New Zealand vs Ireland LIVE rugby Updates
Ireland begin their fascinating three- match Test series against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland this morning, looking to make history by beating the All Blacks on their home turf for the first time.
Ireland had n’t beaten New Zealand anywhere in the world despite 111 times of trying until they eventually triumphed in memorable style in Chicago in 2016 but since also, have won three of the five institutions queried by the sides.
Getting the better of Ian Foster’s colors at Eden Park will be a mammoth task still, as the All Blacks have n’t lost at the Auckland ground- to any opponent- since way back in 1994.
They also have some inside knowledge, withex-Ireland trainer Joe Schmidt on their coaching staff, after the native Kiwi was drafted in at short notice to fill holes left by Covid- 19 insulation. still, Andy Farrell’s colors did finish second in this time’s Six Nations, with their only defeat coming at the hands of Grand Slam titleholders France, as they appear to be peaking in time for the Rugby World Cup, which gets underway in just 14 months.