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Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's tour success in Australia?

Ireland were hot property in 2018 and they scorched to a landmark tour success down under.

Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

TWO YEARS AGO today, Joe Schmidt’s high-reaching Ireland side added another landmark feat to their collective CV in the middle of a triumphant march through 2018.

Although the tour featured a rare-at-the-time loss, it proved to be only a stumble before another impressive height.

2018 was not Ireland's first series win in Australia, when was their previous success down under?
1967
1970

1979
1985
Captain Rory Best was ruled out on the eve of the tour, but what news overshadowed his absence?
Joey Carbery confirmed he would move to Munster
Joe Schmidt announced that he would leave after the World Cup

Andy Farrell was announced as the next head coach
Jamie Heaslip revealed the cover of his autobiography
Despite Best's absence, which hooker was not selected to start across the three Tests?
Niall Scannell
Sean Cronin

Rob Herring
Ireland suffered their only loss in 2018 on this tour, a defeat which ended a winning streak of how many games?
12
15

17
20
One player started and ended the tour uncapped after missing out on Test minutes across the three games. Who?
Andrew Porter
Ross Byrne

John Cooney
Quinn Roux
Pick out the second uncapped player in the squad, who made his international debut in the second Test?
John Ryan
Jordan Larmour

John Cooney
Tadhg Beirne
Who scored their first Test try in Ireland's 21-26 win in Melbourne?
Andrew Conway
Bundee Aki

Tadhg Furlong
Jordan Larmour
Who scored Ireland's only try in the third Test victory?
Jonathan Sexton
Bundee Aki

Jacob Stockdale
CJ Stander
Then Wallaby fullback Israel Folau was given how long of a ban for taking Peter O'Mahony out in an aerial clash?
Suspended ban of two games
One game

Two games
Two months
With O'Mahony injured, Jonathan Sexton took over as captain. What was he heard saying when he informed Pascal Gaüzère of the news?
'I'm just a rugby player standing in front of a ref asking him to listen'.
'Now I know why you wanna hate me, cos hate is all the world has even seen lately.'

'Peter is down, I'm captain now, can I make it any more obvious?'
'I know you hate me, but you have to talk to me'

'I'll have what he's having'.
'Ya don't understand, we're class. We could be a (World Cup) contender. We could be somebody...'
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Summer tour nerd
June 2018 was all about Ireland in Oz for you. The football World Cup, NBA Finals and Bill Clinton's novel had to get in line.
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You scored out of !
Summer school
A solid showing, let's call this one a draw. You and the quiz can awkwardly raise a trophy neither of you deserve.
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You scored out of !
Ah well
Sure it's just a bit of craic. It was summer, you had better things to be at.
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