Brian O'Driscoll of Ireland drives on past Kurtley Beale of the Wallabies. Photo: Getty Images via Sydney Morning Herald

Watching the Wallabies go down to Ireland in their Rugby World Cup pool match last night one couldn’t help thinking, Oops, that’s not what the Australians expected.

Full credit to the Irish, and the inspirational, courageous Brian O’Driscoll.

– P