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Pictured above: Australian coach Eddie Jones struggles to control a ball at training in Portmarnock. Jones has made two changes to his side for Saturday’s clash with Ireland – uncapped props Greg Holmes and David Fitter deputise for Matt Dunning and Al Baxter in the front row.
Australia captain George Gregan controls a ball at training. The ACT Brumbies scrum-half will take his world record caps haul to 117 against Ireland this weekend.
Former Leinster assistant coach and Munster head coach Alan Gaffney, who now assists Eddie Jones with the Wallabies, braves the chilly Portmarnock air.
Eddie Jones talks with Australian winger Wendell Sailor at training. Sailor, who has signed for the NSW Waratahs for the 2006 season, scored 110 tries in 189 club games for the Brisbane Broncos rugby league side before switching codes in 2002. The 31-year-old – who has scored 13 tries for the Wallabies in 35 Tests – is on the bench for Saturday’s outing at Lansdowne Road.
Eddie Jones being interviewed at the Westbury Hotel in central Dublin after Thursday’s team announcement. The Wallabies have lost their last seven Test matches – their last victory came against South Africa (30-12) in Sydney in July.
**All photos by Donall Farmer of Inpho Photography**