The past weekend saw the first test in the series of three being won by Australia with 18-9. It must have shocked Ireland who was the favorite to win. This after Ireland won the Grand Slam in the 6 Nations and with Leinster winning the Pro 14 and the Championship Cup and being ranked no 2 in world rugby.
Wallabies v Irish Rugby 2018 Fixtures
- Teams: @qantawallabies v @IrishRugby
- Date: June 16, 2018
- Kickoff: 20:00
- Venue: AAMI Park Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
- TV: Fox Sports, Sky Sports Australia v Ireland Rugby Live Stream 2018
Australia v Ireland Rugby Head to Head
The Aussies are ahead than the Irish in head to head meeting with grabbing 22 winning trophy in so far played 34 games including a devastating win in the last Saturday 9th June game by 18-9. The Irish can’t expose that much caliber against Wallabies even at their own soil except for the recent previous couple of tests. On the contrary, The Wallabies as usually gift their fans some ravishing win both in the home and away against this team.
Wallabies at Irish Rugby Last Five Fight
The Irish are win by the way in this regard with three wins against Wallabies. Among them, two in their home and one in the neutral venue. In reply, Australia took revenge by defeating them in the Brisbane clash which was their first win after 2013.
Focusing Veterans in the Melbourne Clash
In Australia v Ireland Rugby 2018 Melbourne Meeting both teams will come up with a pack of some powerful rookies to ensure the series.
The Australian team with players like Will Genia and Michael Foley as the halfback pairing against Connor Murray. And Johny Sexton from Ireland will determine who controls the match. Up front, the Australian pair of Michael Hooper and Pocock will have a great battle with CJ Stander for control of the turnover ball which can be decisive.
Australia v Ireland Rugby 2018 Melbourne Meeting Prediction
Ireland will determine to bounce back and with experienced players, they will come back with a vengeance. The rank no 4 Australia has had a difficult time with losses against a number of teams and will be riding high in confidence after the unexpected win.
The match will be a tight affair with everything to play for. Ireland to equalize the series and Australia who can ensure they win the series of three tests. It must be worrying for Joe Schmidt Ireland coach that they didn’t score any try in the first test. Ireland to win with less than 5 points.