South Africa (13) 19 TRY: JP Pietersen. CON: Elton Jantjies. PEN: Elton Jantjies (3), Ruan Combrinck. Ireland (10) 13 TRY: Luke Marshall. CON: Paddy Jackson. PEN: Paddy Jackson (2). Ireland failed in their bid to win their first test series in South Africa, going down 19 – 13 in the final decider in Port Elizabeth on … Continue reading Ireland: South Africa 19 Ireland 13
The teams for Saturdays Final Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth were announced earlier today. Unfortunately Jared Payne has joined Robbie Henshaw on the injury list so there are two changes to the team that won the first test with Tiernan O’Halloran coming in for Payne and Stuart Olding replacing Henshaw. The only other change … Continue reading Ireland: Teams up for Final South African Test
South Africa (3) 32TRY: Ruan Combrinck, Warren Whiteley, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Damian de Allende. CON: Elton Jantjies (3) PEN: Elton Jantjies (2)Ireland (19) 26TRY: Devin Toner, Jamie Heaslip. CON: Paddy Jackson (2) PEN: Paddy Jackson (4). What a difference a week makes, no scratch that, what a difference forty minutes makes in International rugby. Ireland had … Continue reading Ireland: South Africa 32 Ireland 26
The teams were announced yesterday for the Second Test between South Africa and Ireland which takes place on Saturday in Johannesburg. Kick off 4:00pm UK/IRE, live on Sky Sports. I’m pleased to see that Joe Schmidt has continued to mix things up with ten changes to the squad that featured in the First Test. Stuart Olding, … Continue reading Ireland: Teams up for South African Test 2
South Africa (13) 20TRY: Lwazi Mvovo, Pieter-Steph Du Toit. CON: Elton Jantjies (2) PEN: Pat Lambie, Elton Jantjies.Ireland (13) 26TRY: Jared Payne, Conor Murray. CON: Paddy Jackson (2) PEN: Paddy Jackson (3). DG: Paddy Jackson. Wow – what a weekend for Irish Rugby. Had to follow this match by text as we made our way back from … Continue reading Ireland: Historic Win in South Africa.
The teams for the opening test of Ireland’s South African tour were announced earlier this afternoon, and it’s a selection that has sparked a lot of interest – probably for the right reasons. Joe Schmid’s hand has been somewhat forced, through late withdrawals and probable exhaustion of some of the Leinster and Connacht contingent, but, … Continue reading Ireland: Teams up for South African Test
The Ireland touring squad for South Africa was announced to general indifference earlier this week, most of Ireland more interested in Connacht’s progress to the PRO12 Final. Having taken time now to read and review the squad I still find it difficult to get myself overly excited about this one which is really more of … Continue reading Ireland: Touring Squad for South Africa
Leinster (13) 30TRY: Isa Nacewa, Jamie Heaslip, Sean Cronin. CON: Johnny Sexton (3) PEN: Johnny Sexton (3)Ulster (11) 18TRY: Craig Gilroy (2) CON: Paddy Jackson. PEN: Paddy Jackson (2) Ulster’s season ended with a whimper, once again, as they went down 30 – 18 to Leinster at the RDS on Friday night. Leinster raced into … Continue reading PRO12: Leinster 30 Ulster 18