Ireland regained the lead when Earls finished clinically for a score in the 66th minute and Joe Schmidt's men showed indomitable spirit to retain their advantage in a fiercely contested finale, repelling all Australian attacks to celebrate a memorable success over another southern hemisphere giant.
Captain Best rounded off his special occasion by leaving the field to a standing ovation in the closing minutes, while Foley's late yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Devin Toner had little impact on the final outcome. Ireland displayed outstanding character and resilience throughout to end on a high by winning their 12th Test of the year in heroic fashion, with the odds seemingly stacked against them, last week's defeat by the All Blacks having taken a hefty toll in the treatment room.
The highlights of were a first away win over South Africa, and a first victory over New Zealand after years of trying. They continued the form which saw them rise into the top four of the world rankings, a position they will hope to retain by performing well in the Six Nations, as they bid to secure a high seeding for May's draw for the World Cup. He used to sit next to one of the robbers at school.
Tables Irish Rugby Home. Live Scores All Teams. Ireland v Australia Ireland 17 27 Tries: Henderson, Ringrose, Earls Cons: Jackson 2 Australia 7 24 Tries: They have a lineout just on the halfway and will look to build from there. Wales have scored as Steff Evans goes over. A great offload from Scott Williams to Navidi who draws his man and then releases Evans. Wales straight back on attack from the kick-off as Halfpenny looks to get North away. Ireland opt for a shot at goal from 35m out with Conor Murray stepping up to take it.
He nails it with a little help from the post! Is that the win for Ireland? The ball goes backwards and Wales look to attack through Scot Williams - a big tackle on him from Farrell! Wales have the put in at the scrum as there was a knock-on. Wales go wide to north who is hauled down - Davies looks for quick ball but knocks on trying to dig the ball out of the ruck! Good scrum from Wales and from Davies who looks to attack from deep.
They shift it wide and halfpenny kicks ahead - Kearney has it covered and looks to run it back. Ireland then knock on again though and Wales have another scrum - this time just inside the Ireland half. They look to their forwards to carry it up but there is a knock-on and Wales have the put in at the scrum. Wales needed that as Shingler goes over in the corner. Quick ball and a skip pass gave Steff Evans some space and he roared downfield. They recyle the ball quickly and Shingler is on the other wing and takes the ball from Navidi to go go over.
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