...)

Girvan Dempsey has left Leinster to join Bath. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Bath have boosted their coaching set-up with the appointment of attack coach Girvan Dempsey from European champions Leinster. The former Ireland full(...)

Isa Nacewa slips the tackle from Richard Wigglesworth of Saracens during the Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When it comes to naming Leinster’s best overseas signing, it says everything about Isa Nacewa’s impact at his adopted home that there really is no deb(...)

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