Wallabies v Ireland – 3rd Test Match – Preview, Odds, Predictions
Australia v Ireland 3rd Test Match Odds & Series Outcome Odds (Series tied 1-1)
Best Bet 3rd test and Series
- Ireland $1.66 with Betfair.
- With Will Genia missing the deciding test through injury, I’m afraid its all bad news for Wallaby fans. Take whatever odds you can get for an Irish win before the odds change too much further in their favour.
Champion Irish playmaker Johnny Sexton returned to guide Ireland to a series levelling 26-21 win over the Wallabies at AAMI Park in Melbourne.
A week after being rested on the bench after a long season guiding Leinster to every available trophy in Europe, Sexton returned to his regular No 10 jersey to lead the Six Nations champions to their first victory on Australian soil for 39 years. Sexton finished with 16 points, as Ireland won despite only scoring two tries to Australia’s three.
On a cold winter’s night on the soft turf of Melbourne’s AAMI Park, the Irish were clearly more at home than they were in Brisbane.
In the first Test, Ireland’s attack was stifled at every opportunity by expert Australian defensive reads. Saturday night proved to be a different story, with the world’s No 2 side a step ahead of their rivals.
The series will now be decided in a much anticipated third Test next Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.
The Wallabies were dealt a massive blow ahead of next weekend’s series decider with halfback Will Genia to miss the match with a broken arm.
Genia suffered the injury after being hit in an off the ball incident by Irish prop Cian Healy in Saturday night’s second test.
Australia v Ireland 3-Test Match series
Australia v Ireland – 09 June 2018 – Lang Park – Brisbane – Australia win 18-9
Australia v Ireland – 16 June 2018 – AAMI Park – Melbourne – Ireland win 26-21
Australia v Ireland – 23 June 2018 – Allianz Stadium – Sydney