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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(...)

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(...)

Peter O’Mahony out jet skiing during the Ireland squad's down day in Brisbane. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Time was when the Southern Hemisphere superpowers were all too evidently ignorant about Irish sides, trotting out clichéd stuff about pride and passio(...)

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(...)

Israel Folau Dominant in the air, soaring over Garry Ringrose, and was simply phenomenal during the Wallabies fight back. Beautiful offload for Hayl(...)

Israel Folau starts for Australia against Ireland. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Michael Cheika has welcomed back some of his big guns for Australia’s clash against Ireland on Saturday. The Wallabies won a pulsating encounter agai(...)

Greig Laidlaw, captain of Scotland takes part in the Captain’s Run at Murrayfield Stadium. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scotland will need no extra motivation for their meeting with Australia at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon but the circumstances of that World Cup q(...)

Wallabies rugby coach Michael Cheika: team captain Christian Lealiifano in doubt for first test on Saturday at Suncorp Stadium. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Michael Cheika has shrugged off yet another attempt by Eddie Jones to get under his skin, after the England coach attempted to predict the Wallabies t(...)

Australian head coach Michael Cheika speaks to the media in Sydney after announcing his squad. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has cut his squad for next week’s first test against England at Lang Park, Brisbane. Cheika has cut six players (...)

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