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Jacob Stockdale hints at future beyond World Cup vote for new-look Ireland

• Ulster wing makes impressive home debut in 38-3 defeat of South Africa
• World Rugby Council to vote on Wednesday for 2023 tournament hosts

Ireland remain outsiders to be awarded the 2023 World Cup when the 31 members of the World Rugby Council meet on Wednesday, but on the basis of their 38-3 pummelling of South Africa their future on the pitch looks in rude health, regardless of what happens in the secret ballot.

The manner of the record victory against the Springboks on Saturday was impressive enough, but the fact that so many inexperienced players left their mark that really had the Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt, purring.

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