12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
62% of IrishRugby.ie users who voted in our latest poll are backing Ireland for a win today over the Springboks by 1-10 points.
1263 of you favoured the 1-10 point win option, equating to 62%. Eddie O'Sullivan's men head into this evening's Test match as favourites - priced at 1/2 with most bookmakers - against a South African side missing many big names and showing 11 changes from their 24-16 Tri-Nations win over Australia in September.
The next most favoured option in our poll, which posed the question: "How will Ireland get on against South Africa?", was Ireland to win by 10+points. That particularly option was chosen by 15% of our site users.
Next was an Irish loss by 1-10 points at 12%, an Irish loss by 10+ points gained 10% and then 1% went for the draw option.
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