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Despite missing a number of regulars, Juan Smith’s converted try, after intercepting Eoin Reddan’s pass, and Morne Steyn’s penalty opened up a 10-0 lead for the visitors.
Penalties were traded between Jonny Sexton and Steyn, taking the score 16-9 in the Sprinboks favour, during which Steyn’s missed effort brought an end to his incredible run of 41 consecutive kicks.
Gio Aplon raced in as the game appeared to be ebbing away from the Irish, before they began to launch a courageous comeback.
O’Gara came off the bench and chipped over for Tommy Bowe to touch down before Kearney dramatically crossed outwide after sustained pressure in injury time.
But the fairytale ending wasn’t to be after O’Gara’s conversion rattled the post and the Sprinboks held on through the closing moments to claim victory.