Australia 21-26 Ireland: rugby union international – live!

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Johnny Sexton kicked four penalties and two more conversions to help Ireland to victory in Melbourne

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt on his team leveling the series: “We knuckled down and worked our way into the game. We accumulated points where we didn’t last week. Probably the third quarter was the turning point of the game. We really kept that pressure on.

“We really kept them under pressure. Then, we were just hanging on at the end. We’re just going to glue everyone together and see how we shape up for next week.”

Wallabies captain Michael Cooper: “We had no ball. We had 25% (possession). It’s tough to win a game like that. Ultimately, not good enough. We got turned over quite easily. The Irish did quite well over the ball.”

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Written by Oliver Trenchard
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