BBC Sport - Joe Schmidt says Ireland will face tough task against Australia

Schmidt on Ireland's tough Aussies test

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt says a good performance by his team may not prove enough to earn a victory against Australia in Saturday's Test in Dublin.

"Against Australia you can perform well and maybe still not get over the line because of the talent that they have," said the Ireland coach.

Fly-half Jonathan Sexton says that the Irish players have "great respect" and affection for Australia coach Michael Cheika after his efforts with Leinster between 2005 and 2010.