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Jonathan Sexton and Tadhg Furlong of Ireland tackle Siya Kolisi of South Africa during last Saturday’s Guinness Series match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan

“Attack is the secret of defence; defence is the planning of an attack.” Chinese general Sun Tzu, credited by historians as the author of the book The(...)

South African head coach Allister Coetzee cut the image of someone on work experience. Maybe he knows he’s leaving too. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In all my time playing and watching rugby I’ve never seen a head coach so disengaged from his team’s warm-up as Allister Coetzee on Saturday. As Joe (...)

Brothers in arms: Rob Kearney and Bundee Aki at Saturday’s  Guinness Series clash with South Africa at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Brotherhood. It’s a word not often heard spilling out into public from the bear-pit of the professional game. The concept of a bound alliance, with it(...)

South Africa’s centre Damian de Allende   is tackled by  Robbie Henshaw. Photograph: Getty Images

I’d many reasons to go to the Aviva on Saturday, but chief among them was the opportunity to watch the Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx and the wonderful(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway dodges South Africa’s Andries Coetzee to score a try at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland 38 South Africa 3 To say that Ireland won pulling away is an understatement. By the end, Ireland won almost too easily, and rarely has an Iri(...)

 Rhys Ruddock scores his try against South Africa. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

How to follow that? An injury free, record 38-3 win over a South African team ranked, eh, fifth in the world cemented Ireland’s hold on fourth place, (...)

Ireland won the frontrow battle against South Africa. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

There will be a temptation in some quarters to focus on South Africa’s shortcomings as a team on a cold, wet Saturday evening in Dublin and that the 2(...)

  Bundee Aki takes a picture with his   daughter Adrianna Aki and family members after the match. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was probably the most discussed debut of any Irish player. The path of Bundee Aki to his first cap arrived amid a hail of criticism over the reside(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway collects the high ball in the game against South Africa at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Joe Schmidt’s scribbled report card. Deeper analysis to follow. Some talk of Bundee Aki below. The Ireland coach understands karma, he knows not to s(...)

Ireland winger  Andrew Conway makes a break for the opening try during the Guinness Series match against South Africa  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 38 South Africa 3 In the end it was a pummelling, but Ireland had to put in plenty of hard graft and tackles before decorating the game with (...)

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