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The Joyous Irish Reaction To Conor O'Shea's Italy Beating South Africa

The Joyous Irish Reaction To Conor O'Shea's Italy Beating South Africa
By Gavin Cooney

South Africa are increasingly benevolent giants.

First Japan, and now Italy.

The Azzurri were beaten out the gate by the All Blacks last weekend, but they responded magnificently this afternoon to beat South Africa for the first time, winning out 20-18.

This was the thirteenth clash between the nations, with South Africa winning the previous twelve.

But a converted Giovanbattista Venditti try nudged Italy into a 20-18 win that they did not surrender.

Here is Italy's ecstasy on full-time:

The reaction online was only delighted, although some feel Ireland left a series win behind them during the summer:

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