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Michael Cheika believes Australia will have their work cut out for them against Ireland on Saturday, in what he views as the biggest game of the Wallabies’ November tour so far. After being whitewashed by England in June and suffering a disappointing Rugby Championship campaign, the Wallabies have found form this month with successive wins against Wales, Scotland and France.But Cheika feels his side will have to raise their performance levels against an Ireland team brimming with confidence after halting New Zealands record 18-match winning streak on November 5 and pushing them close again in Dublin over the weekend. We are resetting today and saying this is going to be the biggest game of the tour, without a doubt, Cheika told reporters. Highlights of Irelands Autumn International clash against the All Blacks in Dublin. Ive seen highlights [of Irelands games against the All Blacks], obviously. They look like they were good encounters. What I can glean from it all is the fact we got our work cut out for us as (Ireland) got closer to (New Zealand) in the two games then we did in the three games. Paul OConnell, Gordon DArcy and Sean Fitzpatrick analyse Irelands bruising loss to the All Blacks in Dublin. Cheika left winger Dane Haylett-Petty, full back Israel Folau, flanker Michael Hooper and lock Sekope Kepu out of last weeks 23 for the win over France and allowed a handful of players to have a lighter training week to manage their workloads, but that wont be happening in Dublin this week.I wouldnt say they had a week off deluxe, Cheika said. They didnt have the feet up at the hotel relaxing. However many there was, only a handful, they had some time off and some time working and training. Sky Sports Black Friday sale Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price! If I asked Hoops to play, Im sure he wouldve been straight up there or if he was selected to play he certainly wouldnt have been saying Im tired.Its just a choice we made and theyll have to get themselves back into training with the team quick smart.They trained Thursday with the team last week, and back into the swing of it quick smart to get ready for this weekend. Quade Cooper is expected to be part of the match-day 23 for Australia against Ireland Cheika said he expected fly-half Quade Cooper to train fully this week, after he was a late withdrawal from the France Test with an ankle injury.Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton (hamstring) and centre Robbie Henshaw (concussion) have already been ruled out of Saturdays match at the Aviva Stadium.Full back Rob Kearney and back rower CJ Stander were also concussed and are doubtful for the game.Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price. Hurry, offer ends December 4! 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White Flyers Jerseys .C. -- After a listless first half, the Washington Wizards used a big third quarter run to beat the Charlotte Bobcats Bradley Beal scored 21 points and the Wizards used a 17-0 run in the third quarter to take control of what had been a close game and beat the Bobcats 97-83 on Tuesday night. Youth Flyers Jerseys . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. LONDON -- Without a doubt, Andy Murray will be the No. 1 player in the world for the rest of the year.The Wimbledon champion needed to win the final match of the season to ensure his place at the top. And he did it, rather easily.Murray beat Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday to earn his first title at the ATP finals, and make sure he remained No. 1 until next season.I would like to try and stay there, obviously. Its taken a huge effort the last five, six months to get there, said Murray, who took over the top ranking two weeks ago and has now won 24 straight matches.Im aware thats going to be extremely difficult because I had a great year this year. I only managed to do it by one match.Murray replaced Djokovic as the top-ranked player in Paris, but the second-ranked Serb could have regained the No. 1 position by winning Sunday at the O2 Arena.And Murray seemed vulnerable heading into the final, especially after playing three sets against Milos Raonic in Saturdays semifinals. He started against Djokovic with a pair of double-faults in the opening game, but it was soon his opponent that was struggling with his serve as the unforced errors piled up.There was no serious chance for me to win todays match, Djokovic said. From the very beginning we could see that. He was just a better player all in all.Normally so steady with his groundstrokes, Djokovic found himself missing easy shots time after time, finishing the match with a whopping 30 unforced errors and only 13 winners. Murray had 15 unforced errors and 13 winners.In the first set, Djokovic had a routine smash that he whacked wide. And in the second, he netted a basic forehand volley.It never got much better for the 12-time Grand Slam champion, who was trying to win a record-tying sixth title at the season-ending tournament and finish the year as the top-ranked player for the fifth time.II didnt do much from my side.ddddddddddddEvery time I would get an opportunity, I would miss, said Djokovic, who completed a career Grand Slam by winning the French Open this year.Murray is the first man other than Djokovic, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal to finish the year as the No. 1-ranked player since Andy Roddick in 2003.He took over the top spot on Nov. 7 after winning his eighth title of the season at the Paris Masters. He also reached the Australian Open and French Open finals, losing to Djokovic on both occasions, but won his second straight Olympic gold medal in singles at the Rio de Janeiro Games after claiming his second Wimbledon title.On Sunday, he capped a long stretch of playing some of the best tennis of his life, and the best tennis in the world.I was solid enough when I needed to be, Murray said, perhaps understating his accomplishment. You never beat a player as good as Novak if you dont play well.Sundays match was the first time since 2000 that the year-end No. 1 ranking was on the line in the final match of the season. Sixteen years ago, Gustavo Kuerten beat Andre Agassi to give the Brazilian the top ranking ahead of Marat Safin.Despite winning the opening two Grand Slam tournaments this year, Djokovic has struggled in the second half of the season. He lost to Sam Querrey in the third round at Wimbledon, ending a 30-match winning streak at major championships. He later lost to Stan Wawrinka in the U.S. Open final.Well, the last five, six months have not been ideal, Djokovic said. But sometimes its just normal, I guess, to experience, to live these kind of things, not to have the half seasons as well as you want them to be, as well as theyve been in the last three, four years. Thats all. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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