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Euro Wrap: Herring scores on Irish debut



Former Western Province and Stellenbosch University hooker Rob Herring came off the replacements bench to score his first test try in Ireland's 38-3 win over the Springboks in Dublin at the weekend.

Herring was joined in Ireland's matchday squad by ex-Bulls and South Africa under-20 loose forward CJ Stander, who shone at No 8 in his adopted country's biggest ever victory against South Africa.

In other end-of-year test action, former Western Province and Stormers centre Huw Jones scored one of six tries for Scotland in their 44-38 triumph over Samoa at Murrayfield.

This was Jones's first taste of international action since recovering from a hamstring injury sustained during Scotland's Six Nations encounter with Italy at Murrayfield in March.

Former Cheetahs tighthead prop WP Nel was also in Scotland's run-on side while ex-Kings loose forward Cornell du Preez saw action in the second half after starting on the replacements bench.

In other test action, former Sharks flanker Abraham Steyn helped Italy end a nine-match losing streak when they secured a hard-fought 19-10 victory over Fiji in Catania.

Elsewhere, ex-Free State Cheetahs prop Daniel Kotze played off the replacements bench for France in their 38-18 defeat to New Zealand at the Stade France in Paris.

In other news:

- In the Anglo-Welsh Cup, Springbok, Stormers and Western Province loose forward Nizaam Carr, who is on a three-month contract at Wasps, made a try-scoring debut in the Premiership outfit's 36-12 victory over Pro14 side the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.

- Springbok and ex-Sharks scrumhalf Cobus Reinach crossed the whitewash for Northampton Saints in their 41-7 triumph over the Dragons at Franklin's Gardens.

- Ex-Lions head coach Johan Ackermann's Gloucester proved too strong for London Irish, claiming a convincing 47-7 win at Franklin's Gardens.



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