|Eire (3) 13|
|Tries: Aki Cons: Crowley Pens: Crowley, Byrne|
|Australia (0) 10|
|Tries: Petaia Cons: Foley Pens: Foley|
Ross Byrne’s 77th-minute penalty earned Eire a 13-10 victory over Australia in a turgid Autumn Take a look at in Dublin.
Byrne was drafted into the Irish squad minutes earlier than the kick-off as Johnny Sexton was dominated out by a calf damage.
With Sexton out, Jack Crowley began at fly-half and his Tenth-minute penalty was the one first-half rating.
Bernard Foley levelled on 56th minute and after Bundee Aki’s transformed strive was cancelled out by Jordan Petaia’s rating, Byrne received it for Eire.
Foley had a late penalty probability to degree from the sting of the 22 and opted to kick for the nook to be able to chase victory however the transfer backfired as they conceded a penalty after profitable the lineout.
The Aussies will marvel how they didn’t beat the world’s top-ranked staff after having 62% possession within the first half and looking out the extra cohesive facet in assault all through the competition.
Extra to observe.
Eire: Keenan; Hansen, Ringrose, McCloskey, O’Brien; Sexton, Gibson-Park; Porter, Sheehan, Furlong; Beirne, Ryan; O’Mahony, Van der Flier, Doris.
Replacements: Herring, Healy, Bealham, McCarthy, Conan, Casey, Crowley, Aki.
Australia: Kellaway; Nawaqanitawase, Ikitau, Paisami, Wright; Foley, White; Slipper, Porecki, Alaalatoa; Frost, Neville; Holloway, Hooper, Valetini.
Replacements: Fainga’a, Robertson, Tupou, Skelton, Samu, Gordon, Lolesio, Petaia.