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20th Dec 2016

All The Reaction As Heroic Victory Over Aussies Completes Historic Year For Irish Rugby

James Fenton

They keep lining ’em up, we keep knocking ’em down. 

Yesterday’s 27-24 triumph over the Wallabies at the Aviva Stadium meant that Ireland are the first European Nation to defeat the big southern hemisphere trio of Australia, South Africa and New Zealand in the same calendar year since 2003. 

While 2016 hasn’t been ideal for a number of reasons and indeed Irish rugby itself lost one of its greatest heroes in Anthony Foley, our boys must be commended for their herculean efforts in giving us all something to smile about.  

A great day for the nation and also a memorable occasion for captain Rory Best who became the fifth Irishman to make 100 appearances in the green shirt, a feat which hasn’t gone unnoticed: 

You know it’s a great day when Zebo’s on the Guinness!

Mon Ireland!

(main pic credit: Irish Rugby)

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