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2017/11/11 | 19:30 |  Internationals | Aviva Stadium, Dublin |  Full Time

As it happened: Ireland 38-3 Springboks

2017-11-11 21:30
Last Updated at 12:30
11 Nov 21:34

Thanks for tuning in folks!

Stay tuned to Sport24 for reaction to the Springboks' horror loss. Next weekend they tackle France in Paris.

Also stay tuned for tonight's late game (21:45) between the French and All Blacks.

11 Nov 21:32
11 Nov 21:27

The Boks never looked like scoring and were outclassed in every department today.

They had no plan and not much more intent.

But remember folks, don't criticise the head coach too much, it might land you in trouble - he is taking us to the World Cup in 2019...

11 Nov 21:25

Another dark day in the history of Springbok rugby.

This is also Ireland's biggest ever win over South Africa!

11 Nov 21:23
FULL-TIME: Ireland 38-3 South Africa
11 Nov 21:23

81'- CONVERSION slotted from the corner by Carbery.

11 Nov 21:21
80'- TRY to Ireland as left wing Jacob Stockdale rounds off in the corner!
11 Nov 21:21
80'- Replacement Ireland back Darren Sweetnam collects a clever cross-kick and it brings them into the red zone...
11 Nov 21:20
79'- Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton has been named MAN-OF-THE-MATCH.
11 Nov 21:18

77' - CONVERSION slotted by Carbery.

Ireland 31-3 SA

11 Nov 21:17
76' - TRY to Ireland as replacement hooker Rob Herring barges over after a dominating lineout drive!
11 Nov 21:16
75' - Another Ireland penalty as the Springbok scrum is decimated!
11 Nov 21:16
75' - Pieter-Steph du Toit also off for blood, so Kolisi comes back on for the Boks.
11 Nov 21:15
74' - Ireland sub: Sexton is off, replaced by Joey Carbery.
11 Nov 21:13
73'- Another penalty won on the ground by Ireland. They are all over South Africa, who look clueless...
11 Nov 21:13

72' - CONVERSION slotted by Sexton.

Ireland 24-3 SA

11 Nov 21:12

Replacement loose forward Rhys Ruddock rounds off after a stunning backline move from Ireland.

Winger Conway was almost over for his second try, before the loose forward rounded off.

11 Nov 21:11
71'- TRY to Ireland!
11 Nov 21:10

70' - A scrum penalty to Ireland as Louw is pinged for "pre-engage".

It allows Sexton to set up a lineout in South African territory...

11 Nov 21:08
68'- Bok subs: Cassiem, Mbonambi and Paige on, Kolisi, Marx and Cronje off.
11 Nov 21:05

66' - Best is also now off for Ireland, replaced by SA-born Rob Herring, who was schooled at SACS.

The hosts have also made a whole host of other replacements up front.

11 Nov 21:04
66'- Bok sub: Mostert on at lock for De Jager.
11 Nov 21:04

65' - Another breakdown penalty won the Ireland - this captain skipper Rory Best is the man rewarded. It halted another South African period of attack that lacked impetus...

11 Nov 21:00
62' - Marx loses the ball in contact - near the red zone - which pretty much sums up South Africa's evening... Marx has been a shadow of the player that featured against the All Blacks at Newlands...
11 Nov 20:59


Ireland 6

SA 9

11 Nov 20:56
58'- Relief for the Boks though as Marx wins a penalty on the ground.
11 Nov 20:55
57'- More pressure on the Boks as Pollard falls over the touchline while covering a grubber kick from Conway. It results in an Ireland lineout on the South African 22m line...
11 Nov 20:54
56' - Bok subs: Pollard and Venter on, Jantjies and De Allende off.
11 Nov 20:54

56'- PENALTY slotted by Sexton.

Ireland 17-3 SA

11 Nov 20:52
54' - Sexton's long-range drop attempt is short, but he knew he had the advantage and will now line up a shot at goal. It's in front, about 30m out...
11 Nov 20:51
54'- Bok sub: Steven Kitshoff on at prop for Tendai Mtawarira.
11 Nov 20:51
53'- A concerted period of Springbok attack is halted as Ireland win a penalty on the ground. No impetus on attack from the visitors...
11 Nov 20:49


Ireland 5

SA 7

11 Nov 20:48
50'- Ireland sub: Rhys Ruddock on at flank for Peter O'Mahony.
11 Nov 20:47
50'- But it doesn't take long for the hosts to win back possession...
11 Nov 20:46
49' - The Boks get possession inside Irish territory after Du Toit steals an Irish lineout.
11 Nov 20:45
48'- The Springbok scrum is looking more potent in this second half...
  • 80'

    TRY, IRELAND, STOCKDALE! 36-3: A cross-kick by Stockdale is finished by the man himself.

  • 80'

    CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON! 38-3: Sexton nails a beauty!

  • 80'

    FULL TIME: South Africa suffers their second record defeat against a test playing nation, after the defeat against New Zealand earlier this year. They were never really in the game and all credit to Ireland for their effort. They will party late into the night. Thank you for joining us.

  • 80'


  • 78'

    CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON! 31-3: Sexton adds to the humiliation.

  • 77'

    TRY, IRELAND, HERRING! 29-3: A first test try against the country of his birth for Rob Herring. Great work by the Irish forwards to place the final nail in the coffin.

  • 75'

    Sexton is replaced by Carbery. Ireland apply the pressure at the scrum and win another penalty. Carbery finds touch in the corner.

  • 73'

    CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON! 24-3: Sexton adds to the pain.

  • 71'

    TRY, IRELAND, RUDDOCK! 22-3: It started with a wide pass to Conway who came close. Good support work and handling ended with a Rhys Ruddock try. That is surely that!

  • 70'

    The penalties have really cost South Africa dearly tonight.

  • 69'

    The Springboks drive at the maul and make valuable meters. Unfortunately Dillyn Leyds loses the ball forward in the tackle. Great work by Stockdale!

  • 66'

    Sexton finds touch inside the Springboks 22 after yet another penalty at the breakdown.

  • 65'

    Time is running out for the Springboks.

  • 63'

    Once again Kolisi passes the ball without watching where the support player is. Poor!

  • 60'

    Devin Toner knocks it on in an attempt to try an interception. That could have been dangerous.

  • 59'

    Marx secure a turnover penalty and Pollard who just came on for Jantjies, clears. Marx has been quiet tonight.

  • 57'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 17-3: Sexton tries a drop goal after the referee says penalty advantage. Pieter-Steph du Toit is offside and Sexton goes for goal. The rest is history.

  • 54'

    The Springboks string together seven phases but then Rhys Ruddock who just came on, wins a turnover penalty.

  • 51'

    Once again a promising Springbok move is stopped and the ball turned over. This time Mtawarira is to blame.

  • 50'

    Jesse Kriel finds a gap but he is well stopped by Aki, to turn possession over.

  • 48'

    Jantjies fails to find touch and Kearney launches a counter attack. A rare mistake by Ireland hands possession back to the Springboks.

  • 46'

    Louw is penalised for hands in the ruck and Sexton finds touch inside the 22. The Springboks are under pressure again.

  • 44'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 14-3: The Springboks earn a penalty for a high tackle on Mtawarira. Jantjies goes for goal and opens the scoring for South Africa.

  • 42'

    The first penalty of the half go to the Springboks and Jantjies finds touch inside the Irish half.

  • 41'

    We are underway in the second half.

  • 40'

    HALF TIME: Ireland go into the break with 14 unanswered points and to be honest the Springboks never looked like scoring in the first half. Ireland have played the more intelligent rugby and deserve to be in the lead. The Springboks discipline have also been poor.

  • 40'


  • 39'

    Coetzee is caught in possession in his own 22. Somehow Jantjies finds touch and release the pressure.

  • 38'

    After a few scrum resets Cronje finally clears the ball.

  • 35'

    Another promising Springbok move ends with an unforced error, as the pass from Kolisi fails to find Skosan. Poor! Ireland then win a penalty and Cronje is penalised for offside.

  • 33'

    The Springboks string together nine phases before Conor Murray turns it over. Great work by the Munster men Murray and Stander.

  • 31'

    Conor Murray is penalised for offside and Jantjies finds touch on the Irish 10 meter line. They win another penalty for tackling a player without the ball and again Jantjies finds a good touch.

  • 28'

    We have a stoppage due to an injury to O?Mahony.

  • 26'

    Sexton hits the posts with the conversion.

  • 25'

    TRY, IRELAND, CONWAY! 14-0: Andrew Conway scores his first test try. It started with a scrum and a subsequent box kick. A horrible mistake by four Springboks who were ball watching ended up in a try!

  • 24'

    Conway kicks downfield, but Jantjies finds a good touch. The little battles are being won by Ireland at the moment.

  • 23'

    Kearney is stopped in his tracks after a good break.

  • 22'

    Conway gets away from a Springbok tackle and the Irish are making the meters now.

  • 20'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 9-0: Conway runs into space on the right after a scrum and Ireland win a penalty for offside. Once again Sexton goes for goal and scores!

  • 17'

    Once again a good Springbok move is messed up by an unforced error.

  • 16'

    Jantjies goes for a high kick and Conway knocks it on.

  • 15'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 6-0: The Springboks are penalised again for slowing the game down. Sexton goes for goal again and extends the lead.

  • 13'

    Ireland fail to make ground but win a scrum after a knock on by Kriel while tackling an Irish player.

  • 12'

    Ireland win another scrum penalty for not pushing in straight. Sexton finds touch on the Springboks 22.

  • 10'

    Jantjies breaks the line but is well tackled by Aki. Marx then takes it further and again Aki is there to stop it. It all ends with a forward pass by Louw.

  • 7'

    The Springboks have a lineout on the halfway line after some pressure from them. Strangely De Allende kicked possession away there.

  • 6'

    Coetzee side steps and kicks deep, but Sexton sends it back with interest.

  • 5'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 3-0: Sexton opens the scoring.

  • 3'

    The first penalty at the scrum go Ireland's way and Tendai Mtawarira is penalised. Sexton goes for goal.

  • 2'

    Coenie Oosthuizen is down after a good tackle by Sexton and Bundee Aki. He leaves the field and is replaced by Wilco Louw. An early blow for the Springboks.

  • 1'

    We are off here in a very wet Dublin as Elton Jantjies gets us going.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this International friendly match between Ireland and South Africa, from the Aviva Stadium, in Dublin.

  • 0'

    Ireland are the favourites to upset South Africa here in their tour opener, despite the visitors' strong finish in their final Test against New Zealand.

  • 0'

    Rory Best returns from the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, to captain Ireland today. Bundee Aki will make his debut at centre alongside Robbie Henshaw. Sean O?Brien will play his 50th match for Ireland today. Darren Sweetnam is due to make his debut from the bench where he is joined by James Ryan, who will play in his second game.

  • 0'

    Tendai Mtawarira returns to the Springboks starting lineup in place of Steven Kitshoff, who moves to the bench. Coenie Oosthuizen has recovered from an arm injury and will also start in the front row in place of Ruan Dreyer. Damian de Allende starts at centre in place of Jan Serfontein, who was not considered due to club commitments at Montpellier. Uzair Cassiem and Francois Venter also move onto the bench.

  • 0'

    Our referee is Ben O?Keeffe from New Zealand. He will be assisted by Wayne Barnes from England and Ian Davies from Wales. The TMO is David Grashoff from England.

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Ireland South Africa
  • 4 Tries 0
    • 24' Andrew Conway
    • 70' Rhys Ruddock
    • 75' Rob Herring
    • 80' Jacob Stockdale
  • 3 Conversions 0
    • 72' Johnny Sexton
    • 77' Joey Carbery
    • 80' Joey Carbery
  • 4 Penalties 1
    • 3' Johnny Sexton
    • 14' Johnny Sexton
    • 19' Johnny Sexton
    • 56' Johnny Sexton
    • 43' Elton Jantjies
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Cian Healy
  • Rory Best
  • Tadhg Furlong
  • Iain Henderson
  • Devin Toner
  • Peter O'Mahony
  • Sean O'Brien
  • CJ Stander
  • Conor Murray
  • Johnny Sexton
  • Jacob Stockdale
  • Bundee Aki
  • Robbie Henshaw
  • Andrew Conway
  • Rob Kearney
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Francois Louw
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Andries Coetzee
  • Rob Herring
  • Dave Kilcoyne
  • John Ryan
  • James Ryan
  • Rhys Ruddock
  • Kieran Marmion
  • Joey Carbery
  • Darren Sweetnam
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  • 21
  • 22
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  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Wilco Louw
  • Franco Mostert
  • Uzair Cassiem
  • Rudy Paige
  • Handre Pollard
  • Francois Venter

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