- An injury-ravaged Ireland became the first northern hemisphere side since England in 2003 to beat the three major southern hemisphere teams in a calendar year with a 27-24 win over Australia. Both sides scored three tries apiece while Paddy Jackson filled in for Jonathan Sexton brilliantly with a faultless kicking display in a thrilling game that saw the Australians come back from 17-0 to lead on the hour mark before the Irish found a second wind. The defeat ends Australian hopes of emulating the legendary 1984 Wallabies side in completing the Grand Slam over the Home Nations. "To beat such an excellent Australian side and with us reshuffling, it shows the character of the team. We're very proud of this win," said Irish captain Rory Best.