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Ireland (14) 38 / 3 (0) Springboks (Final Score)

Ireland and the South African Springboks did battle in the End Of Year Tours 2017 Internationals at

Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, at 19:30 SA Time (17:30 UK Time & GMT).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1 & M-Net on TV in SA.




  • Penalties – Johnny Sexton (4)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Andrew Conway (1), Reece Ruddock (1), Rob Herring (1), Jacob Stockdale (1)
  • Conversions – Johnny Sexton (1), Joey Carbery (2)


  • Penalties – Elton jantjies (1)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – 0
  • Conversions – 0


South African Springboks
11 November 2017 at 19:30 SA Time
  • Team: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Sean O’Brien, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 Devin Toner, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best (Captain), 1 Cian Healy
  • Replacements: 16 Rob Herring, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 John Ryan, 19 James Ryan, 20 Rhys Ruddock, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Darren Sweetnam
  • Team: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Francois Louw, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (Captain), 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
  • Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Uzair Cassiem, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Francois Venter

Expected weather: Overcast with a  high of 9°C and a low of 4°C. No rain is forecast, which is a surprise.
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Wayne Barnes (England), Ian Davies (Wales)
TMO: David Grashoff (England)

160 Responses to End Of Year Tours 2017: Ireland vs South Africa – Live Game Article

  • 151

    Tassies wrote:

    @ superBul:
    In a funny(not ha ha) kind of way, so do I. Because it might(just might) hasten Coetzee’s exit. Long shot. But if the supporters stay away, then the cash dries up and change is the only option.

    Agree, it’s the only power the supporters have. Stop going to matches. Stop watching it on TV. Stop supporting the demise of SA rugby.

  • 152

    @ grootblousmile:
    Useless coach. Eben is not a captain’s backside. He simply doesn’t have the intelect. Our halfbacks are not close to international class. Neither is our centre pairing. Franco has no clue what he’s doing. There are NO ideas in the backline play. Our forwards have huge potential but today were not allowed to play to that. I suppose you could deduce that the Irish gameplan out-thought the Bok’s version as has become custom lately.

  • 153

    superBul wrote:

    @ McLook:
    Same channel?

    Different channel here in NZ.

  • 154

    We cant even play Kenya and bet on a win anymore, terrible

  • 155

    @ McLook:
    Jup. I’ve buried my Bok jersey in the back of my cupboard. Haven’t seen it for a while now. I gave my other one to the gardener months ago.

  • 156

    152 @ Tassies:
    Yeah, our halfbacks were told to play a tactical kicking game (whereas they play a running game at the Lions), our centres as super shit…

    Ireland’s execution of attacking up and unders were masterfully executed… their backline had rhythm…. their scrum was great…

  • 157

    The result is in the record books, in BRIGHT GREEN, against the Bokke…

    This year we’ve had a 57 / 0 against us… and now a 38 / 3…

  • 158

    Nice CV old Alister is building, no success in the Colonialists back yard

  • 159

    Beast: Not up to par anymore.
    Coenie die Boef: Discard the farker.
    Eben Etzebeth: Not a captain’s arse
    Ross Cronjé & Elton Jantjies: Definately not suitable for the game approach the coach tried to force on them.
    Damian de Allende: The oke is a disaster
    Jesse Kriel: Not near international standard
    Skosan & Leyds: Average at best
    Andires Coetzee: Glaring inadequacies

  • 160

    Tough result for the Boks even against a team that are ranked higher and who have one of the best coaches around. Boks will have to pick themselves up quickly. Whoever is the Bok analyst is going to have to work overtime on analysing Wales starting with watching their game tonight against Aus and not rely on just planning for the Wales of old. Wales went through the game with a faster pace ball in hand running trying cute offloads etc and kicked far far less than before. Didn’t watch the whole game but I don’t recall seeing Bigger kick the leather off the ball hoisting up and unders once! Seemed to me Wales finished the gane stronger too. Their scrum didn’t particularly strong.


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