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Saturday 17 November 2018, 2:00pm EST

Ireland v New Zealand

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  • FT
  • Penalty GoalBeauden Barrett
  • ConversionJohnny Sexton
  • TRY!Jacob Stockdale
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalJohnny Sexton
  • Drop GoalBeauden Barrett
  • Penalty GoalJohnny Sexton
  • Penalty GoalBeauden Barrett
  • Penalty GoalJohnny Sexton
  • KO


Match Stats
Player Stats
Defenders beaten
Clean breaks
Turnovers conceded
Turnovers won
Missed tackles
Ireland T C P
15 Rob Kearney 0 0 0
14 Keith Earls 0 0 0
13 Garry Ringrose 0 0 0
12 Bundee Aki 0 0 0
11 Jacob Stockdale 1 0 0
10 Johnny Sexton 0 1 3
9 Kieran Marmion 0 0 0
1 Cian Healy 0 0 0
2 Rory Best 0 0 0
3 Tadhg Furlong 0 0 0
4 Devin Toner 0 0 0
5 James Ryan 0 0 0
6 Peter O'Mahony 0 0 0
7 Josh van der Flier 0 0 0
8 CJ Stander 0 0 0
16 Sean Cronin 0 0 0
17 Jack McGrath 0 0 0
18 Andrew Porter 0 0 0
19 Iain Henderson 0 0 0
20 Jordi Murphy 0 0 0
21 Luke McGrath 0 0 0
22 Joey Carbery 0 0 0
23 Jordan Larmour 0 0 0
New Zealand T C P
15 Damian McKenzie 0 0 0
14 Ben Smith 0 0 0
13 Jack Goodhue 0 0 0
12 Ryan Crotty 0 0 0
11 Rieko Ioane 0 0 0
10 Beauden Barrett 0 0 2
9 Aaron Smith 0 0 0
1 Karl Tuinukuafe 0 0 0
2 Codie Taylor 0 0 0
3 Owen Franks 0 0 0
4 Brodie Retallick 0 0 0
5 Sam Whitelock 0 0 0
6 Liam Squire 0 0 0
7 Ardie Savea 0 0 0
8 Kieran Read 0 0 0
16 Dane Coles 0 0 0
17 Ofa Tuungafasi 0 0 0
18 Nepo Laulala 0 0 0
19 Scott Barrett 0 0 0
20 Matt Todd 0 0 0
21 TJ Perenara 0 0 0
22 Richie Mo'unga 0 0 0
23 Anton Lienert-Brown 0 0 0


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  • Both teams have one more game to round out the year - and then all eyes will be on the World Cup in Japan. Ireland host the United States next weekend; New Zealand travel to Italy. Until then, thank you for joining us - and have a good week!
  • What a sensational, dogged display from Ireland as they topple the World Champions in Dublin for the first time in their history, holding them tryless in a thrilling encounter. Jacob Stockdale's individual piece of brilliance proved to be the difference for the hosts - and their defence, though stretched and scrappy at times, held firm throughout the All Blacks storm. Full-time at the Aviva Stadium, it finishes Ireland 16-9 New Zealand.
  • Whitelock knocks on! Ireland defeat New Zealand in Dublin for the first time ever! The Aviva Stadium erupts!
  • We are into overtime at the Aviva Stadium as New Zealand continue to crawl towards the Irish line, entering the 22.
  • Two minutes left on the clock for Ireland to hang on for a famous victory.
  • Henderson claims the line-out this time and the two teams engage in a bruising maul on the Irish left flank, with Stockdale unable to claim a following box kick down the wing. Scrum to New Zealand.
  • New Zealand pinch the line-out though and kick for distance, forcing Ireland to take another line-out just shy of halfway.
  • Read spills a pass behind him as New Zealand look to come away from their own line and Sexton leads the Irish defence in bundling Smith into touch as he tries to clean up. Line-out for Ireland in sniffing distance of the All Blacks tryline.
  • Boos ring around the Aviva Stadium with the crowd very much of the mind that Stockdale, looking to repeat his skills again with a chip-and-chase on the left wing, was tackled without the ball. The referee disagrees and New Zealand will drop out on their 22.
  • Ioane breaks down the wing and looks to be getting away - but Stander manages to hold him up and turn the tackle into a maul, winning the ball back for Ireland just inside their own half.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Ireland 16-9 New Zealand. The kick is good and Barrett makes it a seven point game with just over 10 minutes left.
  • Sexton concedes a penalty for a high tackle just inside his own half on New Zealand's right flank and Barrett will go for goal to cut the gap to a converted try.
  • Now Kearney robs the ball from Barrett as the All Blacks man breaks down the left wing, inside the Irish 22. How the hosts are holding this New Zealand attack and tempo at bay is a minor miracle.
  • Stander is going to be a national hero if Ireland win this game. The number eight, helped by Best, traps Tu'ungafasi in possession and keeps him from releasing, winning the turnover penalty a few feet from his own line.
  • Excellent work from O'Mahony now as the back rower plucks out an All Blacks grubber and stops a near-certain try on the right wing as Whitelock steamrollers towards the ball.
  • Heavy All Blacks pressure sees them grubber through into open space and force the hosts to ground in goal for a drop-out.
  • Ireland pick up a scrum following a knock-on as New Zealand look to rip down the left wing - but they then give away one of their own with a borderline forward pass out on the left flank. The All Blacks will pack down just shy of the opposition 22 line.
  • Second time isn't the charm for the Ireland fullback though as he takes Ioane out in the air. The referee awards a penalty to the All Blacks; Kearney is perhaps lucky to not be handed a yellow card.
  • Kearney makes a stunning take in the air, wrestling an Irish box kick off his opposite number McKenzie, but the hosts can't keep the pressure inside the New Zealand 22, forced back by the All Blacks pack once again.
  • The All Blacks turn defence into attack from the line-out though and kick to halfway; Ireland manage to regather and keep possession, only to be pushed deeper into their own half by the muscular New Zealand defence.
  • The Aviva Stadium is on its feet as Ringrose tries a similar play down the right wing and manages to trap Barrett, hauling him into touch. Healy departs in the front row, with McGrath replacing him.
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION: Ireland 16-6 New Zealand. Sexton swings over the extras with a brilliant kick to give his side a 10-point lead.
  • Try
    TRY: Ireland 14-6 New Zealand. Sensational play from Stockdale to get the first try of the game! A breathtaking chip over the All Blacks defence 40 yards out on the left wing sees the Ulster man recollect his own kick and race away to slide over in the corner. Superb stuff.
  • Excellent work from O'Mahony earns the turnover penalty now though to take the pressure off Ireland. The All Blacks meanwhile swap out their front row, introducing Coles, Tu'ungafasi and Laulala.
  • An initial collapse requires a scrum reset and then New Zealand end up coming up with the ball from the contested struggle between the two packs, with Savea slipping away in possession.
  • The hosts force the error from the scrum and both sides exchange box kicks. Stockdale then sees his attempt to punt knocked down by Read but the All Blacks number eight can't gather it back in with the open field begging.
  • O'Mahony knocks on two phases later however and the All Blacks get a scrum of their own just inside the opposition half.
  • Ireland kick us back underway for the second half at the Aviva Stadium and win an early scrum following an exchange of box kicks.
  • A back-and-forth tussle between two titans - was it ever going to be any other way? Three penalties for Jonathan Sexton, one and a field goal for Beauden Barrett and 15 points in all - it's shaping up to be a close one in Dublin. Ireland have the advantage but it all still hangs in the balance; at half-time, it's Ireland 9-6 New Zealand.
  • Ireland get another scrum as the clock ticks into overtime and Healy simply drills the ball into touch following its exit, to send the home side in ahead at the break.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Ireland 9-6 New Zealand. Sexton gives the hosts the lead once more with half-time approaching.
  • Another penalty advantage for Ireland sees captain Best instruct Sexton to go for goal this time. The latter seems less than impressed but will take the shot from in front of the sticks again.
  • The hosts win penalty advantage from the scrum once more and try a crossfield high bomb for Stockdale. The winger can't take it in but the All Blacks will still have to defend a line-out after Ireland decline to go for goal again.
  • Kearney and Van der Flier nearly put themselves in trouble with a misplaced pass but Ioane knocks on trying to collect it and Ireland are gifted a scrum.
  • Stockdale pounces on a lost ball in midfield however and Ireland put themselves straight back inside the All Blacks 22.
  • Stander subsequently is trapped on the ground however and fails to release, giving New Zealand the penalty.
  • This has been a real arm-wrestle of an encounter so far. Ireland pile the pressure on from the restart after New Zealand fail to deal with a short kick-off and Stander leads the charge towards the All Blacks line.
  • DROP GOAL: Ireland 6-6 New Zealand. The All Blacks are level in quick order though as Barrett drops an unexpected field goal following penalty advantage to his side.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Ireland 6-3 New Zealand. Sexton nudges the hosts back in front again with a simple kick.
  • No try! The TMO rules Kearney knocked on in trying to ground the ball. Ireland do get the penalty however from straight in front of goal and Sexton will look to convert it this time.
  • Has Kearney got the first try of the game for Ireland? Sexton chips a kick to the left following a penalty advantage at the scrum and the fullback looks to get it down following a drop by an All Blacks defender. The TMO will cast an eye over it.
  • Ireland win the line-out and push a brutal maul towards the posts. They can't get it over at first, but Aki then slips it wide to Stander who is subsequently held up over the line between the posts, giving a five metre scrum to the hosts.
  • It's another penalty conceded by New Zealand, from a lazy offside, and Ireland plump for the line-out on the right wing rather than the sticks.
  • Barrett knocks on as the All Blacks look to attack following the scrum and as Stander returns the ball, Squire catches him across the neck with a swinging arm. It's only a penalty, with no further action, and Ireland make their way to the New Zealand 22.
  • New Zealand get the first scrum of the evening after Stockdale knocks on a box kick from Marmion and Ireland will be forced to defend their 22 again.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Ireland 3-3 New Zealand. Barrett floats the kick between the uprights and levels things up in Dublin.
  • Excellent work from Goodhue and Smith sees them now win a turnover off Stockdale however just shy of the Ireland 22 after a return clearing kick catches the hosts out. Barrett will go for goal from the right wing.
  • Furlong leaps on a loose ball in the ruck following a cracking tackle by Toner and Ireland win the turnover penalty to halt the New Zealand attack.
  • Marmion tries a short box kick following the restart only to skew it and Barrett collects inside the Irish half to put the All Blacks back on the front foot in attack.
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY: Ireland 3-0 New Zealand. Sexton makes no mistake and nudges the hosts in front with his boot after a brisk opening 10 minutes.
  • Van der Flier nearly puts Earls over on the right wing with a sublime offload but the winger can't scramble over. Ireland then get a penalty for offside, almost directly in front of the posts, which Sexton will aim to convert.
  • O'Mahony and Furlong make some barnstorming runs through the middle on the back of the turnover penalty to haul Ireland to halfway but a missed catch by Aki forces them to backpedal before the All Blacks give away a cheap penalty for offside.
  • Fantastic defence from Ireland sees them hold out a multi-phase New Zealand attack and win a gutsy turnover in front of their own sticks, to a resounding roar.
  • The eventual exchange comes to an end with an All Blacks line-out inside the Ireland 22, to give them the first serious spell of pressure.
  • An early exchange of box kicks sees both sides refuse to cede any ground early on, though McKenzie nearly puts one into touch that Earls just keeps in.
  • New Zealand kick off and we are underway in this 2018 end-of-year international!
  • We will now have the haka.
  • The teams are out at the Aviva Stadium for the national anthems. This is a special game for New Zealand's Aaron Smith too, winning his 82nd cap to become the most-capped test scrum-half in All Blacks history.
  • Ireland haven’t made more than eight offloads in a single game since February, whereas New Zealand have made 10-plus offloads in five of their last nine games.
  • New Zealand have won their last five games on the bounce overall and have also won their last eight games in a row when playing away from home; they’ve not lost in Europe since a 38-21 defeat to England in December 2012.
  • Replacements: Dane Coles, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Scott Barrett, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Richie Mo'unga, Anton Lienert-Brown.
  • NEW ZEALAND XV: Damian McKenzie, Ben Smith, Jack Goodhue, Ryan Crotty, Rieko Ioane, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Karl Tu'inukuafe, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Liam Squire, Ardie Savea, Kieran Read.
  • Replacements: Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, Iain Henderson, Jordi Murphy, Luke McGrath, Joey Carbery, Jordan Larmour.
  • IRELAND XV: Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale, Jonathan Sexton, Kieran Marmion; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong, Devin Toner, James Ryan, Peter O'Mahony, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander.
  • The All Blacks are forced into just one change; Ryan Crotty comes into the starting line-up following an injury to Sonny Bill Williams, with the former rugby league and Olympian ruled out after last week's win over England.
  • Team news now and Joe Schmidt was forced into a late change yesterday after flanker Dan Leavy was forced to drop out due to injury, with Josh van der Flier promoted from the bench in his place. Rob Kearney, Garry Ringrose, Devin Toner and Jordi Murphy are the additions for the hosts as they look to make it 11 on the trot unbeaten in Dublin.
  • The hosts have only won one of their last 30 encounters with the All-Blacks, in Chicago just over two years ago – but with only one loss in their last 17 games, can they write themselves a little bit of history ahead of next year's World Cup in Japan?
  • Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2018 end-of-year rugby union internationals as Ireland face off against New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

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