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World champions South Africa win against Ireland

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In Pretoria this Saturday, the Springboks won (27-20) against XV du Trèfle in a summer tour meeting.

The reigning world champions, the Springboks, have had a perfect start to their summer tour. Defeated eventual winners Ireland (27-20) in the Six Nations tournament in Pretoria, South Africa this Saturday.

Early in the match (3rd) South African Rocket Arendse scored the first try of the match. Handre Pollard and Jack Crowley, the two scorers, scored two penalties each in what was a sloppy and messy contest. At the end of the first period (35th over), Jamie Osborne, a three-footed centre-half typical of this Test match, narrowed the gap just before half-time.

An open ending to the competition

During the second action, defense took precedence over attacks, with both teams committing several errors and mistakes. Irish winger James Lowe had a try disallowed and an injury to scrum-half Craig Casey slowed the pace of the match. Ex-Toulouse and Toulon star Cheslin Kolbe scored another try after a run and a mistake by Low.

Lowe was denied a trial.
Siphiwe Sibeko / REUTERS

Injured but not defeated, the Irish replied late in the game (75th) thanks to the efforts of the indefatigable Murray and Bairdin. not enough The Springboks meanwhile scored another seven points after a penalty try following good dominance in the scrum.

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