Five classics from their rugby union history ahead of Test series
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cheap moncler jackets There have been 33 encounters between the pair since 1927 but we’ve chosen five classic matches to whet the appetite ahead of this weekend’s opener at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. cheap moncler jackets
Australia 12 27 Ireland 3 June 1979, Brisbane [Summer Test series]The last occasion in which Ireland won a tour of any description in the southern hemisphere against one of the old Tri Nations, an Ollie Campbell and Colin Patterson inspired outfit were sensational as they overcame the Wallabies at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane in the first Test of a two Test tour.
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moncler outlet jackets The half backs combined for all 27 points as Patterson notched a brace of scores, and Campbell added two conversions, four penalties and a drop goal tries were still only worth four points. moncler outlet jackets
Such a comprehensive display set the foundation for a tight 9 3 second Test victory and 2 0 series win, with 1979 remarkably the most recent year in which any Ireland side moncler sale outlet has beat a Wallabies one on Aussie soil.
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Such an alarming stat is offset by the fact there has been 10 encounters Down Under in the 39 years since, but it is still a pretty poor record for the Irish.
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Ireland 18 19 Australia 20 October 1991, Dublin [Rugby World Cup quarter final]During rugby’s second ever World Cup, the two nations buy moncler jackets put on one of the most exciting knockout ties in the tournament’s history as Ireland very nearly pulled off what would then have been the greatest of all upsets.
David Campese was magnificent for Australia as they avoided an embarrassing upset by the skin of their teeth
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David Campese was at his free flowing best, stepping and jinking moncler sale his way over for one superb try and finishing off another to put Australia on their way to a semi final place until a famous breakaway try with four minutes left by backrow Gordon Hamilton, cheap moncler sale latching onto the offload of Jack Clarke to finish in the corner, cued delirium at Landsowne Road.
After Hamilton’s try, bedlam ensued in Lansdowne Road for a few seconds
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Australia would moncler outlet sale go on to beat New Zealand in the semi final and then England in the final to claim their first World Cup.
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Australia 17 16 Ireland 1 November 2003, Melbourne [Rugby World Cup pool stages]Fast forward 12 years to rugby’s fifth ever World Cup and the sides played out another classic as the Wallabies once again won by cheap moncler the slenderest of margins this time on moncler outlet store home soil.
While both nations did progress to the quarter finals, this final Pool A fixture was highly significant as the winner would earn a tie against a distinctly average Scotland side, while the loser would have to face a formidable France.
A George Gregan drop goal, plus a try from George Smith and two penalties from Elton Flatley gave Australia a healthy 14 3 advantage at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne, but Eddie O’Sullivan’s young Irish side came roaring back in a fantastic second half showing.
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The men in green finished the game the stronger, piling the pressure on, but the Wallabies held on as a late, late David Humphreys drop goal just veered wide.
O’Driscoll’s outstanding finish saw Ireland come steaming back, but just cheap moncler coats fall short
moncler jackets outlet The result proved significant as Australia comfortably dispatched Scotland 33 16 in Brisbane and would make it all the way to the final, succumbing toEngland, while Ireland were destroyed 43 21 by France. moncler jackets outlet
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