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(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

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