Australia coach Michael Cheika: has blooded some 30 players in the Test arena since the 2015 global showpiece. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Australia coach Michael Cheika’s hopes of fielding a settled side during the Rugby Championship have been dented by a midfield injury blow but the Wal(...)

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(...)

James Ryan says the Irish squad have been enjoying their time in Australia so far. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Far from the madding crowds in their luxurious base at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast the Irish squad have been enjoying plenty of down time(...)

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(...)

 Scotland’s Byron McGuigan scores the first try of the game. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Scotland 53 Australia 24 Last-minute call-up Byron McGuigan scored a try double as Scotland ran up a record 53-24 win over 14-man Australia at Murray(...)

Jonny May scores England’s third try against Australia. Photograph: Nigel French/PA

England 30 Australia 6 England amassed a fifth successive victory over Australia after running amok in the closing stages at Twickenham to emerge 30-(...)

Australia’s Kurtley Beale scores a try during the Autumn International at the Principality Stadium, Photograph: PA

England v Australia, Twickenham, 3pm – Live Sky Sports Main Event Michael Cheika put his money on Kurtley Beale and now we are really seeing it payin(...)

Simon Zebo’s man and ball hit on Michael Hooper. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The idea of a Johnny Sexton sabbatical doesn’t really work, but a fully fit version of him does. Comments like that can be dangerous but there does(...)

 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(...)

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