Rugby Union – 14-man Ireland shock South Africa in first Test

Rugby Union - 14-man Ireland shock South Africa in first Test– Ireland overcame playing 57 minutes a man short to shock South Africa 26-20 at Newlands stadium in Cape Town in the first Test. Flanker CJ Stander was red-carded for a dangerous tackle, but it did not stop the visitors winning a Test in the republic for the first time. French referee Mathieu Raynal also yellow-carded Springboks lock Lood de Jager and Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw during the opening half of the first Test. South Africa were a major disappointment under new coach Allister Coetzee and new captain Adriaan Strauss, looking lethargic for much of the game. …

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