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Israel Folau to appeal one-match World Rugby ban

Wallaby banned for aerial collision against IrelandStill a chance of playing for Waratahs against RebelsWallabies ace Israel Folau will have his appeal hearing on Thursday night, meaning he is still a chance to play for the NSW Waratahs in their crucia…

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Israel Folau to appeal one-match World Rugby ban

Wallaby banned for aerial collision against IrelandStill a chance of playing for Waratahs against RebelsWallabies ace Israel Folau will have his appeal hearing on Thursday night, meaning he is still a chance to play for the NSW Waratahs in their crucia…

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Wallabies prove ‘tactically inept’ against smarter Ireland

Australia have been so far unable to rise to the occasion when the stakes are highThe third and deciding Test between the Wallabies and Ireland in Sydney was billed as a grand final, the sense of occasion heightened by a record crowd for the last rugby…

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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 heart-stopping 20-16 win over Australia in the series-deciding third rugby Test in Sydney.A record 44,085 fans packed into Al…

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Australia v Ireland: rugby union international – live!

Updates from the third and deciding Test in SydneyNew Zealand 49-14 FranceGet in touch on email or tweet @rrjparkin 12.01pm BST Nicely struck, and that’s bisected the posts perfectly.So! That’s the first 40. Some trademark tough defence from the Irish;…

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Schmidt defends Ireland’s aerial tactics with Australia series still up in the air

• Head coach says approach to counter Israel Folau is legal• Australia’s Michael Cheika: ‘Everything on the line’ in final TestAustralia expect the series against Ireland, which is locked at 1-1 going into the final Test at a sell-out Allianz Stadium i…

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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…

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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…

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Johnny Sexton ensures Ireland gain revenge on Australia to level series

• Australia 21-26 Ireland• Sexton kicks 16 points as Ireland taste victory in MelbourneIreland’s summer series in Australia will come down to a winner-takes-all finale in Sydney next week after the tourists secured a first away win in Australia in exac…

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Australia v Ireland: rugby union international – live!

Updates from the second Test at AAMI Park in MelbourneFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @OliverTrenchard 10.50am BST Don’t forget to have your say on the game. You can tweet me at @OliverTrenchard, just like John has done below.Let’s hope it’…

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Johnny Sexton returns to Ireland’s starting side against Australia

• Joe Schmidt has made eight changes after last week’s loss• ‘Sexton is a maestro,’ says Wallabies coach, Michael CheikaThe selection of Johnny Sexton by the British & Irish Lions for the second Test against New Zealand last year marked a turn…

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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 …

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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…

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Australia v Ireland: rugby union international – live!

Updates from the first Test at Suncorp Stadium in BrisbaneNew Zealand 52-11 France: All Blacks cruise after key yellowFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @rrjparkin 11.27am BST Carbery slots the penalty, from about 10m out, dead in front. Not a…

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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…

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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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Summer tours offer chance to blow away mists over European rugby | Paul Rees

Southern hemisphere sides dominated the 2015 World Cup in England but since then three out of the four have struggledMaro Itoje was in reflective mood as he sprawled himself in a chair that struggled to contain his 6ft 6in frame at England’s Bagshot ba…

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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…