Rory Best rues lack of cutting edge as Irish dreams shattered by clinical South Africa


  • South Africa beat Ireland 19-13 to edge tight series between the countries
  • Captain Rory Best say Irish twice fell short after historic first Test victory
  • Sides only separated by six points in all three matches of titanic series   

Malcolm Brown for MailOnline

Ireland captain Rory Best felt South Africa’s stronger cutting edge proved decisive after his side lost in the third Test to suffer a 2-1 series defeat.

Springboks fly-half Elton Jantjies led his team to victory, kicking 11 points to add to JP Pietersen’s try and a penalty from Ruan Combrinck.

Luke Marshall’s touch down and eight points from the boot of Paddy Jackson kept the Irish in contention but they fell just short in Port Elizabeth.

Captain Rory Best (right) lamented the Irish's inability to grab a series winning opportunity in South Africa

Captain Rory Best (right) lamented the Irish’s inability to grab a series…



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