Dublin - Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says: “Each and every player will have to take a hard look
at himself, come back on Monday and work harder.
As it happened: Ireland v Springboks
“Our standards are higher than what we showed
against Ireland and we simply made too many errors. Yes, our first phase play
was very good and I thought we dominated the scrums and the lineouts, but we
didn’t retain the ball and you can’t play rugby without the ball.”
Ireland won 29-15 - it was the Springboks’
first defeat to a side from the Northern Hemisphere since they lost to Scotland
in November 2010.
The Springboks travel to London on Sunday,
where they face England on Saturday. Kick-off is at 16:30 SA time.