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Making a splash! Ireland appeared to really, really enjoy themselves in the pool earlier

Joe Schmidt’s men have arrived in Joburg.

WITH ONLY A week to recover and prepare for the second Test against the Boks, time is at a premium for Ireland as they look to seal a historic series win in South Africa.

Joe Schmidt’s squad made the journey from Cape Town to Johannesburg yesterday and this morning spent some time in the pool to get the muscles moving again after Saturday’s bruising encounter.

Having played much of the game with 14 men, every player expended every last sinew to get over the line at Newlands and while it would have taken its toll physically, the players appeared in good spirits today.

And why wouldn’t they be?

Robbie Henshaw makes a splash

Robbie Henshaw Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Robbie Henshaw Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Luke Marshall and Jack McGrath enjoyed themselves

Luke Marshall and Jack McGrath Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Jamie Heaslip was the games master

Jamie Heaslip Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Jared Payne goes for the ball Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Conor Murray goes for the ball Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Paddy Jackson was the man with the GoPro

Paddy Jackson Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Jared Payne doesn’t like losing

Jared Payne Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Duunnn dunnn…duuuunnnn duun

Jack McGrath Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

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