Blizboks Lost To Ireland At HSBC SVNS Los Angeles


Despite a much-improved effort by the Blitzboks on the defence, they lost 00-17 to Ireland who showed a lot of patience on the attack.

A silly mistake by the Blitzboks from the kick-off led to an easy try for Ireland. Ireland was rewarded with a second try, following their patient attacks until the gap eventually opened up wide to extend their lead to 12-00. Ireland continued their dominance and scored their third try out wide to go into the second half, leading 17-00.

The second half was scoreless with Ireland's dominance securing them a 17-00 win.

Ireland: Try: Connor O'Sullivan, Zac Ward (2). Conversion: Ed Kelly.


Blitzboks: Ryan Oosthuizen, Shilton van Wyk, Selvyn Davids, David Brits, Rosko Specman, Impi Visser, Justin Geduld. Replacements: Darren Adonis, Shaun Williams, Tristan Leyds, Kat Letebele, Zain Davids.

Ireland: Zac Ward, Gavin Mullin, Sean Cribbin, Connor O'Sullivan, Harry McNulty, Ed Kelly, Jordon Conroy. Replacements: Niall Comerford, Terry Kennedy, Matthew McDonald, Billy Dardis, Chay Mullins.