Five classics from their rugby union history ahead of Test series
This Saturday sees the beginning of Ireland’s three Test series against the Wallabies in Australia, live on Sky Sports Action.
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The half backs combined for all 27 points as Patterson notched a brace of scores, and Campbell added two conversions, four penalties and a drop goal tries were still only worth four points.
Such a comprehensive display set the foundation for a tight 9 3 second Test victory and 2 0 series win, with 1979 remarkably the most recent year in which any Ireland side has beat a Wallabies one on Aussie soil.
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