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Irish contingent played their part but will have mixed emotions about Lions experience

Ruaidhri O'Connor


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Lions centre Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Damian de Allende of South Africa during the third Test in Cape Town. Photo: Ashley Vlotman/Sportsfile

Lions centre Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Damian de Allende of South Africa during the third Test in Cape Town. Photo: Ashley Vlotman/Sportsfile

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Lions centre Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Damian de Allende of South Africa during the third Test in Cape Town. Photo: Ashley Vlotman/Sportsfile

This was Ireland’s smallest Lions contingent for some time yet those who travelled made an impact in South Africa.

The eight Irish tourists will have plenty to reflect on as they take their belated summer break over the next few weeks, with some heartbroken by a series defeat that seemed within their grasp and others frustrated by a lack of opportunity.


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