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  1. England defeat Argentina 27-14 - their 13th win in a row
  2. Red card for England winger Daly after five minutes
  3. Tipuric and Owens tries for Wales in 27-13 win over South Africa
  4. Ireland beat Australia 27-24 with tries from Earls, Ringrose & Henderson
  5. Hogg scores two tries in Scotland's 43-16 win over Georgia

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By Matt Davis and Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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Ireland, Wales and Scotland's years are over, as they all finished with victories.

Plenty of encouragement for all the home nations and what a result for Ireland who beat Australia to clinch victories over the 'big three' southern hemisphere teams in the same year for the first time.

England, who beat Argentina, round their year off next week, as they welcome Australia to Twickenham.

What a game that could be.

Until then, good night.

Ireland 27-24 Australia

100 not out,what a captain,player and friend..delighted we got the win for @RoryBest2 #leader

100 not out,what a captain,player and friend..delighted we got the win for @RoryBest2 #leader

Wales 27-13 South Africa

Jeremy Guscott

Former England centre on BBC Two

To put this win in context, New Zealand absolutely thrashed South Africa, England put 50 points on them and Wales 27.

That gives you a measure of Wales' level and how poor South Africa are,

SA Rugby announces review

Within minutes of South Africa's defeat, their eighth defeat in the calendar year, the president of SA Rugby announced a review into the season and an overhaul of South African rugby.

"It has been a profoundly disappointing season in terms of results and we are acutely aware that we have failed to live up to the Springboks’ proud heritage,” said Mark Alexander.

Ireland 27-24 Australia

Congratulations to Ireland and more importantly Rory! A phenomenal achievement, boys put everything into that win for their skipper #100caps

Home nations clean sweep

The home nations have completed a clean sweep today with England beating Argentina, Scotland thrashing Georgia, Wales comfortable winners against South Africa and Ireland's historic win over Australia.

Elsewhere Italy let the rest of the northern hemisphere down with a 17-19 defeat by Tonga.

Ireland beat Australia

Ireland 27-24 Australia

Ireland's man of the match Josh van der Flier told Sky Sports: "Australia are a brilliant team. We got kncoked a couple of times in defence. They're a class team and we had to grind hard.

It's always nice to get man of the match but you could have given it to any of the lads. We really stood up in defence.

Australia captain Stephen Moore: "We didn't have enough chances in first half. We worked our way back in and Ireland kept coming back. They deserved to win.

"We knew this was a five week tour and now we've got to go again against England."

'Players gave everything'

Wales 27-13 South Africa

Wales coach Rob Howley: "I think we were quite comfortable for 80 minutes.

"For five weeks the players have given everything, they have been training well and it is nice to transfer that into the final game. 

"I am delighted for the players. Their effort and attitude has been brilliant and has paid off with a win today."

Rob Howley

Full time - Ireland 27-24 Australia

If there was a roof on the Aviva, it would have just been blown off by the noise of the crowd at the final whistle. 


Ireland have seen off New Zealand, South Africa and Australia in the autumn series. 

They end in style.  

Ireland 27-24 Australia

Ireland are penalised just outside their own 22. 

Australia scrum. 

The time's in red. 




You can watch highlights of England's win against Argentina earlier today, on BBC Two at 19:30 GMT.

'An important win'

Wales 27-13 South Africa

Wales man of the match Justin Tipuric: "It was important to have a good win. We have been training hard for five weeks and it was nice to put in a performance like that.

"I think any South Africa team are good team. They fought until the end and I thought they were going to give us a scare at the end but the boys dug in."

Justin Tipuric

SIN-BIN - Bernard Foley

Ireland 27-24 Australia

It's all Australia...just a sea of gold...until Ireland turn the ball over!

It's a penalty to the hosts on the halfway line and the referee shows a yellow card to Bernard Foley, who's slammed down Devin Toner. 

Conor Murray kicks to touch. One minute left...


Wales 27-13 South Africa

South African captain Adriaan Strauss: "It is embarrassing for us, we let down people in South Africa, we let down ex-Springbok players.

"I am still very hopeful for the future, but it will take time with a lot of hard decisions and hard work ahead."

Ireland 27-24 Australia

Australia are building up from the back. Ireland are desperately trying to mow them down. 

Will Genia kicks wildly high in the midfield and Ireland gather. 

Then Garry Ringrose tries to pump it forward in panic, and it's collected by Israel Folau. 

But Australia lose the ball as they saunter down the wing. Ireland have survived...just.

Happy Wales have a long way to go

Wales 27-13 South Africa

Jonathan Davies

Former Wales fly-half on BBC Two

Wales will be happy with the result and happy with three wins from four.

This performance was a lot better. Wales are trying to evolve and play this expansive game but there is a lot to do before the Six Nations.

Ireland 27-24 Australia

The noise in the Aviva Stadium is deafening. 

We have a scrum deep inside the Ireland half. It could be decisive. The screams from the fans might be the extra force Ireland need.

Australia are penalised for not rolling away and Conor Murray clears out. 

Five minutes to go...

England - win

Scotland - win

Wales - win

Now can Ireland hold on against Australia?

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Wales 27-13 South Africa

Wales' year ends on a high, South Africa are put out of their misery.

Wales have won three games out of four in the autumn internationals for the first time in 14 years.

Dan Biggar celebreates

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Daniel Lewis: Tipuric got to be starter at 7 for Wales from now on.

James W: Great player,great try. Think we now know now for sure the Back Row for the 1st 6 Nations game 

Gethin Alderman: Justin Tipuric: the best back in Wales!

Ireland 27-24 Australia

A massive let-off for Ireland.

Australia storm forward through Israel Folau but his offload falls out of the hands of Kane Douglas. It's a knock-on.

Ireland scrum inside their own 22. Conor Murray kicks into touch and the pressure is off.

Wales 27-13 South Africa

Brian Moore

Former England hooker on BBC Two

It takes a forward to show the way with a great line, hitting inside shoulder, and then the sidestep to go around the player.

Converted try - Wales 27-13 South Africa


Lovely try by Justin Tipuric.

The flanker runs a beautiful angle from just outside the 22m line and powers through to score.

Leigh Halfpenny adds the conversion and I think that ends the South African comeback.

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Justin Tipuric scores fine try for Wales

CONVERTED TRY - Ireland 27-24 Australia

Keith Earls; Paddy Jackson (con)

Yes they can!

Keith Earls finds the tiniest of spaces to go over in the corner. Paddy Jackson executes a brilliant conversion to give his side a three-point cushion.

Ireland's Keith Earls scores
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Watch again: Hooker Ken Owens goes over for try

Watch as Wales' Ken Owens scores his sides' opening try.

Hooker Ken Owens goes over for the try

Ireland 20-24 Australia

Australia are penalised and Paddy Jackson boots the ball into the corner. Ireland are going for a line-out and maul. 

The hosts about eight metres out from the Wallabies line. They go through the motions. Can they make it over?

Wales 20-13 South Africa

Eight minutes to go and South Africa are somehow still in this game.

Wales 20-13 South Africa

Jonathan Davies

Former Wales fly-half on BBC Two

Wales now have to show composure to close this game off.

They should be out of sight but now South Africa will think they have an opportunity.

Wales 20-13 South Africa

Brian Moore

Former England hooker on BBC Two

After giving them stick I must give South Africa praise. 

The initial drive was stopped but South Africa didn't panic. You need a bit of patience there and they had and it was rewarded.

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Margaret Roberts: Tell you what, Ireland are flying. The Six Nations will be interesting. Wales will be giving Italy a run for their money at this rate

Oscar Webster: This Springboks performance has been nothing short of farcical. Seen better standards at U8 level.

Ireland 20-24 Australia

Australia send the ball back deep into their own half and it's sloppy play.

Ireland come storming in, Simon Zebo slamming Haylett-Petty to the floor. The crowd LOVED that. 

But eventually the Wallabies do clear the danger. Ireland showing they still have plenty of fight in them.

Converted try - Wales 20-13 South Africa


Who predicted this?

South Africa win a line-out on the Welsh 5m line and drive over with Uzair Cassiem touching down. He celebrates by making a heart shape with his hands.

Pat Lambie adds the extras.

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South Africa drive over as Uzair Cassiem touches down

Wales 20-6 South Africa

South Africa have an overlap and should score but there was some terrible passing in the backline. Opportunity missed.

PENALTY - Ireland 20-24 Australia

Bernard Foley

Ireland concede a penalty and Bernard Foley lines it up dead centre, about 25 metres out.

He's not going to miss from there.

Wales 20-6 South Africa

One South African newspaper gave the side all 0/10 after last week's defeat to Italy. I am not sure the marks will be much higher this week.

The fizz has gone out of the game again, Wales look so comfortable.

CONVERTED TRY - Ireland 20-21 Australia

Sefanaia Naivalu; Bernard Foley (con)

Lovely build-up, lovely hands. Sefanaia Naivalu finds space to sprint through on the right and with Bernard Foley's conversion Australia lead for the first time. 

That's a first Test try for Naivalu, who's on as a replacement. 

Sefanaia Naivalu
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Springboks summed up...

Wales 20-6 South Africa

Brian Moore

Former England hooker on BBC Two

This is the worst South African team I have ever seen.  

Ireland 20-14 Australia

To me, to you. To me, to you. It's like an episode of the Chuckle Brothers. 

Paddy Jackson tries to kick forward, but Australia charge it down. Ireland get the turnover but then lose the ball. 


Wales 20-6 South Africa

Wales deserve their lead, South Africa have been abject.