It may not have been pretty but the Springboks managed to savour a 2-1 series victory against Ireland following the weekend’s 19-13 win in Port Elizabeth.
For the first time in the series the Irish managed to win the lion’s share of the territory and possession only to see a would be historic series victory slip away.
Statistics from the All Out Rugby App paints a picture of how South Africa battled to get their hands on the ball.
With only 33% of the possession and 27% of the territory, the Boks’ defensive systems just managed to hold.
The Irish threw everything they could at the hosts making an incredible 160 carries.
The Boks were forced to make 182 tackles but were also found wanting on defence.
The Irish made 10 Clean Breaks to one while managing to beat 26 Defenders and making 452m running metres compared to the 154m by the Boks.
The visitors were equally damaging at the breakdowns making seven turnovers to three.
In the end it was the four penalty goals – three to Elton Jantjies and one to Ruan Combrinck – that separated the two sides.
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Match Statistics from the All Out Rugby App powered by Vodacom
South Africa vs Ireland, 25 June, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Penalty goals: 4-2
Possession: 32% – 68%
Territory: 27% – 73%
Clean breaks: 1-10
Defenders beaten: 5-26
Metres run: 154-452
Turnovers won: 3-7
Loose ball collected: 10-11
Missed tackles: 25-5
Tackle success: 88% – 94%
Handling errors: 6-14
Penalties conceded: 13-11
Lineouts won on own ball: 12-14
Scrums won: 7-1
Scrums lost: 0-1
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All stats courtesy of the All Out Rugby App – powered by Vodacom.