Ireland v New Zealand – Autumn International Rugby Live
Ireland v New Zealand
Date: Saturday 17th November 2018
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Kick Off: 7:00pm
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Live Streaming : Ireland v New Zealand Live
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Ireland will face the mighty All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 17th November during the Guinness Series. This will be the second of three home autumn internationals to be played by Ireland in 2018.
This will be a fascinating contest between the top two ranked teams in world rugby: Six Nations champions Ireland (ranked No.2) versus World champions New Zealand (ranked No.1).
Ireland v New Zealand – Autumn International Rugby Live.Ireland and New Zealand played a double-header of matches in November 2016. Ireland famously won the first match 40-29 in Chicago, before falling to a 9-21 defeat in Dublin.
Ireland and New Zealand have contested a total of 30 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1905. New Zealand have won 28 of those matches, whilst Ireland have won just one match. There has also been one draw between the two sides.
Ireland v New Zealand – Autumn International Tickets
Tickets for the Ireland v New Zealand autumn international match were expected to go on general sale on Friday 29th June, priced from €55 (Cat 4) to €135 (Premium), but sold out through distribution to rugby clubs and the Irish Rugby Supporters Club.
The New Zealand All Blacks first played against Ireland in 1905, beating them 15–0 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. The two teams have played a total of 30 Test matches, with the All Blacks winning 28 of them, and Ireland winning one.
The remaining match resulted in a draw.
The draw was in 1973 where Ireland and New Zealand drew 10-10 with Ireland scoring 2 penalties and a try, to the All Blacks 2 tries and 1 conversion (A try was worth four points in 1973). During the 2012 Irish Tour of New Zealand, New Zealand won all 3 tests having scored 124 points to Ireland’s 29.
This tour also saw New Zealand score the biggest winning margin against Ireland in their History. This was due to the 60-0 win New Zealand achieved in the 3rd Test on the 23 June 2012.
On the 24 November 2013, Ireland were leading 22-17 against New Zealand in the final minute of the match, and on the verge of their first ever win over New Zealand.
Ireland had possession of the ball, but gave up a penalty with under 30 seconds remaining, which ultimately led to New Zealand working their way up the field, ending in the match tying try for Ryan Crotty with over 82 minutes on the clock. The try was converted at the second time of asking, handing the All Blacks their perfect season.
‘It happened in Fergie time’
Last Saturday New Zealand scored 13 points in a 10-minute spell either side of half-time to reduce England’s lead to two.
For Steve Hansen’s side, who last month defeated South Africa despite trailing by 12 with four minutes remaining, it was another exhibition in producing vital scores with the clock winding down.
Irish head coach Joe Schmidt admitted earlier this week he was “still bleeding” from New Zealand’s 24-22 victory in Dublin five years ago, when the All Blacks came from 19-0 down to win with the final kick of the game.
“You remember ‘Fergie time’ with Manchester United, that’s when teams switch off. When they start to think the changing room is coming,” said Bowe.
“The top teams seem to be able to put points on and that is when New Zealand in the past have been so clinical.”