Spring Tour: Wallabies Fall Short Again As Dogged Ireland Prevail

  by Paul Cook - The Wallabies have lost their second match in a row on the Spring Tour, going down 26-23 in Dublin to a well organised and resolute Ireland. Down 17-0 after only quarter of an hour, the Wallabies can take some solace from the way they fought back into contention to be 20-all at the break. But a tighter second half went down to the wire with penalties the name of the game and one example too many of ill discipline from the visitor's allowed Jonny Sexton to outpoint Bernard Foley and secure a clean sweep in November as Ireland look ahead to next year's World Cup. The home side came into the match off the back of eight wins from their last nine games as well as victory over the Springboks a fortnight ago, and were keen to prove that their newly acquired ranking as the 3rd best team in the world was no statistical anomaly. Tearing out of
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