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06.November.2016

All Blacks v Ireland

Chicago

9:00 AM

29-40

Not this time for Ireland - Fitzpatrick

As Ireland prepare for their Chicago Test with the All Blacks on November 5, former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick acknowledged the special bond between the two countries.
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Ireland will need armoury, not a bullet - Brewer

Ireland won't need one bullet in their pocket when they play the All Blacks in Chicago next month, they'll need a whole armoury.
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Ireland have issues ahead of team naming

Ireland's squad to travel to Chicago to play the All Blacks on November 5 is due to be announced on Wednesday evening (NZT) but there are personnel concerns that could affect the side.
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'If anyone can Ireland can' - Blackadder

Former All Blacks captain and Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder believes if any team can beat New Zealand it is likely to be Ireland.
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Schmidt names six new caps in Chicago squad

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has rung the changes in naming a 34-man squad for Ireland's Test against the All Blacks in Chicago on November 6 (NZT).
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Ireland have to believe - Lancaster

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster, who is now coaching Leinster in Ireland, believes the Ireland Test side is capable of beating the All Blacks.
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Ben Smith expecting plenty of Irish fire in Chicago

All Blacks fullback Ben Smith has no problems remembering the last time they played Ireland, the injury-time win at Dublin in 2013.
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Hansen confident All Blacks can cope

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was confident his side could handle preparing for their first Test against Ireland, in Chicago next weekend – a non-rugby city with all the distractions of a big American metropolis.
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Better teams make you play better - Schmidt

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt almost pulled off a victory against the All Blacks when they last met in Dublin, in 2013, and has been doing his homework ahead of Sunday's (NZT) Test between the two in Chicago.
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Coles, Taylor ready for hooking contest with Rory Best

All Blacks hookers Dane Coles and Codie Taylor are set to lock horns with one of the top hookers in the world, Ireland's Rory Best, at the weekend.
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