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# australia-2 - Monday 20 November, 2017

Australia coach Cheika probed for swearing

On two occasions he walked down the steps from the coaches’ box to the touchline to remonstrate with officials.

# australia-2 - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Elliot Daly's brilliant try the highlight of England-Australia Top Class This post contains videos

Elliot Daly's brilliant try the highlight of England-Australia

The hosts ran in four tries to none from their opponents, who had two potential scores disallowed on replay.

# australia-2 - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Haskell and Marler left out of England's autumn international squads

There are also a number of so-called ‘apprentice players’ in the squad.

# australia-2 - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ireland will play Australia in three-Test series next summer

Joe Schmidt’s side are set to visit Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in June.

# australia-2 - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Wallabies and Springboks draw again to hand All Blacks Rugby Championship title

Elton Jantjies missed a late penalty as the two sides couldn’t be separated for the second time this championship.

# australia-2 - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Springboks recover to claim thrilling draw with Australia Tie

Springboks recover to claim thrilling draw with Australia

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said he was disappointed his team did not close out the match.

# australia-2 - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Beauden Barrett the hero as All Blacks seal late victory

Beauden Barrett scored the winning try for New Zealand with two minutes remaining.

# australia-2 - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'

Tom Tierney admits this campaign has been a ‘failure’ after watching his side slump to a humbling defeat in Belfast.

Ireland out-powered and out-played by Australia as World Cup campaign hits rock bottom

Australia ran riot at Kingspan Stadium as they scored five tries to inflict a second straight defeat on the hosts.

# australia-2 - Monday 21 August, 2017

'He's a proven leader' - Ulster announce the capture of Australian out-half Lealiifano

The 29-year-old joins the province on a short-term deal.

# australia-2 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

The size of Ireland's task underlined as France clinically dispatch Australia

Les Blues will take some stopping in Thursday’s Pool C decider.

# australia-2 - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Ireland edge epic, energy-sapping tussle with Australia to get World Cup bid up and running

It was incredibly tight in Belfield but Tom Tierney’s side did enough to clinch a two-point victory.

# australia-2 - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Gregor Townsend's Scotland hold on for thrilling victory over Australia

The Wallabies pushed hard in the final 20 minutes but Scotland secured a famous win in Sydney.

# australia-2 - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Wallabies leave Beale out for summer Test series

Australia head coach Michael Cheika wants the Wasps back to rest up next month in order to be ready for the Rugby Championship.

# australia-2 - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Rugby world in shock as former Australia star Dan Vickerman dies aged 37 RIP

Rugby world in shock as former Australia star Dan Vickerman dies aged 37

Tributes paid to “an uncompromising competitor” and “much-loved character”.

# australia-2 - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Cheika hesitant to label England northern hemisphere's best

England’s gritty style is not one that the Australia coach is keen to replicate.

Joseph on the double as England down Australia to complete unbeaten year

Eddie Jones’ side were too strong for the Wallabies at Twickenham.

# australia-2 - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Analysis: Attention to detail and violence help Ireland deny Pocock

We examine each of the Wallabies back row’s efforts to steal Irish possession last weekend.

War of words between Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones continues as England's scrum criticised

The England boss. riled his native Australia by calling for a pre-match meeting with referee Jaco Peper.

# australia-2 - Monday 28 November, 2016

Ireland to consider rest period for Sexton after out-half's latest injury

The 31-year-old has had a tough time with injuries in recent seasons.

Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones have already started their war of words

Jones’ behaviour damaging his legacy in Oz, warns Cheika.

Shot at Six Nations title swings into Ireland's view after successful November

Joe Schmidt is happy to have built more depth in his squad this month.

'I just got off the line and got a bit of a stinger on my shoulder' - Marmion

The Connacht scrum-half played 40 minutes on the wing for Ireland in the win over the Wallabies.

# australia-2 - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Analysis: David Pocock's understanding of the laws leads to a unique turnover

The Wallabies back row showed his intelligence in what should have been a game-changing moment.

Wallabies flanker Mumm cited for dangerous lifting on Ireland's Furlong

The back row only picked up a yellow card in yesterday’s game.

Emotional day for Best as 100-cap captain claims another big scalp

The 34-year-old was proud of Ireland’s performance on a special day for him.

# australia-2 - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Schmidt hails players' character on 'one of the proudest days' for Ireland

The Kiwi head coach was understandably proud of his squad’s effort in victory.

Cheika angered by Garcès' refereeing in Wallabies' defeat to Ireland

‘That’s the edict we’ve given, that we can’t say anything about it.’

Promising young stars, a Rory Best performance and November success

Joe Schmidt’s side suffered injuries, but they dug in superbly.

Ireland end brilliant November series with nerve-wracking win over Wallabies

Joe Schmidt’s men were decimated by injuries once again.

'It was a great time and I've some great memories': Cooper recalls schoolboy trip to Dublin

The Australian playmaker is enjoying his time in Ireland ahead of today’s Test match.

'We don’t want to be a side that comes close to the world’s best'

Ireland are motivated to make another statement against the Wallabies in Dublin today.

Toner becoming a giant of the Irish pack, even if he's still a little unsung

The 30-year-old lock has worked hard on his lineout calling and physicality.

Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership

The 34-year-old has guided Ireland to wins over South Africa and New Zealand this year.

# australia-2 - Friday 25 November, 2016

Best making no fuss as he joins BOD, POC, ROG and Hayes in 100-cap club

The 34-year-old is happy with his form as he becomes Ireland’s fifth centurion.

'It’s not unusual' - Concerns as O'Brien and Payne sit out Ireland's captain's run

Peter O’Mahony and Rory Scannell are standing by as possible injury cover for the Wallabies clash.

Beat the Wallabies and Ireland can say 'we’re building something that will endure'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt feels a win over the Australians ‘would be historic.’

History on the line but Cheika's Wallabies focused on performance rather than result

A victory in Dublin would set Australia up for a first tilt at a Grand Slam of the Home Nations since 1984.

'I can always come back on holidays': Strictly business for Cheika on return to Dublin

The former Leinster coach is focused on the task in hand.

# australia-2 - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Fresh faces, Ringrose earns 12 shirt and a barnstorming Ireland back row

Joe Schmidt’s XV features four changes from the team that lost to the All Blacks last weekend.

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