RWC: Round Three Review

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Hear from the Ireland camp after victory over the reigning world champions.

Athlone’s Robbie Henshaw was twice used a sub during Ireland’s 13-8 win over South Africa at the Rugby World Cup. 

He replaced Garry Ringrose as a 22nd minute temporary substitute, as well as replacing him fully on 64 minutes. 

A first half try from Mack Hansen secured Andy Farrell’s side their third win of the tournament and are now in pole position for a potential quarter final clash with 3-time world champions New Zealand. 

The players were in good spirits after the game, Leinster's Dan Sheehan says the atmosphere in the Stade de France was special:

Sheehan was watching on from the bench as Ireland lost five out their first seven lineouts in Paris, Tadgh Beirne says there was a plan, and they sorted out the set-piece by sticking to it:

Finlay Bealham had to wait until the closing stages to get on the pitch.

Despite some difficult moments along the way, the Connacht man says Ireland were united throughout:

Ireland’s final group game is against Scotland on Saturday October 7th.

Earlier on Saturday, Henry Arundell ran in five tries as England made light work of Chile in Pool D.

Theo Dan and Marcus Smith also crossed twice in a 71-0 victory in Lille.

Portugal and Georgia played out a thrilling 18-18 draw in their Pool C meeting.

Wales booked their place in the quarter-finals at the Rugby World Cup last night. 

Warren Gatland's side hammered Australia by 40-6 in Pool C. 

In Pool B, Scotland's 45-17 over Tonga means Gregor Townsend's side still have a chance of progression to the knockout phase. 

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