Coverage of the Autumn Internationals clash between Ireland and Australia.
Next Game: Scotland vs. Ireland - Saturday, February 4 at 2.25pm in Six Nations
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Joe Schmidt expecting New Zealand backlash
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt warns his players to expect a backlash from New Zealand when they meet in Dublin, having beaten the world champions earlier this month.
Nov 13, 20:11
Jordi Murphy of Ireland during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium on February 14, 2015
Jordi Murphy ruled out for up to nine months
Ireland and Leinster number eight Jordi Murphy is ruled out for up to nine months after damaging his ACL during the historic 40-29 win over New Zealand in Chicago.
Nov 7, 21:55
Owen Farrell kicks a penalty during the international Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium on June 11, 2016
Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola named on player of the year shortlist
England trio Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola are included on a six-strong shortlist for the World Rugby Player of the Year award.
Nov 7, 15:42
Ireland's wing Luke Fitzgerald (2nd L) celebrates with Ireland's scrum half Conor Murray (L) after scoring his team's first try during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, so
Result: Ireland earn historic win over New Zealand
Ireland record their first ever victory over New Zealand courtesy of a thrilling 40-29 victory over the world champions in Chicago.
Nov 5, 22:07
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Joe Schmidt signs three-year contract extension
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt signs a three-year contract extension to keep him in charge of the team until after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Oct 24, 15:34
Nathan White looks on during the Ireland captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on September 4, 2015
Ireland prop Nathan White forced to retire due to concussion
Ireland international prop Nathan White announces his retirement from the sport on medical grounds due to ongoing problems with concussion.
Sep 28, 17:19
A general view of Twickenham Stadium on May 2, 2013
Six Nations start date 'to remain unchanged in calendar shake-up'
A report claims that a major shake-up of the current rugby calendar is close to being made, but the Six Nations will retain its traditional slot early in the year.
Sep 13, 22:59
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Waikato Chiefs confirm interest in Ireland coach Joe Schmidt
Waikato Chiefs CEO Andrew Flaxman confirms interest in appointing Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.
Jul 10, 20:10
Luke Fitzgerald of Ireland during the International match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.
Leinster Rugby's Luke Fitzgerald retires from professional rugby
Leinster Rugby announce that Luke Fitzgerald has retired from rugby on medical advice.
Jun 28, 09:11
Paddy Jackson from Ireland gets ready to kick during the Test against South Africa on June 11, 2016
Result: South Africa survive Ireland onslaught to win three-match series
Ireland miss the chance to register a historic series win in South Africa with a narrow defeat in Port Elizabeth.
Jun 25, 18:10
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Jared Payne out of third Ireland Test against South Africa
Tiernan O'Halloran replaces the injured Jared Payne at full-back for Ireland's series decider against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Jun 23, 18:09
Rory Best passes the ball during the British and Irish Lions training session held at Scotch College on June 27, 2013
Rory Best: 'Mistakes cost Ireland victory over South Africa'
Rory Best suggests that Irish mistakes cost them the chance to beat South Africa in the second Test.
Jun 18, 20:41
Damian de Allende scores a try in the Test match between South Africa and Ireland at Emirates Airline Park on June 18, 2016
Result: South Africa come from behind to beat Ireland and level Test series
South Africa score four second-half tries against a shellshocked Ireland to record a series-levelling 32-26 victory in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Jun 18, 18:11
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Quinn Roux set for Ireland debut in second Test against South Africa
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt makes five changes for his side's second Test against South Africa, with Quinn Roux set for his debut against the country of his birth.
Jun 16, 16:48
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Joe Schmidt defends CJ Stander red card against South Africa
Joe Schmidt defends CJ Stander over his red card during Ireland victory against South Africa in the first Test.
Jun 12, 16:49
Paddy Jackson from Ireland gets ready to kick during the Test against South Africa on June 11, 2016
Result: Ireland hold on with 14 men to seal historic first win in South Africa
Ireland clinch a remarkable first ever Test win in South Africa by beating the Springboks 26-20, despite CJ Stander's 23rd-minute red card.
Jun 11, 20:21
Rob Kearney of Ireland is tackled by Luca Morisi of Italy and Edoardo Gori of Italy during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and Ireland at the Stadio Olimpico on February 7, 2015
Ireland's Rob Kearney ruled out of Six Nations clash against Scotland
Ireland confirm that Rob Kearney will not be fit for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Scotland.
Mar 14, 17:07
Ireland player Cian Healy in action during Ireland Captains Run ahead of their opening 2015 Rugby World Cup match against Canada at Millennium Stadium on September 18, 2015
Cian Healy "confident" of picking up first Six Nations win of season
Ireland prop Cian Healy insists that his side are "very confident" of picking up their first win of this year's Six Nations tournament when they host Italy.
Mar 9, 15:42
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Mike Brown not cited over Conor Murray kick
Six Nations officials confirm that Mike Brown will not be cited for kicking Conor Murray during England's win over Ireland.
Feb 29, 14:58
Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 24, 2013
Uncapped duo Stuart McCloskey, Josh van der Flier to make Ireland debuts
Ireland select uncapped duo Stuart McCloskey and Josh van der Flier for Saturday's Six Nations clash against England at Twickenham.
Feb 25, 13:46