IRE
NO.NAME
8Jamie Heaslip, FL
2Rory Best, H
4Donnacha Ryan, L
5Devin Toner, L
9Conor Murray, SH
T
1Jack McGrath, P
7Jordi Murphy, FL
T
6CJ Stander, FL
T
3Tadhg Furlong, P
15Rob Kearney, FB
14Andrew Trimble, W
13Jared Payne, C
12Robbie Henshaw, C
T
11Simon Zebo, W
T
10Johnny Sexton, FH
2
2
Replacements
16Sean Cronin, FL
17Cian Healy, FL
18Finlay Bealham, W
19Ultan Dillane, FL
20Josh van der Flier, W
21Kieran Marmion, L
22Joey Carbery, FL
23Garry Ringrose, FL

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Soldier Field
7:00 PM, November 5, 2016
Attendance: 62,300

Match Commentary

81'40-29 End of second half
80'The full time hooter sounds, the All Blacks give the ball some width but they concede another penalty. AND THAT IS IT. IRELAND HAVE BEATEN THE ALL BLACKS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY. 111 YEARS, 29 MEETINGS. FIRST EVER WIN OVER NEW ZEALAND.
79'Carbery lines up the penalty. Misses. But it won't matter with a minute to go. I can't believe my eyes.
78'Soldier Field has found its voice. All Blacks throwing the ball around but the passing is awful, Barrett drops the ball and then concedes a penalty. That'll do it. Wow.
77'40-29 Conversion - Joey Carbery , Ireland
76'Jamie Heaslip runs off the scrum finds Robbie Henshaw who barges over for Ireland's fifth try. Carbery converts and Ireland lead by 11 with four minutes to go.
76'38-29 Try - Robbie Henshaw , Ireland
75'AND IRELAND MAKE THEM PAY!!
74'Huge moment. Ireland sent it wide, Zebo chips over the top. All Blacks regather but Julian Savea inexplicably decides not to kick for touch and is caught in his dead ball area. Ireland scrum.
73'Huge defence from Ireland. All Blacks move the ball, and Andrew Trimble puts a huge hit on Liam Squire who passes it forward. Ireland scrum.
71'All Blacks get the ball off the line-out but they knock the ball on. Huge let off for Ireland. Nervous times for all.
71'Player substituted - Rory Best , Ireland
71'Substitute on - Sean Cronin , Ireland
71'Player substituted - George Moala , New Zealand
71'Substitute on - Codie Taylor , New Zealand
70'George Moala is off which means another reshuffle to the All Blacks midfield with inside centre Ryan Crotty coming off in the first half.
70'Ireland force the turnover and kick it long. J. Savea kicks back but it goes straight to Carbery who calls for the mark. Time is off with George Moala injured.
68'All Blacks awarded a penalty for taking B. Barrett out when he didn't have the ball. Barrett finds touch, and the All Blacks secure the line-out.
66'All Blacks go for the early line-out and get the ball out to Julian Savea who can't take the pass which was behind him from George Moala. Ireland scrum.
65'Player substituted - Donnacha Ryan , Ireland
65'Substitute on - Ultan Dillane , Ireland
65'33-29 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
64'Older brother Beauden Barrett converts, Ireland lead by just the four points now. Can they hold on?
64'BARRETT! Not Beauden but Scott scores on debut! Great ball by Liam Squire, Scott Barrett hits the gap and charges towards the line reaches out and scores. What a moment for the youngster. All of a sudden the All Blacks are one more try away from gaining the lead.
63'33-27 Try - Scott Barrett , New Zealand
61'
61'Aaron Cruden makes a break down the sideline, kicks ahead and it is knocked on by Ireland's Rob Kearney. Great field possession here for the All Blacks to counter.
61'Player substituted - Jack McGrath , Ireland
61'Substitute on - Cian Healy , Ireland
59'Johnny Sexton is off, replaced by the uncapped Joey Carbery. Huge moment for the debutant to run the show for Ireland for the last 20 minutes.
59'Player substituted - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
59'Substitute on - Joey Carbery , Ireland
59'Substitute on - Ardie Savea , New Zealand
59'Player substituted - Patrick Tuipulotu , New Zealand
59'Substitute on - Charlie Faumuina , New Zealand
59'Player substituted - Owen Franks , New Zealand
59'Substitute on - Ofa Tuungafasi , New Zealand
59'Player substituted - Joe Moody , New Zealand
59'33-22 Penalty goal - Conor Murray , Ireland
58'Murray nails it, Ireland lead out to 11 points.
57'Ireland awarded a penalty off the re-start, and Conor Murray to take the shot at goal with Sexton receiving treatment for a leg injury.
57'Player substituted - Tadhg Furlong , Ireland
57'Substitute on - Finlay Bealham , Ireland
56'Big conversion from Barrett who has been very shaky from the tee this year. 30-22 all of a sudden.
56'30-22 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
56'30-20 Try - Ben Smith , New Zealand
55'TMO awards the try, and every Irish fan sinks further into their seat as Barrett lines up the conversion.
55'Potential try here from Ben Smith. TMO required. Beauden Barrett with a big fend, passes to Smith who looks to have scored in the right corner.
55'All Blacks steal the line-out, they've upped the ante.
55'All Blacks on the attack, Julian Savea gets some ball in space for the first time this test but Andrew Trimble makes a fantastic tackle which sees Savea into touch.
55'Player substituted - Waisake Naholo , New Zealand
55'Substitute on - Aaron Cruden , New Zealand
52'30-15 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
52'30-13 Try - TJ Perenara , New Zealand
51'And they score. Dane Coles with a deft break and a lovely offload to find TJ Perenara in support for the try. Is this the beginning of the comeback? 30-15 now.
51'All Blacks have possession. They go into Ireland's 22 desperately needing points to turn this around.
49'Sexton misses the conversion, Ireland ahead by 22 points. All Blacks as good as they are would have to do something special to comeback from this.
48'AND THEY DO SCORE! Simon Zebo! Overlap on the blindside after the big drive from the line-out. Sexton finds Zebo for the easiest of scores. This is remarkable.
48'30-8 Try - Simon Zebo , Ireland
47'Sexton again with a great touch finder, and Ireland drive towards the line. Another try here would be huge.
46'Referee having a look at a high tackle, it's Joe Moody again with the indiscretion. Ireland awarded a penalty. Looked like a good hit to me.
46'Aaron Smith's been dragged too, TJ Perenara on at scrum-half for the All Blacks.
45'Bold call by Steve Hansen. He's brought on debutant Scott Barrett for Jerome Kaino. All Blacks number 1155, joining his brother Beauden on the field.
45'Player substituted - Jerome Kaino , New Zealand
45'Substitute on - Scott Barrett , New Zealand
45'Player substituted - Aaron Smith , New Zealand
45'Substitute on - TJ Perenara , New Zealand
44'All Blacks get the ball back, march into the 22. But the passes aren't sticking, and the All Blacks give away a penalty. Very sluggish play.
42'Patrick Tuipulotu loses the ball in contact and Ireland clear their lines. All Blacks not looking anywhere near as slick as they have throughout 2016.
41'Conor Murray's exit doesn't go far. All Blacks with some handy possession and territory.
41'Beauden Barrett gets the second half underway. What a forty minutes we have in store, either way!
41'+125-8 End of first half
40'Conversely All Blacks fans are you panicking? Aaron Smith looks sluggish in his return to test rugby, line-out untidy and the ability of the Irish defenders to hold up attackers and create a maul has been concerning. Best finishers in the game, but plenty to do.
40'How are you feeling Ireland fans? Ever since the All Blacks first try your side have dominated proceedings. Set piece solid, Conor Murray electric, Johnny Sexton pulling the strings. Daring to dream yet?
40'Scrum very solid for Ireland, Murray finds Sexton who boots it into touch for half-time. Soldier Field roars as Ireland head to the sheds up 25-8 over the All Blacks.
40'25-8 Start of second half
39'All Blacks with one last push before half-time. They're 40 metres out from the try line. But Ireland manage to keep the ball carrier up off the ground, force the maul and win the turnover. Smart rugby.
38'Sam Cane wins the penalty for the All Blacks, Ireland not letting go of the ball at the ruck. Huge relief it has to be said for New Zealand who look rattled.
37'Murray pins the All Blacks back in their 22 with a great box kick. Ben Smith does well to recover, Barrett clears but its not a great kick. Ireland ball inside NZ's 22.
36'Ireland's line-out is very solid while the All Blacks are struggling at the set piece without their two starting locks. Ireland playing full of confidence and win a turnover.
35'25-8 Conversion - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
34'Sexton picks up a knock, but has no problem converting the try. Ireland lead by SEVENTEEN points with 5 to go in the first half.
34'23-8 Try - Conor Murray , Ireland
33'Conor Murray scores! Sold the dummy big time to his opposite Aaron Smith and runs from the ruck for Ireland's third try. The All Blacks haven't been under this much pressure in a test match in 2016.
32'Johnny Sexton gives it the big Gary Owen, and scrum half Conor Murray recollects. Ireland gain possesion in the danger zone.
30'Ireland have had 72% possession so far, telling stat that.
29'All Blacks attack in midfield but the ball comes loose and Conor Murray boots it away for Ireland. The crowd in Chicago are getting right behind the underdogs.
27'All Blacks with plenty of ball, dangerous times for Ireland. Aaron Smith strangely opts for a box kick just outside the 22 handing possession back to Ireland. Interesting tactic...
26'Back underway at Soldier Field.
26'Substitute on - Josh van der Flier , Ireland
26'Player substituted - Jordi Murphy , Ireland
26'Player substituted - Ryan Crotty , New Zealand
26'Substitute on - Malakai Fekitoa , New Zealand
25'Must be a serious injury for Murphy. Stretcher cart on the field, plenty of medics. Josh van der Flier will replace him. Both sides trying to keep warm. Ireland will be hoping to keep the momentum they've built going once we resume.
25'Kieran Read's called a team huddle, clearly unhappy with the start. Beauden Barrett doing plenty of talking as well. There's a stoppage in play with Ireland's Jordi Murphy also down injured.
25'Ireland look strong at the first scrum of the game. Simon Zebo almost collects a box kick but there's a foot in touch. Meanwhile Ryan Crotty has hobbled off with a leg injury, Malakai Fekitoa into the match for the All Blacks.
24'18-8 Penalty goal - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
22'Sexton doesn't miss those, back out to a 10 point lead.
21'Ireland get the ball straight from the re-start and string a few phases together. The All Blacks concede yet another penalty, and Best wants to take a shot at goal.
21'15-8 Penalty goal - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
20'Ireland give away a penalty this time and the All Blacks decide to settle things down and take a shot at goal. Barrett splits the posts.
18'Another penalty against the All Blacks off the kick-off. That's six penalties in 18 minutes of play, he doesn't mind the whistle does the Frenchman!
17'15-5 Try - CJ Stander , Ireland
16'Sexton can't convert, Ireland ahead 15-5. All Blacks back to 15 men, they conceded 12 points during Moody's time off the field.
16'Rob Kearney makes a break and stopped just short, next phase CJ Stander picks and goes and scores! Ireland mean business early!
15'All Blacks give another penalty away this time for a high tackle and Johnny Sexton finds a perfect touch finder, Ireland in great real estate here to get more points.
14'All Blacks lose the line-out. Could be a problem area for the World Champions today without favoured duo Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock.
13'All Blacks awarded their first penalty of the match, Barrett finds touch just outside Ireland's 22. Joe Moody has four more minutes in the sin bin.
11'10-5 Conversion - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
10'Very inconclusive evidence from the footage available, which means try for Ireland! Jordi Murphy the try scorer. Sexton converts from the sideline.
10'Big driving maul from Ireland off the lineout, referee Mathieu Raynal is having a chat to his assistant. Going to the TMO who wants a reason why he can't award the try.
10'8-5 Try - Jordi Murphy , Ireland
9'Referee Mathieu Raynal penalises the All Blacks again. Ireland turn down the points and Sexton kicks to touch, Ireland line-out five metres out.
8'TMO Rowan Kitt judges Moody's tackle meets the yellow card threshold and he is on his bike for 10 minutes in the naughty chair. All Blacks down to 14 men.
8'Yellow card - Joe Moody , New Zealand
7'All Blacks give away another penalty at the ruck, Kaino the guilty party this time. Referee Mathieu Raynal wants to go upstairs for what could be a dangerous tackle by All Blacks prop Joe Moody on Robbie Henshaw.
5'3-5 Try - George Moala , New Zealand
4'Try awarded! Somewhat controversial, looked like Kieran Read may have knocked the ball on after the Naholo pass. Barrett misses the conversion, All Blacks lead 3-5.
4'We could have a try here to the All Blacks centre George Moala. Initial break from Waisake Naholo, tried to find Kieran Read in support but the pass was touched back by a retreating Irish player which saw Moala dive on the ball across the try line. TMO required.
4'3-0 Penalty goal - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
3'Ireland awarded another penalty and this time Rory Best opts for the posts and Johnny Sexton makes them pay.
3'Ireland awarded another penalty and this time Rory Best opts for the posts and Johnny Sexton makes them pay.
2'
2'First penalty awarded to Ireland. They're not interested in a shot for goal, Sexton plugs the corner for a lineout inside the All Blacks 22.
1'And Johnny Sexton gets us underway!
1'Soldier Field are treated to Kapa o Pango from the All Blacks and they absolutely love it. Now time for last minute chat before kick-off.
1'Haka time, New Zealand scrum-half TJ Perenara to lead.
1'No singer for Ireland's call, instead a violinist! But the crowd are getting into it, kind of.
1'Conditions perfect in Chicago, so much for the windy city! New Zealand national anthem first, now time for Ireland's Call.
1'Welcome to the live commentary ahead of this big clash between Ireland and the All Blacks at Soldier Field in Chicago! Will New Zealand make it 19 test victories in a row or can Ireland pull of an almighty upset?
1'0-0 Start of first half