South Africa narrowly defeat Ireland 26 - 17

June 19th, 2004

South Africa just scraped home against Ireland, holding out against a late surge by the Irish. The Irish team played up better than last week. A late try to Brian O’Driscoll brought Ireland within 6 points of the Springboks. This spurred the Irish on, but they were unable to convert there changes into points. A penalty goal right on full time sealed the victory for the Boks.

This makes it three from three for southern hemisphere teams this weekend.

South Africa - Tries: Jaque Fourie, Breyton Paulse. Conversions: Percy Montgomery (2). Penalties: Montgomery (4).

Ireland - Tries: Tyrone Howe, Brian O’Driscoll. Conversions: Ronan O’Gara, David Humphreys. Drop goal: O’Gara.