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  • Smith,
    Penalty goals: Carter (4),
    Drop goals: Carter,
    Conversions: Carter,
22 - 19


  • Murray,
    Penalty goals: Sexton (4),
    Conversions: Sexton,
  • International Match
  • 16th Jun 2012
  • KO 08:35

New Zealand v Ireland - Live

Last updated: 16th June 2012  

Full Timefull-time New Zealand 22 Ireland 19

Drop Goal80 DROP-GOAL, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 22-19. From the scrum on Ireland's five metre line the All Blacks set up a ruck and when the ball comes out to Carter it's third-time luck for the legendary fly-half! There's still time for a restart but the hosts' forwards regather and soon put the ball into touch as the siren sounds to signal the end of the match! What a Test! Ireland are so unlucky and a draw would really have been an accurate reflection of this match. But that is why the All Blacks are the world champions. They held their nerve despite immense pressure and walk off the field with the spoils!

79 Carter has just tried another drop-goal but Rory Best does brilliantly to get a touch and the ball goes wide of the posts!

79 New Zealand are on the attack close to Ireland's try-line! They are keeping it tight amongst their forwards! The clock is ticking!

76 New Zealand have just won a crucial penalty deep inside their half. This after Ireland are pinned for a scrum infringement.

74 Sexton takes a shot at goal from just inside his half after the yellow card infringement from Dagg. The pivot's effort is well short though and the All Blacks can clear their line.

Yellow Card73 YELLOW CARD, NEW ZEALAND, DAGG! Israel Dagg is given his marching orders for a shoulder charge on Rob Kearney!

Penalty69 PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 19-19. It's all square when Sexton adds another three points after Ali Williams is penalised for playing Ireland's replacement scrum-half, Eoin Reddan, at a ruck.

66 Ireland win a turnover inside their own half and go on the attack. They are soon close to the All Blacks' 22 and Sexton puts a grubber kick through which rolls into touch.

Penalty64 PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 19-16. Sexton adds his third penalty after New Zealand's front-row infringe at a scrum.

Penalty61 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 19-13. Carter adds the extras after Sean O'Brien goes off his feet at a ruck.

59 Dan Carter tries a drop-goal from just outside Ireland's 22 but his effort is a poor one and sails wide of the uprights!

57 The All Blacks gain a reprieve when Kevin McLaughlin is pinned for obstruction at a line-out just outside his opponents' 22.

55 Rob Kearney does well when he shrugs off a couple of tackles on the edge of New Zealand's 22! Ireland are on the attack and have the hosts under huge pressure!

51 Gordon D'Arcy limps off the field with a leg injury. He is replaced by Ronan O'Gara who slots in at fly-half. This means that Jonny Sexton moves to inside centre.

48 Ireland have the All Blacks under pressure inside their 22 but Brian O'Driscoll knocks the ball on at a critical stage and the hosts get out of jail!

Penalty45 PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 16-13. Sexton punishes an All Blakcs indiscretion with another three-pointer from the kicking tee.

44 It's just been confirmed that Read will not return to action after he aggravated a nose injury which he picked up in last week's Test. There is concern, however, as Thomson has now stayed down after a hurting himself in the tackle.

Conversion43 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 16-10. Carter steps up and adds the extra two points from close to the touchline!

TRY42 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, A SMITH! 14-10. The All Blacks take the lead for the first time when Aaron Smith goes over after making a break close to Ireland's try-line!

Kick-off Carter gets the second half started and the All Blacks immediately regain possession from the kick off through aaron smith! The big news is that Chiefs flanker Sam Cane is on the field for his debut as a replacement for Kieran Read. we're not sure yet if it's just for blood or if it's as a permanent replacement.

Half TimeHalf-time New Zealand 9 Ireland 10

40 Dan Carter has a shot at goal from the halfway mark after Andrew Trimble goes off his feet at a ruck. His effort is just short and Rob Kearney dots the ball down after catching it under the cross-bar. The whistle to signal half-time goes shortly afterwards and what an interesting half it's been! Ireland have improved considerably and deserve their lead. It's important that they hold their composure after the break though as there will definitely be a massive onslaught from the men in black during the second half!

39 Ireland are on the attack inside New Zealand's half but are soon penalised when Mike Ross holds onto the ball on the ground.

36 Sam Whitelock is penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground just outside ireland's 22.

34 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 9-10. Dan Carter brings his team to within a point of Ireland's lead after Mike Ross infringes at a ruck.

30 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 6-10. Dan Carter narrows the gap after Dan Tuohy fails to roll away from a tackled player at a ruck.

27 Israel Dagg joins the All Blacks' back-line at pace inside Ireland's 22. He tries to offload to Savea but the ball rolls into touch as his pass goes awry.

24 Julian Savea dispossess Andrew Trimble after the Irish wing fails to hold onto a high ball. Savea offloads to Sonny Bill Williams but referee Nigel Owens rules that the big All Blacks wing has knocked on before getting his pass away.

21 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 3-10. Dan Carter opens the home side's account from the kicking tee after Rory Best is pinned for a ruck infringement.

Penalty19 PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 0-10. Sexton extends his side's lead after Owen Franks is pinned for being offside at a ruck.

17 Ireland are awarded a penalty on the halfway mark when Richie McCaw holds onto the ball at a ruck. Sexton kicks for touch and the ball goes out just outside New Zealand's 22.

14 Aaron Smith launches a bomb which Andrew Trimble knocks on close to the halfway mark.

Conversion12 CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON! 0-7. Sexton steps up to the kicking tee and adds the extras!

TRY11 TRY, IRELAND, MURRAY! 0-5. Conor Murray catches the All Blacks' defence by surprise when he sells them a dummy at a ruck close to their try-line and forces his way over!

9 Ireland are on the attack close to the All Blacks' try-line! They take the ball through several phases until the home side are penalised for a ruck infringement. Sexton puts the ball into touch on New Zealand's five-metre line.

6 Ireland are awarded a penalty when Conrad Smith plays the ball on the ground at a ruck.

4 The All Blacks are on the attack close to Ireland's try-line but Kieran Read is bundled into touch on the five metre line!

2 Sonny Bill Williams gets an early touch close to the halfway line but knocks on Dan Carter's pass!

Kick-off Jonny sexton gets us underway! Adam Thomson takes it into contact and Sean O'Brien makes the tackle. Ireland's number 7 is immediately penalised for not releasing the tackled player.

haka The All Blacks give a powerful rendition of the 'Kama Te' haka!

Anthems The teams line up for the national anthems. First it's 'Ireland's Call followed by God defend New Zealand.

History Ireland have not beaten New Zealand in 107 years of trying. That equates to 24 losses with their best result being a draw in Dublin in 1973.

Team News Ireland have made four changes to their run-on side. Gordon D'Arcy starts at inside centre in place of Keith Earls, who was not considered for selection due to a chest injury that he picked up last week. Elsewhere in the backs, Andrew Trimble is on the left wing in place of Simon Zebo who is named in the replacements at the expense of Darren Cave. Kevin McLaughlin, who came on in the opener, is named in the starting back-row, with Peter O'Mahony swapping places to drop to the bench. The fit-again Mike Ross is back in the XV in place of Declan Fitzpatrick at prop.

Team News New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has made just one change to his XV, with flank Adam Thomson replacing the injured Victor Vito.

Welcome Hello and welcome to the AMI Stadium in Christchurch for this second Test of the three-match series between our hosts New Zealand and Ireland. This is an emotional moment for the people of Christchurch as it's the first time that they host a Test since August 2010 after an earthquake devastated the city.

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