Scotland vs Argentina LIVE: Rugby result and reaction as Darcy Graham gets hat-trick in feisty Scottish win

Scotland overcame remarkable Argentina resistance in winning their thrilling year-ending rugby Test 52-29 at Murrayfield.

Argentina were leading 8-7 when flanker Marcos Kremer was sent off with an hour remaining, and played with 12 men for a time in the third quarter.

Incredibly, with 12 on the field and defending a five-metre scrum, the Pumas poached dropped ball and Emiliano Boffelli, playing on his club home ground, ended up scoring between the posts at the other end and converting his try.

The Pumas trailed only 24-22 with nearly half an hour to go but it was too long to hold out. Scotland added four more tries and wing Darcy Graham got a hat-trick in their highest score against Argentina.

Relive the action from the rugby autumn international between Scotland and Argentina below:

Scotland vs Argentina

  • FULL-TIME! Scotland 52-29 Argentina

  • Darcy Graham notches hat-trick in feisty Scottish win that included six cards and 12 tries

  • 80+7 ‘- TRY! Ruiz gets late consolation (SCO 52-29 ARG)

  • 77’ - TRY! Graham completes hat-trick (SCO 52-22 ARG)

  • 74’ - TRY! Hogg adds to his tally with simple run-in (SCO 45-22 ARG)

  • 69’ - TRY! Redpath notches his first Scotland try (SCO 38-22 ARG)

  • 56’ - TRY! Tuipulotu over for his second try (SCO 31-22 ARG)

  • 52’ - TRY! Boffelli dots down breakaway try despite Pumas being down to 12 men (SCO 24-22 ARG)

  • 42’ - TRY! Graham gets second try after moment of Russell brilliance (SCO 24-15 ARG)

  • 39’ - TRY! Alemanno scores first Pumas try for five years (SCO 19-15 ARG)

  • 28’ - TRY! Powerful finish by Graham out wide (SCO 19-8 ARG)

  • 24’ - TRY! Van der Merwe finishes after Russell offload (SCO 14-8 ARG)

  • 22’ - RED CARD! Kremer sent off for dangerous clearout on Ritchie (SCO 7-8 ARG)

  • 16’ - TRY! De la Fuente goes over in the corner (SCO 7-8 ARG)

  • 12’ - TRY! Tuipulotu with superb finish (SCO 7-3 ARG)

Late Ross Byrne penalty helps Ireland overcome loss of Johnny Sexton to down Australia

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Ross Byrne landed a dramatic late penalty as Ireland overcame the loss of captain Johnny Sexton to cap a stellar year with a disjointed 13-10 win over Australia.

Replacement fly-half Byrne nailed a difficult kick from wide on the right with just three minutes remaining in Dublin to earn Ireland a record-equalling 12th successive home victory.

Andy Farrell’s men struggled for large parts of a disappointing contest and could easily have ended 2022 with a serious reality check against opponents beaten by Italy just last weekend.

Ireland centre Bundee Aki marked his return from an eight-game ban with the opening try but the game remained in the balance in the closing stages after Jordan Petaia crossed for the Wallabies.

A difficult evening for the Irish began with talisman Sexton withdrawing through injury, with his deputy Jack Crowley booting five points on his maiden Test start before Byrne, who was elevated to the bench at the 11th hour, proving to be the match-winner.

Late Ross Byrne penalty sees Ireland overcome loss of Johnny Sexton to beat Australia

WATCH: Ross Byrne the match-winner

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Here’s the moment Ross Byrne held his nerve to nail this difficult penalty from out wide and ultimately hand Ireland the win

WATCH: Bundee Aki power overs for opening try

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After 66 minutes with just a penalty apiece to show for their efforts, Ireland finally got over the try-line as Bundee Aki crashed his way across

FULL-TIME! Ireland 13-10 Australia

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It wasn’t necessarily pretty but Ireland cling on for a dramatic win. An arm wrestle of a Test match that the hosts edge with Bundee Aki’s try and Ross Byrne’s nerveless late kick. Phew!


FULL-TIME! Ireland 13-10 Australia

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A couple of phases but the ball is spilled, Ireland collect and Casey boots it into the stands! Ireland win

Ireland 13-10 Australia, 80 mins

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Oh no - Ireland have lost it! One last chance for Australia!

Ireland 13-10 Australia, 80 mins

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Byrne finds a safe touch. One successful lineout and they can kick the ball dead for the win. The clock about to go red.

Ireland 13-10 Australia, 79 mins

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Aussies going for the win, not the draw. Lineout secured but maul is stopped. And IRELAND WIN THE PENALTY! Held up and that might be enough for Ireland.

Ireland 13-10 Australia, 78 mins

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Australia get the ball back, good break from Wright, Foley makes more ground and his offload helps the Wallabies gets up to the edge of the 22.

PENALTY COMING for the Aussies. They go for the crossfield kick - taken by Nawaqanitawase - but nothing doing, so back for the penalty. Ireland not rolling away. Foley to go for the posts - similar position to his last kick, the conversion. But THEY GO FOR THE CORNER!

PENALTY! IRELAND 13-10 Australia (Byrne, 76 mins)

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WHAT A KICK! Superb stuff from Ross Byrne. A pressure kick, he’s only just on the field, wasn’t even in the 23 at the start of the day until Sexton’s injury, got the hurry-up from the referee and still nails it.

Enough to win it for Ireland?

Ireland 10-10 Australia, 75 mins

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Penalty to Ireland after an infringement at the scrum. This is a tricky kick, out on the right-hand side on the ten-metre line but Ross Byrne is going to go for the posts...

Ireland 10-10 Australia, 73 mins

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Australia stick up a high ball and Wright knocks on while competing in the air. Ireland scrum on the right-hand side on the ten-metre line. A decent platform here.

One penalty could be the difference between the sides.

Ireland 10-10 AUSTRALIA (Petaia, 70 mins)

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Ireland offside at the breakdown, free play for Australia and they take advantage!

They opt to spread the ball to the right, Nawaqanitawase carries, passes to Jordan Petaia and it’s a three on one outside, he dummies the pass and slices over the try.

Big conversion for Foley on the right and he curls it through. We’re all level at 10s!

Ireland 10-3 Australia, 69 mins

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Another breakdown penalty against Ireland as Sheehan, among others, not supporting his bodyweight. A lineout on the Irish 22 for Australia.

Safely won and a big carry from Skelton into the 22 itself.

TRY! IRELAND 10-3 Australia (Aki, 66 mins)

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And it’s there! Finally!

Casey opts to take the ball out of the forwards’ hands. Flat pass to Bundee Aki on the crash ball and he powers through two tacklers to get over the line by the posts. Tough to stop him from there. Simple conversion added by Crowley. Breakthrough!

Ireland 3-3 Australia, 65 mins

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Lineout won and then a brilliant, barrelling carry by Doris takes them within five metres. The Aviva roar can be heard now.

Penalty coming for Ireland. Australia defending for their lives. Van der Flier carries, held up short. Sheehan has a go. Inches out now...

Ireland 3-3 Australia, 64 mins

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Dominant tackle by Ireland forcing Australia back into their own 22 and Ringrose then makes a brilliant catch on the left touchline before his offload gives them good field position.

Eurgh... Another knock-on in contact so it’s an Australian scrum. Actually no! Replay spots that Ringrose was contacted in the air so it’s an Ireland penalty.

A lineout int he Australian 22. Golden opportunity. The crowd are into it now!

Ireland 3-3 Australia, 63 mins

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Jimmy O’Brien spills a high ball before Ikitau tries a chip over the top which skids into touch on the Irish 22. Ikitau then has a mammoth collision with the ball-carrying Aki - hard to tell who came off better there.

Neither side looks particularly comfortable in possession, Ireland also struggling a bit under the high ball. But Skelton gets isolated on a carry and Doris gets the turnover as Skelton holds on.

That means an Irish lineout just outside the 22 but it’s lost and the Wallabies can kick clear. Scrappy, scrappy stuff.

Ireland 3-3 Australia, 59 mins

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Australia reset from deep and Kellaway slides between a couple of tackles before a kick apiece ends with Keenan finding a good touch in the Australia half.

One moment of magic could decide this game as we head into the final 20 minutes. It’s been a game sorely lacking in magic so far.

Ireland 3-3 Australia, 57 mins

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Ireland give away a penalty from the kick-off as Beirne pulls down a maul. Australia set up around halfway following the lineout and Skelton keeps his legs driving on a carry to make some ground.

PENALTY! Ireland 3-3 AUSTRALIA (Foley, 55 mins)

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He missed one in the first half but Bernard Foley makes no mistake this time. The kick sails through and Australia are level at 3-3.

Will that spark this match into life?

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 54 mins

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Australia win the scrum solidly enough and will have a penalty as Ireland are pinged.

They play advantage but this looks nasty for Taniela Tupou. He goes down without contact and immediately clutches his right lower leg. He’s in a lot of pain. He’s helped on to the cart and will be driven off the field.

The Wallabies will go for the posts from this penalty just outside the 22.

Allan Alaalatoa comes back on for the prop, while Nic White is back on for Jake Gordon as well - presumably an HIA for the back-up scrum-half.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 54 mins

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Nice nudge by Foley after a good loop play off the scrum gains them a lot of ground. Ireland will have to execute a lineout on their own 22.

And they can’t! Knock-on at the lineout gives Australia an attacking scrum. What can they do here?

Sub for Ireland - Bundee Aki, back from his 8-week ban for a frankly disgraceful ruck clearout, is on for Stuart McCloskey in the centres. McCloskey has carried hard once again today - a decent performance.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 53 mins

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Hugo Keenan knocks on, so it’s a scrum. We’re back to contested now that Australia have a full complement.

Ah, I was wondering when we would see Will Skelton! The monster Wallabies lock comes on to the field - he has been the scourge of Irish sides before...

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 52 mins

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Talking of great counter-rucking, Ireland do good work to win the ball and the crowd get excited as they go wide to the left but there’s no joy for them and they then get turned over at the ruck.

Australia exit into Irish territory with the kick.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 50 mins

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Good maul defence by Australia, so Ireland release the ball and come infield. McCloskey carries hard to within five metres.

But the Aussie players celebrate as they win the penalty! O’Mahony gets called for coming in at the side - he looks disgusted but it was the right call. Superb counter-rucking caught him out and made him feel he had to come in form the side.

That’s O’Mahony’s final act as he’s subbed off for Jack Conan.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 49 mins

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Ireland kick to the corner, the crowd start to make some noise. This is a great opportunity given how good the Irish maul is.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 49 mins

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Again, they can’t covert though. The attacking execution from both teams has been sloppy today. Ringrose gets himself held up in the tackle, so it’s a Wallabies scrum.

This is turning into a war of attrition now as Rob Valetini gingerly heads off to be replaced by Pete Samu. He accidentally ended up going face to face with Dan Sheehan in a tackle.

Both men are very upright, low amount of danger, so just a penalty with no cards. Probably fair.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 48 mins

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Nic White takes a blow to the head as he goes down in the tackle and makes contact with a knee. So he’s off for a HIA, with Jake Gordon coming on.

Ireland win the lineout and now they’re into the Wallabies 22 again...

NO TRY! Ireland 3-0 Australia, 47 mins

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This time going blind does work! Australia don’t have it covered and Hansen has space, the cover defence comes and he offloads inside to Gibson-Park for the score.

But replays show Hansen’s foot was in touch. So close! Australia now back up to 15 as Fainga’a’s sin-bin is over so he comes back on, as do Valetini and Petaia (who were off to allow the extra front-rower to come on), so the Wallabies back to a full complement of 15 and no damage done while at a personnel disadvantage.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 46 mins

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The lack of hooker costs Australia as they try a short one but it’s crooked. Who said lineout throwing was easy?

Ireland scrum, uncontested of course, in the 22.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 45 mins

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Australia clear but it’s a lineout midway in the Wallabies half for Ireland. This is a good platform.

Ryan claims it in the air and the maul moves towards the 22 before Ireland go down the blindside as Gibson-Park darts but Hansen has a foot in touch as he gets tackled. Poor option really.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 44 mins

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Ireland looking more explosive in attack already in this second half. Sheehan finds a neat offload out the back door and successive carries get over the gain line. Into the Aussie 22 again.

They go wide to the right and Hansen has half a yard but it’s pulled back for a knock-on from O’Mahony in contact. Scrum Australia but they’re currently hooker-less with Porecki off for a HIA and Fainga’a in the sin-bin.

It will be an uncontested scrum, although the Wallabies also have to bring on Taniela Tupou into the front row to complete it. The rules state two men have to go off, so for the next two minutes they’re actually down to 13

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 42 mins

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Ireland with the ball first in this second half and they’re quickly into the Australia 22 as McCloskey wins his collision to get over the gain line.

Crowley’s inside pass almost frees Hansen but the Wallabies come up with the steal - Michael Hooper, who else, gets his hand in and pulls the ball back!

Foley spanks the ball clear up beyond halfway. That was better from Ireland even though it ended frustratingly.

KICK-OFF! Ireland 3-0 Australia

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40 minutes of rugby left today. Ireland lead by three points and Australia will have about 7 minutes with 14 men after Fainga’a sin-binning.

WATCH: Tadhg Furlong shows off his kicking skills

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Not much by the way of first-half highlights. This is probably about it to be honest but who doesn’t love to see a prop kicking at least!

HALF-TIME! Ireland 3-0 Australia

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Wallabies go short from the lineout, recycle the ball and White kicks the ball into the stands.

Not exactly high scoring in Dublin but Ireland do have a narrow lead and Australia have spurned so many opportunities. You’d think the Irish will come on strong in the second half.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 39 mins

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Lineout secured and the maul is on! Dan Sheehan goes for the corner but he’s millimetres short with Nic White underneaht him. Not sure how he’s stayed in there?

Ah, Gibson-Park’s foot is just in touch as he fishes the ball out. Wallabie lineout on their own five-metre line but we’re past 40 minutes, so they just need to secure this and kick it out.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 39 mins

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Nice run by O’Brien and inside pass to Hansen brings Ireland up to the Australia 22. They’ve spent just 17 seconds in there so far in the match...

Gibson-Park wins Ireland a soft penalty and they turn down the three points to kick to the corner instead and test out the 14-man Wallabies just before half-time.

YELLOW CARD! Ireland 3-0 AUSTRALIA (Fainga’a, 37 mins)

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Another neck roll by Australia - Folau Fainga’a on Josh van der Flier. The ref has warned both sides about going high but again the Wallabies err and he loses patience, it’s a yellow card for the hooker.

With their other hooker, Dave Porecki, in HIA, it will be interesting to see how the visitors cope

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 37 mins

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Ireland have made 139 tackles to Australia’s 42 so far... That tells the story of the game really. The Wallabies have dominated possession but unable to score any points. Will the defensive effort start to tell on Irish bodies as the game wears on?

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 36mins

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Australia go through the phases on the edge of the Irish 22 but the Ireland defence holds firm. Rinse, repeat...

Kellaway tries a little stabbed grubber through but it harmlessly skids into touch. O’Mahony getting treatment on his neck now so we’ve got a water break four minutes before half-time...

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 35 mins

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Another 22 entry for Australia as Foley nudges a penalty to about 10 metres out. Can Australia finally convert this into points?

Erm... no... They lose the lineout as James Ryan leaps and gets his hand in there before Gibson-Park box-kicks clear.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 33 mins

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Nawaqanitawase outjumps Hansen on the left when Foley sticks up a high bomb with a penalty coming. It gives Australia position about 10 metres from the line.

But sloppy again as Ikitau spills the ball, Tadhg Furlong of all people collects and thumps the ball long down the middle of the field towards halfway. Nothing better than a prop kicking! Was an effective boot to be fair to him.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 31 mins

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Nawaqanitawase is Australia’s biggest running threat so far (unfortunately for those of us having to type his name...) and he high-steps past a man on the left flank as he gains a good few metres. He has a lovely show-and-go where he looks as if he’s about to kick but keeps ball in hand instead

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 29 mins

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Australia get themselves into a bit of bother on their own try line after a long Jimmy O’Brien kick as Nawaqanitawase and Tom Wright have to pass the ball between them and dodge tackles to try and escape.

The Wallabies get a reprieve when Doris accidentally goes a bit high while grasping for the jinking Wright. A bit of pushing and shoving between the players but nothing too serious and the Wallabies exit with the penalty.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 27 mins

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A break by Petaia takes Australia back into the Ireland 22. Slipper and Valetini make carries in the tight but the Irish defensive line isn’t buckling.

After 20-odd phases, White goes wide and Kellaway completes a no-look offload but even that doesn’t breach the green wall. Then Caelan Doris gets his hands on the ball, hangs on for grim death and wins the turnover. Good work by the Irish No 8 and good work by the defence as a whole, they didn’t look like breaking at all there.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 24 mins

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Good defensive discipline by Ireland. They keep Australia around the edge of the 22 and then Nawaqanitawase (yes, I am having to copy and paste his name...) tries an offload but Ringrose disrupts and the ball cannons out off a Wallaby foot. Lineout to Ireland in their own 22

Wallabies hooker Dave Porecki off for an HIA after taking a blow to the head.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 23 mins

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Straight away, Ireland commit another penalty - Garry Ringrose off his feet at the ruck. Australia might be lucky to get that one, it looked like Ringrose was on his feet when he got the ball and the Australian player flopped on the wrong side.

Regardless, it’s a lineout in the Irish 22 for the Wallabies.

MISSED PENALTY! Ireland 3-0 Australia (Foley, 21 mins)

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First shot at goal for Bernard Foley today. Pretty central, about 30 metres out but he’s shanked it wide! It goes wide of the right upright.

Didn’t expect him to miss that.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 20 mins

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Tom Wright jinks his way between a couple of defenders to take the Wallabies into enemy territory. But again, the Aussies turn the ball over and Ireland can exit, which they do through Gibson-Park’s box kick.

But Caelan Doris is offside in front of the kick and the Wallabies will take a shot at the posts.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 18 mins

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Again a scrappy lineout but it falls the Australian way and they are just outside the Irish 22 but White knocks on in contact to give Ireland the scrum.

It’s been messy round the breakdown so far. In fact, this game has been pretty scrappy in general.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 16 mins

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O’Mahony pinged for a high cleanout and Australia have a platform in Irish territory.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 14 mins

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Should have mentioned earlier but Jordan Petaia is on in the centres for Australia after Hunter Paisami took a knock in the early going and couldn’t recover.

Clever kick over the head of Tom White by Gibson-Park pins the Wallabies back and gives them a lineout 10 metres from their own line. It’s not clean but the knock-on comes from an Irish arm, so now it’s a scrum for the visitors.

Ireland 3-0 Australia, 11 mins

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Ireland cough up the kick-off but Australia immediately pinged again for a neck roll at the ruck just outside the Irish 22. Their discipline has been pretty poor on this tour and it’s already costing them again.

Ireland relieve the pressure with a kick to touch and have the lineout in Australian territory

PENALTY! IRELAND 3-0 Australia (Crowley, 9 mins)

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This time the pressure tells for Ireland as Stuart McCloskey makes a big carry and Australia are pinged at the breakdown just outside the 22. A kickable penalty for Jack Crowley, right of centre - can he knock over a nerve-settler?

Yes he can! Slotted with minimal fuss and Ireland lead. That will do wonders for the youngster’s confidence you’d think.

Ireland 0-0 Australia, 7 mins

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Nice sidestep by Beirne makes a few yards and Ireland then enter the Aussie 22 for the first time as Crowley has a dart.

Great turnover by Michael Hooper on the deck! He nicks the ball cleanly and Australia can clear. Not a great kick, meaning Jimmy O’Brien can run it back into the Wallabies half and Mack Hansen then makes good ground down the right wing but his grubber through is collected. Australia clear up towards halfway

Ireland 0-0 Australia, 5 mins

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Better from Ireland as they exchange kicks with Australia and then Tadhg Beirne gets over the ball brilliantly at the ruck to win a penalty just inside the opposition half.

Crowley kicks for the corner but it’s not a great kick - he only makes limited ground, not even into the 22, although it is an Ireland lineout at least

NO TRY! Ireland 0-0 Australia, 4 mins

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Australia opt to tap and go from the penalty. Good defence from Ireland initially although decent carries by Slipper and Valentini.

And then Nic White slides though a hole and dives over for a try! What a start by the Wallabies.

Ah, but after a TMO check, it’s a neck roll at the ruck by the Wallabies on Josh van der Flier and the try is chalked off. A let-off for Ireland

Ireland 0-0 Australia, 3 mins

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The Wallabies win the penalty off the scrum and this is a strong start for the visitors.

Some news on Johnny Sexton’s injury, which is the big news so far. He suffered a calf injury in the warm-up and was forced to withdraw ahead of kick-off. What a huge chance for Jack Crowley at No 10. An incredible talent but limited international experience - he’ll relish this opportunity.

The back-up fly-half slot has never really been solidified for Ireland. Joey Carbery has shown flashes but is now injured, so Jack Crowley - let’s see what you can do.

Ireland 0-0 Australia, 1 mins

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An early mistake by Ireland. Jamison Gibson-Park drops a high ball on his own 22 and an early scrum for Australia to lay down a marker.

KICK-OFF! Ireland 0-0 Australia

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Underway in Dublin for the final rugby game of the day. What do Ireland and Australia have in store for us?

Ireland vs Australia

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The teams are out on the Aviva Stadium pitch, with the anthems taking place now.

Ireland’s are favourites for this clash, and rightly so given their form this year. They have also won four of the last five games against the Wallabies, although the teams haven’t played since 2018.

Here are the match odds:

Ireland: 1/5

Draw: 22/1

Australia: 4/1

Australia team news

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Australia make sweeping changes to their team after the shock loss to Italy a week ago, as only four of the starters from that 28-27 defeat remain.

Mark Nawaqanitawase, who debuted last week, keeps his place on the wing while the centre pairing of Hunter Paisami and Len Ikitau also stay and Allan Alaalatoa plays again in the front row after captaining the Wallabies for the first time last week.

This week, James Slipper skippers the side in what will be his 126th Test and Andrew Kellaway moves back to full-back after playing on the wing in the opening two games of the autumn internationals.

Australia XV: 15 Andrew Kellaway, 14 Mark Nawaqanitawase, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Hunter Paisami, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nic White, 1 James Slipper (captain), 2 Dave Porecki, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 4 Nick Frost, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 6 Jed Holloway, 7 Michael Hooper, 8 Rob Valetini

Replacements: 16 Folau Fainga’a, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Noah Lolesio, 23 Jordan Petaia

Ireland team news - Johnny Sexton OUT!

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Late team news as Johnny Sexton has been ruled out, with Jack Crowley now starting at fly-half and Ross Byrne on the bench. Peter O’Mahony will captain the side. It’s a huge loss for Ireland as their skipper and talisman won’t be playing.

Originally Andy Farrel had made seven changes to his side from the 35-17 victory over Fiji last weekend, as he returned to something close to his first-choice selection for the visit of the Wallabies.

Hugo Keenan is at full-back as Jimmy O’Brien switches to the wing and Mack Hansen moves from left to right in the back three.

Garry Ringrose is back in the No 13 jersey for the injured Robbie Henshaw, prop Andrew Porter and hooker Dan Sheehan come into the front row, James Ryan is at lock, as Josh van der Flier and Peter O’Mahony return to the back row with Caelan Doris switching from the blindside flank to No 8.

Ireland XV: 15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Mack Hansen, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Jimmy O’Brien, 10 Jack Crowley, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 1 Andrew Porter, 2 Dan Sheehan, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 5 James Ryan, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 7 Josh van der Flier, 8 Caelan Doris

Replacements: 16 Rob Herring, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Finlay Bealham, 19 Joe McCarthy, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Craig Casey, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Bundee Aki

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Ireland will aim to finish their autumn internationals in style as they welcome Australia to Dublin.

Victories over South Africa and Fiji have continued a sensational year for Ireland, adding to their historic summer tour series win over New Zealand, and Andy Farrell will be desperate to finish the autumn with a perfect record.

They face a wounded Wallabies side - literally, as they battle a slew of injuries, and figuratively, with a narrow opening win over Scotland having given way to a one-point loss to France and a first-ever defeat to Italy.

Farrell has brought his big guns back into the line-up after they were largely rested for the slightly underwhelming win over Fiji a week ago, and victory over a side that Ireland have beaten in four of the last five fixtures between the teams - albeit with the most recent contest coming in 2018 - will be the expectation in Dublin.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash:

Ireland vs Australia LIVE: Rugby score and latest updates

Ireland vs Australia

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Right, hopefully you’ve caught your breath after that incredible drama at Twickenham...

There’s still more rugby to come this evening, a mouth-watering clash between No 1 side in the world Ireland and a wounded Australia - the perfect way to round off this day of autumn internationals. That kicks off in about 20 minutes’ time.

F/T: England 25-25 New Zealand

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Should England have played on at the end? Given where they were, a draw is perfectly commendable, but they had been tearing New Zealand’s 14-man defence asunder, and the All Blacks had just lost their best defensive scrum-half.

F/T: England 25-25 New Zealand

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New Zealand will be wondering quite how they managed to throw that away. They switched off slightly after the Beauden Barrett drop goal, allowing England to make an immediate break that cost them both a try and a man when Barrett failed to fully release.

It looked at one stage like Ian Foster’s side were going to run away with it. Their winning run ends at six games, a mixed year concluding in fittingly odd fashion.

F/T: England 25-25 New Zealand

19:29 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Where do you even start with that? England were pretty awful for 70 minutes, short of control and incredibly profligate in New Zealand territory, but struck thrice in the final ten minutes to snatch a remarkable draw. Will Stuart, making his first appearance of the autumn after injury, was the unexpected scorer of a vital double as the hosts came to life as they seemed to be nearing death’s door.

This was the Freddie Steward score that came between the two Stuart tries. How about that moment of dextrous genius from Dave Ribbans on just his second cap?


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England 25-25 New Zealand, 80 minutes

19:22 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Problems for New Zealand. TJ Perenara has tweaked an ankle and David Havili is on. They have no scrum half.

Can England capitalise? They take the restart...and Marcus Smith kicks into the stands!

Boos, big boos from the crowd - it’s a draw!

TRY! ENGLAND 25-25 New Zealand (Will Stuart try, 80 minutes)

19:20 , Harry Latham-Coyle

An unlikely English hero!

Henry Slade and Guy Porter had make the initial burst up the right, but it was the replacement tighthead there again to capitalise.

Marcus Smith converts - it’s 25 apiece with less than a minute to go.

Try? Has Will Stuart got another?

19:19 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The prop crashes over and Mathieu Raynal awards it initially, but the French referee wants to make certain...

England 18-25 New Zealand, 78 minutes

19:18 , Harry Latham-Coyle

New Zealand’s maul wastes another 45 seconds, and Jordie Barrett carries hard and straight.

But the All Blacks kick the ball away and England will have a chance.

England 18-25 New Zealand, 77 minutes

19:17 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Was that the right option? A curious moment from Ben Youngs, who has largely been good since he came on. The scrum-half lifts an entirely aimless box kick up the left touchline with no-one in particular there to pursue it.

England then infringe. Three minutes to play.

England 18-25 New Zealand, 76 minutes

19:16 , Harry Latham-Coyle

How quickly things can swing. Twickenham, so lifeless five minutes or so ago, is now roaring England on, and the home players are rising to the challenge. They win a penalty on their own ten-metre line as a New Zealand tackler fails to roll away.

TRY! ENGLAND 18-25 New Zealand (Freddie Steward try, 75 minutes)

19:15 , Harry Latham-Coyle

And Freddie Steward bounds over on the right!

New Zealand’s 14-men never recovered from the Ribbans offload. Ben Youngs cleverly goes blind as most of his teammates rush to the left, and Steward makes unimpeded passage to the line.

Marcus Smith converts!

England 11-25 New Zealand, 74 minutes

19:14 , Harry Latham-Coyle

But there is belief about England! They attack from deep, making metres up the left.

Dave Ribbans! That’s an extraordinary offload over the top to put a back into space...

TRY! ENGLAND 11-25 New Zealand (Will Stuart try, 72 minutes)

19:11 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The officials took their time but the try is awarded!

A long, long check but the final outcome is five points to Will Stuart’s name on his return - and a glimmer of hope for England.

Marcus Smith’s conversion good. The hosts remain two converted scores in arrears.

England 6-25 New Zealand, 71 minutes

19:11 , Harry Latham-Coyle

It is very, very close, but I’m not sure that Will Stuart has managed to get that down.

Or has he? Richie Mo’unga arrived to knock the ball back towards the field of play, but the officials seem to think the ball is on the line as it hits the grass...

YELLOW CARD! Beauden Barrett is sent to the sin bin! England 6-25 New Zealand, 71 minutes

19:08 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Time for a late twist? Marcus Smith makes a brilliant break up the left and Beauden Barrett’s failure to release before contesting means he will spend the remainder of this contest on the naughty step.

Mathieu Raynal wants to check a potential grounding, though. Might England have got the ball down?

DROP GOAL! England 6-25 NEW ZEALAND (Beauden Barrett drop goal, 71 minutes)

19:06 , Harry Latham-Coyle

New Zealand win two more penalties from lineouts on the right.

With advantage coming, Beauden Barrett says why not? His drop goal is perfect. New Zealand extend their lead.

England 6-22 New Zealand, 68 minutes

19:05 , Harry Latham-Coyle

England kick to the corner.

Down comes Maro Itoje in a heap with a blast of Mathieu Raynal’s whistle...penalty New Zealand’s way! The crowd voice their disapproval but the second row was thrown across into the All Blacks’ defensive lineout - how profligate have England been in the 22 this evening?

Guy Porter has replaced Jack Nowell on England’s right wing.

England 6-22 New Zealand, 67 minutes

19:03 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Nearly a much-needed strike for England! Off the top of the lineout, Owen Farrell produces a lovely inside ball to Jonny May, who in turn finds Tom Curry on his shoulder after being knocked slightly off kilter.

The All Blacks somehow prevent Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola scoring up the blindside, but infringe.

With advantage, Marcus Smith kicks crossfield for Freddie Steward...but Beauden Barrett manages to do just enough to prevent the full-back gathering.

England 6-22 New Zealand, 66 minutes

19:01 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Richie Mo’unga cleverly jinks away from Ben Youngs as the scrum-half tries to charge down his clearance, affording him the time to clear in greater comfort.

Jack Willis is on for Sam Simmonds in the England back row.

England 6-22 New Zealand, 64 minutes

19:00 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Twickenham boos - another knock on in a promising position from England! They hadn’t really threatened the New Zealand defence in six phases, all higgledy piggledy as they tried to force the ball wide having failed to collapse the interior All Blacks defence. Marcus Smith knocks on as he goes it alone with an immediate transfer to men waiting on the left very much cut off.

Dave Ribbans replaces Jonny Hill in the second row. Hill’s dropped head shakes from side to side as he leaves the field.

England 6-22 New Zealand, 62 minutes

18:58 , Harry Latham-Coyle

New Zealand are now kicking almost every possession away, in a position of such strength with 20 minutes to go.

Freddie Steward’s high bomb isn’t particularly easy on the eye but the full-back wins the ball back in the air. A wide pass forces Henry Slade to stoop and collect, the replacement somehow clutching at his toes, and New Zealand are slow to vacate the space near Ben Youngs. They are duly penalised; England return to the opposition red zone.

England 6-22 New Zealand, 60 minutes

18:55 , Harry Latham-Coyle

At last Twickenham is allowed a chance to excite with Jonny May given the ball in the open field. May angles in and then cuts upfield between a pair of tiring New Zealand forwards.

But the All Blacks’ own fast men combine to win a penalty. Caleb Clarke takes May at the knees, sending him sliding towards Mark Telea, who latches over the top. May can only cling on.

England 6-22 New Zealand, 59 minutes

18:54 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A vital intervention from Ardie Savea! Crikey is the number eight good, everywhere in the latest defensive stand from New Zealand, bouncing back to his feet to pick his moment to pick through the bits of a messy English ruck and win a holding on penalty.

England 6-22 New Zealand, 57 minutes

18:52 , Harry Latham-Coyle

An entirely new front row for England, with messrs. George, M.Vunipola and Stuart called in.

Jordie Barrett leaves George flat on his back with a mightily physical carry, but when big brother Scott tries to do something similar to Tom Curry, the blindside flanker is felled and left prone, forcing a teammate to go off their feet. Penalty to England.

England 6-22 New Zealand, 55 minutes

18:50 , Harry Latham-Coyle

It’s all gone a little flat at Twickenham with the All Blacks in control. New Zealand attack from the back of a scrum, playing to the left, but Owen Farrell marks Richie Mo’unga’s arc perfectly, wrestling the fly-half to floor.

Tom Curry spots a ruck left vacant by the All Blacks and begins to harry Aaron Smith, who flicks a wild NFL-style snap into the referee behind him. Scrum, New Zealand ball.

Here is that stunning Rieko Ioane try:

England 6-22 New Zealand, 53 minutes

18:47 , Harry Latham-Coyle

That is that for Van Poortvliet, who has endured a tough 50 minutes or so. Ben Youngs is on in his place at scrum half.

There is another change, and a slightly more surprising one - Manu Tuilagi, who has carried impressively but been glimpsed perhaps too frequently, takes leave with Henry Slade on in the centres.

England 6-22 New Zealand, 53 minutes

18:45 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Another chance missed by England! Owen Farrell delivers a lovely miss ball at the line, putting Luke Cowan-Dickie into a hole. Jordie Barrett snares his shoelaces, and England look to play with haste, but Jack van Poortvliet’s arm is snared as he tries to release the pass and the ball spills forward.

TRY! England 6-22 NEW ZEALAND (Rieko Ioane try, 50 minutes)

18:41 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Simply sensational!

Utter, utter brilliance from the All Blacks, who go virtually the length of the field. Sam Simmonds knocks on as he carries into a brace of New Zealand forwards.

Advantage is coming, and New Zealand play. Beauden Barrett steps into first receiver and spots space on the left for Caleb Clarke to run into. Barrett’s kick is perfect, allowing Clarke to rush in, gather, and drop a deft little switch ball to Rieko Ioane.

From there, it is pure gas. Ioane has Manu Tuilagi well beaten and sears up the left touchline, beating a covering Jonny May on the angle to slide into the corner.

England 6-17 New Zealand, 48 minutes

18:40 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Not for the first time this evening, a punted penalty fails to find touch. England return to New Zealand and Mark Telea, who flings in field.

The All Blacks are penalised for offside as Beauden Barrett slices his up-and-under towards a group of retreating forwards, who fail to traipse back quite far enough.

England 6-17 New Zealand, 47 minutes

18:39 , Harry Latham-Coyle

New Zealand put their maul to work, the carriages latching on as the locomotive pulls out of the station and making quick progress up the right. England come in from the side to knock it off the rails.

England 6-17 New Zealand, 45 minutes

18:38 , Harry Latham-Coyle

England’s forwards bash on the door, punching away close in. Maro Itoje goes close, but is ruled just short.

Up goes Mathieu Raynal’s arm, the crowd roaring their approval...but it’s for a New Zealand penalty! England seal off with All Black jackalers in position to pounce, and it’s another chance gone for the hosts.

England 6-17 New Zealand, 44 minutes

18:36 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Away goes Manu Tuilagi! A delightful delay from Marcus Smith to put the centre into a gap and Tuilagi charges to within five metres.

A brave, technically sound tackle to halt him, but England have a penalty.

Luke Cowan-Dickie taps it quickly!

England 6-17 New Zealand, 43 minutes

18:35 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Another penalty for the home side. Jack Nowell taps back a high kick and Ardie Savea can’t resist swiping his paw through the cookie jar with the lid left slightly open. Mathieu Raynal whistles him for arriving at the side; England kick codwn to the New Zealand 22.

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