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New Zealand's mission to avenge last November's defeat brings back bad memories
# Blacklash
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# Blacklash

New Zealand's mission to avenge last November's defeat brings back bad memories

13 hours ago 7,552 Views 7 Comments

The All Blacks have a habit of settling scores. Revenge could be a dish served cold in Auckland tomorrow.

Dan Sheehan: ‘I wasn’t born the last time New Zealand lost in this stadium’
# Dan The Man
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# Dan The Man

Dan Sheehan: ‘I wasn’t born the last time New Zealand lost in this stadium’

Fri 7:33 AM 5,324 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s young hooker is undaunted by the prospect of facing the All Blacks in their backyard.

Andy Farrell: ‘Oh, we 100 per cent will need to be better to beat the All Blacks’
# Chasing History
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# Chasing History

Andy Farrell: ‘Oh, we 100 per cent will need to be better to beat the All Blacks’

Fri 6:52 AM 4,086 Views 2 Comments

Ireland coach expects toughest test of his tenure when Ireland arrive at Eden Park tomorrow.

'We genuinely believe if we can get our stuff right that we can beat whoever we play'
# Chasing History
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# Chasing History

'We genuinely believe if we can get our stuff right that we can beat whoever we play'

Thu 9:13 AM 17,784 Views 6 Comments

Ireland have yet to defeat the All Blacks on New Zealand soil but there is belief within the squad that they can do so on this tour.

All Blacks name two uncapped players in match day 23 – Beauden Barrett gets nod at outhalf
# Perfect Ten
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# Perfect Ten

All Blacks name two uncapped players in match day 23 – Beauden Barrett gets nod at outhalf

Thu 1:52 AM 9,326 Views 7 Comments

Crusaders winger Leicester Fainga’anuku will make his debut on the wing with uncapped Pita Gus Sowakula named on the bench for Saturday’s test against Ireland.

Kevin McLaughlin joins us for our live preview of Ireland's New Zealand tour
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# Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin McLaughlin joins us for our live preview of Ireland's New Zealand tour

Tue 10:55 AM 3,962 Views 0 Comments

The former Leinster man was part of the touring party in 2012.

Another blow for the All Blacks with Will Jordan latest to be hit by Covid
# Ruled Out
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# Ruled Out

Another blow for the All Blacks with Will Jordan latest to be hit by Covid

Tue 12:23 AM 9,895 Views 6 Comments

The Kiwis have now recorded six positive tests within their group.

'Faz is coming as the former student but I think Joe is still King Kong'
# The Joe Show
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# The Joe Show

'Faz is coming as the former student but I think Joe is still King Kong'

Mon 3:51 PM 9,969 Views 2 Comments

Joe Schmidt will coach against his former assistant, Andy Farrell, this weekend in Auckland.

Joe Schmidt has joined the All Blacks coaching team ahead of Ireland clash
# Inside Track
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# Inside Track

Joe Schmidt has joined the All Blacks coaching team ahead of Ireland clash

Updated Mon 10:28 AM 32,878 Views 15 Comments

The former Ireland boss will be part of the Kiwi set-up for the three-Test series.

Picking the Ireland teams for the midweek Māori game and first Test
# Decisions
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# Decisions

Picking the Ireland teams for the midweek Māori game and first Test

Jun 24th 2022, 9:55 PM 16,563 Views 47 Comments

Andy Farrell has some big calls to confirm next week in New Zealand.

All Black star Whitelock could miss Ireland Tests
# Worry
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# Worry

All Black star Whitelock could miss Ireland Tests

Jun 19th 2022, 9:52 AM 7,443 Views 1 Comment

He missed the Crusaders’ semi-final victory over the Waikato Chiefs with what was termed then as a ‘thumb injury’.

Discarded All Blacks scrum-half Perenara to show omission was mistake against Ireland
# Tests
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# Tests

Discarded All Blacks scrum-half Perenara to show omission was mistake against Ireland

Jun 15th 2022, 8:11 AM 11,414 Views 3 Comments

TJ Perenara has been named in the Maori squad for two matches against Ireland.

All Blacks drop Perenara, have revenge in mind against Ireland
# NZ
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# NZ

All Blacks drop Perenara, have revenge in mind against Ireland

Jun 13th 2022, 7:42 AM 12,926 Views 8 Comments

New Zealand coach Ian Foster remained largely loyal to the squad which ended 2021 with emphatic losses to Ireland and France on their northern hemisphere tour.

Join us for a special All Blacks v Ireland preview night in Dublin
# Rugby Weekly Extra
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# Rugby Weekly Extra

Join us for a special All Blacks v Ireland preview night in Dublin

Jun 10th 2022, 10:27 AM 19,230 Views 5 Comments

The Rugby Weekly crew will get together – in person — to look ahead to the summer tour.

Ulster sign former All Black tighthead prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
# Bolstering The Squad
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# Bolstering The Squad

Ulster sign former All Black tighthead prop Jeffery Toomaga-Allen

May 30th 2022, 11:18 AM 10,822 Views 13 Comments

The 31-year-old is joining on a one-year deal from Wasps.

'You can just see he has everything... His top-end speed is frightening'
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# All Blacks

'You can just see he has everything... His top-end speed is frightening'

May 19th 2022, 11:06 AM 16,728 Views 3 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra asked how the All Blacks are shaping up for Ireland’s visit.

Which uncapped players should Ireland bring to New Zealand?
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# All Blacks

Which uncapped players should Ireland bring to New Zealand?

Apr 27th 2022, 5:00 PM 26,642 Views 66 Comments

There were lots of exciting young players discussed on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast today.

Details for Ireland's three-Test tour of New Zealand finally confirmed
# Rivalry
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# Rivalry

Details for Ireland's three-Test tour of New Zealand finally confirmed

Apr 26th 2022, 12:00 PM 29,771 Views 28 Comments

Andy Farrell is expected to bring a big squad with two further games still to be announced.

Wayne Smith to coach New Zealand women following damning review
# New Role
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# New Role

Wayne Smith to coach New Zealand women following damning review

Apr 21st 2022, 8:47 AM 4,398 Views 0 Comments

The former All Blacks coach will head a new coaching structure through to the World Cup in October-November.

Former All Blacks coach Wayne Smith brought in by Black Ferns
# Vastly Experienced
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# Vastly Experienced

Former All Blacks coach Wayne Smith brought in by Black Ferns

Apr 4th 2022, 3:49 PM 5,461 Views 3 Comments

The World Cup-winning coach will help New Zealand prepare for this year’s World Cup on home soil.

Ireland look to 'perfect opportunity' of New Zealand tour after sealing Triple Crown
# Tour On
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# Tour On

Ireland look to 'perfect opportunity' of New Zealand tour after sealing Triple Crown

Mar 20th 2022, 8:00 AM 28,359 Views 21 Comments

Johnny Sexton believes Ireland have great potential with the 2023 World Cup in view.

Former All Black and Samoa player Va'aiga Tuigamala dies aged 52
# RIP
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# RIP

Former All Black and Samoa player Va'aiga Tuigamala dies aged 52

Feb 24th 2022, 7:33 PM 10,672 Views 10 Comments

Affectionately known as ‘Inga the winger,’ Tuigamala played in both the rugby union and rugby league.

Experienced World Cup-winning prop to stay with All Blacks until 2024
# Like A Fine Wine
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# Like A Fine Wine

Experienced World Cup-winning prop to stay with All Blacks until 2024

Dec 9th 2021, 10:43 PM 5,675 Views 0 Comments

Joe Moody, a 57-Test forward, signed a contract extension on Friday.

All Blacks star Ardie Savea signs new deal with New Zealand and Hurricanes
# Staying Put
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# Staying Put

All Blacks star Ardie Savea signs new deal with New Zealand and Hurricanes

Nov 30th 2021, 8:30 AM 4,565 Views 1 Comment

The 28-year-old has dismissed talk of a switch to rugby league by committing to New Zealand for another four years.

All Black McKenzie joins Suntory Sungoliath in Japan
# Sayonara
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# Sayonara

All Black McKenzie joins Suntory Sungoliath in Japan

Nov 22nd 2021, 7:20 PM 9,877 Views 2 Comments

McKenzie follows in the footsteps of fellow All Black Beauden Barrett who had a six-month sabbatical with Sungoliath last season.

All Blacks coach Foster under pressure after back-to-back defeats
# Sacre Bleu
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# Sacre Bleu

All Blacks coach Foster under pressure after back-to-back defeats

Nov 21st 2021, 10:19 AM 16,692 Views 9 Comments

‘World rugby has a new global order, and right now the All Blacks are on the outside looking in.’

A special day at the Aviva, Remorseless Rassie, and farewell to Ciara Griffin
# The42 Rugby Weekly
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# The42 Rugby Weekly

A special day at the Aviva, Remorseless Rassie, and farewell to Ciara Griffin

Nov 18th 2021, 4:44 PM 1,253 Views 0 Comments

Bernard Jackman, Gavan Casey, and Murray Kinsella bask in the warm afterglow of Ireland’s big win.

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Lowe's tackle, Ringrose and Conway's save, and Gibson-Park's rescues

Nov 15th 2021, 7:59 PM 28,700 Views 7 Comments

Some of Ireland’s big defensive plays against the All Blacks will live long in the memory.

Carty called up by Ireland after Sexton ruled out for up to six weeks
# Update
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# Update

Carty called up by Ireland after Sexton ruled out for up to six weeks

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 3:00 PM 44,668 Views 43 Comments

Gavin Coombes has re-joined the Ireland squad after his recent illness.

Farrell credits Gary Keegan for improving mental side of Ireland's game
# Mental Skills
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# Mental Skills

Farrell credits Gary Keegan for improving mental side of Ireland's game

Nov 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,437 Views 1 Comment

The renowned high-performance specialist started working with Farrell’s squad last year.

Bring on Ireland's three-Test tour of New Zealand next summer
# Rematch
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# Rematch

Bring on Ireland's three-Test tour of New Zealand next summer

Nov 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,033 Views 8 Comments

Ireland have never beaten the All Blacks on New Zealand soil.

Ireland move up to third in world rankings after beating the All Blacks
# Moving Up
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# Moving Up

Ireland move up to third in world rankings after beating the All Blacks

Nov 14th 2021, 11:50 AM 76,997 Views 46 Comments

New Zealand will relinquish their spot at the top of the rankings to South Africa.

Being here was like being a kid on Christmas Day - unwrapping one present after the next
# Ireland
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# Ireland

Being here was like being a kid on Christmas Day - unwrapping one present after the next

Nov 13th 2021, 8:08 PM 47,304 Views 61 Comments

Ireland’s 29-20 win was superb – but they need to keep their feet on the ground if they hope to banish their World Cup ghosts in two-years-time.

‘We are lucky to play all around the world - Dublin is a special place to play’
# Gracious
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# Gracious

‘We are lucky to play all around the world - Dublin is a special place to play’

Nov 13th 2021, 7:34 PM 22,153 Views 5 Comments

New Zealand captain Sam Whitelock praises the Aviva crowd but coach Ian Foster complains about key refereeing decision.

'The pleasing thing is we can be better' - Ireland boss Andy Farrell
# Consistency
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# Consistency

'The pleasing thing is we can be better' - Ireland boss Andy Farrell

Nov 13th 2021, 7:25 PM 9,527 Views 5 Comments

Farrell and his captain, Johnny Sexton, are determined that Ireland will keep improving.

Farrell's brilliant Ireland power to thrilling victory over the All Blacks in Dublin
# Thriller
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# Thriller

Farrell's brilliant Ireland power to thrilling victory over the All Blacks in Dublin

Nov 13th 2021, 5:19 PM 73,684 Views 136 Comments

It’s just the third senior men’s Irish win over New Zealand in history.

'It was as if we held the spear and shield up and shoved it right into their faces'
# My Kind Of Town
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# My Kind Of Town

'It was as if we held the spear and shield up and shoved it right into their faces'

Nov 13th 2021, 8:09 AM 25,282 Views 8 Comments

Five years on from Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago, the team’s psychologist talks about the mental game-plan that led to glory.

New ground for Farrell's Ireland against world number one All Blacks
# Next Level
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# Next Level

New ground for Farrell's Ireland against world number one All Blacks

Nov 13th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,142 Views 10 Comments

Ireland beat the Kiwis the last time they visited and it will take a huge performance again today.

Ireland given the all-clear for All Blacks clash after Covid scare in camp
# Results
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# Results

Ireland given the all-clear for All Blacks clash after Covid scare in camp

Nov 12th 2021, 8:57 PM 11,400 Views 11 Comments

Andy Farrell’s matchday 23 will line out as named yesterday.

'Every time we meet the Irish, it is a tough, brutal game - the rivalry is there'
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# All Blacks

'Every time we meet the Irish, it is a tough, brutal game - the rivalry is there'

Nov 12th 2021, 12:25 PM 7,897 Views 6 Comments

Ardie Savea is expecting Ireland to provide the hardest game yet of New Zealand’s tour.

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