Australia vs Ireland international rugby live 23 june 2018
- Match And Venue:-
23 June 2018 | 16:05
Allianz Stadium, Sydney
- Details Australia Team :
The Australia national rugby union team, nicknamed the Wallabies, represents Australia in international rugby union and is controlled by Rugby
Australia. The team first played at Sydney in 1899, winning their first test match against the touring British Isles team.
The Australia national rugby union team, nicknamed the Wallabies,
represents Australia in international rugby union and is controlled by Rugby Australia.
Captain: Michael Hooper
Coach: Michael Cheika
Most caps: George Gregan (139)
Union: Rugby Australia
- Details Ireland Team :
The Ireland national rugby union team represents the island of Ireland in rugby union. The team competes annually in the current Six Nations
which they have won fourteen times outright and shared nine times in its various formats.
Captain: Rory Best
Arena/Stadium: Aviva Stadium
Fight song: Ireland’s Call
Union: Irish Rugby Football Union
Location: Republic of Ireland
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- Australia v Ireland
Date: 23 June 2018 Venue:
Allianz Stadium, Sydney Kick-off: 16:05 BST
Coverage: Score updates and match report on Sport 24/7 website
Scrum-half Will Genia says Australia will not repeat their mistake of taking Ireland lightly when they meet in Saturday’s first Test in Brisbane.
Genia played in the 2011 World Cup pool game when Ireland pulled off a shock 15-6 win in Auckland, New Zealand.
“We probably underestimated them,” said 30-year-old Genia.
“That was probably disrespectful and they taught us a lesson which was good for us. Coming into this game, we cannot underestimate them at all.”
Genia fit again after injury
Genia is expected to start the match at Suncorp Stadium, having recovered from a knee injury sustained while playing for Super Rugby side
His return for the Rebels was postponed last weekend at the request of Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, but Genia said he was feeling “pretty
The scrum-half says Joe Schmidt’s Irish side demand respect, given their current standing in the global game.
“They are obviously number two in the world but more than that, just the level of rugby they have been playing,” said former Stade Francais
player Genia, who has been on the winning side just once in five meetings with Ireland.
“It is all about attrition with them. They are good at retaining possession.
“They have got a pretty good game but more than anything, they really understand their game plan, and execute it really well.
“I don’t look at it as a chance to take the scalp of a Six Nations champion, I look at it as a chance to test yourself against a really good
Schmidt has captaincy call
Schmidt has to decide on the Ireland captaincy with regular skipper Rory Best missing the series because of injury.
Johnny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony, who captained the British and Irish Lions in the first Test of last year’s series, appear the main candidates
for the role although scrum coach Greg Feek said that “any one” of the leadership group could step in.
“We’ve got a leadership group that is solid and tight,” said Feek.
“(In the leadership group) There’s CJ (Stander), Peter (O’Mahony), Johnny (Sexton), Bestie (Rory Best), Conor (Murray) and Earlsy (Keith Earls).
It’s a good experienced group.”
Schmidt is scheduled to name his team on Thursday when the captaincy decision will also be revealed.
With Best ruled out, Sean Cronin, Ulster’s Rob Herring and Niall Scannell will hope to get the nod at hooker.