All The Reaction As Heroic Victory Over Aussies Completes Historic Year For Irish Rugby
A unique record was achieved...
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.
Ireland become first country to beat New Zealand, Australia & South Africa in a calendar year since England in 2003. #irevaus— Neil O'Riordan (@noriordan) November 26, 2016
New Zealand, South Africa (away!) and Australia all beaten in a single year. By Ireland. What a time to be alive. ☘️— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) November 26, 2016
Hat-trick Ireland! - Kiwis, Springboks & Wallabies in 2016! #irevaus— Cllr Gareth Kane (@CllrGarethKane) November 26, 2016
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:
To reach 100 caps you've to be at the top of your game and fit for over ten years. Huge achievement for @RoryBest2 and what a way to mark it— Mike Ross (@MikeRoss03) November 26, 2016
You know it's a great day when Zebo's on the Guinness!
(main pic credit: Irish Rugby)