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Ireland claim historic win over 14-man NZ to level series

Eire rating via Andrew Porter tries (two), plus three Johnny Sexton penalties and two conversions as Eire put up first-ever win over All Blacks in New Zealand – and their fourth over them in six years; Take a look at additionally noticed three yellow playing cards (two NZ, one Eire) and All Blacks purple card

By Michael Cantillon

Final Up to date: 09/07/22 10:20am

Andrew Porter scored twice as Ireland created history with victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand for the very first time Andrew Porter scored twice as Ireland created history with victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand for the very first time

Andrew Porter scored twice as Eire created historical past with victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand for the very first time

Two tries from Andrew Porter and 13 factors from Johnny Sexton noticed Eire document a historic 23-12 win over the All Blacks in New Zealand after Angus Taavao’s purple card, levelling the three-Take a look at sequence at 1-1.

A chaotic first half noticed Porter rating simply three minutes in, All Blacks wing Leicester Faingaanuku yellow carded – and lucky to not be purple carded for a number one shoulder to the face of Mack Hansen – after which tighthead Ofa Tu’ungafasi additionally sin-binned for a sort out off the ball on Garry Ringrose, an incident which ought to have seen Eire awarded a penalty attempt.

That every one proceeded Taavao’s purple card after a TMO assessment, because of a sickening head-on-head conflict with Garry Ringrose, leaving South African referee Jaco Peyper little choice however to dismiss the substitute prop.

New Zealand 12-23 Eire – Rating abstract

New Zealand – Tries: Beauden Barrett (40), Jordan (78). Cons: Jordie Barrett (40+). Pink playing cards: Taavao (31). Yellow playing cards: Faingaanuku (17), Tuungafasi (25).

Eire – Tries: Porter (3, 49). Cons: Sexton (4, 50). Pens: Sexton (14, 56, 68). Yellow playing cards: Ryan (39).

Regardless of going through 14 males for almost all of a primary half they dominated, 13 for a while – and even 12 for a play when uncontested scrums got here on account of the purple card – Eire failed so as to add to their rating earlier than the break.

It appeared important when Beauden Barrett acquired over for an All Blacks attempt within the remaining play of their first half in just about their first assault, as Eire second row James Ryan was sin-binned for repeated infringements.

Regardless of the opening 9 minutes of the second half beginning 14 vs 14, it was Eire who started to dictate play once more, as Porter powered over for his second attempt, earlier than skipper Sexton added two additional penalties.

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What’s subsequent?

Eire conclude their three-Take a look at sequence vs the All Blacks in every week’s time on Saturday, July 16, reside on Sky Sports activities Motion from 7.30am (8.05am kick off).

That Take a look at is in Wellington – the scene of the British and Irish Lions’ Take a look at victory over the All Blacks in 2017 – as Eire, having made historical past with a primary ever win in New Zealand, now search an unprecedented sequence victory.

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