Mat Rogers kicked 15 points as Australia outscored Ireland by three tries to one for a 30-14 win in Saturday’s permanent tsb International at Lansdowne Road. Click here for more.
Denis Leamy (centre) waits with the rest of the Irish team as Mat Rogers attempts a conversion at Lansdowne Road. Australia’s win ended their seven-game losing streak – their last victory coming against South Africa in July.
Mat Rogers kicked 15 points as Australia outscored Ireland by three tries to one for a 30-14 win in Saturday’s permanent tsb International at Lansdowne Road.
permanent tsb International: Saturday, November 19
IRELAND 14 AUSTRALIA 30, Lansdowne Road (Att: 42,000)
Scorers: Ireland: Try: Shane Horgan; Pens: Ronan O’Gara 2, David Humphreys
Australia: Tries: Drew Mitchell 2, Chris Latham; Cons: Mat Rogers 3; Pens: Mat Rogers 3
7 minutes – Ireland penalty: Ronan O’Gara – 3-0
27 minutes – Australia penalty: Mat Rogers 3-3
36 minutes – Ireland penalty: Ronan O’Gara – 6-3
Half-Time – Ireland 6 Australia 3
Shane Horgan fails to prevent Drew Mitchell from getting in for his second try – Australian replacement hooker Tatafu Polata-Nau is in close attendance.
42 minutes – Australia penalty: Mat Rogers – 6-6
45 minutes – Australia try: Drew Mitchell – 6-11; conversion: Mat Rogers – 6-13
56 minutes – Ireland penalty: David Humphreys – 9-13
64 minutes – Australia try: Chris Latham – 9-18; conversion: Mat Rogers – 9-20
67 minutes – Australia sin-bin: George Smith (late tackle)
71 minutes – Australia try: Drew Mitchell – 9-25; conversion: Mat Rogers – 9-27
77 minutes – Ireland try: Shane Horgan – 14-27; conversion missed – 14-27
80(+3) minutes – Australia penalty: Mat Rogers – 14-30
Full-Time – Ireland 14 Australia 30
Ireland: Geordan Murphy; Shane Horgan, Andrew Trimble, Gordon D’Arcy, Tommy Bowe; Ronan O’Gara, Peter Stringer; Marcus Horan, Shane Byrne, John Hayes, Donncha O’Callaghan, Malcolm O’Kelly, Simon Easterby (capt), Johnny O’Connor, Denis Leamy.
Replacements used: Matt McCullough for O’Kelly (18 mins), David Humphreys for O’Gara (51), Rory Best for Byrne (52-56). Not used: Simon Best, Neil Best, Kieran Campbell, Girvan Dempsey.
Australia: Chris Latham; Mark Gerrard, Lote Tuqiri, Morgan Turinui, Drew Mitchell; Mat Rogers, George Gregan (capt); Greg Holmes, Brendan Cannon, David Fitter, Hugh McMeniman, Nathan Sharpe, John Roe, Phil Waugh, George Smith.
Replacements used: Al Baxter for Fitter (51 mins), Wendell Sailor for Gerrard (63), Mark Chisolm for McMeniman (69), Tatafu Polata-Nau for Cannon (71), Matt Henjak for Gregan (73), Scott Fava for Roe (76). Not used: Lloyd Johansson.
Referee: Chris White (England); Touch Judges: Tony Spreadbury (England), Tappe Henning (South Africa); Television Match Official: Huw Watkins (Wales).