Ireland defeated Australia in a barnstorming test match in Sydney on Saturday morning, winning the series outright 2-1 in the process.
Joe Schmidt’s side battled hard to overcome the loss of the first test to defeat the Wallabies in Melbourne last week, and had to work even harder in the final encounter in a game that was tighter and all the more enthralling for it.
Johnny Sexton’s late penalty turned out to be the match-winning points, as the Leinster man’s late kick to expand the gap to four points ensured that Michael Cheika’s mem had to go for the try if they were to rescue the series. That didn’t happen (although the TMO drama at the end did little to help the nerves) and Ireland came away with the 20-16 victory.
In a game of strong individual performances, late lineup changes and the premature loss of captain Peter O’Mahony, we’re asking you who you felt were the standout performers from a historic victory against Australia, as Ireland defeated the Wallabies in an away test series for the first time in almost four decades.
As was the case last week, we will publish the results of your collective votes later in the afternoon.