Ireland's Craig Breen suffered heartbreak at Rally Australia when he crashed out of the final round of the World Rally Championship on stage 18 of 21 while lying in fourth place in his Citroen.

Thankfully Breen and co-driver Scott Martin were okay after the crash.

Speaking afterwards Breen admitted that he was pushing too hard to try and stave off Hayden Paddon for fourth spot in the difficult wet conditions.

He told "Unfortunately we got caught out on the long Bucca stage, near the start.

"The rain was starting to come down, and Hayden was closing in. 

"He had a bit of a better starting position three minutes up the road and the showers were getting heavier and heavier, so we knew we had to push to keep the fourth place.

"Unfortunately I made little mistake on a right-hander over a crest, a bit too fast, and clipped the rear of the car and rolled over a few times.

"[It's] not the best way to end the year." 

Dungannon's Kris Meeke finished seventh in the second Citroen in an event won by the Belgian Thierry Neuville.