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Saturday 8th November 17:30 GMT


Ireland will be attempting to beat the Springboks at the Aviva Stadium for the first time, when the two countries go head to head on Saturday, in what is for each of them, the first game of the Autumn international series. Although Ireland beat South Africa on three consecutive occasions between 2004-09, two of those games were at the old Lansdowne Road, and the other at Croke Park, which was used while the Aviva Stadium was being built. 

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The last two matches between the teams, both played at the Aviva, went the way of the visitors, although on both occasions there was only a single score between the teams.The tourists will be keen to build on their win against the All Blacks in their last outing, when they became the first team to defeat the Kiwis in the Rugby Championship, since it expanded to four teams.

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South Africa have made only one change to the match day 23 from their win against the All Blacks in Johannesburg, with prop Coenie Oosthuizen taking the place of Marcel van der Merwe, who is unavailable through injury, on the bench. Ireland meanwhile, will definitely be without hooker Rory Best, who has failed to overcome a calf injury.

Posted: 10th November 2012


Saturday, the 10th of November, the South Africa Tour will see Ireland and South Africa play at Lansdowne Road at 17:30 local time and GMT. Ireland ends their year in Dublin with this match, and they have had some problems with injuries. The plan for this season has seen the front line plagued by injuries including the Captain of the team, Brian O'Driscoll. Hooker Rory Best is out with a neck injury and then they have flanker Sean O'Brien out with a bad hip and one more injury in fullback Rob Kearney who has an injured back.

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The Springboks have three changes in the lineup from when they lost to New Zealand in the final match of the Rugby Championship, with Lambie in the playmaking spot taking over for Johan Goosen.

Tags: Aviva Stadium, South Africa, Ireland, South Africa Tour, Lansdowne Road, Rugby Championship
Posted: 8th November 2014

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