The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
Full-back Rob Kearney is also a doubt for this weekend’s visit of Samoa after withdrawing late against the Springboks with a knee injury.
Ireland were the width of a post away from securing a draw against the 2007 World Cup winners after as Ronan O’Gara failed to convert Rob Kearney’s try.
But coach Declan Kidney admits his troops were beaten by the better side.
“You get what you deserve,” said Kidney. “I wouldn’t be hiding behind a ball off the post. We did a bit of damage to ourselves by losing the field position battles and that’s not just down to one or two players.
“I still believe we’re capable of beating anybody but also we’re capable of losing to anybody if we don’t get it right and we need to get those smarts right.”