Ireland have won their first test series in Australia for almost 40 years after beating the Wallabies 20-16 in a dramatic contest at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

After a try-less first half, CJ Stander scored for the tourists four minutes after the interval, with Johnny Sexton kicking six penalties throughout the game to ensure the Irish victory.

However, after Marika Koroibete converted a kick through from Michael Foley to score, the hosts seemed to gain much of the momentum as they dominated the possession and territory in the second half.

But despite the relentless pressure, the Wallabies couldn’t add to their score and Ireland held on to win a tour in Australia for the first time since 1979.

Like for much of the series, ill-discipline and conceding unnecessary penalties cost them dearly but the rate of defensive work from Joe Schmidt’s side helped ensure their deserved victory.

The Irish win the three-match series 2-1, having turned the opening game defeat in Brisbane around to beat the Wallabies in back-to-back triumphs in Melbourne and Sydney.

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