The All Blacks open their 2022 Test campaign with a clash against an Irish team who have developed into one of the fiercest rivals of the men in black over the past decade.
Match details: All Blacks v Ireland, Saturday 2 July, 7.05pm NZT, Eden Park, Auckland
Won: All Blacks 29,
Antoine Dupont’s stunning early try and the unerring boot of Melvyn Jaminet helped France edge Ireland 30-24 in a Guinness Six Nations thriller that puts Les Bleus in control of the Championship.
A heavyweight clash billed as potentially decisive in the race for the title lived up to every bit of
Ireland defeat England thanks to Earls and Conan tries
Jack Conan scored one try and made another as 14-man Ireland overpowered England to beat them for the first time in three years.
The No.8 set up Keith Earls mid-way through the first half, patting down a lineout to the winger who then
Will Connors scored two tries in a superb all-round display as Ireland beat Italy 48-10 in Rome to notch their first victory of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations
Ireland won 50-17 when the teams last met in the Championship back in October, with Connors and Hugo Keenan impressing on debut that
SEXTON RECALLED AS FARRELL MAKES SEVEN CHANGES FOR ITALY
Johnny Sexton returns to captain the Ireland side for their Round 3 clash against Italy, as one of seven changes made by Andy Farrell ahead of this Saturday’s clash at Stadio Olimpico.
The Men in Green are still searching for their first victory
“The four rugby unions of the UK and Ireland are considering the merits of a joint bid to host the  Rugby World Cup.”
Ireland are considering a big to host the 2031 Rugby World Cup along with their English, Welsh and Scottish counterparts.
2031 Rugby World Cup
World Rugby said on Monday,
Ireland secured their second successive win in this year’s Six Nations Championship following a thoroughly deserved 24-14 triumph over Wales in Dublin on Saturday.
After struggling against Scotland in their opening match of the tournament, they were much improved in Round Two, securing a bonus-point via scores from Jordan Larmour,
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Ireland got off to a winning start in Dublin against Scotland on Saturday, but it wasn’t a particularly convincing display from the men in green.
They had to rely on the brilliance of talisman Johnny Sexton who provided all of their 19 points on
SEXTON CARRIES IRELAND TO VICTORY IN TENSE SCOTLAND CLASH
Johnny Sexton led from the front in his first home match as Ireland captain as he scored all 19 points in a tense victory against Scotland.
The fly-half scored the only try of the match and kicked four penalties and a conversion to
It’s just four months since Ireland and Scotland last met but the picture has changed considerably on the eve of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.
Ireland convincingly won that World Cup encounter 27-3, although that was the major highlight in a tournament of frustration that ended in a quarter-final defeat to