You certainly have to congratulate the Irish for their tenacity.
They defended like trojans and their line out work has definitely by far superceded anything else the Springbok team have encountered this year.
Attacking wise they had a number of open starts from ironically their scrums which was rather poor. Sadly they didn't manage any finishes from there, with South Africa's cover defense doing a great job.
Sexton is a fantastic new guy for Ireland and I personally think that O'Gara's days are numbered.
I still do not like the interpretation from these NH referees at the breakdown. Somehow Ireland on Attack got penalised once and South Africa 4 times.
What I think the Irish need to work on is firstly their scrum butmost importantly their backline options, there were a number of times where specifically O' Driscoll made some odd decisions in not passing where he had an overlap on the outside.
South Africa played like automated robots with no individual thinking and no variance in their gameplay, I still believe however that they did not deserve to lose this match.