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Ireland clinches 3-match series with 20-16 win vs Australia

SYDNEY (AP) Six Nations rugby champions Ireland capped an outstanding season with a contentious 20-16 win Saturday over Australia to clinch the three-test series 2-1.

A ground-record 44,085 fans at Sydney Football Stadium watched as Johnny Sexton kicked his fifth penalty goal of the evening to clinch the match with two minutes to go.

It was Ireland's first series win in Australia since 1979.