It may not have been the full Wallaby side, but it most certainly was one full of experienced internationals that failed to subdue Munster in heavy rain and high winds. The match hinged on the kicking duel which was won by Paul Warwick the Munster 10.
The teams were tied at 6-6 at half time following a drop goal and penalty by Paul Warwick for Munster and two penalties for Berrick Barnes of Australia. The second half and Warwick added two further penalties and his second drop goal to secure a comfortable victory over the Wallabies. Final score:
Munster 15-6 Australia
Pens: Warwick 3 Drop goals: Warwick 2
Pens: Barnes 2
Munster: J Murphy; D Howlett, K Earls, S Tuitupou, D Hurley; P Warwick, D Williams, W Du Preez, D Varley, P Borlase, B Holland, I Nagle, P O’Mahony, N Ronan, J Coughlan (captain)
Australia: L Turner; L Morahan, P McCabe, A Faingaa, R Davies; B Barnes (captain), L Burgess; R Brown, M Hodgson, S Higginbotham; D Mumm, R Simmons; S Ma’afu, S Faingaa, B Daley.