You’d have been hard pressed to find a Kiwi who wasn’t screaming for the Green Team! Especially in those last 3 minutes when Ireland’s Tommy Bowe picked off a fantastic intercept and raced 98 metres toward the Irish try line before Aussie’s James O'Connor caught him and tackled him into touch just a couple of metres short of the line! Heart racing, voice hoarse, I thought I was going to have a heart attack!
It was the final nail in the coffin though for the hapless Aussies, with only a minute to go, they were now down the wrong end of the paddock.
GAME OVER! IRELAND 15 – AUSTRALIA 6
As the lovely wee Irish Captain, Brian O’Driscoll said at the end of the game - “ You’d swear we were playing in Dublin with that crowd”!
Most exciting game of the tournament. Am so thrilled for all those Irish fans who have travelled 'Downunder' to support their team. I don’t think I’d be exaggerating if I said that every Kiwi in NZ wanted to be Irish last night.
GOOD LUCK FOR THE REST OF THE TOURNAMENT IRELAND!