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In pics: Ireland's brilliant win over South Africa

Relive a superb night at the Aviva Stadium as the Boks were put to the sword.

Joe Schmidt was as calm a presence as ever pre-match

Joe Schmidt Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

As Paul O’Connell led the team out

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Ireland went to the skies early on

Rob Kearney tackles Willie le Roux Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The hits were ferocious throughout

Jared Payne tackled by Bismarck du Plessis and Francois Hougaard Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Rob Kearney and Richardt Strauss tackle Duane Vermeulen Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Jonathan Sexton and Conor Murray tackle Jean de Villiers Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Schalk Burger is tackled by Peter O'Mahony Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Support at the Aviva was electric

A Ireland supporter cheering on the team Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Johnny Sexton’s place-kicking was supreme

Jonathan Sexton Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Rob Kearney countered dangerously

Rob Kearney beats Duane Vermeulen Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Rob Kearney and Jannie du Plessis Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

While Robbie Henshaw was powerful

Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Francois Hougaard Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Rhys Ruddock crossed for a clever try

Rhys Ruddock goes over for a try Source: Colm O'Neill/INPHO

Before Adriaan Strauss was binned

Adriaan Strauss Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Tommy Bowe sealed the deal after Conor Murray’s kick

Conor Murray kicks over for Tommy Bowe's try Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Tommy Bowe scores their second try despite Bryan Habana Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Tommy Bowe scores their second try despite Bryan Habana Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Tommy Bowe scores their second try despite Bryan Habana Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Tommy Bowe scores their second try Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Conor Murray and Richardt Strauss celebrate Tommy Bowe's try Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Leaving Ireland comfortably in front at the end

Jonathan Sexton celebrates with Paul O'Connell Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Simon Zebo and Jean de Villiers Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Paul O'Connell and Victor Matfield after the match Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

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Murray Kinsella

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