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As it happened: Springboks 19-13 Ireland

2016-06-25 16:25
Last Updated at 20:28
25 Jun 18:52

Thanks for joining us tonight, everybody! 

A lot to think about for the Springboks moving forward, but for now we can celebrate a series win. 

25 Jun 18:50
Faf de Klerk must have come close too ...
25 Jun 18:50
JP Pietersen wins the man-of-the-match award ... Showing his class when it matters most! 
25 Jun 18:49
All three Tests were won by a 6-point margin ...
25 Jun 18:46

It was far from the perfect performance from South Africa. 

They were bossed in the territory and possession stats but came out with the win. 

Some of the defence at the end there from the Boks was special. Kriel, Kitshoff, De Klerk, Du Toit ... they all played a big role. 

25 Jun 18:44
That was so close! You have to feel for Ireland! SA 19-13 Ireland is how it ends and the Boks win the series!
25 Jun 18:43
IT'S OVER! Earls is caught by De Klerk and the penalty goes to the Boks! It's game over!
25 Jun 18:43
The hooter has gone, but Ireland are still 5m out ... 
25 Jun 18:42
80' Ireland 5m out ...
25 Jun 18:42
80' Last minute now as Ireland edge closer ...
25 Jun 18:41
79' Ireland going close again. Desperate defence from the Boks ...
25 Jun 18:41
Mbonambi on for Strauss ...
25 Jun 18:40
79' Ireland set up another lineout on the Springbok 22m line ... Here we go!
25 Jun 18:40
78' De Klerk kicks one straight up, Combrinck gathers but he is offside ...
25 Jun 18:39
78' 3 minutes remain ... 
25 Jun 18:39
77' Penalty South Africa! 23 phases later! The Boks soaked up so much pressure there. Jantjies clears. 
25 Jun 18:37
76' 16 phases now ...
25 Jun 18:37
76' Ireland getting closer ...
25 Jun 18:36
75' Ireland have it 22m out ...
25 Jun 18:36
74' Ireland break! It's on for them here ...
25 Jun 18:35

Change for SA ...

Franco Mostert on for Etzebeth ...

25 Jun 18:34
73' Combrinck finds a great touch and take play to half-way ...
25 Jun 18:34
73' Boks need to secure good ball here ...
25 Jun 18:33
73' Ireland win it back after the Boks butcher a maul and Jackson finds a good touch. Bok lineout inside their own 22m area here ...
25 Jun 18:32
72' De Allende kicks ahead but it is marked by Earls. He clears and the Boks have a lineout in the middle third of the field ... 
25 Jun 18:31
71' Pietersen wins the restart for the Boks!
25 Jun 18:31
70' Jackson's kick is good. SA 19-13 Ireland. 10 minutes left and it's still anybody's game!
25 Jun 18:30
70' It was for holding on, and Jackson will look to get those 3 points back immediately. 
25 Jun 18:29
69' Penalty Ireland! 
25 Jun 18:29
69' The kick is good! SA 19-10 Ireland. 
25 Jun 18:28
68' Jantjies lining it up ... It's to the right of the posts 
25 Jun 18:28
This is kickable and will put the Boks 9 ahead ...
25 Jun 18:28
67' Penalty Boks! Good break from Jantjies and Ireland are all over the ball, but illegally. 
25 Jun 18:27
67' Good rolling maul from the Bok pack ...
25 Jun 18:26
65' Stander concedes the penalty! Not releasing. It's 60m out. Jantjies finds touch about 30m out from the Irish line. 
25 Jun 18:25
65' Ireland still in possession but the Bok defence is getting stronger here ...
25 Jun 18:24
64' Kriel is tackling like a man possessed ...
25 Jun 18:23
63' Boks give away a free-kick at their own lineout and Ireland are on the attack immediately ...
25 Jun 18:23
62' Jantjies hoists one high and Jackson makes a really good mark despite getting clattered into by his own man!
25 Jun 18:22
61' Kriel makes a big tackle first up and forces the turnover! De Klerk kicks ahead but too far ... 22m dropout to Ireland
25 Jun 18:21

61' Another change ...

Jaco Kriel on for Kolisi ...

25 Jun 18:20
60' WOW! Superb kick from Combrinck! It's over! SA 16-10 Ireland. 
25 Jun 18:19
59' Combrinck lining up the penalty from about 60m now! 
25 Jun 18:19
58' And the Bok scrum destroys Ireland's with Kitshoff and Redelinghuys making an instant impact! Bok penalty! 
25 Jun 18:18

57' Changes in the front row for the Boks. 

Kitshoff on for Beast

Redelinghuys on for Malherbe

25 Jun 18:17
Still no points in the second half ...
25 Jun 18:16

57' Marshall knocks on and the Boks have the ball back. More importantly, everybody gets a breather. 

Ireland have upped the tempo significantly here and they are looking dangerous. 

25 Jun 18:15
56' Ireland still in possession, but on the halfway line now ...
  • 80'

    There's space out wide and Ireland are exploiting it! They give wide to Keith Earles who has an open try line in front of him! This is surely Ireland's chance to win the series! But Faf de Klerk comes from no where and wraps Earles up in a tackle and stops him in his tracks! Ireland are penalised for holdind on at the break down! South Africa kick it into touch and win the series!

  • 80'

    Full time! South Africa win the Series! A momentous occasion for the fresh squad as well as their new coach Allister Coetzee. Ireland were great throughout the game but South Africa's defence was impregnable. Jp Pietersen gets man of the match!

  • 79'

    Faf de Klerk kicks from the maul but it goes awry as Combrinck is caught off sides. Ireland kick for touch in the South African 22m

  • 79'

    Ireland press forward towards the South African line. The South African defence is crumbling. Ireland are looking so dangerous now. Can South Africa hold on??

  • 77'

    Ireland had an incredible passage of play as wracked up 20 phases but South African defence was solid. Ireland are penalised for diving over and South Africa will have the line out on the 50m line after they kick for line.

  • 75'

    Ireland are on the front foot by the South African 10m line. Jackson chips for the corner and it's a South Africa throw in just outside their own 5m line. They win it and Combrinck boots into the 50m line. Ireland win and Sean Cronin makes a great break down field. Elton Jatjies just gets their for the cover tackle! Ireland still have it and desperate to break the line.

  • 70'

    PENALTY IRELAND JACKSON Immediately after the kick off South Africa concede a penalty. And Jackson slots it over.

  • 69'


  • 68'

    South Africa are playing wonderful attacking rugby. They are showing some great variation as they play it short, then wide and the on the blind side. They are a pleasure to watch at the moment. The Springboks win a penalty at the break down and Elton Jantjies will go for poles.

  • 66'

    CJ Stander concedes a penalty at the ruck on the South African 10m line. Elton Jantjies goes for line. South African will get the line out around the Irish 10m line

  • 63'

    Jaco Kriel is making such a difference already. he's tackling like a possessed!

  • 60'

    PENALTY SOUTH AFRICA COMBRINCK. The South African number 11 kicks it over from the 50m line!

  • 58'

    Kitshoff has a dream first minute on the field as he destroys the Irish scrum.

  • 57'

    Steven Kitshoff makes his debut as he comes on for Mtawarira. Tendai Mtawarira has been sublime today.

  • 56'

    Ireland are trying with all their might to break this rock solid South African defence but they knock it on and South Africa will get the put in at the scrum.

  • 55'

    Ireland create a driving maul, suck the South African forwards in and give it wide. Paddy Jackson gives off what should have been a try creating pass but Faf de Klerk shows some unbelievable athleticism and intercepts it. Jantjies kicks it to safety.

  • 53'

    As Jp Pietersen goes for the tackle and hits the ball with his hand. It's called as a deliberate knock on.

  • 51'

    South Africa were getting into a great rhythm before Conor Murray wins his team a penalty.

  • 49'

    Ireland concede a penalty at the scrum and Ruan Combrinck pounds the ball down field to the Irish 10m line. Ireland win their line out and kick it for touch around the 50m line.

  • 47'

    Ireland win the lineout and after some great momentum from Ireland Paddy Jackson knocks it on. South Africa have a scrum on their 22m line.

  • 45'

    Paddy Jackson kicks us off! and Pieter Steph du Toit collects and drives forward. Ireland win it around the South African 22m they run with the ball. But they pass it out. South Africa take it quickly and Jantjies kicks it down field, but Trimble collects. Adriaan Strauss makes a great attempted steal that wins the Springboks the ball. South Africa goes for line and they play it wide but CJ Stander wins a penalty at the breakdown and Ireland go for line around South Africa's 22m.

  • 40'

    TRY SOUTH AFRICA PIETERSEN Jantjies makes a beautiful cross kick which Pietersen gathers and canters over the line for a brilliant try, South Africa are back in front.

  • 40'


  • 40'

    HT - Ireland dominated the first part of the game and South Africa struggled to get a foothold. But South Africa seemed to find some exhilarating form and played some beautiful rugby towards the end of the half

  • 37'

    Siya Kolisi makes a perfect pilfer. South Africa counter and swing it down the line. They look like they've clicked here.

  • 35'

    Ireland are looking dangerous as they drive down the field, South Africa wins a penalty and go for line. The Springboks are playing with more confidence with ball in hand. Rory Best knocks it on the Irish 10m line when trying to tackle Jantjies. South Africa put in another incredible push but the ball in intercepted. Ireland make a break down field but give a dismal pass to no one and pass it out.

  • 32'

    PENALTY SOUTH AFRICA JANTJIES the number 10 makes no mistake this time and narrows the gap.

  • 31'

    South Africa win another penalty from the scrum, Malherbe and Mtawarira are on form today. Jantjies will go for poles.

  • 28'

    JP Pietersen makes a fantastic take off a kick. After some aerial ping pong Jantjies finally finds touch. Ireland plays it wide, Mapoe almost gets the ball after an rish handling error but knocks it on himself.

  • 26'

    Ireland win a penalty at scrumtime on their 22m and kick it out by the 50m line.

  • 25'

    South African are making some beautiful metres down the left wing, some Sonny Bill Williams-esque offloading before Damian de Allende knocks it on the tackle.

  • 23'

    PENALTY IRELAND JACKSON Warren Whiteley is penalised for offsides and Jackson slots it over.

  • 21'

    Jackson misses the kick and that could come back to bite them as Le Roux is back in the field.

  • 20'

    South Africa kick off and Ireland kick it down field. South Africa swing it wide but Faf de Klerk loses it out. Ireland drive up the field, CJ Staner makes a break down the left wing before being brought down. Frans Malherbe is penalised at the ruck. Jackson will go for goal.

  • 17'

    TRY IRELAND MARSHALL Ireland attack the flyhalf channel and Irish 13 Luke Marshall runs right over Elton jantjies.

  • 17'


  • 16'

    The Springboks win the scrum and play it wide but Damian de Allende in penalised for crossing and Ireland kick for line on the South African 22m. They win the line out and are making metres as they drive for the South African line.

  • 14'

    Ireland take the kick off and Jackson tries to give a pas in side to Stuart Olding who knocks it on. South Africa get a scrum on the Irish 10m line.

  • 12'

    Faf de Klerk kicks the ball high for Willie le Roux to chase and hits Tieran O?Halloran in the air. The Irish player hits the ground on his shoulders which means it's a yellow card. It's a debatable yellow card as it could have been a red.

  • 10'

    Elton jantjies attempts the penalty from vert far out, it looked good but the ball drifts right of the posts with the wind.

  • 8'

    Off the kick off, the ball goes out and Ireland have the Line out. The Irish give it skew at the line out and South Africa are awarded the scrum. Tendai Mtawarira is monstrous in the scrum and Ireland are penalised for illegal scrummaging. South Africa are awarded a penalty.

  • 6'

    PENALTY SOUTH AFRICA JANTJIES the Lions number 10 makes no mistake with his first kick and and South Africa are up.

  • 5'

    South Africa win the scrum and split the back line. Faf de Klerk gives it to Wille le Roux who boots the ball high across the field. Ruan Combrinck makes a fantastic challenge but Ireland get it. Ireland are off sides at the breakdown and South African win a penalty and elect to go for poles.

  • 3'

    Ireland win the line out and swing the ball wide. The South African defence is being spread but are staying unbreached. Luke Marshall knocks it forward and South Africa get the scrum.

  • 2'

    South African are slightly over eager and dive over at the first ruck. Ireland get a penalty and kick for touch.

  • 1'

    Elton Jantjies kicks us off!

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of South Africa v Ireland at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

  • 0'

    Irish coach Joe Schmidt has made six changes to the side that played last weekend. With Jared Payne injured, Tiernan O'Halloran starts at fullback. Matt Healy and Eoin Reddan were named on the bench. CJ Stander comes back into starting line up after a red card in the first Test.

  • 0'

    Allister Coetzee has made two changes to the starting line up. In the wake of Duane Vermeulen's elbow injury, Warren Whitely steps into the number eight jersey. While Lwazi Mvovo is replaced by Ruan Combrinck. There's a shake up on the bench as Trevor Nyakane is out injured so Steven Kitshoff will take his place and Jaco Kriel will cover the loose-forwards.

  • 0'

    It's the final game of the three Test series. Ireland and South Africa have won win each and this as the final game is the decider. South African has struggles to gain control of the previous Tests, only winning last Saturday's with a come back in the last 20 minutes.

  • 0'

    Previous results this series - Ireland won 26-20 in Cape Town with fourteen men. While South Africa won 32-26 in Johannesburg. The referee Glen Jackson (New Zealand) with assistant referees Angus Gardner (Australia), Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

  • 0'

    It's a chilly afternoon as it's 16 degrees, partly cloudy and a slight wind in Port Elizabeth.

  • 0'

    Rory Best leads his side out onto the field. Ireland look ready for action.

  • 0'

    Adriaan Strauss runs onto the pitch met by a roar from the crowd. The teams are lined up for the national anthems.

  • 0'

    Emotionally charged anthems! Lots of passion in the faces of the players and spectators alike.

Jump to

South Africa Ireland
  • 1 Tries 1
    • 39' JP Pietersen
    • 15' Luke Marshall
  • 1 Conversions 1
    • 40' Elton Jantjies
    • 16' Paddy Jackson
  • 4 Penalties 2
    • 5' Elton Jantjies
    • 31' Elton Jantjies
    • 59' Ruan Combrinck
    • 68' Elton Jantjies
    • 22' Paddy Jackson
    • 69' Paddy Jackson
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 0
    • 10' Willie Le Roux
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Francois Louw
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • JP Pietersen
  • Damian de Allende
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Willie Le Roux
  • 1
  • 2
  • 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
  • Stuart Olding
  • Luke Marshall
  • Andrew Trimble
  • Tiernan O'Halloran
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Rudy Paige
  • Morne Steyn
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Sean Cronin
  • Finlay Bealham
  • Tadhg Furlong
  • Ultan Dillane
  • Rhys Ruddock
  • Eoin Reddan
  • Ian Madigan
  • Matt Healy

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