Wallabies v Ireland - Test #2 (Melbourne)



  • Same Wallabies team as in Brisbane:

    1 Scott Sio (44 Tests)
    2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa (1 Test)
    3 Sekope Kepu (92 Tests)
    4 Izack Rodda (5 Tests)
    5 Adam Coleman (21 Tests)
    6 David Pocock (67 Tests)
    7 Michael Hooper (c) (80 Tests)
    8 Caleb Timu (1 Test)
    9 Will Genia (89 Tests)
    10 Bernard Foley (56 Tests)
    11 Marika Koroibete (9 Tests)
    12 Kurtley Beale (72 Tests)
    13 Samu Kerevi (19 Tests)
    14 Dane Haylett-Petty (19 Tests)
    15 Israel Folau (63 Tests)

    Reserves
    16 Tolu Latu (5 Tests)
    17 Tom Robertson (19 Tests)
    18 Taniela Tupou (2 Tests)
    19 Rob Simmons (83 Tests)
    20 Lukhan Tui (5 Tests)
    21 Pete Samu (1 Test)
    22 Nick Phipps (62 Tests)
    23 Reece Hodge (25 Tests)

    It is the first time since taking over the Wallabies reins in 2014 that Cheika has kept the same 23 two weeks in a row.
    
    With heavy rain expected on Saturday night, Cheika has kept a six-two split on the bench as well, after the forwards stood strong in Brisbane.
    
    They will face a strengthened Ireland outfit in the second Test, with Johnny Sexton set to start, headlining a host of possible changes.
    

    http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2018/06/13/wallabies-ireland-melbourne-team-announcement



  • Ireland

    15 Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 84 caps
    14 Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 6 caps
    13 Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 13 caps
    12 Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 34 caps
    11 Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 68 caps
    10 Johnny Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster) 74 caps
    9 Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 65 caps
    1 Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 79 caps
    2 Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 7 caps
    3 Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 24 caps
    4 James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 9 caps
    5 Devin Toner > (Lansdowne/Leinster) 58 caps
    6 Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 48 caps
    7 Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 9 caps
    8 CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 24 caps

    Replacements
    16 Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 4 caps
    17 Jack McGrath (St Mary's College/Leinster) 48 caps
    18 Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 7 caps
    19 Tadhg Beirne (Scarlets) uncapped
    20 Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 21 caps
    21 John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 1 cap
    22 Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 11 caps
    23 Jordan Larmour (St Mary's College/Leinster) 4 caps

    Ireland Team Named For 2nd Test

    The Ireland team to play Australia in the second test at AAMI Stadium in Melbourne on Saturday has been named.Cian Healy is set to win his 80th cap on Saturday as he returns to the starting XV. He is named in a new look front row alongside Niall Scannell and Tadhg Furlong. 
    
    In the second row Devin Toner starts alongside James Ryan.
    
    Dan Leavy is the final change in the pack as he is named at openside with Peter O'Mahony and CJ Stander completing the back row,
    
    Johnny Sexton comes back into the side alongside Conor Murray while Robbie Henshaw moves to first centre with Garry Ringrose starting at thirteen.
    
    Rob Kearney is at fullback with Andrew Conway on the right wing and Keith Earls on the left.
    
    Tadhg Beirne is set to make his Ireland debut from the bench which also inlcudes Rob Herring, Jack McGrath, Jordi Murphy, John Cooney, Joey Carbery and Jordan Larmour.
    


  • Pretty even. That Wallaby lineup is building some good experience levels prior to 2019.



  • Better cattle & balance for Ireland.

    Fancy them to take it in the rain.



  • @nta said in Wallabies v Ireland - Test #2 (Melbourne):

    Pretty even. That Wallaby lineup is building some good experience levels prior to 2019.

    My game one analysis was the kiss of death for Ireland, so I can't see that Wallaby team ever being beaten. Particularly not this weekend.



  • @mikethesnow said in Wallabies v Ireland - Test #2 (Melbourne):

    Better cattle & balance for Ireland.

    Fancy them to take it in the rain.

    Might not be raining much (showers predicted for Melbourne) but it'll be cold - tops of 12-13C the next couple of days which means probable single figures by kick off (8PM local).



  • It'll feel like ~3°C and dropping at kick off.



  • Beale scored a stunner up the middle.



  • Deserved yellow for Koroibete for a lifting tackle.



  • @tim said in Wallabies v Ireland - Test #2 (Melbourne):

    Beale scored a stunner up the middle.

    Farrell's defensive systems coming to the fore. I could've drive a bus through that gap. Beale too good not to make it count.



  • Paul Williams is not my favorite ref.



  • Right now I’m looking at Ireland thinking I’m glad we played France not ireland , on tonight’s performance, we would get beaten by a team with this accuracy



  • @stargazer said in Wallabies v Ireland - Test #2 (Melbourne):

    Deserved yellow for Koroibete for a lifting tackle.

    Given the letter of the law red card interpretation earlier I thought the spear tackle might've been red - looked like intentional drive into the ground



  • @kiwiinmelb Both these teams would do us tonight.



  • That card is some real bulllllshit.



  • Yeah, for me it's a YC or a PT. Getting both is harsh.



  • Why is this clown reffing a big test match? Not even one of the better NZ refs, who are pretty poor anyway.



  • What a terrible kick.



  • @siam said in Wallabies v Ireland - Test #2 (Melbourne):

    @stargazer said in Wallabies v Ireland - Test #2 (Melbourne):

    Deserved yellow for Koroibete for a lifting tackle.

    Given the letter of the law red card interpretation earlier I thought the spear tackle might've been red - looked like intentional drive into the ground

    Yeah I was concerned there for a minute it would go red, and you couldn't say it would be undeserved.

    Stupid



  • What an awful kick.