Twitter reaction - Ireland almost make the comeback against the Aussies
Ireland were obviously enjoying their week in Australia a little too much if their performance this morning was anything to go by.
They blew hot and cold in today's defeat to the Aussies, showing some moments of admirable intensity when being battered but ultimately being outclassed.
They were beaten 56 to 46 by Australia in Perth, registering just one point in the first half of action.
Here's how the match played out in the Twitterverse.
Excellent point kicking off the inside of the boot by Australia. Ireland's tactics of driving it in long is madness
— Colm Parkinson (@Woolberto) November 22, 2014
Australia have started this game well. Quick, change some rules. — Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) November 22, 2014
Are the Aussies playing with the wind in this half?? New rules seem to be suiting them!
— Darran O'Sullivan (@Darransull86) November 22, 2014
Some comeback on the cards — Adam Ó Longáin (@langan_16) November 22, 2014
That's surely one of the most important quarters of international Rules ever? Whitewash here and it might have been game over. — Shane O Leary (@shaneoleary1) November 22, 2014
— Linda Holland (@LDutchie) November 22, 2014