Niall Scannell

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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 alright. Sometimes, as Andy Farrell ventured, it’s not rocket s(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls challenges for the ball with Australia’s Israel Folau and Marika Koroibete during the second Test at AAMI Park in Melbourne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A first Irish win over the Wallabies in Australia for 39 years can be considered a notable landmark victory in its own right. But although Joe Schmidt(...)

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 (...)

Niall Scannell: “Getting into the team is the easy part, I haven’t done anything yet. This is the chance to actually go and grab it.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Of all the players in the Irish squad, none have been presented with a more unexpected opportunity, or arguably a bigger one, than Niall Scannell in t(...)

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 (...)

Ross Byrne: has made great strides during the past season with Leinster where he enjoyed ample game time at outhalf. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This Irish tour of Australia being something of dry run for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, the selections of John Cooney and Ross Byrne among the six ha(...)

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(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best has been ruled out of the tour of Australia later this month. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Captain Rory Best will miss Ireland’s tour to Australia with a hamstring injury. Munster’s Niall Scannell will replace the British and Irish Lions ho(...)

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