The immediate response on the final whistle at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was one of acute disappointment given Ireland finished this gruelling series camped on the South African line after a 19-phase onslaught in search of what could have been a winning score and a series clincher. It was that tight.
Mon, 27 Jun, 2016
Welshman Nigel Owens has been appointed to referee Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham, with Ireland’s John Lacey taking charge of the bronze medal match between South Africa and Argentina.
Tue, 27 Oct, 2015
NOW that’s what I call a test match. Such was the intensity, endeavour and commitment to keeping the ball alive that the opening half of Saturday’s memorable clash passed in a flash. There were so many moments of brilliance in that period alone, those in the stands barely had time to draw breath.
Mon, 24 Nov, 2014
ALAN GAFFNEY was handed a reunion with old friends Munster later this month as his Saracens staged this upset victory over the Heineken Cup favourites at Vicarage Road yesterday and ensured the Irish province a return trip to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena for the Heineken Cup semi-final.
Mon, 07 Apr, 2008