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.
The remaining tickets from the September general sale for Rugby World Cup 2015 will go back on sale this week, with fans able to buy tickets for three of Ireland's Pool D matches, plus the quarter-finals, on Tuesday. The ticket sale will be open to the general public on Friday.
Blackrock's Stradbrook pitches had been invaded by Wallabies as the Australian men's squad trained there ahead of their Test against Ireland. Today, however, it was back to business as usual, as Blackrock hosted Railway Union in a feisty Women's All-Ireland League encounter. Kate Rowan rounds up the Division 1 action.
Leinster come up against a Benetton Treviso team at a low ebb, lying bottom of the table and still winless after seven rounds, as the province look to pick up the points and draw closer to the GUINNESS PRO12's top four.
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.
Leaders Terenure College and defending champions Clontarf both returned to winning ways in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League this afternoon, while Dublin University extended their unbeaten Division 1B run to five matches with a bonus point victory over Corinthians.