Luckless Wallabies Fall to Ireland

The Wallabies are on the verge of their worst Spring Tour in a number of years after a three point loss to Ireland overnight.

 

Source: Ian Walton/ Getty Images

Source: Ian Walton/ Getty Images

Coaching against many players that he mentored early in his coaching career, Michael Cheika was on the wrong end of yet another close result.

 

Like the previous game against France in which Australia gave away early points, Ireland piled on the early misery for the visitors as they skipped away to a 17-point lead.

 

After a great 12 months which has included a six nations title, many thought that the Irish would run away with the game but this was far from the case.

 

Having thrown an interception which resulted in an early try, Nick Phipps bounced back superbly scoring a quality double.

 

Like most games of rugby the second half came down to a battle of the kickers and Jonathan Sexton took the points for the Irish as he kicked his team to victory.

 

The win solidifies Ireland’s spot at number three in the IRB ranking behind New Zealand and South Africa.

 

The Wallabies now set their sights on a grudge match against England next weekend, with a win needed to avoid yet another plague of controversy.

 

Written by: Joe Schwab @Meadowswidget

 

 

 

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