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Player Ratings As Ireland Suffer First Defeat In 15 Months

Ireland have tasted defeat for the first time since their 22-9 loss to Wales in the 2017 Six Nations as they fell to a determined Wallabies side 18-9 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.  It was a mixed bag from an Irish perspective, they played themselves into some incredible positions only to be thwarted by their own inaccuracies or the …

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Ireland Fall To Australia In Incredible Test Match In Brisbane

Ireland have fallen to an 18-9 defeat to the Wallabies at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane in what was an excellent Test match between two great sides.  David Pocock’s second-half try proved the difference as Ireland failed to cross the whitewash which will be a cause of huge frustration for Joe Schmidt. The tone was set straight away when Israel …

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Five Talking Points Ahead Of Australia V Ireland Showdown

The captain’s runs have been completed and the next time the Irish and Australian players grace the Suncorp turf they will be going head-to-head in what should be an enthralling Test match.  Here, we take a look at five key questions ahead of Saturday’s first Test. 1. Joey Carbery Gets The Nod At 10 A few eyebrows were raised when Joe …

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Ruthless Ireland Off To Blistering Start At Paris 7s

Ireland have produced the perfect start to the Paris leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series by defeating Wales 24-5 in a one-sided encounter.  Ireland got off to a disappointing start when Kayleigh Powell scored in the first minute. The Welsh managed to rip the ball through Alisha Butchers and from the quick counter-attack, Powell managed to get over the line. Ireland …

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A Combined Ireland-Wallabies XV Ahead Of Brisbane Test

With less than 24 hours to go until Ireland and Australia face off in their first Test at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, we thought it would be fun to produce a combined Ireland-Wallabies XV.  Both sides have some world-class players which will make the selection difficult but the one crucial piece of criteria that we are using is that …

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The Vault: When An Injury Ravaged Ireland Last Beat The Wallabies

On November 26th, 2016, Ireland and the Wallabies faced off at the Aviva Stadium in what was the last November fixture for the home side.  Ireland headed into that game after two gruelling fixtures against the All Blacks which saw Joe Schmidt’s men record their first-ever victory over the world champions in Chicago before succumbing to defeat two weeks later …

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Cheika Hands Two Debuts In Wallabies Team To Face Ireland

Hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa and No.8 Caleb Timu will make their debuts for the Wallabies in Saturday’s first of three Tests against Six Nations champions Ireland in Brisbane. Coach Michael Cheika on Thursday named the pair along with back-rower Pete Samu, who is poised to make his first international start off the replacements bench. It caps a remarkable rise for Paenga-Amosa, …

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Joey Carbery Earns New Nickname Ahead Of First Test With Australia

It’s been less than a week since Joey Carbery made his well-documented move from Leinster to Munster, and the Irish out-half has already earned a nickname from his new teammates. Conor Murray, who will be Carbery’s new partner in the Munster half-back line, was speaking in Australia yesterday ahead of Ireland’s three-Test tour against the Wallabies. Murray explained that the …

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Israel Folau: “I Don’t Really Know Too Much About Ireland”

In just a week’s time, Ireland will be taking on the Wallabies in the first match of a three-Test series at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.  The last time the two sides played against each other was during an engrossing affair in November 2016 as an injury-ravaged Ireland side, which included Kieran Marmion on the wing, edged out a 27-24 …

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