Liverpool Legend Jamie Carragher Amazed by Intensity in Ireland and South Africa Rugby World Cup Tie

Liverpool Legend Jamie Carragher Amazed by Intensity in Ireland and South Africa Rugby World Cup Tie

Byron Pillay
September 23, 2023 at 8:50 PM
  • Jamie Carragher was keenly watching the Rugby World Cup game between Ireland and the Springboks
  • Defending champions,significant South Africa were trailing 7-3 at the break after Mack Hansen scored for Ireland
  • Carragher, who is a Liverpool legend, was amazed at the intensity of the game between the top two sides

Jamie Carragher is not a big rugby fan, but even he knows a good game when he sees one.

The former Liverpool captain was one of the many worldwide watching the Rugby World Cup and was impressed with one game in particular.

Jamie Carragher watching rugby.
Jamie Carragher has been amazed at the intensity between Ireland and South Africa in the Rugby World Cup. Image: Naomi Baker/ Anthony Dibon/ Brendan Moran.
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Carragher, who now serves as a pundit, took to social media during the Ireland and South Africa game to share his thoughts on the encounter.

The two sides are number one and number two-ranked sides in the world.

With the Irish leading 7-3 at half-time, Carragher expressed his amazement at the intensity in the game.

A tense first half in France

The Irish took the lead in the first half thanks to a try by Mack Hansen. Hansen dotted down with five minutes to go in the half before Johnny Sexton added the conversion, The Evening Standard reported.

The Springbok's only points of the half came thanks to a penalty by Manie Libbok. The first 40 minutes flew by as neither side could grab a significant advantage in the game.

Ireland hang on for victory

The defending champions fought back in the second half, but missed chances ultimately cost them.

Cheslin Kolbe scored their only try of the game as he dotted down after a well-worked move, but the conversion was missed. Faf de Klerk and Libbok then missed further penalty attempts before Sexton put over another penalty to make it 10-8.

With three minutes to go, Jack Crowley converted another penalty as Ireland took a 13-8 lead.

Springboks set new World Cup record

Earlier Sports Brief reported how the Springboks mean business at Rugby World Cup 2023.

The defending champions are looking to win their fourth world title and set down a marker with their performance against Romania.

The South African side raced to a 33-0 lead at the break, setting a new World Cup record in the process.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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