BBC Sport - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt hopes changes will bring fresh impetus
Schmidt hopes changes will bring fresh impetus
- From the section Irish Rugby
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt hopes some of the players who will come in to feature in the final decisive Test against South Africa will bring a freshness and energy to his side.
The series is level at 1-1 after Ireland won the opening Test in Cape Town on 11 June and the Springboks triumphed in Johannesburg a week later.
"We have made a lot of changes but a number of players are coming in fresh and hopefully that energy will be a little bit contagious in the group," said Schmidt.
"It's a matter of trying to balance those players who have a little bit of fuel still in the tank and those who are carrying knocks or starting to flag at the end of a long season."