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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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# Down Under
Robbie Deans: No McCabe worries despite hard-knock life
The Aussie centre will feature against Argentina this weekend after returning from a broken foot.
# Down Under
McCaw plays down All Blacks coach's comments ahead of Sydney showdown
“Don’t get too carried away with individual battles, it’s Wallabies versus the All Blacks and that carries enough as it is,” the world champions’ skipper insists.
# Preview
Wales on salvage mission against Wallabies
The Welsh have had a week to reflect on their devastating last-kick defeat to the Australians in Melbourne last Saturday.
# Down Under
Hansen expects improved Ireland
“I think attitude is a big thing about rugby and I think if you bring the right attitude (then) you give yourself a chance,” Hansen said.
# Down Under
O'Driscoll urges Irish team-mates to go for the win against All Blacks
“No matter what country you play for, I think you play with a huge amount of pride and we’re not playing for second best this weekend,” said the centre.
# Down Under
Sweeping changes in Irish team to face All Blacks
Declan Kidney has thrown convention to the wind as he shakes up the Ireland backline and hands out two new caps.
# Death
Men at Work member Greg Ham dead at 58
Ham was found dead at his Melbourne home yesterday. His signature flute riff was on the smash hit song Down Under but was later found to have been stolen from a classic campfire song.
# Men At Work
White Swan: Walsh ready to make his Aussie Rules breakthrough
Former Kerry star Tommy Walsh is all set to make his senior debut for the Sydney Swans tomorrow evening.
# Legend
'Big shoes to fill': Jim Stynes steps down as Melbourne president
The Dubliner stepped down as president of the Melbourne Demons last night as he continues his battle against cancer.
# Down Under
Sharapova into Australian Open final vs Azarenka
Sharapova broke Kvitova’s serve in the last game to finish off a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 victory and set up a championship match against Victoria Azarenka.
# australian open
Nadal battles into semi-final showdown with Federer
Rafael Nadal is through to the Australian Open semi-finals after he ground out a four-set win against Tomas Berdych today.
# australian open
While you were sleeping: Federer, Clijsters book semi-final spots
Caroline Wozniacki will lose her position as world number one after she crashed out of the Australian Open against defending champion Kim Clijsters this morning.
# Down Under
The Magnificent Seven: Australian Open moments
As thinks hot up Down Under, we look back at some of the best games from the Australian Open. New balls please!
# Down Under
Insects, not ankle, bug Serena in Aussie comeback
‘I hate bugs more than you can imagine. Like, they kept jumping on me. Yuck!’ Yuck indeed, Serena.
# Down Under
While you were sleeping: Stosur crashes out in Australia
Hometown hero Sam Stosur is out of the Australian Open, while Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Petra Kvitova moved through to round two.
# Down Under
While you were sleeping: Nadal, Clijsters, Na advance at Aussie Open
Nadal, the 2009 champion at Melbourne Park, beat Alex Kuznetsov 6-4, 6-1, 6-1.
# Good to go
Wristy business: Wozniacki given the all-clear for Australia
World number one Caroline Wozniacki will be ready for next week’s Australian Open despite a recent wrist injury scare.
# LA story
WATCH: Robbie Keane on the double in Beckham's Galaxy bow
Melbourne took a 2-0 lead in the first half but a brace of spotters from the Ireland skipper saw the Galaxy draw level, before winning it in the shoot-out.
# Down Under
I've come full circle, says Setanta after move 'home' to Sydney
Setanta Ó hAilpín is looking forward to some game time with his new side Greater Western Sydney Giants.
# Down Under
Woods without a point as Americans keep the lead in Melbourne
Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day earned a small measure of redemption by holding on to beat Woods and Dustin Johnson on the 18th hole.
# Reaction
Men at work: Wizards of Oz were key to Irish win, says manager Anthony Tohill
Ireland romped to victory in their first Test of this year’s International Rules Series, largely thanks to the team’s AFL experience, says its manager.
# Down Under
International Rules: the first Test in pictures
Ireland ran out comprehensive winners in Melbourne this morning in the first meeting with Australia. Here’s how it developed.
# Down Under
In pictures: Irish side run out for final training session before Rules Series throw-in
Ireland’s International Rules hopefuls ran out at the Etihad Stadium this morning ahead of the first Test tomorrow. Here’s how they got on.
# Down Under
'They're not coming over here to have a holiday and taste our Guinness'
Australia name their captain for this year’s International Rules Series. And he’s expecting a battle.
# Down Under
Aussie player stripped of Rules spot after car crash
Colin Sylvia has been dropped from the Australian side to face Ireland after he fled the scene of a car accident.
# Men Who Copied
Men at Work lose bid to prove they didn't copy 'Down Under' flute riff
The Aussie band were appealing a judge’s earlier ruling that the group had copied the signature flute melody of “Down Under” from the song “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree.”
# Down Under
View from Oz: Let the good times roll!
Between the Wallabies’ thumping of South Africa, Cadel Evans’ Tour de France victory and one of the most exciting Perth derbies in AFL history, it’s been a big week Down Under.
# Upside Down
WATCH: Ireland's World Cup opponents Australia humbled by Samoa
The top seeds in Ireland’s world cup pool field a second-string side against the islanders – and pay the price.
# Down Under
View from Oz: Bhoys go west as Gers get a kick in
Ranger fans reminded Celtic who the champions are despite the Hoops being thousands of miles from Ibrox.
# Down Under
What the hell is the State of Origin?
Australia is glued to their TVs this morning for one of the biggest events in their sporting calender.
# Down Under
View from Oz: Bhoys on tour
“Australia is a market we’d like to tap into,” according to Celtic manager Neil Lennon.
# Down Under
View from Oz: check out his contender for AFL 'Mark of the Year'
Mark! Between stunning grabs and the return of one of Australia’s biggest soccer stars, it’s all happening.
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View from Oz: Opera House? What Opera House?
Our man in Australia spent his first weekend in Sydney. And he headed straight for the city’s main attraction; the ANZ Stadium.
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View from Oz: state of play
It’s State of Origin time again in Australia, one of the biggest sporting events in the country.
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View from Oz: the west's awake on derby day
Our man in Australia, Neil Sherwin, was front and centre as one Australia’s biggest local rivalries was played out this weekend.
# Down Under
View from Oz: Geelong on the march
Neil Sherwin had a front row seat on another hectic weekend of Aussie sport.
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Nixon hints at 'doping' before schoolgirl video-tape incident
AFL super-scout doesn’t know how he got to the hotel room where infamous pictures were taken.
# Down Under
View from Oz: Essendon dulls the Suns
After last week’s heroic win over Port Adelaide, Gold Coast Suns came crashing back down to earth with a 197-58 trashing at the hands of Essendon.
View from Oz: another stalemate in the oval
Another week, another tie in the footy, writes Neil Sherwin in Perth.
View from Down Under: MCG rocks as rivals clash
Neil Sherwin makes his mark as he runs us through the AFL news and everything else in Australian sport.