Ben Skeen

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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(...)

Ireland’s James Ryan has lost his first game for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Man of match: Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau push David Pocock for the reward. The Wallaby flanker of Zimbabwe birth scored the killer try while his w(...)

Australia players celebrate David Pocock’s try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia 18 Ireland 9 It entertained and fluctuated far more than the final scoreline suggests, but in the end, although Ireland will have regrets a(...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale makes history with Ireland’s third  try at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England 15 Ireland 24 Ireland sealed the deal in, of all places, Twickenham and on, of all days, St Patrick’s Day to warm the cockles of a sizea(...)

Johnny Sexton played the full 80 minutes as Ireland stopped England from securing the Grand Slam. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It cannot be coincidence. Trawl back through Ireland matches since Johnny Sexton was knocked out by Mathieu Bastareaud during the 2014 Six Nations tit(...)

Simon Zebo and man of the match Peter O’Mahony celebrate after Ireland’s 13-9 win over England. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There should be huge satisfaction in victory following a 13-9 victory over Grand Slam and world record chasing England at the Aviva stadium but it sho(...)

 The Hurricanes celebrate after winning the 2016 Super Rugby Final match between the Hurricanes and the Lions at Westpac Stadium. Photo: Simon Watts/Getty Images

Hurricanes 20 Lions 3 Outhalf Beauden Barrett dived on a loose ball with a little over 11 minutes remaining to score a try that sealed the Wellingt(...)

Australia head coach  Michael Cheika congratulates David Pocock after the Rugby World Cup semi-final victory over Argentina at Twickenham. Photograph:   Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Not exactly La Bombonera but for this night Twickenham’s groove was nothing like a rugby stadium. The 80,025 crowd was riddled with passionate Argent(...)

Australia’s Adam Ashley-Cooper scores his second try during the Rugby World Cup semi-final against Argentina at Twickenham. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Australia 29 Argentina 15 The Pumas will go home to a heroic welcome after next Friday’s bronze play-off, and will do so as the great entertainers of (...)

George Clancy: part of a 12-member panel that will referee at Rugby World Cup 2015. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland’s George Clancy and John Lacey have been chosen as part of a 12-member panel that will referee at Rugby World Cup 2015. World Rugby also co(...)

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