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Australia aren't happy with Ireland after incident that left Will Genia with a broken arm

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Saturday was a pretty miserable day to be Australian, wasn't it?

There were defeats in the football, rugby, cricket - and tennis if you count Nick Kyrgios.

The one consolation is that Wallabies' rugby fans were treated to a thriller despite losing 21-26 to Ireland.

Tadhg Furlong scored the crucial try to ensure the series is level at 1-1, with the final Test taking place in Sydney in a week's time.

This was Ireland's first win Down Under since 1979. After what happened in Brisbane, it was vital that they got back to winning ways and while Johnny Sexton wasn't at his very best, he still scored some crucial points.

The victory for Joe Schmidt's men did not come without controversy, though, and they are now left sweating over whether Cian Healy will be cited over the incident that left Will Genia with a broken arm.

The scrum-half was forced off after being bumped into by the prop. Check out the incident below:

Australia's number nine is set to undergo surgery today and while to many fans, it just looked like an unfortunate coming together, or perhaps some sneaky but perfectly legal play by Healy, it was clear after the game that the hosts weren't happy.

According to the BBC, the Wallabies are not actually planning to report the Leinster man, but there is still a possibility he could be cited.

Mike O'Leary is the citing commissioner for the game and he has until 48 hours after the end of the Test to decide whether Healy should be punished.

The Wallabies weren't happy 

Australia coach Michael Cheika seemed to blame the 30-year-old in his post-match comments.

"We ran the play down the front and Willy's the decoy around the back and he got king hit from the side - looked like a shoulder - and when you're not expecting it that's what happens," he said.

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"So Hoops (Michael Hooper) went down the front, Willy ran around the back - I'm not sure who it was from the other team that came in and hit him - and he jammed his arm and broke it."

Genia will, of course, miss the decider but there is more positive news as he should be recovered in time for the start of the Rugby Championship in August.

Ireland, meanwhile, have a few injury concerns of their own. Healy had to go off with a shoulder injury and Schmidt could also be without Andrew Conway (hip) and Dan Leavy (sternum) next week.

Do you think Healy should be cited? Have your say in the comments. 

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