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  • Best, Kearney, Murray,
    Penalty goals: Sexton,
    Conversions: Sexton (2),
22 - 24

New Zealand

  • Franks, Crotty, Savea,
    Penalty goals: Cruden,
    Conversions: Cruden (3),
  • International Match
  • 24th Nov 2013
  • KO 14:00
  • Ground: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
  • Att: 51,000

Ireland v New Zealand - Live

Last updated: 24th November 2013  

Full Time80 Ireland 22 New Zealand 24

Conversion80 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 22-24. Cruden gets the conversion after a second attempt! This after his initial effort is off target but referee Nigel Owens gets him to retake it after two Irish defenders rush up on his kick. He holds his nerve the second time and the All Blacks complete their perfect season! Ireland's players are gutted as they certainly deserved to get something from this game. But in the end, they had their chances and the All Blacks showed why they are the world champions and get in at the death.

TRY80 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, CROTTY! 22-22. Ryan Crotty gets in at the corner after the All Blacks take the ball through an incredible 22 phases!

77 Ireland take the ball through the phases, close to the halfway line. Murray, Luke Fitzgerald and Heaslip are prominent ball carriers.

75 Sexton gets a chance to extend the hosts' lead, after the All Blacks are pinned for collapsing a maul illegally, but his kick is off target!

73 Ireland go on the drive from a line-out inside New Zealand's 22 but the All Blacks give their all as they try to halt the momentum!

69 New Zealand are throwing everything into attack! They are soon on the edge of Ireland's 22 but the home side gain a reprieve when Sam Whitelock enters the ruck from the side! Sexton puts the ball out on the halfway mark.

Conversion66 CONVERSION, IRELAND, CRUDEN! 22-17. Cruden lands the spot kick to narrow the gap to five points!

TRY65 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, B FRANKS! 22-15. The All Blacks attack deep inside Ireland's 22 and Ben Franks burrows his way over the try-line from close quarters!

62 Rob Kearney gathers the ball inside his 22 and is tackled in mid-air by Read. The referee penalises the All Blacks and Sexton brings relief with a kick into touch midway between his 22 and his 10-metre line.

59 Sexton puts the ball out on New Zealand's 10-metre line after Nonu is penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground.

57 Cruden gets a chance to add another three-pointer, after Sean O'Brien is pinned for a ruck infringement, but his effort is wide of the target!

Penalty53 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 22-10. Cruden narrows the gap to 12 points, from the kicking tee, after Toner is pinned for obstruction.

52 Nonu offloads to Dagg, close to Ireland's try-line but Murray rips the ball from his grasp when making his tackle!

50 Israel Dagg makes a dash for the line but is held up by Murray and O'Brien. Scrum to the world champions on Ireland's five-metre line.

49 The All Blacks are on the attakc at a line-out but lose possession when Devin Toner gathers Dane Coles' throw at the set-piece.

46 The All Blacks attack off a scrum. just inside Ireland's 22 and Cruden takes a half gap! it takes the combined efforts of D'Arcy and Murray to bring him to ground.

43 Rob Kearney runs onto a pass from Cronin, close to the halfway mark but the referee calls them back for a forward pass from the hooker.

41 Sexton gets the second half underway with a deep kick which Aaron smith gathers inside his 22. He offloads to Steven Luatua, who immediately sets up a ruck.

Half Time40 Ireland 22 New Zealand 7

40 O'Driscoll is caught in possession 10 metres inside his half but Murray manages to get a pass out to Rob Kearney who boots the ball into touch. The half-time whistle goes and what a half it's been! Everything Ireland have done have come off and the All Blacks will have to pull out all the stops if they want to win this one after the break.

37 D'Arcy does brilliantly when he catches Aaron smith in possession at a ruck, 10 metres inside Ireland's half. He holds him up and when the maul becomes static, it's the hosts who put the ball in at the scrum.

Penalty34 PENALTY, IRELAND, SEXTON! 22-7. Sexton keeps the pressure on the world champions with a well-taken penalty after Wyatt Crockett is pinned for dropping his bind at a scrum.

31 Ireland are attacking deep inside New Zealand's 22 but the visitors are defending resiliently! Several phases are set up until the ball fails to emerge at a ruck and the hosts are awarded the put in at the resulting scrum.

29 Ireland take the ball through numerous phases outside the All Blacks' 22 until Sexton puts a grubber kick through which Dagg collects. There's little he can do except boot it into touch about 10 metres outside his 22.

Conversion27 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CRUDEN! 19-7. Cruden adds the extras to narrow the gap to 12 points!

TRY26 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, SAVEA! 19-5. New Zealand do well to keep the ball alive through several phases inside Ireland's 22 until Cruden stabs a grubber kick through and Julian Savea gather before scoring his side's first try!

23 The All Blacks attack close to Ireland's try-line but it all comes to nothing when Charlie Faumuina knocks on!

21 Dave Kearney tries to keep a kick in play, just outside his 22, but puts afoot in touch and the visitors get a rare chance to launch an attack.

TRY18 TRY, IRELAND, R KEARNEY! 19-0. New Zealand attack, just outside Ireland's 22, but Dagg knocks on a pass and Rob Kearney intercepts and races away before scoring the hosts' third try! The All Blacks look shell-shocked!

16 There's some concern in the Irish camp as Best is forced off the field, clutching his arm. He is replaced by Sean Cronin.

15 The All Blacks attack, just outside Ireland's 22, but Cian Healy does well to rip the ball from Ben Smith's grasp! The ball bounces around and Bowe knocks it back for Paul O'Connell to recover.

Conversion12 CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON! 14-0. Sexton adds another two-pointer to push his side further ahead!

TRY11 TRY, IRELAND, BEST! 12-0. The Irish attack through the middle with their forwards with several pick up and goes! Jamie He3alsip, Sean O'Brien and Murray are all prominent until Rory Best bargesover from close quarters!

8 Ireland are under pressure, inside their 22 but do well with a drive at a line-out. Murray launches a shocking bomb but the hosts do well to regather and attack out wide. It all comes to nothing when O'Driscoll throws a shocking pass to David Kearney, who is bundled into touch by Ma'a Nonu!

Conversion6 CONVERSION, IRELAND, SEXTON! 7-0. Jonny Sexton steps and calmly adds the two-pointer to extend the home side's lead!

TRY5 TRY, IRELAND, MURRAY! 5-0. Ireland's forwards set up several phases,close to the All Blacks' try-line until Conor Murray spots a gap and barges over!

3 Brian O'Driscoll runs onto a pass from Gordon D'Arcy, just outside New Zealand's 22 and stabs through a grubber kick! Israel Dagg tries to gather but knocks on.

1 And we're off! Aaron Cruden gets us underway with a short hanging kick but Tommy Bowe does brilliantly as he grabs the ball from under the nose of Julian Savea! He sets up a ruck on Ireland's 10-metre line.

There's a tangible atmosphere here at the Aviva Stadium as Liam Messam leads the All Blacks during a stirring version of the Kama Te haka!

The teams stand to attention and belt out their national anthems. First up is God Defend New Zealand followed by Ireland's Amhrán na bhFiann and Ireland's Call.

All Blacks wing Julian Savea has been cleared to play after hurting his knee in training on Thursday. Coach Steve Hansen has made seven changes to the side that beat England at Twickenham last weekend. Fly-half Aaron Cruden replaces Daniel Carter in the starting XV and prop Wyatt Crockett replaces Tony Woodcock. Those changes see Beauden Barrett and Ben Franks come into the reserves. Cory Jane also returns to the XV, replacing Charles Piutau, while in the forwards, lock Luke Romano starts, with Brodie Retallick on the bench; Steven Luatua is at blindside with Sam Cane coming onto the bench to cover the back-row; and Andrew Hore takes Keven Mealamu's place at hooker. The squad also features the inclusion of uncapped scrum-half TJ Perenara on the bench.

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has recalled inside centre Gordon D'Arcy and Jonathan Sexton has recovered from the injury he picked up last week and will start the game. Brian O'Driscoll has also been passed fit to play and will equal Ronan O'Gara's haul of 128 caps for Ireland. David Kearney is on the left wing in place of the injured Fergus McFadden while the pack remains unchanged from the one that faced Australia.

Good day and welcome to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for our live coverage of this Test between our hosts, Ireland, and the world champions, New Zealand. There's plenty of excitement at the ground because the All Blacks are on the verge of an important milestone. If they win this match, they will become the first team in the professional era to win all their Tests in a season. Don't go away! We'll be back shortly with team news.

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