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As it happened: Springboks 20-26 Ireland

2016-06-11 19:05
Last Updated at 02:24
11 Jun 19:06
11 Jun 19:05

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Next week's Test is in Johannesburg (June 18), while the final Test is in Port Elizabeth (June 25).

11 Jun 19:01


Beanpole Irish lock Devon Toner receives the best player award.

11 Jun 19:00
But what a terrible start for Allister Coetzee as Bok coach. His team's basics were very poor and their defensive organisation leaves much to be desired of. Also a bit plan-less with ball in hand.
11 Jun 18:57

Ireland have created history by winning their first ever Test in South Africa. They had suffered seven previous defeats on these shores.

And to have done it with 14 men makes it all the more remarkable.

11 Jun 18:56
FULL-TIME: South Africa 20-26 Ireland
11 Jun 18:55
82' - Replays show Pietersen is out...
11 Jun 18:55
82'- The Boks swing it wide, but it looks like JP Pietersen is bundled out in the corner. The referee wants to go upstairs...
11 Jun 18:54
82'- Whiteley runs a good line to bring play into the Irish 22m area...
11 Jun 18:54
81'- Boks probing just outside the red zone...
11 Jun 18:52
80'- An Irish knock-on hands the Boks a scrum just inside their own half. This is it, they'll have to run from deep to snatch a victory...
11 Jun 18:51
79'- They kick down field which means the Boks will have to run from deep...
11 Jun 18:51
79'- Ireland in possession in their own half with less than a minute to go...
11 Jun 18:49
78'- A promising attacking move by the Springboks ends with a handling error out wide by JP Pietersen. Way too many handling errors by South Africa tonight...
11 Jun 18:48
77'- Can Ireland hold on for three minutes to win on these shores for the first time?
11 Jun 18:47

76'- PENALTY slotted by Jackson.

SA 20-26 Ireland

11 Jun 18:46
75'- Malherbe again pinged at the breakdown which allows Jackson a shot at goal - about 15m in -field, 35m out...
11 Jun 18:43


SA 1

Ireland 7

11 Jun 18:41
71'- Jackson attempts a drop goal, but his effort is away to the right...
11 Jun 18:41
70'- But Ireland are looking to hit right back as they attack inside the red zone...
11 Jun 18:40

69'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

SA 20-23 Ireland

11 Jun 18:40
68'- TRY to the Boks as Pieter-Steph du Toit intercepts a pass from Jackson to score under the posts. It comes straight after the restart...
11 Jun 18:38
68'- Bok subs: Rudy Paige on for Faf de Klerk, Jess Kriel on for Lionel Mapoe.
11 Jun 18:38

67'- Jackson slots the PENALTY.

SA 13-23 Ireland

11 Jun 18:37
66'- Kickable penalty for Ireland as Malherbe is pinged at the breakdown. Jackson will line up a shot at goal, about 20m in-field, 35m out...
11 Jun 18:35
65'- However, some relief for the Boks as Ireland are penalised at the subsequent lineout...
11 Jun 18:34
64'- Le Roux fumbles a kick near his own tryline which give the visitors a lineout five metres out...
11 Jun 18:31
63'- Concern for Ireland as flyhalf Jackson is down after falling badly on his shoulder... but he'll soldier on...
11 Jun 18:30
62'- Several handling errors really costing the Springboks badly at present...
11 Jun 18:29


SA 7

Ireland 6

11 Jun 18:28
60'- Jackson's kick has enough legs, but it hits the right-hand upright...
11 Jun 18:27

60' - Wow, a powerful Irish scrum sees them win a penalty on halfway.

Jackson will attempt a long-range shot...

11 Jun 18:26
58'- Bok sub: Trevor Nyakane on at prop for Tendai Mtawarira.
11 Jun 18:26
58'- Ireland sub: Tadhg Furlong on at prop for Mike Ross.
11 Jun 18:22
55'- Duane Vermeulen will now move to flank, with Whiteley at No 8.
11 Jun 18:22
55'- Bok subs: Pieter-Steph du Toit and Warren Whiteley on, Lood de Jager and Francois Louw off.
11 Jun 18:21

55'- Remarkable defence from Ireland keeping the Boks at bay.

I've got a feeling the red card has just galvanised the Irish even more...

11 Jun 18:19
53'- Boks probing inside the red zone now...
11 Jun 18:17
50'- Just as I praise Mvovo, he loses one of those aerial battles and there's more pressure on the Boks, who are being pinged back inside their own half...
11 Jun 18:15
48'- Another high ball victory for Mvovo. He has been the most impressive South African back so far tonight...
11 Jun 18:12
45' - An anxious moment for the Boks as Jackson first steps and then chips over their defence. Luckily for the hosts, Faf de Klerk gets to the ball first to dot down dead...
11 Jun 18:10

43'- CONVERSION slotted by Jackson.

SA 13-20 Ireland

  • 80'

    Scrum is on the halfway line, Paige to feed. Ireland only have seven men contesting at the scrum.

  • 80'

    South Africa are inside the Irish half, they home side are setting up numerous attacking phases. Ireland are holding firm on defence. Veteran winger JP Pietersen is taken out into touch as he was about to cross the try line. Referee consulting with the TMO if the ball was grounded. Ireland going all in on that final tackle. That is the game! Ireland win for the first time, on South African soil, ever and what makes this even more remarkable is that they did it with just 14 men for nearly an hour.

  • 80'


  • 79'

    Ireland have the ball and they are holding onto possession. South Africa receive a kick from the visitors, this is the last opportunity for the home side. A knock on from the visitors will hand the Boks a final throw of the dice.

  • 78'

    South Africa have the ball inside the Ireland half, they knock the ball on and the visitors will have the scrum feed.

  • 76'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, JACKSON! 20-26: Jackson adds yet another penalty and takes the lead to six points and forcing the home side to score a converted try to effect a come-from-behind win.

  • 74'

    The home side are deep inside their own half and they concede a penalty at the ruck after Malherbe joins the breakdown from an offside position.

  • 73'

    The Boks launch an attack from inside their own half, they are however pushed into touch by a resilient defensive effort from the visitors.

  • 70'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 20-23: The Lions fly-half converts to reduce the lead to just three points.

  • 69'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DU TOIT! 18-23: Replacement lock Pieter-Steph du Toit intercepts and runs in vitually unchallenged.

  • 67'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, JACKSON! 13-23: Jackson extends the lead for the visitors to ten points as the final ten minutes approaches.

  • 65'

    Ireland are back inside the South Africa half and they receive a penalty. Jackson will fancy his chances here to extend the lead for the visitors.

  • 62'

    Ireland have a scrum feed metres from the halfway line inside South Africa territory. Henshaw puts in a grubber kick behind the Boks' defensive line and le Roux makes a hash of it and knocks it into touch. Ireland, however, lose the ball at the lineout after obstruction at the lineout.

  • 60'

    Jackson's long range penalty attempt hits the upright and South Africa kick the ball into touch as we approach the final quarter of the match.

  • 56'

    South Africa launch a counter-attack from deep within their own half. Ireland hold up a maul from the home side on the halfway line and the visitors receive a penalty.

  • 54'

    Ireland pack of forwards surprisingly outmuscle the home side at the ruck, inches from their own try line, and Jackson kicks for touch. The visitors can breathe a sigh of relief.

  • 53'

    South Africa advance to within metres of the visitors' try line.

  • 51'

    South Africa are awarded a penalty after Etzebeth was taken out in the air at the lineout. Jantjies kicks for touch and finds good distance on his kick, the Boks will have another lineout, this time deep inside Ireland's half.

  • 45'

    Ireland are pushing the home side, de Klerk is forced to race back and defend a chip kick from Jackson. The home side are struggling to exert any form of dominance despite having one man extra for nearly 30 minutes.

  • 44'

    CONVERSION, IRELAND, JACKSON! 13-20: Jackson adds the extras from close range.

  • 43'

    Against the run-of-play Ireland have crashed over the home side's try line. The referee is in talks with the TMO asking for a reason that he cannot award the try.

  • 43'

    TRY, IRELAND, MURRAY! 13-18: Scrum-half Murray isn't held by the home side as he gets up and dives over for Ireland's second try.

  • 42'

    Ireland are awarded a penalty and Jackson kicks for touch. The visitors will have a lineout feed deep inside South African territory.

  • 41'

    Jackson gets the second-half underway. Ireland are still playing with 13 men.

  • 40'

    Time is up on the clock but South Africa still have the ball. Ireland are defending relentlessly and hold out the two-time world champions.

  • 40'


  • 39'

    The Boks have the ball, setting up promising attacking phases as they advance ten metres from the Ireland try line.

  • 38'

    A darting break from Vermuelen right up against the touch takes play deep into Ireland territory. South Africa will, however, have the lineout feed.

  • 36'

    DROP GOAL, IRELAND, JACKSON! 13-13: The young fly-half slots his first international drop goal and with that he levels the scores with less than five minutes to go in the first half.

  • 35'

    Ireland are advancing into the home side's half and are looking threatening.

  • 32'

    YELLOW CARD, IRELAND, HENSHAW! Ireland are reduced to 13 men after a late tackle from Robbie Henshaw on Jantjies.

  • 32'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 13-10: South Africa are in the lead for the first time in the match.

  • 31'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MVOVO! 11-10: The speedster spots the gap to burn the defence and go in for the home side's first try.

  • 29'

    The visitors lose the ball on their feed, at an earlier scrum but South Africa opt to go for the scrum, play is still deep inside Ireland half.

  • 28'

    South Africa launching promising attacking phases and advance into Ireland's 22.

  • 25'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 6-10: Jantjies gets his first penalty shot and reduces Ireland's lead to four points.

  • 23'

    RED CARD, IRELAND, STANDER! Ireland are reduced to 14 men after the South African-born loose forward is shown red for a dangerous aerial tackle on Lambie.

  • 23'

    Jantjies is brought on for Lambie. Sad scenes as the Sharks pivot is stretched off.

  • 22'

    South Africa have the ball on the halfway line and advance into Ireland territory.

  • 22'

    Stander collides with Lambie and the fly-half stays down. The referee is consulting with the TMO for dangerous play.

  • 19'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, JACKSON! 3-10: Jackson restores the seven point lead for the visitors.

  • 14'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE! 3-7: Lambie adds the first points for the home side.

  • 12'

    YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, DE JAGER! Lood de Jager is sent to the sin bin for ten minutes.

  • 11'

    CONVERSION, IRELAND, JACKSON! 0-7: Jackson adds the extras.

  • 10'

    Referee Mathieu Raynal is consulting with the TMO on a try being scored and also a possible yellow card.

  • 10'

    TRY, IRELAND, PAYNE! 0-5: The try was awarded and Jared Payne gets the score.

  • 9'

    Ireland are driving towards the Boks' try line. The home side are being asked to make numerous consecutive tackles as Ireland are gaining momentum on attack.

  • 8'

    Jackson kicks for touch and Ireland will have the lineout feed deep inside South Africa's half.

  • 7'

    Turnover for South Africa from after Ireland knocked the ball on at their lineout. Ball is kicked down field by the home side, Payne brings the ball up. Siya Kolisi is however penalised for straying off-side.

  • 6'

    Lambie's penalty attempt goes wide and an early opportunity to draw first blood is missed.

  • 5'

    The Sharks fly-half lines up his first attempt of the match.

  • 4'

    Francois Louw wins a penalty for the home side within Lambie's range.

  • 3'

    Ireland applying the pressure early on and the visitors have the first scrum feed. They do however concede the ball as South Africa is awarded a free-kick. Lambie kicks for touch and we are back in Ireland's half.

  • 2'

    Paddy Jackson kicks for touch following a second penalty after the home side was penalised at the ruck. Lineout on the Bok 22.

  • 1'

    Lambie gets the game underway.

  • 1'

    Immediately Ireland are awarded a penalty after Toner is taken out in the air. Lineout on the halfway line. Ireland launch a series of attacks advancing into Springbok territory.

  • 0'

    Good day and welcome from DHL Newlands as we bring you the live coverage between South Africa and Ireland in the first of the three-match Test series. Don't go away, we will be back with some interesting team news.

  • 0'

    There are plenty of changes from the Springbok side that played at the World Cup. Patrick Lambie starts at fly-half with Elton Jantjies on the bench while Faf De Klerk makes his debut at scrum-half. Lionel Mapoe dons the 13 jersey to gain his second cap for the Boks but it will be his first start, while Lwazi Mvovo fills the gap left by the absence of Rio-bound Bryan Habana. Siya Kolisi has 13 caps to his name but this will also be his maiden start on the blindside flank. Replacement hooker Bongi Mbonambi is set to make his debut off the bench.

  • 0'

    There are four changes from the Irish starting XV which finished the Six Nations with a 35-25 win over Scotland. Jared Payne's move from midfield to full-back allows Luke Marshall to start at 12 with Robbie Henshaw shifting to outside centre. Up front, the fit-again Iain Henderson comes into the second row (replacing Donnacha Ryan) while Jordi Murphy comes in at openside flanker for Tommy O?Donnell. South African-born CJ Stander starts on the other side of the scrum.

  • 0'

    The teams are lining up to take to the field, no rain predicted for this match. A slight breeze, however, swirls inside the stadium.

  • 0'

    Emotional scenes as we listen to the Irish national anthem, up next the South African anthem.

  • 0'

    Ireland are ready to receive the kick-off.

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South Africa Ireland
  • 2 Tries 2
    • 31' Lwazi Mvovo
    • 68' Pieter-Steph du Toit
    • 10' Jared Payne
    • 42' Conor Murray
  • 2 Conversions 2
    • 31' Elton Jantjies
    • 68' Elton Jantjies
    • 11' Paddy Jackson
    • 42' Paddy Jackson
  • 2 Penalties 3
    • 15' Patrick Lambie
    • 25' Elton Jantjies
    • 18' Paddy Jackson
    • 67' Paddy Jackson
    • 76' Paddy Jackson
  • 0 Drop Goals 1
    • 36' Paddy Jackson
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 10' Lodewyk De Jager
    • 31' Robbie Henshaw
  • 0 Red Cards 1
    • 22' CJ Stander
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Francois Louw
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Patrick Lambie
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Damian de Allende
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • JP Pietersen
  • Willie Le Roux
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Jack McGrath
  • Rory Best
  • Mike Ross
  • Iain Henderson
  • Devin Toner
  • CJ Stander
  • Jordi Murphy
  • Jamie Heaslip
  • Conor Murray
  • Paddy Jackson
  • Keith Earls
  • Luke Marshall
  • Robbie Henshaw
  • Andrew Trimble
  • Jared Payne
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Rudy Paige
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Jesse Kriel
  • 16
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  • 22
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  • Sean Cronin
  • Finlay Bealham
  • Tadhg Furlong
  • Ultan Dillane
  • Rhys Ruddock
  • Kieran Marmion
  • Ian Madigan
  • Craig Gilroy

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