12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Ireland's record caps holder Malcolm O'Kelly receives attention in the 18th-minute after shipping a heavy double tackle from Nathan Sharpe and Lote Tuqiri. Lock O'Kelly's 75th cap was at a worrying end as he was stretchered off the field in a neck brace, but O'Sullivan confirmed afterwards: "Malcolm's come round and he's fine. He's in good form thankfully."
Ireland prop John Hayes tries to stop Australian scrum-half and captain George Gregan from sniping through.
Australian centre Morgan Turinui getting to grips with new Ireland midfielder Andrew Trimble.
Colourful Australian supporters cheer on their side as they end their seven-game losing streak.
**All photos by Billy Stickland, Morgan Treacy and Tom Honan of Inpho Photography**