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27 tough and intense pics from the International Rules down through the years

Ireland face Australia in Perth tomorrow in the latest test. We’ve taken a look back at the games down through the years.


1. Colm O’Rourke receives treatment from Sean Boylan

Source: INPHO

2. A fight breaks out amongst the players in the 2nd test

Source: INPHO


3. Greg Blaney of Ireland is challenged by Gary Pert of Australia

Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

4. Ireland’s Jim Reilly is tackled by Michael Mitchell of Australia

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5. A fight breaks out between the Ireland and Australia sides 

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6. Ireland’s Pat Spillane is tackled by Australia’s Scott Sailsbury

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7. Ireland and Australia players get up close and personal

Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

8. Finbarr McConnell looking worse for wear during the game

Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

9. Referee Michael Curley intervenes and tries to seperate the players

Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO


10. Ireland’s Dermot Earley and Australia’s Justin Leppitsch in Melbourne

Source: Tom Honan/INPHO


11. Mark Ricciuto of Australia and Anthony Tohill of Ireland

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

12. Ireland’s Graham Geraghty and Australia’s Damien Hardwick

Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO


13. Ireland’s Eamon O’Hara and Australia’s Tyson Edwards

Source: INPHO

14. A battle ensues between the Irish and Australian players

Source: INPHO


15. A fight breaks out in Croke Park between the Irish and Australian players

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

16. Graham Geraghty is driven into the ground

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

17. Paul Galvin of Ireland and Chance Bateman of Australia with Ireland’s Benny Coulter and Justin Sherman of Australia

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO


18. Australia’s Adam Selwood with Michael Firrito tackle Benny Coulter of Ireland

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

19. Australia’s Dale Thomas and Adam Selwood tackle Steven McDonnell of Ireland

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO


20. Finian Hanley of Ireland and Adam Goodes of Australia

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

21. Ireland’s Bernard Brogan and Australia’s Garrick Ibbotson

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO


22. Tempers flare between the sides

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

23. Ireland’s Kieran Donaghy and Mitch Robinson of Australia clash

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

24. Ireland’s Zach Tuohy and Finian Hanley clash with Brad Green and Angus Monfries of Australia 

Source: James Crombie/INPHO


26. Ireland’s Colm Begley, Michael Shields and Zach Tuohy argue with Lindsay Thomas of Austalia 

Source: INPHO/James Crombie

27. Jarrod Harbrow of Australia with Ciaran Byrne of Ireland

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Irish International Rules team hit the bright lights of Perth before Saturday’s test

Ireland’s International Rules squad head to the beach in Melbourne for recovery session

The international rules squad enjoyed a day out at the beach today

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Fintan O'Toole

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