Eight years ago this week, Ireland played their last ever international at the old Lansdowne Road. The 61-17 win over the Pacific Islanders completed a November clean sweep for the men in green, a feat not matched until Saturday evening.
Mike Ross showed his immense worth to Ireland once again with a fiercely committed 80-minute performance, as his efforts in the scrum and elsewhere helped Joe Schmidt's men prevail 26-23 over Australia.
Ireland prop Mike Ross is set for his third game in as many weeks against Australia tomorrow. Having not played for 30 days before running out against South Africa, Ross insisted that it is rare that a player will get to play a game being 100% fit.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Australia, Ireland flanker Rhys Ruddock said: "We need to bring the defensive physicality we had against South Africa, as Australia have threats all over the park. We need to be at the top of our game."
With both team line-ups announced, the excitement is building ahead of Ireland's GUINNESS Series match against Australia at the Aviva Stadium. Check out some photos from Ireland's latest training session at Carton House.