All Blacks 22 v Ireland 19


Ireland travels to the home of the Super Rugby kings today in Christchurch to try and make amends for their heavy first test defeat against the World Champions, All Blacks.

Recent results:
2012: New Zealand won 42-10 at Eden Park, Auckland
2010: New Zealand won 38-18 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin
2010: New Zealand won 66-28 at New Plymouth
2008: New Zealand won 22-3 at Croke Park, Dublin
2008: New Zealand won 21-11 at Westpac Trust, Wellington
2006: New Zealand won 27-17 at Eden Park, Auckland
2006: New Zealand won 34-23 at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
2005: New Zealand won 45-7 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin
2002: New Zealand won 40-8 at Eden Park, Auckland
2002: New Zealand won 15-6 at Carisbrook, Dunedin


New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Zac Guildford, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Hikawera Elliot, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Ali Williams, 19 Sam Cane, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Aaron Cruden, 22 Ben Smith.

Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Fergus McFadden, 13 Brian O’Driscoll, 12 Gordon D’Arcy, 11 Andrew Trimble, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sean O’Brien, 6 Kevin McLaughlin, 5 Donnacha Ryan, 4 Dan Tuohy, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy.
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Declan Fitzpatrick, 18 Donncha O’Callaghan, 19 Peter O’Mahony, 20 Eoin Reddan, 21 Ronan O’Gara, 22 Simon Zebo.

Date: Saturday, June 16
Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Kick-off: 19.35 (07.35 GMT)
Expected weather: Overcast with a few showers, high of 9 low of -2
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Pascal Gauzere (France)
TMO: Matt Goddard (Australia)

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  1. This should motivate England for this afternoon, well done Ireland. Bokke are in for a game today.

    They forced New Zealand to play THEIR game, and NZ had no alternative gameplan, Ireland were very unlucky not to take this game.

    22/19 for NZ, Carter got a droppie in 79:30.

  2. Just comes to show again that Test rugby is not superkak shit were you run everything every game. All Balcks were lucky to win this one with some help from Ref on some penalties.