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New Zealand v Ireland - Live
Full time NEW ZEALAND 60-0 IRELAND
80 That's it! The All Blacks set a new record for a winning score over Ireland. The scoreline speaks for itself. Thanks for joining us. Cheers!
78 The All Blacks don't release. O'Gara sets up an attacking line-out in the NZ 22.
76 The All Blacks are still fighting for every scrap. McCaw forces the penalty at the breakdown. Barrett sets up the attacking line-out.
74 CONVERSION, BARRETT. 60-0. Gulp...
73 TRY, NZ, THOMSON. 58-0. Sonny Bill starts it all again with great offload. Romano shows a neat step before Barrett puts Thomson clear with a perfect pass.
70 Adam Thomson comes on for Sam Cane, who made 20 tackles (!!) and scored 2 tries in his first start.
69 Sean Cronin comes on for Rory Best as Ireland defend a line-out just outside their 22. Weepu chips ahead for Ellison but it bounces out.
67 Ronan O'Gara is on. He intercepts a pass but then drops it in the tackle. The All Blacks can counter and pour into the Irish 22.
65 CONVERSION, BARRETT. 53-0. Talk about a nightmare for Ireland.
63 TRY, NZ, DAGG. 51-0. Sonny Bill drops it onto his right boot with a deft little chip ahead. Dagg has too much pace for the Irish defence and scores untouched.
60 Barrett's conversion hits the post! The changes come thick and fast as Tamati Ellison and Piri Weepu replace Conrad Smith and Aaron Smith.
58 TRY, NZ, MESSAM. 46. That's a great try. Cane splits two defenders before offloading to the charging Messam! That's the 100th try NZ have scored against Ireland.
56 Donncha O'Callaghan is on for Ireland. He is joined in the line-out by Brodie Retallick who is on for Sam Whitelock.
54 Ireland are looking to give it plenty of air as they look to score a consolation try. The intensity of the All Blacks on defence is mind blowing though. The yellow card for Kearney proved to be a massive blow for the visitors.
50 Barrett's conversion is wide, but who cares? Keith Earls leaves the field, bleeding.
48 TRY, NZ, GEAR. 41-0. What a finish from Hosea Gear! The big wing turns on the gas from near halfway, bounces Keith Earls off like ragdoll to score in the corner!
45 CONVERSION, BARRETT. 36-0. This could turn into a cricket score...
44 TRY, NZ, CANE. 34-0. Messam busts clear, Aaron Smith is up in support and chucks it out the back door for Cane, who can score his second untouched!
42 The All Blacks are immediately back on the attack but McCaw's offload to Smith is ruled forward. Whitelock, O'Brien and Dagg swing a few handbags, but there's nothing in it.
Second half Here we go for the second half! Ireland are still down to 14 men. Keven Mealamu comes on for Andrew Hore to win his 94th cap.
42 PENALTY, NZ, BARRETT. 29-0. The half ends with more points to the All Blacks as Barrett opens his account from out side. We'll be back in ten.
40 YELLOW CARD, IRELAND, KEARNEY. Deliberate knock down. Harsh call!
38 Another Irish attack comes to nothing as Donnacha Ryan is dispossessed at the breakdown. Barrett hacks it ahead but it bounces out before Ben Smith can get there.
36 Ireland are slowly but surely getting back into this game (on the field at least, not the scoreboard). Another penalty to Ireland on the centre spot and they choose another scrum.
34 Oh! The ball pops out the side of the scrum. Aaron Smith pounces and chucks it to SBW, who relieves the pressure.
32 The Irish choose a 5m scrum instead of the points. No wonder. Penalties won't help them much from here.
30 18 phases later and the Irish are on the Kiwi try-line. The ref is playing advantage as it goes wide to BOD. He can't hold on.
28 Ireland push and probe around the fringes without much success. They are moving forward, but progress is slow.
25 Israel Dagg's conversion attempt is wide. Aaron Cruden leaves the field! Beauden Barrett makes his All Black debut!
24 TRY, NZ, B. SMITH. 26-0. It's a massacre! Cruden breaks clear from inside his own half. He finds Conrad Smith on his shoulder and the centre puts his namesake Ben away for try number four!
22 Ouff! It's all going wrong for the Irish as the NZ scrum swings them around. Ireland keep possession though and O'Driscoll looks to break the line, but the home defence is immovable.
20 CONVERSION, DAGG. 21-0. Easy extras for Cruden. Perfect start from the hosts!
18 TRY, NZ, SB WILLIAMS. 19-0. It's the Cuden-Sonny Bill show!!! The fly-half pops one up on his inside and SBW rans onto it at pace to slice through the Irish defence and score under the sticks!
16 Ireland have hardly been able to get a hand on the ball. The All Blacks have already made 6 offloads to the visitors' 1!
14 CONVERSION, CRUDEN. 14-0. The All Blacks look well and truly fired up for this one, showing the aggression that was lacking last week!
12 TRY, NZ, SB WILLIAMS. 12-0. Oh!!! What a ball from Cruden. The fly-half makes an unbelievable offload to his inside centre in the tackle and SBW can bolt home from long range!
9 CONVERSION, CRUDEN. 7-0. Solid start in front of the kicking tee from Cruden, who splits the uprights.
7 TRY, NZ, CANE. 5-0. First blood to the All Blacks! Offloads from SBW and Conrad Smith end with Cane out wide and the youngster scores!
6 The All Blacks probe on the edge of the Irish 22. Sonny Bill makes his first offload of the night and the hosts look dangerous.
4 NZ wrestle the ball away at a ruck. Sam Cane gets a chance to have his first run and takes it up to the Irish 22. Aaron Smith knocks on however so Ireland have a scrum.
Kick-off Here we go! Aaron Cruden kicks us off. A strong start from the Irish who do well to hold onto possession and build up to half way.
Team news Ireland replacement centre Paddy Wallace has been rushed straight into the starting line-up. The Irish pack features only one change to the unit that had the edge on the All Blacks in Christchurch last week.Peter O'Mahony, who came off the bench during the second Test, will start in the back-row where Jamie Heaslip has been ruled out because of a broken finger.
Team news The All Blacks have made six changes: Fly-half Aaron Cruden comes in for Daniel Carter, who has been ruled out by a hamstring injury. There are two other changes in the backs: last week's wings Zac Guildford and Julian Savea are replaced by Hosea Gear and Ben Smith. New cap Beauden Barrett comes onto the bench with Tamati Ellison also named as a replacement and will cover the outside backs.In the forwards, 26-year-old Romano makes his Test debut in the second row, replacing Brodie Retallick, who will be riding pine in Hamilton.Captain Richie McCaw moves to number eight, with Kieran Read out with concussion.Sam Cane gets his first Test start at openside flanker and recently recalled loose forward Liam Messam is on the blindside, while Adam Thomson drops to the bench. Meanwhile, hooker Keven Mealamu returns from injury and will wear the number 16 jersey.
Welcome to Waikato Stadium for Irelanmd's final tilt at claiming the prized scalp of the All Blacks on home turf. They've been quietly hurting all week but might fancy their chances against a slightly-changed All Blacks side clearly looking at combinations rather than just clean sweeps ahead of the inaugural Rugby Championship. Plenty of Irish fury on offer, against all Black steadfastness, this is going to be quite a night!
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