Queensland Reds prop James Slipper will return to action after a two-month ban after he was selected for the Australian Super Rugby Selection side to take on Wallabies in a trial game ahead of the Bledisloe Cup.
Australia fullback Dane Haylett-Petty said that Wallabies are desperate to end the Bledisloe Cup drought when they face their trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in this year's Rugby Championship tournament that kicks-off in August.
A decline in viewership, the teams struggling to perform consistently and inability to adapt to modern competition in the recent past have created a question on the future of Super Rugby competition in Australia.
Ireland managed to hold off Wallabies in a tight 16-20 encounter at Allianz Stadium on Saturday to complete a 2-1 series victory - their first in Australia in 39 years. Here is the highlights from the thrilling game.