Australia vs Ireland rugby: Live stream, what TV channel, kick-off time and team news for 2018 2nd test

IRELAND headed Down Under in superb form after their Six Nations Grand Slam triumph.

But they were edged out 18-9 in an absorbing first test in Brisbane.

 Ireland are looking to build on their Six Nations grand slam with a series win in Australia

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Ireland are looking to build on their Six Nations grand slam with a series win in Australia

Ahead of the test, will Genia said there would be no repeat of the complacency which saw Ireland pull of a 15-6 win at the Rugby World Cup in Auckland in 2011.

He commented: "We probably underestimated them.

"That was probably disrespectful and they taught us a lesson which was good for us. Coming into this game, we cannot underestimate them at all."

Genia added: "They are obviously number two in the world but more than that, just the level of rugby they have been playing.

"It is all about attrition with them. They are good at retaining possession.

"They have got a pretty good game but more than anything, they really understand their game plan, and execute it really well.

"I don't look at it as a chance to take the scalp of a Six Nations champion, I look at it as a chance to test yourself against a really good team. "

Can I live stream Australia vs Ireland and where can I watch it on TV?

The game is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action at 10.45am.

What times does the game kick off?

The action gets underway at 11.00am on Saturday, June 16 at AAMI Park, Melbourne.

Team news

Ireland seal Six Nations Grand Slam as they destroy the England at Twickenham

Timu is in line for a maiden Test appearance, slotting into a back row alongside David Pocock and captain Michael Hooper.

Schmidt will most likely start six of the Irish 23 who off that aforementioned World Cup win over the Wallabies.

Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Johnny Sexton, Cian Healy, Sean Cronin (a replacement that night) and Conor Murray are the players concerned.

 

IRELAND headed Down Under in superb form after their Six Nations Grand Slam triumph.