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#New Zealand

# new-zealand-2 - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

'A great player and fully deserving' - Heaslip backed for World Rugby Player of the Year nod

Having made his senior international debut 10 years ago, the Leinster star has gone on to become a mainstay of the Irish team.

# new-zealand-2 - Monday 7 November, 2016

All Blacks ready to transfer Ireland pain to Italy

Italy’s Irish coach, Conor O’Shea, will have enjoyed his country’s 40-29 win in Chicago.

Analysis: Henshaw's game-clinching score shows Ireland's belief and skill

The pressure brought the best out of Joe Schmidt’s side.

'Joe pulled me aside before the game and said, 'you need a big one today''

Fullback Rob Kearney proved a few doubters wrong in Chicago on Saturday.

Carbery a picture of calm on his dream Ireland debut against the All Blacks

‘It’s a dream come true to play against them and to win for the first time ever.’

Wexford man Furlong feels emotion and pride after Ireland make history

‘It is just a hell of a day to be Irish, isn’t it?’

# new-zealand-2 - Sunday 6 November, 2016

'It's kind of daunting' - Schmidt's Ireland set a new world-class marker

The Ireland head coach is already thinking about the meeting with the All Blacks in Dublin.

Ireland's day comes as stunning display ends 111 years of Kiwi dominance

It was an unforgettable occasion at Soldier Field in Chicago.

'For me and the Munster boys, to be at the front of that was big' - Stander

CJ Stander said Ireland’s response to the haka was an emotional moment.

Treat yourself to all the highlights from Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 right here Special Occasion This post contains videos

Treat yourself to all the highlights from Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 right here

Prepare to watch this over and over again for the next few decades.

'It was the right thing to do. We put the Munster boys at the front'

Ireland formed a figure of eight in memory of Anthony Foley before their historic win over the All Blacks.

# new-zealand-2 - Saturday 5 November, 2016

'I'm shaking... absolutely incredible' - Bowe, O'Driscoll and others react to Ireland's famous win

Kevin Kilbane, Ross O’Carroll and Alastair Campbell also gave their thoughts on tonight’s victory.

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These 4 tries helped Ireland to a historic win in Chicago

Joe Schmidt’s side have established a healthy lead over the All Blacks.

Ireland pay fitting tribute to Anthony Foley ahead of All Blacks clash

In the build up to the game, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen also paid his respects to the Munster legend.

'We certainly don't want to be the first New Zealand team to lose to Ireland'

All Blacks captain Kieran Read reckons Ireland will bring a ‘structured’ approach.

All Blacks clash is a little different to Robbie Henshaw's first Soldier Field visit

The 23-year-old centre has been glad to have Jared Payne on his side this week.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 4 November, 2016

'It shouldn't just be for the elite' - Irishman Brennan's work with Kiwi mental skills

The Dublin native spent the last two and a half years working with the Hurricanes in Wellington.

'Ireland will have to play out of their skins for 80 minutes to have any chance'

Dan Carter says it would be a huge shock if New Zealand are beaten tomorrow, but the beauty of sport means you can never say never.

Ireland prop McGrath the victim of mistaken identity in Chicago

Yesterday’s press conferences threw up some odd moments.

'You don’t want to be surviving. You want to be setting the impetus'

Donnacha Ryan will be looking to lead from the front for Ireland tomorrow.

Schmidt has no time for omens as Ireland line up All Blacks in Chicago

‘They are second to none in their ability to add scores very quickly.’

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 3 November, 2016

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen pays his respects to Anthony Foley

The Cubs’ lifted a curse in Chicago last night, so perhaps it a sign of things to come for Ireland.

'We're Irish, we always have a chance but I just can't see Ireland winning this game'

Stephen Ferris believes the all-conquering All Blacks have to crack at some point, but he can’t see it happening on Saturday.

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

'If I look back on that 10 months, it was a breath of fresh air for my coaching'

John Plumtree says he learned important lessons from working alongside Joe Schmidt.

Schmidt set to restore Kearney to 15 as Ireland face the All Blacks

There are a number of key decisions for the Ireland head coach to make with his XV.

Ireland 'not at all' distracted by Jackson and Olding situation

The Ulster pair were questioned by police over alleged sexual offences.

# new-zealand-2 - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Analysis: Where have the All Blacks' 60 tries in 2016 come from?

We’ve studied each of the Kiwis’ five-pointers ahead of Saturday’s Test against Ireland in Chicago.

Ireland happy that SOB and POM understand omission from Chicago trip

Ireland’s uncapped players are adapting to the squad environment with ease.

'We'll get on with our own business' - Ireland refuse to comment on Jackson situation

Assistant coach Andy Farrell fronted up to the media in Chicago.

# new-zealand-2 - Monday 31 October, 2016

From red heads to blue heads: Gazing into the All Blacks' mental skills

‘The skill is to recognise when your attention is diverted and to develop your own strategy to move your attention back.’

Ringrose's opportunity adds extra layer of intrigue to Ireland's Chicago trip

The 21-year-old looks set for his Ireland debut this weekend.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 28 October, 2016

Munster cult hero 'Dutchy' Holland pushing the Hurricanes to new heights

The 44-year-old helped the Wellington-based side to the 2016 Super Rugby title.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 27 October, 2016

6 uncapped players feature in Ireland Women's squad for November series

Prop Leah Lyons, second-row Nichola Fryday and sevens international Anna Caplice are among the new faces.

'I would still love to go back and be able to take it again' - Sexton

The Ireland out-half says 2013 defeat to the All Blacks was the catalyst for Ireland’s success under Joe Schmidt.

# new-zealand-2 - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Sexton says he's 100% fit for Ireland's chance at history against the All Blacks

The Leinster out-half explains why he wasn’t place-kicking last weekend.

'They are just 15 blokes on a field' - Heaslip hungry for shot at All Blacks

The Leinster number eight has played the Kiwis seven times, with some bitter memories.

# new-zealand-2 - Monday 24 October, 2016

'If he had concentrated on the process, he would have nailed that penalty'

Former All Black and Leinster coach Mike Brewer explains the differences in approach in New Zealand.

# new-zealand-2 - Sunday 23 October, 2016

'2013 will be fresh in a lot of these players' memories' - Doug Howlett

The All Blacks’ all-time leading try scorer told us about coming through the Auckland scene.

# new-zealand-2 - Friday 21 October, 2016

Front Row Factory playing its part in New Zealand's scrum culture

Mike Casey was an important part of Pat Lam’s coaching teams in Auckland.

# new-zealand-2 - Thursday 20 October, 2016

The skills, the fitness, the pressure - All Blacks legend Mealamu on Ireland's test

We met the 132-times capped hooker in South Auckland to hear more about his Test career.