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Trimble 'nutmeg' leads to opening try for Ireland as they dominate first half

Devin Toner was the man to cross the whitewash at Ellis Park.

DEVIN TONER’S TRY five minutes from the break was the perfect end to a dominant first-half performance from Ireland as they look to take a first-ever series victory over South Africa.

The Leinster lock was the beneficiary of a clever piece of thinking from Andrew Trimble as he ‘nutmegged’ Lwazi Mvovo to get the ball to Jared Payne:

Source: Sky Sports

Ireland drove on and Toner crossed the line to put his side 19-3 ahead after the extras.

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