Ireland are expected to extend their winning run to 15 matches against the Pacific Islanders
I never realized that Ireland was on such a good run. The world record is 18 games for top-tier test rugby, held by the All Blacks.
South Africa reached 17 consecutive wins, I believe. (Lost to England in 1998 ).
If Ireland wins the World Cup (6 more games) - they will also break New Zealand's record for most consecutive wins. (Assuming they win against the Boks).
To win a World Cup and be first in the IRB test rankings AND having the longest win record ever would be some achievement.
Ireland have to start as favorites against the Boks.
If the Boks play anything like against the All Blacks we can win. Playing the same way against Scotland will not be good enough for this strong Irish team.