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Great final quarter from the Irish gives them a 29-15 victory over South Africa. Sexton MOTM on the night #IRLvSA pic.twitter.com/6qrpY5hNNy— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) November 8, 2014
Great final quarter from the Irish gives them a 29-15 victory over South Africa. Sexton MOTM on the night #IRLvSA pic.twitter.com/6qrpY5hNNy
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Be sure to again join us next weekend when the Boks tackle England at Twickenham (16:30 SA time).
INTERNATIONAL RESULTS THIS WEEKEND:
Canada 17-13 Namibia
Japan 18-20 Maori All Blacks
Italy 24-13 Samoa
England 21-24 New Zealand
Wales 28-33 Australia
France 40-15 Fiji
Ireland 29-15 South Africa
Scotland 41-31 Argentina
Ireland flyhalf Jonathan Sexton received the best-player award.
Refereeing wasn't the best, but we lost the game already in 1st half & referee can't be blamed even though he had a shocker Boks should win— Nelio de Sà (@NelioDeSa) November 8, 2014
Refereeing wasn't the best, but we lost the game already in 1st half & referee can't be blamed even though he had a shocker Boks should win
Well done to the Irish!
They simply made better use of their chances against an error-ridden Springbok outfit. The Boks had numerous chances to score points but couldn't capitalise. It's back to the drawing board for the South Africans.
79' - JP Pietersen rounds off a brilliant backline move from the Boks, but it's too-little-too-late.
Lambie misses with a quick drop attempt.
Ireland 29-15 South Africa
78' - Madigan calmly slots the PENALTY.
Ireland 29-10 South Africa
77' - Another kickable penalty for Ireland as Burger is pinged for side-entry...
Ian Madigan, who is now on for Sexton, will line up from close to the touchline...
Jan Serfontein needs a partner that can run off him, we need to get another option at midfield to partner with him— Nelio de Sà (@NelioDeSa) November 8, 2014
Jan Serfontein needs a partner that can run off him, we need to get another option at midfield to partner with him
76' - 15 AGAINST 15
Adriaan Strauss is now back from his time spent in the sin-bin, but the damage is done, I'm afraid...
Can't begrudge Ireland a famous, fiery win!— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) November 8, 2014
Can't begrudge Ireland a famous, fiery win!
73' - Sexton slots the CONVERSION from the touchline.
Ireland 26-10 South Africa
70' - Sexton slots the PENALTY right next to the posts.
Ireland 19-10 South Africa
67' - Sexton kicks it out close to the Bok line. There will be massive pressure on Boks now because Vermeulen has to throw into the lineout with Strauss in the sin-bin...
66' - YELLOW CARD
Oh dear, Romain Poite decides to send Adriaan Strauss to the sin-bin. Harsh call perhaps.
66' - TMO CALL
Ireland fullback Kearney fails to handle a high ball from Reinach but the referee wants to check if he wasn't taken out in the air.
62' - PENALTY slotted by Sexton.
Ireland 16-10 South Africa
61' - Ireland win a kickable penalty when Duane Vermeulen is penalised for a high tackle.
Sexton will line up, about 15m in from touch...
59' - IRELAND SUB: Sean Cronin is off, replaced by Richardt Strauss.
His direct opponent will be his cousin and Bok hooker Adriaan.
57' - Pollard slots the CONVERSION.
Ireland 13-10 South Africa
51' - TIGHTHEAD!
Another massive Springbok scrum produces a tighthead. Again they can attack on the Ireland 22m line...
The Irish have clearly smelled the Guinness fumes from up the road, because they are full of fire in the 2nd half! This could become rough!— Kobus Wiese (@4KobusWiese) November 8, 2014
The Irish have clearly smelled the Guinness fumes from up the road, because they are full of fire in the 2nd half! This could become rough!
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, PIETERSEN! 29-15: Final charge in attack from the Boks but it's too late as Pietersen gallops in for a try. His 19th score for the Boks. Lambie can't convert with a drop kick.
It's over! A famous, full deserved win for O'Connell and Heaslip's men as Botha gives his congratulations. Ireland outplayed the Boks and took their chances, with Sexton in particular outstanding. A performance to remember. SA have plenty of work to do.
IRELAND 29-15 SOUTH AFRICA
PENALTY, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 29-10: Salt in the wound for the Boks as Madigan carries on from where Sexton left off.
All the turnovers going Ireland's way now. There's another breakdown penalty, Ireland on top as the Boks have no answer.
CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON! 26-10: Another masterful strike from Sexton out from the touchline and Ireland can begin to smile.
Maybe it's not South Africa's day. Le Roux looking for the switch to Serfontein and he drops the ball forward. Mass changes as time runs out.
TRY, IRELAND, BOWE! 24-10: Bowe with the score! Murray chips over the top into space and Bowe wins the race to dot down. Great try after Sexton's break and Ireland look to have wrapped this one up.
PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 19-10: Crucial three points from Sexton's boot gives Ireland some breathing space.
Strong carry from Henshaw but a great Coetzee tackle slows him down. Ireland sniffing a try and they get a penalty. Sexton sensibly to kick the points.
Sexton sensing the energy places a perfect kick into the corner to pin the Boks back. The crowd are roaring! And, Vermeulen is throwing in to the lineout with Strauss in the bin! Just won at the front by Botha but Ireland turn it over. Is this the moment?
YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, STRAUSS! Stunner as Poite gives Strauss a yellow for the collision with Kearney! Boks will have to do it the hard way.
Ball hoofed long by Sexton as Ireland just escape the scrum. Le Roux's counter kick finds touch. Irish lineout but it goes long, causing chaos before SA recover. Kearney hit as he catches the ball so we're checking for a mid-air tackle.
Double tackle on Coetzee forces the knock on as Ireland's defence stands tall again. Toner down for treatment.
PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 16-10: Over it goes and Ireland's lead stretches that little bit more. Into the final quarter.
Payne crashes up for Ireland before Heaslip runs an inside line. Shrill blast of the whistle for a high tackle by Vermeulen. No yellow but it is a penalty. Sexton lines up a shot.
Timely steal by Strauss for Ireland as Ireland clear their lines. SA pinged for killing the ball as the referee speaks to both captains.
Great penalty win at the breakdown by Strauss as Ireland start feeling the pressure. Ball goes out into touch at the 22.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 13-10: Extras from Pollard tighten up the scoreboard.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, COETZEE! 13-8: You can't stop that. Perfect maul from the Boks and Coetzee thunders his way over with so much power. Game on.
Advantage to SA as the ball comes away from the scrum. Ireland's defence has been heroic, but can it hold out forever?
Springboks win a tighthead at the scrum! Huge power from the eight and they're on the attack in Ireland's 22. Phases racking up but the passing is wayward at times. Big tackle sends the ball loose but we come back for the knock-on.
Burger on for Mohoje and Pietersen on for Hendricks as Ireland's defence holds firm. Burger knocks on this time after some good build-up, but the execution is missing.
Matfield penalised this time at the ruck as SA's wait for points goes on. Ireland on the charge, inside pass to Bowe but he's stopped short outside the 22. Slow progress for Ireland and B.du Plessis gets the steal.
Breakdown penalty for Vermeulen and Pollard drills it into the corner. Can they find their finishing touch?
Chip kick by Le Roux ends with a collision between Murray and O'Mahony, the flanker coming off worse. Play stopped as he's treated.
CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON! 13-3: Great kick from the ten and Ireland lead by ten!
TRY, IRELAND, RUDDOCK! 11-3: What a day for Ruddock, into the XV at the last minute and now a first try! O'Connell makes the space in the maul for the openside to dive over.
Brilliance from Bowe, winning his own up and under as Ireland attack. Kicked through by Henshaw with the ball rolling for the corner and Le Roux prods it out. Irish pressure here.
Last chance for Ireland to score points at the end of the half with a lineout. Stolen though by Matfield, before Mohoje knocks on. And that's that, low scoring but an entertaining half as Ireland's defence keeps out the Springbok forwards. SA look threatening while Ireland's lineout is struggling. Second half coming up.
Sexton starts off the second half as Ireland look to preserve their lead.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 6-3: No problems that time for Pollard and SA are on the board.
Serfontein powering on as he hits the line, SA on the attack again. O'Connell comes through the ruck illegally off his feet and the Boks will go for the posts.
More scrum pressure but Murray just gets the ball away. Kearney finds a good touch.
Ross pinged for a pull on Vermeulen, putting SA into the corner with a lineout. Won by Matfield but Hougaard is hounded by the defence. Ireland scrum.
B.du Plessis comes in at the side again and is penalised by the referee. Sexton finds touch over halfway.
Strange passage as Sexton kicks to Toner on the wing, but his tap down goes straight to Etzebeth! O'Mahony regathers but is bundled into touch.
Ireland recover at the scrum and then B.du Plessis comes in at the side. Penalty Ireland, Sexton clears.
Another scrum penalty for SA and back into the corner we go. Points perhaps the better option and it hurts SA in the end as Hougaard knocks on.
Catch and drive from the Boks is well defended initially by Ireland. Called to use it by the referee but SA fail to do so and it's an Irish scrum.
Scrum to SA just over halfway. Huge scrum from the Springbok eight wins them a penalty. Pollard kicks into the corner.
PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 6-0: Curled in by the number ten and Ireland double their lead.
It's the day for full-backs. Kearney excellent now as he skips a tackle cutting inside. Ireland get a penalty in range for Sexton.
Outstanding from Le Roux as he takes the high ball and cuts his way through the defence. Into the 22 but it's slowed down, Ireland recovering. Ball knocked on by Serfontein and Le Roux, is offside. Ireland escape.
Miss! Pollard unsuccessful from long range. Ireland drop out. Kicks exchanged, Kearney excellent under the high ball. Possible knock on by Le Roux but nothing given before Pollard grubbers it into touch.
Ireland in possession but the penalty goes SA's way, home side off their feet at the ruck. On halfway and Pollard will take a shot.
Another chance wasted by SA as they initially force the turnover, before it squirts out under pressure on Hougaard and Ireland hack it away. SA lineout on halfway.
Stolen lineout by Etzebeth puts the Boks in a great position. Forward pass though brings that attack to and end. Ireland holding for now.
Ireland get the maul going before Zebo kicks. Returned by Le Roux but an Irish chip doesn't work out. Finally the ball ends up in touch deep in Irish territory.
Brilliant from the Boks, wide ball and Serfontein breaks the line. Ferocious breakdown defence from Ireland but SA go wide the pass is straight into touch. Irish lineout.
PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 3-0: Easy for the experienced number ten as Ireland take the lead.
Too many men at the lineout so Ireland get a free kick, opting for the scrum. Penalty Ireland, Du Plessis the culprit.
Ball nearly breaks for Bowe down the touchline but it beats him into touch off Le Roux. Irish lineout outside the SA 22.
Lineout won by the Boks but the TMO is being consulted for a possible leading elbow from Coetzee. No offence and we'll have the first scrum of the game.
SA's maul rumbles but loses steam. Possession changes hands as Ireland reach halfway - trying to get wide. Carries for Henshaw and Payne before Sexton kicks and Le Roux finds touch.
Habana driven into touch as Ireland get the lineout in SA's half. High kick from Sexton and Le Roux does well under his own posts to catch that.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Test match between Ireland and South Africa in Dublin.
There is one new cap in the Irish matchday 23, with Ulster''s Payne set to make his debut alongside Henshaw in an exciting new centre partnership. Paul O''Connell captains the side and is joined in the engine room by Devin Toner.
South Africa have stuck with the same starting XV that defeated New Zealand at Ellis Park in October, making one change on the bench. The only change to the matchday squad is at replacement prop, where the injured Van der Merwe is replaced by Oosthuizen.
Late change for Ireland, Henry is out with Ruddock taking his place.
Wet and wild earlier today in Dublin but the conditions are holding firm now as get underway with the anthems.
Pollard gets us underway! Cleared by Murray and Vermeulen knocks on under the high ball. Irish in possession.
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