International Rugby 'It wasn't meant to be': John Plumtree's candid reflections on Dublin 2013

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While it wasn't until 2016 that Ireland first defeated the All Blacks, scoring a 40-29 win at Soldier Field in Chicago to end 111 years of heartache, the nation had come incredibly close to tipping over NZ just three years earlier.

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