Eire scores historic 23-12 victory over All Blacks in New Zealand


Eire has prevailed 23-12 in a Check match of excessive depth, beating the All Blacks on New Zealand soil for the primary time in Dunedin.

The Irish took full benefit after the hosts had misplaced Angus Ta’avao to a purple card within the first half.

Prop Andrew Porter scored two tries and skipper Johnny Sexton added 13 factors from the kicking tee as Eire squared up the three-Check collection 1-1 forward of subsequent week’s decider in Wellington.

The All Blacks’ self-discipline price them dearly with two yellow playing cards along with Ta’avao’s purple within the first half they usually needed to be glad with a attempt from fly-half Beauden Barrett simply earlier than half-time and a late comfort for winger Will Jordan.

Six years after its first victory over New Zealand in additional than a century of attempting, Eire has now received 4 of the final seven encounters with the three-time world champions.

“Delighted. No crew has ever executed it earlier than,” Sexton mentioned after the match.

“We’re delighted with the win however now we have an opportunity to win a collection right here they usually do not come alongside too typically.”



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