DUBLIN - An experienced and impressive Ireland side beat an experimental South Africa 32-15 in Dublin on Saturday - the fifth away defeat for the Springboks in a row.
It was Ireland's second straight win against the former World Cup winners, but only their third victory in 18 meetings between the sides.
South Africa got the first points on the board, thanks to a penalty from centre Andre Pretorius, but from then on the momentum was almost entirely with the home side as the Springboks missed an incredible 30 tackles.
Tries from winger Andrew Trimble, flanker David Wallace and prop Marcus Horan helped to put Ireland deservedly up 22-3 going into half-time, with the rest of their points coming from Munster flyhalf Ronan O'Gara.
Excellent tries from Francois Steyn, making an impressive debut on the wing, and Bryan Habana narrowed the gap for South Africa in the second half. - Reuters