Belfast Telegraph

Irish down blunder

Australia ensured Declan Kidney’s Ireland will return home from their tour winless, but yesterday’s victory in front of 45,498 at Suncorp Stadium came in an unpolished and ill-disciplined performance.

The Australians ran in two tries, both in the first half, with scrum-half Luke Burgess scoring an intercept try and fly-half Quade Cooper crossing over after a skilful individual run on the stroke of half-time.

The Irish were held scoreless in the second period and, despite their best efforts were unable to grab a try in the contest — all 15 of their points coming from the boot of Jonathan Sexton.

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