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    Saturday, kick-off 17:30Aviva StadiumIt will be a contrast in personnel when Ireland and Australia meet in Dublin this weekend. Adrian Peterson Jersey . For the hosts, much of this week has been about recuperating and monitoring the injury ward following last Saturdays brutal showdown with the All Blacks. The Wallabies, meanwhile, were able to rest a host of first-choice players - or at least start them from the bench - as they escaped Paris with a second narrow win in as many weeks.Michael Cheikas rejuvenated outfit are three from three in Europe, with their horror domestic season starting to drift a little further from the memory with each win. With a new-look front five and some different faces in the backs, the Wallabies were able to maintain their shape in attack and did just enough in defence to edge Les Bleus. The scrum was certainly an issue in Paris, though a return to the regular front-row of Scott Sio, Stephen Moore and Sekope Kepu should help matters at the Aviva.Ireland may have finished up on the wrong side of the ledger last week, but they were far from disgraced in what was a hugely physical Test match. Had it been for a little more poise in their finishing, the Irish could well have notched back-to-back win over the All Blacks. A win over another top southern hemisphere nation will surely ease the pain.Team newsJoe Schmidt has made four changes to the side that lost to the All Blacks, with Garry Ringrose, Keith Earls, Paddy Jackson and Iain Henderson coming into the starting lineup. Johnny Sexton [hamstring], Robbie Henshaw [concussion], Donnacha Ryan [fatigue] and Simon Zebo miss out as Ireland face Australia for the first time since defeating the Wallabies in 2014. Josh van der Flier returns to the bench having come in for CJ Stander after the latter was replaced after suffering a concussion last week.?Having rung the changes against France, Michael Cheika has gone for the strongest fifteen available to him. There are two changes to the side that defeated Scotland two weeks ago. Adam Coleman went off injured, five minutes into the win, replaced by Rob Simmons. Simmons lines up alongside Rory Arnold, while Dean Mumm comes into the team at flanker, with Pocock moving to No. 8.?Ireland: Kearney, Trimble, Payne, Ringrose, Earls, Jackson, Murray; McGrath, Best, Furlong, Henderson, Toner, Stander, OBrien, Heaslip.Replacements: Cronin, Healy, Bealham, Dillane, van der Flier, Marmion, Carbery, Zebo.Australia: Folau, Haylett-Petty, Kuridrani, Hodge, Speight, Foley, Genia; Sio, Moore, Kepu, Arnold, Simmons, Mumm, Hooper, Pocock.Replacements: Latu, Slipper, Alaalatoa, Douglas, Timani, McMahon, Phipps, Cooper, Naivalu (one to be omitted).Key matchup: Sean OBrien vs Michael HooperSean OBrien knows how to get it done against Australia. At the 2011 World Cup, OBrien played a critical role in the Pool victory over the Wallabies, his tackling and work at the breakdown key in exposing Australias lack of a true fetcher after David Pocock had been injured earlier in the tournament. The Irish openside has had his fair share of injuries since then but a workmanlike outing against New Zealand last week suggests hes back to his best, albeit a little weary after the physical encounter.If OBrien is feeling the pinch of last weeks test, the Michael Hooper is in the complete opposite camp given he watched last weeks win over France from the Stade de France sidelines. While Hooper admitted it was tough viewing, particularly the final few minutes, the value of a weeks break cannot be underestimated for a player whose Super Rugby and Test workload would trump just about any other for 2016. David Pocock was superb in Hoopers absence, but the duo will need to be at their best against a formidable Ireland back-row in Dublin.Key stats- Ireland and Australia have met 18 times in the Emerald Isle, the Wallabies winning on 11 occasion, Ireland six and there has been one draw.- Since the rebuild of Landsdowne Road, the teams have split their two clashes at the Aviva one apiece.- Tevita Kuridrani has scored a try in each of Australias victories in Europe this autumn.WeatherIt will be no great surprise that Dublin is expecting a showery day in the lead-up to kick-off, though most of the rain should have fallen before the opening whistle. The mercury should hover around 8 degrees Celsius for the 80 minutes.What they saidNot having Johnny (Sexton) didnt quite give us the same kind of organisation. Not that Paddy Jackson cant do that, we saw in South Africa in the summer that he can, but he hadnt had nearly as much time in the saddle recently as Johnny. So what were hoping is that theyve had a bit of game time together last week, and weve had training since, and hopefully those guys can get a bit of confidence from that. Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.I wouldnt say they had a week off deluxe. They didnt have the feet up at the hotel relaxing. However, they had some time off and some time working and training. All of them have had big loads this year. But at the same time, I think were just starting to get to our proper fitness. Last week was not just about breaking guys, it was also about giving other guys an opportunity. Australia coach Michael Cheika.VerdictIreland have been weakened somewhat by the injuries to Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw but in Paddy Jackson and Garry Ringrose they have two fine replacements. The bigger issue is perhaps the toll that last weekends physical showdown against New Zealand has taken on Joe Schmidts men. In the Australian camp, the likes of Hooper, Folau, Kepu and Sio will have all benefited from last weeks spell while Dean Mumms return to No.6 shows theyre wary of Irelands lineout strength. The Wallabies, too, are perhaps a little lucky to still have their grand slam dreams alive after a narrow win over Scotland a fortnight ago. There wont be much in this Test match either way, but buoyed by the home support and armed with the coaching nous of Schmidt, it will be the home side smiling come Saturday night.Ireland by three. Xavier Rhodes Jersey . -- Tony Stewart is 20 pounds lighter and has a titanium rod in his surgically repaired right leg. Chuck Foreman Jersey . Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team with which he broke into the majors and spent the bulk of his distinguished 16-year career. . PETERSBURG, Fla. Newcastle are searching for a seventh coach in less than five years after sacking Scott Miller on the cusp of the new A-League season.Jets hierarchy cited differences related to football matters as the reason for axing Miller, who only joined the club 14 months ago.Newcastle CEO Lawrie McKinna says the timing of the sacking is far from ideal given the Jets A-League season starts on October 9.But once the decision was made to move in a different direction regarding the head coach role, we deemed it to be in everyones best interests to act quickly, McKinna said on Wednesday in a statement.I met with Scott this morning to inform him of the decision.Miller coached the Jets to eighth place in his debut A-League season as manager after the 34-year-old replaced Phil Stubbins, who also only lasted one season as Newcastle coach. Stefon Diggs Jersey. 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