Ireland, historical victory in New Zealand


Ireland, historical victory in New Zealand
Ireland, historical victory in New Zealand

Ireland won an incredible test match in New Zealand against the All Blacks. The victory for 23-12 ha is a historic success for Ireland, which never did it in New Zealand against what is called the strongest nation in the world.

A week ago, in the debut of Farrel's men's tour a 42-19 arrived who seemed to have made clear the difference in values ​​between the two teams. This time, however, things went differently. A try by Porter after 2 'minutes with the transformation of Sexton and another placed on 13' directed the match on the side of the greens for 10-0.

New Zealand showed themselves too undisciplined with the yellow in Fainga’anuku and then in Tu’ungafasi before the red suffered by Taavao in the 31st minute after a head-to-head with Ringrose. Outnumbered the All Blacks found Barret's goal to go to the break at 7-10.

Ireland, historic victory in New Zealand

In the second half, a new goal by Porter was already giving momentum to Ireland. The All Blacks in attack are impalpable and indeed suffer two more simple placed at 55 'and 67', with the score rising up to 7 to 23 with which you enter in the last 10 minutes.

In the end, the only New Zealand gasp comes with Jordan. It ends 12-23, Ireland had never won against New Zealand in the oceanic country, now the record 13-1, the All Blacks had never lost at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, a facility inaugurated in 2011.

Next Saturday in Wellington third and last test match of the series. At 33 ', at that moment the All Blacks find themselves with 13 men on the field: the right prop Ofa Tu'ungafasi is in the sin bin for a tackle without the ball against Garry Ringrose, Dalton Papalii has come out to allow the entry of Angus Ta'avao, who received a red for a dangerous tackle always on the usual Ringrose.

New Zealand removes Ardie Savea to let in Aidan Ross, a left prop who can't play on the right, so we go for scrum no contest. The further consequence, however, should be that the All Blacks take another player off the field, at least until he returns to a regular scrum situation.