Springboks launch late fightback to beat Ireland in 2nd test
JOHANNESBURG (AP) South Africa launched a ferocious late comeback to beat Ireland 32-26 in the second test on Saturday, scoring 22 points in the last 20 minutes to send the three-match series to a deciding game.
Trailing 19-3 at halftime, and then 26-10 after 60 minutes, South Africa responded to the pressure with three late tries at Ellis Park.
Center Damian De Allende forced his way through Ireland's defense for the Springboks' go-ahead try, and their fourth of the second half, with just four minutes to go.
Ireland, after winning a test in South Africa for the first time last weekend, appeared set for a larger slice of history in Johannesburg as Devin Toner's first-half try and the boot of flyhalf Paddy Jackson put the visitors in complete control.