Niall Scannell back in the line of fire

Niall Scannell will be thrust into action from kick-off this morning, as Ireland bid to win a first Test series in Australia since 1979.

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Peter O’Mahony: A series win will last a lifetime

Peter O’Mahony believes his team can deliver its best performance of the series to land a series victory in Australia that will last with this Ireland squad for a lifetime.

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Ross Byrne could make it a Leinster treble

Ross Byrne can complete an interesting treble for Leinster should he make his Ireland debut off the bench against Australia at Allianz Stadium this morning.

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Even Cheika and company gripped by World Cup fever

Sydney did not exactly grind to a standstill on Thursday night. Australia did not quite hold its collective breath.

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Eddie Jones: I’m committed to reviving England

Eddie Jones has swatted aside doubt over his future by declaring he is ready to restore England to the summit of the game.

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Joe Schmidt will make Christmas call on his future

Joe Schmidt will reach a decision on his future as Ireland head coach over the Christmas period.

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Ireland will need season-best effort to make history in Australia

High stakes, high tempo, and an even higher intensity to what has gone before. Joe Schmidt has told his Ireland team of Grand Slam winners they will need to deliver their best performance of the season tomorrow if they are to end the campaign with a series victory over Australia.

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Lukhan Tui in at six as Michael Cheika targets swift improvement

Michael Cheika made two changes to Australia’s starting side for the final game of the series with Ireland as he announced his Wallabies matchday squad on his old stomping ground at Randwick yesterday.

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