"Without detracting from the Wallabies, consider this. In the first seven minutes, Ireland failed to find touch from a penalty, dropped a line-out cold, then put another ball down before even hitting the line.
"This was the Ireland that lost 60-0 to the All Blacks last year and finished joint bottom of the Six Nations this year, not the one that should have beaten New Zealand last year.
Both sides entered the game as middleweights with aspirations to go higher. One finished as a super-middleweight, the other a welterweight that looked like it has done too many rounds."
'The Age' on Ireland's abject performance