Australia coach Robbie Deans praised his side for rounding off a "huge year" with a dramatic win against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
A late try from Kurtley Beale sealed victory for the Wallabies, who bounced back from a heavy defeat to France three weeks ago with consecutive victories over England, Italy and now Wales.
"It was a great game as all of our encounters with Wales have been this year," said Deans.
"It was a great Test match to finish the year on, it had everything."
"Credit to the lads for even being in the game at the end, they have had a huge year and that was a fast and physical game so to be in the game at the end was credit to them, but to get up to win it was even better."
The match marked Nathan Sharpe's final appearance for his country after 116 caps, with the Australia captain showing his emotions after bowing out on a high.
"Of course I will miss it. It's what I have done as long as I can remember," said Sharpe.
"I might have to find some walls to run into every weekend to ease my way out of it I think. The thing I will miss the most is being in that team environment and having a goal that is in that pressure cooker situation.
"You love it and you hate it, it's big highs and low lows so that will be most challenging thing for me."