New Zealand beat Ireland in Auckland

New Zealand have played Ireland 24 times since their first meeting in 1905 and, in that 107 year span, the All Blacks have not lost once.

Match details

We are waiting for the kick-off.


0.00: Dan Carter gets proceedings under way as he kicks off for the All Blacks.


2.00: Ireland string together phases inside their own territory after a tidy start. The All Blacks affect a steal but are unable to hold onto the ball and Ireland will have the first feed at scrum time.


3.00: Ireland are penalised for hands in the ruck. Carter will have a kick at goal from 25m out.


4.00: Carter slots the kick, handing New Zealand an early lead.


5.00: The Irish gain momentum inside opposition territory. The All Blacks are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown and Jonathan Sexton will line up a kick at posts.


7.00: Sexton bangs over the kick, levelling the scores in Auckland.


9.00: Ireland probe the All Black defence as they gain valuable metres in opposition territory. The home side are able to affect a turnover, however.


12.00: Keith Earls make a strong break for Ireland. He gets within 10m of the line as the visitors generate quick ball out wide, but they are tackled into touch and miss out on a significant scoring opportunity.


13.00: Ireland are penalised for offside inside opposition territory. Carter kicks for touch to relieve the pressure and set up an All Black lineout just on half way.


14.00: Ireland are penalised at the breakdown on half way. Carter will line up a 48m kick at goal. 


15.00: Carter’s kick sails over and the All Blacks regain the lead.


17.00: Ireland are penalised for going off their feet at the breakdown. Carter will have another long-range kick at goal from 55m out.


18.00: Carter’s kick is on target, extending the home side’s lead.


22.00: The All Blacks gain momentum off the back of a scrum on half way. A solid break by Aaron Smith sees the home side get within 10m of the line. They continue to gain metres as they work through several phases.


25.00: The All Blacks remain camped on the try line as Ireland’s defence remains impenetrable. Brodie Retallick is penalised for holding on, however, and New Zealand miss out on an important scoring opportunity.


26.00: Julian Savea dots down on his Test debut following a classy offload by Sonny Bill Williams and a break by Dan Carter.


28.00: Carter converts the try, extending the All Blacks’ lead.


29.00: Savea makes a classy break up field as the home team work their way inside the opposition 22. Ireland are able to affect a turnover and clear to relieve the pressure.


30.00: Ireland earn a penalty inside their own half as the All Blacks are pinged for not releasing the ball. Sexton kicks for touch.


32.00: The All Blacks are penalised at ruck time inside their own half. Ireland are hungry to score so opt to kick for the corner instead of have an attempt at goal.


36.00: New Zealand get within 5m of the line following a period of sustained pressure. Ireland are able to drag the home team into touch, however, and set up a defensive lineout. Sexton is able to clear and get the visitors out of jail.


37.00: Savea is able to break and dot down in the corner, for his second try of the match.


38.00: Carter adds the extras with a suc

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