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Israel Folau to face disciplinary World Rugby hearing

Folau was sin-binned in 31st minute of Irish defeatHearing relates to another incident in the ninth minuteWallabies fullback Israel Folau will face a hearing in front of World Rugby officials after receiving a warning over a second incident separate to…

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Ireland defeat Australia to claim Lansdowne Cup in dramatic third Test

Australia 16-20 IrelandJohnny Sexton kicks five penalties to hand visitors narrow winIreland have won the Lansdowne Cup with a heartstopping 20-16 win over Australia in the series-deciding third rugby Test in Sydney.A ground-record 44,085 fans packed i…

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Australia v Ireland: rugby union international – as it happened

Ireland claim third Test and series amid dramatic circumstancesAustralia 16-20 IrelandNew Zealand 49-14 France 1.19pm BST So a dramatic finish to a remarkable game of rugby – one fiercely contested by both sides – as in fact all three matches of this s…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/jun/23/australia-v-ireland-rugby-union-international-live

Nick Phipps and Lukhan Tui in for Australia’s decider with Ireland

Halfback and blindside flanker to start in deciding TestSeries locked at 1-1 heading into Sydney showdown Halfback Nick Phipps and blindside flanker Lukhan Tui have won starts for the Wallabies’ series-deciding Test against Ireland in Sydney. Phipps re…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/21/nick-phipps-and-lukhan-tui-in-for-australias-decider-with-ireland

Wallabies’ tactical kicking game goes missing in loss to Ireland | Bret Harris

It was hard to tell if Australia changed their game plan, or didn’t execute it as wellThe look of disgust on Kurtley Beale’s face said it all. Beale was hooked in the 63rd minute of the Wallabies’ 26-21 loss to Ireland in the second Test in Melbourne o…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/18/wallabies-tactical-kicking-game-goes-missing-in-loss-to-ireland

Johnny Sexton ensures Ireland gain revenge on Australia to level series

• Australia 21-26 Ireland• Sexton kicks 16 points as Ireland taste victory in MelbourneThe green machine is back up and running. Ireland head to Sydney with the series all square after a first away win over Australia for 39 years, founded on their fero…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/16/australia-ireland-international-rugby-match-report

Australia 21-26 Ireland: rugby union international – as it happened

Johnny Sexton kicked four penalties and two more conversions to help Ireland to victory in Melbourne 1.54pm BST Read the report from Melbourne… Related: Johnny Sexton ensures Ireland gain revenge on Australia to level series 1.19pm BST That is all, …

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Wallabies stick with winning formula for second Test against Ireland

Unchanged side for game in MelbourneFirst time Michael Cheika has named same side The Wallabies have retained their winning line-up as they look to secure the three-Test series against Ireland on Saturday night at Melbourne’s AAMI Park. Related: Signs …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/14/wallabies-stick-with-winning-formula-for-second-test-against-ireland

Australia end Ireland’s unbeaten run as David Pocock returns in style

• Wallabies 18-9 Ireland• Six Nations champions lose for the first time in 13 matchesFrom Surfers Paradise to total wipeout. Ireland’s 12-match winning run hit the rocks against a fired-up Australia as David Pocock’s late try sunk the Six Nations champ…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/09/australia-ireland-summer-international-match-report

Australia 18-9 Ireland: rugby union international – as it happened

Australia end Ireland’s 12-game winning run in BrisbaneNew Zealand 52-11 France: All Blacks cruise after key yellow 1.48pm BST Related: Australia end Ireland’s unbeaten run as David Pocock returns in style 1.14pm BST So, there we have it. A hard-foug…

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Australia’s Michael Cheika wary of ‘best Ireland team in history’ before first Test

• ‘They believe they are coming here to win 3-0,’ says head coach• Cheika surprised Carbery picked over Sexton for Brisbane gameIreland caused shockwaves in 2011 by defeating Australia at the World Cup. Since triumphing in Sydney in 1979 they had won o…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/08/australia-michael-cheika-best-ireland-team-history-first-test

Bible-studying rake wins Wallabies debut for first Test against Ireland

Brandon Paenga-Amosa among three forwards on debutPete Samu also poised to gain his first cap off the benchFormer garbage collector and theologist Brandon Paenga-Amosa will cap a stunning rugby rise by packing down as Wallabies hooker against Ireland. …

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Wallabies Folau and Pocock respectful despite differing social views

Pair to be reunited this week ahead of Ireland series‘We’re 100% behind each other,’ says FolauIsrael Folau has revealed Wallabies team-mate David Pocock initiated their chat following his controversial comments about the gay community and, despite the…

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Brumbies defy Cheika and pick Wallabies as stars caught in row

David Pocock, Scott Sio and Allan Alaalatoa selectedMichael Cheika had called for players to be releasedThe Brumbies have defied Wallabies coach Michael Cheika by naming three star players at the centre of a tug-of-war between club and country to play …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/01/brumbies-defy-cheika-and-pick-wallabies-as-stars-caught-in-row

Wheeler-dealing can only go so far as Cheika faces Wallabies’ limits

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika’s pursuit of Crusaders backrower Pete Samu only papers over Australia’s limited depth issueMichael Cheika’s keenness for Crusaders backrower Pete Samu to become a Wallaby underlines one of his core strengths as a coach, b…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/31/wheeler-dealing-can-only-go-so-far-as-cheika-faces-wallabies-limits

Pete Samu’s selection for Wallabies blocked by New Zealand

Request for Samu’s release yet to come throughFive uncapped players picked for Ireland seriesWallabies coach Michael Cheika has been blocked from picking Pete Samu for the upcoming three-Test series against Ireland, but says there is a spot waiting for…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/30/pete-samus-selection-for-wallabies-blocked-by-new-zealand