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

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Aviva Stadium
10:30 PM, November 19, 2016
Capacity: 51,700
98%
Attendance: 51,000

Match Commentary

82'
82'
81'9-21 End of second half
80'
80'
80'It's all over in Dublin. Ireland were valiant but the All Blacks were clinical in attack and dogged in defense. It's been great to watch these two sides battle it out this Autumn.
80'Beauden Barrett named man of the match. He's been every bit the world player of the year today.
79'New Zealand have come up with turnovers at key times in this second half. Whether it's forcing an Irish error or excellent work at the breakdown. Another Ireland attack fizzes out as the seconds count down.
75'
74'Rare poor execution out wide by the All Blacks and Ringrose races up the pitch. Ireland pile into New Zealand but once again they knock it on at the crucial moment. That sums up the match so far.
73'Substitute on - Waisake Naholo , New Zealand
73'Player substituted - Ben Smith , New Zealand
73'Player substituted - Simon Zebo , Ireland
73'Substitute on - Kieran Marmion , Ireland
72'Josh Van Der Flier has been impressive in a green jersey. He makes another line break but has no support and the attack fizzles out.
69'The New Zealand try appears to have taken the wind out of Ireland's sail. They have given everything but just cannot crack this All Blacks defense.
68'Player substituted - Liam Squire , New Zealand
68'Substitute on - Scott Barrett , New Zealand
68'Player substituted - Dane Coles , New Zealand
68'Substitute on - Codie Taylor , New Zealand
68'Player substituted - Tadhg Furlong , Ireland
68'Substitute on - Finlay Bealham , Ireland
68'Player substituted - Rory Best , Ireland
68'Substitute on - Sean Cronin , Ireland
67'Rory Best and the Irish crowd not happy as the final pass for the Fekitoa try looks forward. It stands though and that's all that matters.
67'9-21 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
66'
66'TRY TIME!! That in a nutshell, is why the All Blacks are World Champions. Fekitoa gets over after some superb offloading from Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara.
66'9-19 Try - Malakai Fekitoa , New Zealand
63'New Zealand enjoying their first meaningful piece of possession in this second half. Dagg gets on the outside but can't quite find Cruden inside with the offload as Zebo recovers. A glimpse at how dangerous the All Blacks are with ball in hand.
60'
60'20 minutes gone in the second half and it's been all Ireland. New Zealand scramble defense has been brilliant, restricting Ireland to just 9 points so far.
58'Player substituted - Aaron Smith , New Zealand
58'Substitute on - TJ Perenara , New Zealand
58'Player substituted - Julian Savea , New Zealand
58'Substitute on - Aaron Cruden , New Zealand
58'Substitute on - Iain Henderson , Ireland
58'Player substituted - Donnacha Ryan , Ireland
58'Substitute on - Cian Healy , Ireland
58'Player substituted - Jack McGrath , Ireland
58'9-14 Penalty goal - Paddy Jackson , Ireland
56'Ireland almost over! Kearney agonisingly short and can't get the offload away. New Zealand turn it over and try to run it out of their own 22. Jared Payne wins a penalty and Ireland this time go for goal. Breathless second half.
54'Dangerous All Blacks attack see's Dane coles race down the touchline after some smart thinking at the lineout. O'Brien recovers well.
52'Ireland maul goes marching deep inside the All Blacks 22. Brought down 5 metres out. Again the Irish hammer away at the New Zealand defense and again it holds strong.
52'Player substituted - Owen Franks , New Zealand
52'Substitute on - Charlie Faumuina , New Zealand
50'
50'Sean O'Brien knocks on as he peels round the back of the lineout and Smith clears the pressure. Ireland need to turn this pressure into points. It's been nothing but wave after wave of green jerseys in the second half.
49'
49'
49'Player substituted - Joe Moody , New Zealand
49'Substitute on - Wyatt Crockett , New Zealand
49'Yellow card - Malakai Fekitoa , New Zealand
48'Another high tackle from an All Blacks player and this time its a yellow card. Fekitoa the culprit. That's been coming. Ireland on the attack with a lineout on the New Zealand 5 metre line.
46'Fields of Athenry rings around the Aviva Stadium as Ireland hammer go through the phases deep inside the New Zealand 22.
44'
44'Kieran Reid wins a turnover penalty to bring a halt to the Irish attack. Joe Schmidt has clearly pinpointed Julian Savea as a weakness under the high ball as Jackson hangs one on the powerful winger to good effect. Ireland scrum just outside the New Zealand 22.
41'Paddy Jackson gets us back underway in the second-half. New Zealand lead by 8 points. It's Ireland on the attack early on as they try to unlock this All Blacks defense.
41'6-14 End of first half
40'
40'
40'
40'Thrilling first 40 minutes in Dublin. The All Blacks have been clinical in attack with World Player of the Year Beauden Barrett at the heart of both tries. Ireland have looked threatening upfront but haven't been able to convert pressure into points. Three key injuries in Henshaw, Sexton and Stander will no doubt take it's toll, particularly in the second half.
40'
40'6-14 Start of second half
39'Resolute defense from New Zealand who earn a penalty at the breakdown.
37'
37'Scrum penalty for Ireland. The tight five have really dominated at the set piece so far. Chance for the home side to get some points before half-time.
36'New Zealand enjoying some lengthy possession now and are asking questions of the Irish defense. Another Ireland choke tackle earns a turnover though. They truly are the best in the world at that.
34'Julian Savea with a powerful carry that emulated another All Black winger, Jonah Lomu. Great way to mark the anniversary of his passing.
29'Beauden Barrett knocks the ball out of Paddy Jackson's hands and races under the sticks but play is brought back for a knock-on.
29'Tadhg Furlong has been outstanding so far for Ireland, as have the backrow of O'Brien, Heaslip and Stander
25'Another penalty against the All Blacks for a high tackle. Fair to say the Irish players and fans are not impressed with the officials so far.
25'6-14 Penalty goal - Paddy Jackson , Ireland
24'That had to be a another card for the All Blacks! The Irish scrum is on the march and Liam Squires decides to unbind and dive onto the ball to prevent them going any further. Jackson slots the penalty but you feel had Piper been stronger, it could have been more.
22'Player substituted - CJ Stander , Ireland
22'Substitute on - Josh van der Flier , Ireland
21'It's wave after wave of green jerseys in attack now as Ireland work their way up to the New Zealand try line. Excellent attack with Stander and Heaslip both making strong carries. Ireland scrum 5 metres out. Can they convert this pressure into points?
19'Henshaw and Sexton are both off early on. They were instrumental in Ireland's win over the All Blacks in Chicago.
18'
18'Wrong Decision. All Blacks counter the resulting maul superbly and force Ireland to peel off, conceding a penalty in the process.
18'Substitute on - Ardie Savea , New Zealand
18'Player substituted - Sam Cane , New Zealand
18'Yellow card - Aaron Smith , New Zealand
18'Player substituted - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
18'Substitute on - Paddy Jackson , Ireland
17'Ireland need points and quickly, the All Blacks are near impossible to reign in once they have a lead. They have a penalty and Aaron Smith is given a yellow card! That's exactly what they needed. They kick to the corner though? Right decision? We shall find out
15'
15'3-14 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
14'
14'
14'TRY TIME!! Beauden Barrett slices through the Ireland defense and dots down for the score. Jonny Sexton gets back and looked like he had prevent Barrett from touching down but the TMO awards the try. That's why Barrett is World Player of the Year.
14'3-12 Try - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
12'As expected, this game has been electric so far. Beauden Barrett carries back a loose Rob Kearney kick and perfectly chips over the Irish defense to re-collect. Nearly puts Dagg through but a Ireland defender just gets a hand to it.
11'That decision seems to have divided opinion. New directives mean that any tackle that is even slightly high should be strictly policed and cards issued.
11'Substitute on - Garry Ringrose , Ireland
11'Player substituted - Robbie Henshaw , Ireland
10'
10'
10'Play stopped for a second look at a Sam Cane tackle on Robbie Henshaw. Looked like the All Black could be seeing a card, but the TMO decides on just a penalty.
10'3-7 Penalty goal - Johnny Sexton , Ireland
9'Ireland again held up over the New Zealand line! This time is CJ Stander. Referee Jaco Piper brings play back for a penalty in front of the sticks, should be an easy three points.
6'Loose pass from the All Blacks see's them immediately under pressure from the restart. They might be pumped but clearly nerves are still affecting them. Smith clears the lines. Ireland on the attack now with Sean O'Brien bursting through but he's held up over the line. Breathless start in Dublin!.
5'0-7 Conversion - Beauden Barrett , New Zealand
4'
3'TRY TIME!! Fekitoa gets over wide on the left after a kick pass from Beauden Barrett. 3 minutes of relentless attack finally see's the All Blacks breakthrough.
3'0-5 Try - Malakai Fekitoa , New Zealand
2'New Zealand hammer away at the Ireland line now, the big men making easy metres.
1'
1'
1'All Blacks on the attack straight away but Ireland ferocious in defense and earn a turnover. Still the All Blacks come though.
1'
1'Intensity to that haka! The match has feels more like the rematch of two a heavyweight boxers than a rugby game. This ought to be a stormer!
1'Anthems over, it's time for the All Blacks haka. Can we expect anything from the Irish side this week?
1'
1'The teams are out as the IRFU president is introduced to the sides.
1'15 minutes to go until kick off at the Aviva Stadium. After Ireland's historic win in Chicago a fortnight ago, this really has become the most anticipated match of the Autumn.
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1'0-0 Start of first half