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Ireland won their two most-recent encounters with the Wallabies by a three-point margin (2014 and 2016, both in Dublin), but have not played a Test in Australia since 2010

Ireland won their two most-recent encounters with the Wallabies by a three-point margin (2014 and 2016, both in Dublin), but have not played a Test in Australia since 2010 (AFP Photo/Andres Larrovere)

Warren Gatland has ruled out coaching the British and Irish Lions again, citing personal attacks on him in the Kiwi media while touring his homeland

Warren Gatland has ruled out coaching the British and Irish Lions again, citing personal attacks on him in the Kiwi media while touring his homeland (AFP Photo/PETER PARKS)

Worcester's Ben Te'o is expected to need "at least a month" of rehabilitation after suffering an ankle injury

Worcester's Ben Te'o is expected to need "at least a month" of rehabilitation after suffering an ankle injury (AFP Photo/Glyn KIRK )

Wales' wing George North capped 69 times, has become increasingly prone to injuries with the latest coming after he insisted on playing on after receiving treatment following a crashing tackle

Wales' wing George North capped 69 times, has become increasingly prone to injuries with the latest coming after he insisted on playing on after receiving treatment following a crashing tackle (AFP Photo/Geoff CADDICK)

What a shame that Warren Gatland's treatment by his own kind has spoiled the greatest job in world rugby

What a shame that Warren Gatland's treatment by his own kind has spoiled the greatest job in world rugby

What a shame that Warren Gatland's treatment by his own kind has spoiled the greatest job in world rugby

What a shame that Warren Gatland's treatment by his own kind has spoiled the greatest job in world rugby

What a shame that Warren Gatland's treatment by his own kind has spoiled the greatest job in world rugby

What a shame that Warren Gatland's treatment by his own kind has spoiled the greatest job in world rugby

George North to miss autumn internationals as Wales wing faces two months out with knee ligament injury

George North to miss autumn internationals as Wales wing faces two months out with knee ligament injury

George North to miss autumn internationals as Wales wing faces two months out with knee ligament injury

Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis undergoes surgery to unblock windpipe

Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis undergoes surgery to unblock windpipe

Toulon insist they have binding contract to sign Rhys Webb as Wales international claims he didn't know about rule change

Toulon insist they have binding contract to sign Rhys Webb as Wales international claims he didn't know about rule change

Toulon insist they have binding contract to sign Rhys Webb as Wales international claims he didn't know about rule change

Toulon insist they have binding contract to sign Rhys Webb as Wales international claims he didn't know about rule change

Toulon insist they have binding contract to sign Rhys Webb as Wales international claims he didn't know about rule change

Toulon insist they have binding contract to sign Rhys Webb as Wales international claims he didn't know about rule change

Toulon insist they have binding contract to sign Rhys Webb as Wales international claims he didn't know about rule change

Toulon insist they have binding contract to sign Rhys Webb as Wales international claims he didn't know about rule change

England head coach Eddie Jones favourite for Lions job after Warren Gatland rules himself out

England head coach Eddie Jones favourite for Lions job after Warren Gatland rules himself out

England head coach Eddie Jones favourite for Lions job after Warren Gatland rules himself out

New Zealand media accused Sonny Bill Williams of lacking his trademark attacking flair after the All Blacks' nail-biting 25-24 win over South Africa earlier this month

New Zealand media accused Sonny Bill Williams of lacking his trademark attacking flair after the All Blacks' nail-biting 25-24 win over South Africa earlier this month (AFP Photo/William WEST)

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland watches his team warm-up before the third rugby union Test match against the New Zealand All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland on July 8, 2017

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland watches his team warm-up before the third rugby union Test match against the New Zealand All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland on July 8, 2017 (AFP Photo/PETER PARKS)

Warren Gatland 'hated' British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and will never coach them again

Warren Gatland 'hated' British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and will never coach them again

Warren Gatland 'hated' British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and will never coach them again

Warren Gatland 'hated' British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and will never coach them again

Warren Gatland 'hated' British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and will never coach them again

Warren Gatland 'hated' British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and will never coach them again

Wales's Scott Baldwin lines up ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm up match against Ireland August 29, 2015

Wales's Scott Baldwin lines up ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm up match against Ireland August 29, 2015 (AFP Photo/PAUL FAITH)

Why the time is right for Eddie Jones to give Jamie George his first start and replace Dylan Hartley this autumn

Why the time is right for Eddie Jones to give Jamie George his first start and replace Dylan Hartley this autumn

Why the time is right for Eddie Jones to give Jamie George his first start and replace Dylan Hartley this autumn

Why the time is right for Eddie Jones to give Jamie George his first start and replace Dylan Hartley this autumn

USA's Andrew Durutalo (R) runs at Brazil's Lucas Duque (L) in the men’s rugby sevens match between USA and Brazil during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016

USA's Andrew Durutalo (R) runs at Brazil's Lucas Duque (L) in the men’s rugby sevens match between USA and Brazil during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 10, 2016 (AFP Photo/PHILIPPE LOPEZ)

British and Irish Lions player Rhys Webb arrives for a training session in Auckland on July 6, 2017

British and Irish Lions player Rhys Webb arrives for a training session in Auckland on July 6, 2017 (AFP Photo/PETER PARKS)

Joe Marler ‘in hot seat for England’ after outstanding display, says Harlequins chief

Joe Marler ‘in hot seat for England’ after outstanding display, says Harlequins chief

Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law' with new 60-cap selection policy that will exclude Rhys Webb from 2019 Rugby World Cup

Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law' with new 60-cap selection policy that will exclude Rhys Webb from 2019 Rugby World Cup

Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law' with new 60-cap selection policy that will exclude Rhys Webb from 2019 Rugby World Cup

Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law' with new 60-cap selection policy that will exclude Rhys Webb from 2019 Rugby World Cup

Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law' with new 60-cap selection policy that will exclude Rhys Webb from 2019 Rugby World Cup

Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law' with new 60-cap selection policy that will exclude Rhys Webb from 2019 Rugby World Cup

Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law' with new 60-cap selection policy that will exclude Rhys Webb from 2019 Rugby World Cup

Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law' with new 60-cap selection policy that will exclude Rhys Webb from 2019 Rugby World Cup

Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law' with new 60-cap selection policy that will exclude Rhys Webb from 2019 Rugby World Cup

Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law' with new 60-cap selection policy that will exclude Rhys Webb from 2019 Rugby World Cup

Liam Williams lets his talents shine through to the delight of his Saracens teammates

Liam Williams lets his talents shine through to the delight of his Saracens teammates

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