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Ireland Vs New Zealand: Player Ratings

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: Israel Dagg of New Zealand tries to get away from Simon Zebo of Ireland during the International Friendly between Ireland and New Zealand at Aviva Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

New Zealand Ben Smith 7: Not at his brilliant best, but still effective. Moved to scrum-half to cover Smith’s sin-binning. Israel Dagg 6: Denied the space he craves, and almost made a mess of the rolling ball near the try line. Malakai Fekitoa 7: Two tries – the first a very smart finish. Loses a mark for an over-eager tackle …

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Frank Quinn Column: Ireland Have Put Together A Strong World Cup Bid But We’re No Shoo-In To Host The Tournament

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 19:  The Ireland team sing their national anthem prior to kckoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Ireland officially launched their bid to stage the 2023 World Cup this week. After the IRFU officially launched Ireland’s bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup earlier this week, there was almost a presumption that World Rugby couldn’t possibly resist what Brian O’Driscoll, Philip Browne, Enda Kenny, Martin McGuinness and Liam Neeson were offering. However, there remains a long way to go …

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Winners And Losers – Ireland v New Zealand

Ireland New Zealand

New Zealand bounced back from their 40-29 upset loss in Chicago a fortnight ago with a grueling 21-9 victory over Joe Schmidt’s Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. Tries from Beauden Barrett and a double either side of halftime from Malakai Fekitoa was enough to secure the All Blacks a hard-fought win at the Aviva Stadium, but naturally, a contest of …

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Five Quick Conclusions As New Zealand Edge Ireland In Thriller

Ireland New Zealand

Ireland fell at home to New Zealand this evening despite a brave effort. The All Blacks showed why they are the best side in world rugby at present, digging deep to grind out a result. Here are five quick take-aways from an entertaining clash in Dublin. Barrett masterclass Beauden Barrett is different gravy. The All Blacks fly-half reaffirmed his status …

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Fans Vent Fury At Referee As New Zealand Score Epic Win Over Ireland

Ireland New Zealand

Ireland and New Zealand locked horns in the Aviva Stadium this evening, two weeks after Joe Schmidt’s side scored a remarkable triumph in Chicago. The All Blacks laid down a marker in the opening exchanges, scoring a try with their first attack. Bloody hell. Relentless there. Never seemed likely to stop them #IREvNZ — Joe Molloy (@MolloyJoe) November 19, 2016 …

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Ireland Fans Incensed After TMO Awards New Zealand Dubious Try

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand New Zealand's Beauden Barrett scores a try despite the efforts of Jonathan Sexton of New Zealand Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Beauden Barrett ran over the Irish try line during the first half of Ireland vs New Zealand, but a cover tackle from Jonathan Sexton appeared to disrupt the grounding. However, the Television Match Official decided that it was grounded clearly, despite the crowd and seemingly the referee disagreeing. Inpho Photography were on hand to capture the moment accurately. The TMO …

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Watch: ‘Year Of The Underdog’ – RTE Release Fantastic New Promo Ahead Of Ireland V All Blacks Rematch

Rory Best celebrates winning 5/11/2016

RTE have tapped into the spirit of the underdog ahead of Ireland’s rematch against the All Blacks on Saturday. Joe Schmidt’s side face New Zealand for the second time in three weeks, looking to complete the double having stunned the All Blacks by beating them for the first time with a 40-29 victory in Chicago earlier this month, just days …

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Aer Lingus And Air New Zealand Engage In Monster Twitter Battle Ahead Of Ireland V All Blacks Rematch

Aer Lingus ambassador Johnny Sexton at Dublin Airport 26/10/2016 Aer Lingus ambassador Johnny Sexton at Dublin Airport encouraging Ireland fans to bring #HomeAdvantage to Soldier Field in Chicago when Ireland take on New Zealand on Nov 5th. Chicago is one of ten North American destinations that you fly to direct from Ireland with Aer Lingus Pictured is Johnny Sexton

Ahead of Ireland’s hotly-anticipated rematch against New Zealand on Saturday, each nation’s airline has leapt to the defence of their respective corners. Over the course of two days, Aer Lignus and Air New Zealand have been going at it, and nothing was sacred as in-flight magazines, boarding passes and runways all received the photoshop treatment. It all began with some …

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Munster’s Clash With Racing 92 Rescheduled For January

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Munster’s meeting with Racing 92 was postponed after news of Anthony Foley’s passing emerged. European Club Rugby have confirmed that Munster’s postponed fixture against Racing 92 has been rescheduled for Saturday January 7 at 3:45 (Irish time). The game was due to take place on October 16, but was called off after news of Anthony Foley passing emerged. The rescheduled …

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