Brian O'Driscoll lauds Ireland after South Africa win
Highlights - Ireland 15-10 South Africa
Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll heaped praise on his team-mates after the Grand Slam holders edged out world champions South Africa 15-10.
O'Driscoll said the Irish needed to produce some "backs-to-the-wall stuff at the end" but he felt that the home side deserved their win at Croke Park.
"They came at us in the first half but Jono (Jonathan Sexton) kicked the goals to keep us in touch," said O'Driscoll.
"I thought we played some great stuff in the second half."
O'Driscoll added: "We possibly could have picked up a try or two in the second half.
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"Jono kept the scoreboard ticking over, as much as I would have loved him to have given us an eight-point margin," added the Irish skipper, referring to a couple of missed Sexton penalties during the second half.
"It was good the way the boys hung on at the death and didn't give up."
The match threatened to spill over into nastiness on occasions although no yellow cards were handed out by referee Nigel Owens.
"There were plenty of different incidents but that is for others to sort out," added O'Driscoll.
"You always know you are going to get a physical game against them.
"We weren't stepping back. When people come to our patch, you don't want them pushing you around."
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