Event Details


New Zealand v Ireland

Eden Park, Auckland

7:35 PM


Irish need discipline and accuracy

Improved discipline will be one key demand that coach Eddie O'Sullivan will insist on from his Ireland team before the second Test against the All Blacks, at Eden Park on Saturday.
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Kaino gets a start

Jerome Kaino has had his dream come true when named in a starting position with the All Blacks for the second Test against Ireland at Eden Park.
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Breakdown again a key area

Ireland is confident in how it handled the breakdown area in the first Test, but the King of the breakdown contest, All Blacks captain Richie McCaw was less than happy and changes are afoot in that area for the second Test.
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O'Driscoll looks for greater effort

Lifting every aspect of its game by five to 10 percent will ensure Ireland still has a chance of claiming a first victory over the All Blacks, in Saturday's second Test at Eden Park, its captain Brian O'Driscoll believes.
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Dermody happy with year

Rookie All Blacks prop Clarke Dermody believes he has learnt a staggering amount from his first two Test matches.
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All Blacks confident, not arrogant

Irish skipper Brian O'Driscoll has cast aside opinion that the All Blacks have demonstrated a lack of respect for his side throughout the two-match Test series.
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Ireland worthy of respect

Heading into the second and final Test against Ireland in Auckland this weekend, All Blacks head coach Graham Henry believes his side will have to work hard to silence its critics after a less than convincing performance in the series opener.
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McAlister seals second Test win

Overcoming difficult conditions in heavy rain at Eden Park, the All Blacks won the second Test from Ireland 27-17.
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Tough build-up best - Kelleher

All Blacks halfback Byron Kelleher believes playing tough opposition before the annual Tri Nations is the best way to prepare for what is arguably the toughest series in world rugby.
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Irish out to stop All Blacks improving too much

Ireland are keen to stop the All Blacks improving too much on their rusty Hamilton victory when they meet in the second Test in Auckland on Saturday.
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