Ireland rugby demolition job fills the new season with promise
The victory of the Irish rugby team over the world-class South Africans on Saturday was as decisive as it was unexpected.
Most people hoped that Ireland would give the fancied Springboks a close game, but no one expected an Irish demolition of such an acclaimed visiting side.
Ireland out-thought and out-played the Springboks, with the win including a glorious try by Ulster's Tommy Bowe, and they staked a convincing claim for major recognition as a coming world force in international rugby.
Bring on the rest of the season.