Tuesday 6 December 2016

South Africa 19-13 Ireland: Joe Schmidt's men fall agonisingly short of historic series win

Tadhg Peavoy

Published 25/06/2016 | 15:25

Luke Marshall of Ireland is congratulated after scoring his side's try against South Africa during the Castle Lager Incoming Series 3rd Test between South Africa and Ireland at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Luke Marshall of Ireland is congratulated after scoring his side's try against South Africa during the Castle Lager Incoming Series 3rd Test between South Africa and Ireland at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Iain Henderson of Ireland is tackled by Warren Whiteley of South Africa during the 3rd Test

The test series was delicately balanced at 1-1, and Ireland were camped in the Springbok 22 at the end of this one... but it wasn't enough.

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