Ireland survived an almighty onslaught in the first half against SA before playing some brilliant attacking rugby of their own. Did this game prove this team can cope against the most powerful sides in the world?

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We chat to Shane Horgan and Gerry Thornley about Ireland’s grace under fire, the ability to transition from defence to attack, the job Paul O’Connell is doing in scrum and maul, and if this result means anything for the world cup.

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We also examine Rassie’s conspiracy tweet, Mack Hansen’s licence to roam, and the atmosphere at the Aviva. Plus, there’s chill Cheika beating Eddie the workaholic.

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