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Ireland 27-24 Australia: rugby union autumn international – as it happened

Ireland had to dig deep to see off Australia, but in doing so became the first northern hemisphere team since 2003 to beat the Wallabies, All Blacks and Springboks in a calendar year

What an afternoon and evening it’s been! Some housekeeping, then.

Rory Best looks like he’s about to burst into tears. What a performance on his 100th cap. What a guy. “Today has been everything I wanted it to be and a little bit more too,” he says.

In Auckland, Paul Herbert appreciates Best’s work: “Any team that beats the [redacted] Aussies is great by me,” he writes. “Well done Ireland and what a great run you’re having. Keep on guys. Love your game.”

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