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Last Updated: Sunday, 19 November 2006, 16:58 GMT
lreland v Australia photos

Ireland's Gordon D'Arcy bursts through the Australian defence

Ireland's Gordon D'Arcy bursts through the Australian defence as the hosts dominate with some fine attacking rugby

Geordan Murphy dives for the corner

Geordan Murphy slides in at the corner after Ireland spread the ball wide but the try is ruled out by the video referee

Denis Hickie scores Ireland's opening try

Ireland's Denis Hickie gathers Ronan O'Gara's kick before jinking through the Australian defence to score a fine try

Denis Hickie celebrates after scoring Ireland's first try

Ireland's captain Brian O'Driscoll is on hand to congratulate Hickie as the hosts take a deserved 8-3 lead

Ireland's Paul O'Connell is upended by Mark Gerrard

Ireland's Paul O'Connell is upended by Mark Gerrard as strong winds and heavy rain continue to batter Lansdowne Road

Geordan Murphy races away to score a try

A smooth passing move with Shane Horgan sees Murphy extend Ireland's lead with a superb try late in the first half

Ronan 0'Gara kicks a penalty against Australia

Ronan O'Gara makes sure of the conversion, and lands three further penalities to add to Ireland's points

The rain lashes down on the triumphant Ireland fans

The driving rain doesn't dampen the spirits of the home fans, who witness Ireland's second win over Australia in 27 years


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