in a lackluster game, Ireland win against Australia

At home, Ireland won 13-10 against Australia.

At the end of boredom, Ireland got the better of Australia (13-10) Saturday evening at the conclusion of this Saturday of autumn tests. Between two solid teams defensively, but without imagination, the debates were balanced until the last second.

The Wallabies thought they were taking the lead in style thanks to a try from White (4e), denied to video for illicit clearing. The Irish have developed their characteristic game, based on game patterns that leave little room for personal initiative. Collisions being won by the visitors, the balance of power was gradually reversed and it was the Australians who monopolized the ball in the first period. Sterile balloons in hand, they failed to cross the first opposing curtain. In absolute mediocrity, the meeting finally settled shortly after the hour mark, where the releases were finally made more fluid in order to destabilize the defense of the southerners. The ball, spread on Bundee Aki, allowed the center to score in force (65e). His opponent reacted immediately, and picked up via Jordan Petaia after a bowling game from Will Skelton within the opposing defense (69e).

Wrapping up a crazy year for Ireland

Ireland, which has a third success in a row after those against world champions South Africa (19-16) and Fiji (35-17), finally made the difference on a penalty obtained in scrum, converted by Ross Byrne (75e). Bernard Foley, as a symbol, let the last ball escape to seal the opposing victory. And, at the same time, chain a third defeat after those conceded in France (30-29) and Italy (28-27).

The main fact of the evening will remain the injury of Jonathan Sexton before the meeting, during the warm-up. And confirmation that Ireland, only defeated in France and New Zealand in 2022, is one of the favorites to lift the World Cup in less than a year.

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