Event Details


All Blacks v Ireland

Yarrow Stadium, Taranaki

7:35 PM


Ireland make 10 changes from Barbarians match

Ireland today made 10 changes to their starting 15 to face the All Blacks in New Plymouth on Saturday night.
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All Blacks team named to play Ireland

Franks, Stanley and Dagg to make Test debuts
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Cronin relishing chance for Ireland

Hooker Sean Cronin might have injuries to preferred Irish choices to thank for his opportunity on the tour to New Zealand but he is determined it won't be his last rugby trip down under as he sets his sights on next year's World Cup.
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Preview: All Blacks v Ireland

Quelling traditional Irish spirit will be the task ahead of the All Blacks if they are to open their season on a winning note when meeting Ireland at New Plymouth on Saturday.
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Rocket-man tips Dagg to make big statement

A recalled Joe Rokocoko senses debut All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg will graduate to Test rugby with honours.
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Thorn still leads way as world cup looms

He famously labelled himself "a walking carcass" after a Bledisloe Cup test last year, but Brad Thorn's All Blacks teammates know better.
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Franks eyeballs veteran in scrum clash

Test debutant Ben Franks is promising a high-octane welcome for Irish Test centurion John Hayes tomorrow night as the All Blacks look to flex their muscle at Yarrow Stadium.
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Dizzy O'Driscoll says he will be ok

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll is confident of playing a full part in tomorrow's test against the All Blacks despite suffering dizzy spells and missing their final training run today.
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McCaw: Ireland never easy

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is not relying on his side's historical advantage over Ireland to be a factor in Saturday night's Test in New Plymouth.
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All Blacks run amok in New Plymouth

New Zealand rugby's new face was revealed with a vengeance at New Plymouth's Yarrow Stadium as an ill-discliplined Ireland side was pummelled by a record score of 66-28.
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