Having arrived in Dublin on Sunday, the Australian squad took part in a skills session today near their training base at the Portmarnock Hotel.
Having arrived in Dublin on Sunday, the Australian squad took part in a skills session today near their training base at the Portmarnock Hotel. Pictured above: Australian coach Eddie Jones (left) and backs coach Alan Gaffney (right), who led Munster to Celtic League (2003) and Cup (2005) titles, in discussion.
Two of the Wallabies’ vice-captains Phil Waugh and Morgan Turniui arrive at training in Portmarnock. Centre Turinui made his Test debut against Ireland in Perth in 2003.
Digby Ioane and Hugh McMeniman, former team mates at the Queensland Reds – Ioane has signed for new Super 14 side Western Force for 2006, on their way to training.
Eddie Jones, who has guided the Aussies to two wins in three outings against Ireland since taking over in July 2001, surveys the session
Uncapped backs duo Cameron Shepherd and Digby Ioane, who are just 21 and 20-years-old, take a breather
Wallaby captain George Gregan, 32, fires out a pass in Portmarnock. The veteran scrum-half played his 116th Test match against England last Saturday – his cap against France on November 5 saw him beat England prop Jason Leonard’s haul of 114 caps to become the most capped player of all time.
**All photos by Morgan Treacy of Inpho Photography**