Michael Cheika is backing his troops for the World Cup final
Michael Cheika is backing his troops for the World Cup final AFP PHOTO/ William West

Ireland overcome Wallabies with last-minute try

THERE was no fairytale return to Ireland for Wallabies coach Michael Cheika, as his side went down 26-23 at Lansdowne Road thanks to a clinching penalty by Jonathan Sexton.

In a game that featured five tries in the first half, Ireland secured its first November series clean sweep since 2006.

Since Joe Schmidt took Charge just over a year ago, Ireland has beaten South Africa, narrowly missed out on a first victory over New Zealand and won the Six Nations was one of the sweetest for the Irish side.

The hosts led 17-0 after 14 minutes but the Australians replied with three of their own to square it up at half-time before fly half Jonathan Sexton kicked his side to victory in a bruising second period.

Cheika, making his return to Ireland after a previous stint in Charge of provincial side Leinster, was frustrated by the loss.

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