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 (...)

Peter O’Mahony supports Rhys Ruddock at a lineout practice during the captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland v South Africa, Aviva Stadium. Kick-off: 5.30pm. On TV: Live on RTÉ2 and Sky Sports This should be interesting. To the backdrop of a fei(...)

The South African team line up after the Captain’s Run at the Radisson St Helen’s Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

15 Andries Coetzee Age: 27 Height: 5’11” Weight: 92kg (14st 7lbs) Caps: 9 Points: 0 He has played in every test for South Africa this year. One aspect(...)

South African celebrate Siya Kolisi’s try during the match in Port Elizabeth. Photograph: EPA

South Africa 37 Argentina 15 Ghana-born wing Raymond Rhule scored his first international try as South Africa claimed victory over Argentina in their(...)

 Owen Farrell runs in  England’s fourth try in the match against South Afrcia at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

England 37 South Africa 21 England ended their decade-long wait for victory over South Africa with a resounding 37-21 victory at Twickenham that exte(...)

Ireland fullback Tiernan O’Halloran gets upended by Willie le Roux of South Africa during the Test match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

South Africa 19 Ireland 13 There have been few more courageous Irish performances in a season-ending tour to one of the Southern Hemisphere big gun(...)

Iain Henderson arrives for squad training at  Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Although Iain Henderson was obliged to watch the last nine minutes of Saturday’s second Test in Ellis Park from the sidelines after being replaced, he(...)

 South Africa coach Allister Coetzee. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Allister Coetzee’s respect for the qualities of an Irish side he yesterday described as “outstanding” appears genuine, and perhaps more real than some(...)

Ireland centre Stuart Olding tries to give  South Africa’s Siya Kolisi the slip  during the second Test at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa may have seized the momentum in the three-Test battle with Ireland but centre Stuart Olding believes the tourists can bounce back from th(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray looks to run past the attempted tackle of South Africa openside Siya Kolisi during the second Test at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa 32 Ireland 26 For the best of an hour, Ireland had played so well that they were fully worthy of their 26-10 lead and were within 20 min(...)

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