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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 November, 2003, 10:44 GMT
Australia v Ireland photos
Hooker Keith Wood (right) attacks for Ireland
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Ireland hooker Keith Wood (right) leads the attack as the Irish know victory would take them into the last eight as Pool A winners
George Smith touches down for Australia's first try
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Flanker George Smith scores the first try of the night on 12 minutes to put the reigning world champions 8-0 up
Ireland wing Dennis Hickie sprints towards the Australian try-line
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Dennis Hickie makes a good break late in the first half but the move breaks down and Ireland can't break the try-line
Ireland wing Shane Horgan tussles with Australian full-back Mat Rogers
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Ireland wing Shane Horgan and Australian full-back Mat Rogers clash on 38 minutes and both men are sent to the sin bin
Australian wing Wendell Sailor brushes off a tackle
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Giant Australian wing Wendell Sailor soon proves to be a thorn in Ireland's side as the Wallabies go into half-time 11-6 ahead
Simon Easterby (right) jumps and takes the ball in the line-out for Ireland
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Ireland's line-out is strong throughout the match as Simon Easterby (right) out-jumps the Australian line
Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll touches down in the corner for Ireland's first try
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Brian O'Driscoll goes over in the left corner for his first try of the tournament on 49 minutes to bring Ireland back into the match
Brian O'Driscoll of Ireland releases a pass
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Captain O'Driscoll then drops a goal on 67 minutes to reduce the gap to a single point as Ireland take the game to Australia
A dejected Ireland team realise they have lost the match
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A dejected Ireland resign themselves to a quarter-final against France rather than Scotland as the Wallabies squeak a 17-16 win

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