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Australia’s Nic White will start against the All Blacks. Photoraph:  Christiaan Kotze/Getty Images

Australia have approached fixtures against New Zealand more in hope than expectation over the last 12 years but their record against the All Blacks in(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen:  he continues his “risk and reward” experimentation policy. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth, Saturday, 10.45am (Irish time). Live on Sky Sports Action All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes Kiera(...)

Christian Lealiifano will start for the Wallabies against Argentina in the Rugby Championship. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James O’Connor is poised to play his first test in six years after being named on the Australia bench in a revamped squad for the Rugby Championship c(...)

 New Zealand after winning the Rugby Championship last year. Photograph: Getty Images

With the Rugby Championship being seen as little more than a World Cup warmup for the southern hemisphere’s top four nations the abridged tournament c(...)

Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani (second left) tackles Munster’s Rory Scannell (centre), resulting in a red card during the Heineken European Champions Cup match at Thomond Park, Limerick on October 20th.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

In the 11th minute of the last meeting between Ireland and New Zealand, at the Aviva Stadium in November 2016, Robbie Henshaw carried into contact wit(...)

There’s a lot of excitement over Richie Mo’unga getting his chance in the All Blacks number 10 jersey. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand v Argentina When: Saturday 8.35am Irish time Where: Trafalgar Park, Nelson (capacity: 21,480 with temporary seats) Referee: Pascal Gauzere(...)

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(...)

 Peter O’Mahony celebrates Ireland’s victory over Australia. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Maybe the measure of this autumn series was the arrival of Peter O’Mahony onto the pitch on 61 minutes. Or maybe it’s the fact scrumhalf Kieran Marmio(...)

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 26/11/2016Ireland vs Australia Ireland's Garry Ringrose scores his sides second tryMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Comparing Garry Ringrose to early versions of Brian O’Driscoll still seems premature. No long blonde mane for starters. Ringrose is of the crew-cut va(...)

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

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