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#New Zealand

# new-zealand-2 - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Tadhg Furlong went on the rampage against the All Blacks yesterday

The 24-year-old Wexford man put three Kiwis into the dirt on one powerful run.

'They’re disappointed they didn’t win and that’s a great thing for Irish rugby'

‘There is an expectation within them that they should be winning Test matches.’

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Schmidt refuses to criticise referee Peyper after Ireland's defeat to All Blacks

‘We’ll feed our feedback through the appropriate channels,’ said the Ireland head coach.

Ireland can't convert, key men lost, and the match officials in limelight

There were positives in the performances of Garry Ringrose and Josh van der Flier off the bench.

Sexton, Henshaw, Stander and Kearney doubts for Australia clash

Joe Schmidt says the Ireland out-half has a hamstring issue.

'Do you want me to tell you we're a dirty side?': Steve Hansen was in good form post-match

He took exception to Clare McNamara’s line of questioning on RTÉ.

'There's too much at stake': Ireland on the wrong side of two questionable calls

The All Blacks were value for their win but the officiating at the Aviva Stadium was a major talking point.

Ireland left frustrated and tryless as All Blacks edge brutal battle in Dublin

Beauden Barrett was involved in all three of the Kiwi’s tries at the Aviva Stadium.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November Test

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as Joe Schmidt’s men went in search of a historic victory.

No figure of eight, no All Blacks disrespect; Ireland out to repeat the feat

Rory Best and his men won’t line up to face the haka as they did in Chicago.

Analysis: Tiny details make a massive difference against the All Blacks

Ireland are eager to improve their defensive performance against the All Blacks.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 18 November, 2016

'We have spoken about it' - All Blacks motivated by honouring Lomu

The legendary wing died a year ago today.

Second win over the All Blacks would lift Ireland to thrilling heights

‘The likes of Drico, ROG, Paul, Hayes; all those lads have been through those hard days.’

'We don't have any God given right to win every game of rugby'

Steve Hansen has praised Joe Schmidt and Ireland ahead of Saturday’s rematch.

Furlong doing his family and Wexford proud, even those without mobile phones

The former Good Counsel and New Ross RFC man has grown into his own in Ireland’s squad.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'We are thinking of him': Jonah Lomu in All Blacks' thoughts a year on from his death

The legendary winger passed away a year ago tomorrow.

SOB is back, Schmidt trusts in history-makers, and no POM

Paddy Jackson beats off the competition of Joey Carbery for the replacement out-half slot.

O'Brien starts for Ireland as Schmidt names Henderson and Jackson on bench

Josh van der Flier has been edged out for the openside slot in Ireland’s XV.

Hansen: Ireland won the last game easy, they have to be the favourites

Mind games from the All Blacks coach?

'New Zealand were caught napping in Chicago and there's no chance it'll happen again'

Malcolm O’Kelly says Ireland must manage expectations going into Saturday’s return Test against the world champions.

'Underdogs' All Blacks recall stars for Ireland rematch

Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock return to the second row after the pair’s injury-enforced absence was keenly felt at Soldier Field.

Kaino: There's a nervous edge knowing we let ourselves down in Chicago

The flanker says spirits are high in the All Black camp, even if he is still hurting from what happened two weeks ago.

'I remember thinking, 'Jeez, I'd be happy just to stay here for the rest of the game''

Rob Kearney has memories of poking the New Zealand bear and getting attacked in return.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

A school in Lucan welcomed the All Blacks with a special Haka as Gaeilge Haka Gaelach This post contains videos

A school in Lucan welcomed the All Blacks with a special Haka as Gaeilge

This is absolutely brilliant.

Schmidt set to revert to Chicago history-makers but big call to confirm at 7

Sean O’Brien and Josh van der Flier have been in fierce competition for the openside slot.

The42 Rugby Show: Murray Kinsella and Johne Murphy on what it will take to beat the All Blacks (again) November Tests This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Murray Kinsella and Johne Murphy on what it will take to beat the All Blacks (again)

The former Leicester and Munster man looks at Ireland’s tough selection calls ahead of Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated Test.

'Coming to Dublin is always special': All Blacks hungry and focused ahead of Aviva showdown

Assistant coach Ian Foster admits there’s been an edge in training this week.

Ireland's skills show up strongly against world-leading All Blacks

‘Our skills were as good as, if not slightly stronger, than the All Blacks on the day.’

'It was probably the game that re-attached me as a fan again' - BOD savoured the Chicago All Blacks win

The former Irish captain relished the victory at Soldier Field.

Ireland out to avoid more 'blasphemy' in second meeting with All Blacks

Jack McGrath is in superb form for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# new-zealand-2 - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

'It's just really fortunate for us after the last performance that we get another shot'

The All Blacks are focused on the task in hand this week, but stress they are not purely motivated by revenge.

Schmidt's Ireland bring 'a good bite' as competition for places heats up

Joe Schmidt will confirm some big selection decisions on Thursday afternoon.

# new-zealand-2 - Monday 14 November, 2016

Whitelock hoping to give All Blacks major boost by returning for Dublin clash

The second row has been sidelined since 22 October with an ankle problem.

'We've poked the bear' - Schmidt's Ireland eye more history against All Blacks

The Ireland head coach has some big selection decisions to make this week.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 12 November, 2016

'Back row, back three, even front row; there's some tough decisions'

Joe Schmidt has some intriguing decisions to make in the coming days.

All Blacks get over Ireland disappointment with emphatic defeat of Italy

New Zealand handed new Italy coach Conor O’Shea the worst possible debut.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Opportunities abound, fresh faces, and Ireland's returning big names

Opportunities abound, fresh faces, and Ireland's returning big names

Joe Schmidt has named an exciting matchday 23 for the clash with Canada.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Analysis: CJ Stander leads the way in Ireland's vicious ruck effort

Devin Toner and Jamie Heaslip were typically busy after the tackle.

Analysis: How did Ireland finally beat the All Blacks?

The maul and lineout were vital facets of the game in Soldier Field.

Bealham ready for shot at first Ireland start after facing down the haka

The 25-year-old was delighted to be part of the win over New Zealand.