AUS
NO.NAME
15Israel Folau, FB
14Dane Haylett-Petty, W
13Samu Kerevi, C
12Kurtley Beale, C
11Marika Koroibete, W
10Bernard Foley, FH
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2
9Will Genia, SH
1Scott Sio, P
2Brandon Paenga-Amosa, H
3Sekope Kepu, P
4Izack Rodda, L
5Adam Coleman, L
6David Pocock, FL
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7Michael Hooper, FL
8Caleb Timu, N8
Replacements
16Silatolu Latu, R
17Tom Robertson, R
18Taniela Tupou, R
19Rob Simmons, R
20Lukhan Tui, R
21Peter Samu, R
22Nick Phipps, R
23Reece Hodge, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Suncorp Stadium
11:00 AM, June 9, 2018
Capacity: 52,500

Match Commentary

85'That's all from us here at ESPN. Three cracking games so far this weekend, including a huge Japan win over Italy in Japan. It's three wins from the home teams, and three wins to the Southern Hemisphere sides so far this weekend, can they keep it up? Follow along tonight when South Africa take on England before Argentina host Wales. And we'll be back again next week for Game two of All Blacks vs France and Australia vs Ireland.
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83'Huge match for the Wallabies. Their defence was massively improved, dug deep and made plenty of big hits. David Pocock was a machine for the Wallabies, making several turnovers at the breakdown. Ireland had plenty of possession and their attacking movements gave us a glimmer of just what they could do, but errors proved costly as they remained tryless. Big game next week in Melbourne.
82'NO TRY! It's called a knock on and the Wallabies have kept Ireland tryless in their opening match of their three-Test series.
81'TMO: Ireland look to have scored a try to end the match, but they've gone upstairs to check a potential knock on.
81'The siren's sounded but Ireland are determined to get a try on the board. They've won the penalty and kick for touch metres from the Wallabies line. Big moment for both sides.
81'+218-9 End of second half
78'Player substituted - Conor Murray , Ireland
78'Substitute on - Kieran Marmion , Ireland
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74'18-9 Conversion - Bernard Foley , Australia
74'Substitute on - Lukhan Tui , Australia
74'Player substituted - David Pocock , Australia
74'Substitute on - Nick Phipps , Australia
74'Player substituted - Will Genia , Australia
73'Bernard Foley kicks the conversion and the Wallabies are up by nine. Is it enough with just six minutes left?
72'TRY TIME! David Pocock caps off an amazing night with a try to take the Wallabies well ahead. All started back in the Wallabies half with Beale sending a high bomb for Folau to collect in midfield. A chip kick ahead from Genia and Ireland give away a penalty just meters from the line. Huge play from the Wallabies going with the tap and they're rewarded with a try.
72'16-9 Try - David Pocock , Australia
70'11-9 Penalty goal - Bernard Foley , Australia
69'Wallabies in front! They've looked threatening the past few minutes, but errors have riddled their play. They finally earn a huge scrum penalty just metres out from Ireland's line and Foley slots the penalty.
69'Substitute on - Jack Conan , Ireland
69'Player substituted - Peter O'Mahony , Ireland
65'Player substituted - Iain Henderson , Ireland
65'Substitute on - Quinn Roux , Ireland
64'A lot of too and fro the past few minutes, but Wallabies back in a favourable position within Ireland's half. Need to use it now to stay in this game.
63'Player substituted - Caleb Timu , Australia
63'Substitute on - Peter Samu , Australia
63'Substitute on - Tom Robertson , Australia
63'Player substituted - Scott Sio , Australia
63'Substitute on - Reece Hodge , Australia
63'Player substituted - Dane Haylett-Petty , Australia
61'The Wallabies looked in like Flynn, but it's called back. What a try if it was allowed!
60'Try disallowed! Folau flies over the line for a try, but the TMO look several phases back and call a penalty for taking the player out without the ball. Crowd is not happy!
59'Player substituted - Peter Samu , Australia
59'Substitute on - Caleb Timu , Australia
57'Substitute on - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
57'Player substituted - Joey Carbery , Ireland
57'Substitute on - Sean Cronin , Ireland
57'Player substituted - Rob Herring , Ireland
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56'Substitute on - Taniela Tupou , Australia
56'Player substituted - Sekope Kepu , Australia
56'Player substituted - Brandon Paenga-Amosa , Australia
56'Substitute on - Silatolu Latu , Australia
56'8-9 Penalty goal - Joey Carbery , Ireland
55'Ireland in front! Joey Carbery slots his third penalty to get ahead 8-9.
55'Player substituted - Izack Rodda , Australia
55'Substitute on - Rob Simmons , Australia
52'Ireland have had 72% possession against the Wallabies 28%. The Wallabies need to make use of the little possession they get, have made some poor errors in second half and Ireland look like they're going to exploit them soon.
50'First it's Pocock making the turnover pilfer, and then boom replacement Pete Samu making his Wallabies debut makes his presence felt straight away getting the turnover inside Ireland's half.
49'Substitute on - Peter Samu , Australia
49'Player substituted - Caleb Timu , Australia
48'Substitute on - Cian Healy , Ireland
48'Player substituted - Jack McGrath , Ireland
48'Player substituted - John Ryan , Ireland
48'Substitute on - Tadhg Furlong , Ireland
47'Ireland look to regain the lead, but Joey Carbery sends it wide. Could this prove costly for Ireland?
45'The Wallabies defence just too strong! Ireland go through 19 phases before David Pocock is just too strong over the ball and wins the relieving penalty.
41'TMO! CJ Stander looked in for all money, the Wallabies backline parting like the red sea, but Dane Haylett-Petty and Marika Koroibete drag him down and hold the ball up.
41'And we're back! The Wallabies kick off and send it deep to Bundee Aki who gets taken down inside his 22.
41'+18-6 End of first half
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40'Wallabies are ahead with a great Bernard Foley try and penalty goal, but the possessions gone all Ireland's way and they look close to breaking out. We've been shown glimpses of what they can do in attack, but just haven't been able to finish. We're looking at a big half coming up, who'll come out on top?
40'Ireland getting the scrum just after the siren and are happy to win the ball and put it into touch.
40'8-6 Start of second half
38'A comedy of errors at the moment from both sides. Sloppy passes from the Wallabies and some poor handling from Ireland. Both teams looking a little tired and ready for the break.
34'8-6 Try - Bernard Foley , Australia
33'TRY TIME! Bernard Foley is over in the corner! Ireland have been looking threatening in attack, but it's Australia crashing over for the first try! The Wallabies looked a bit lost in attack, but David Pocock winning a loose ball set it all up, with the Wallabies sending it wide before Genia sends it to Foley to crash over in the corner.
26'3-6 Penalty goal - Joey Carbery , Ireland
25'Ireland are in front! They're looking impressive in attack, using sweeping movements to find some space. A mistake from the Wallabies right in front of the posts and Ireland take the three.
25'Substitute on - Jordan Larmour , Ireland
25'Player substituted - Keith Earls , Ireland
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19'WOW! What a run from the Wallabies. Throw in on the right side, spread it wide, Beale slips the tackles to make a quick break before sending it to Koroibete who looked in for all money. Pinned his ears back and went screaming down the sideline but a great covering hit from Jacob Stockdale put him into touch.
14'3-3 Penalty goal - Joey Carbery , Ireland
13'Ireland level! Ireland were in the red zone, but the Wallabies defence held strong before the Irish knocked it forward. But Foley was offside and they decide to go for the points.
10'The Wallabies are looking solid in defence so far, making a few big hits. Definitely something the Wallabies have been working on, but a mistake from Adam Coleman has squandered some good territory and possession.
5'First scrum of the match and the Wallabies hold firm and win the contest. First test for Paenga-Amosa and he's come through strong.
3'3-0 Penalty goal - Bernard Foley , Australia
2'Wallabies on the board early! Folau involved in another contested high ball which falls Ireland's way, but Bundee Aki has picked up the knock on from an offside position and Foley is kicking for the sticks.
1'Kick off and Ireland kick to Israel Folau who takes it high in the air before he's brought down to the pitch. Nice start for the Wallabies scoring the penalty off the kick.
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1'Plenty of emotion from both sides during the anthems with BPA belting out the anthem as hard as he could. This is a big match for a lot of these guys, especially for Paenga-Amosa who was plying away in Shute Shield this time last year.
1'We're just moments away from kick off with Ireland and the Wallabies making their way onto the pitch for anthems. Who'll get on top in the first Test?
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1'Hello and welcome to ESPN's live commentary for the first Test match between Australia and Ireland in Brisbane. Australia will be sending out two debutants in their starting line up, including hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa. Ireland are of course Six Nations champions and just completed the Grand Slam, will they be too much for Australia? Or will the Wallabies keep the Irish winless in Australia for 39 years?
1'0-0 Start of first half