The Irish national rugby team signed in Wellington on Saturday, July 16, a second consecutive victory against the All Blacks of New Zealand (32-22), thus winning their summer tour on New Zealand soil for the first time -zeelandish.
The All Blacks have not lost two games in a row at home against a European team since France’s victory during the 1994 tour. Coach Ian Foster was more threatened than ever. With the win, Ireland will become world number one on Monday thanks to four Tests against three for New Zealand.
The first period was entirely Irish, and all the misguided blacks seem to have been lost before this dominance. A stark contrast to the latter, which saw New Zealanders roused by the authors of three essays in sixteen minutes. But at just 37, the once-imperial (12 points) Jonathan Sexton’s teammates did not waver and held on until the last minute to grab a precious victory.
“It’s a very special day because we’re playing against the best in the world. Come here [gagner] very very special”, Captain Sexton responded to the BBC’s microphone. As in the first two Test matches, Andy Farrell’s men hit back hard from the start of the match.
The All Blacks’ performance was disappointing at Wellington Stadium
Clover’s XV won a penalty from the 4th, following an error by New Zealand captain Sam Kane since the start of this tour.E minutes The Irish opt to key instead of attempting the three-pointer and, with a magnificent ball, third row Josh van der Flier powers over for the first try of the meeting.
Sexton then failed to convert (5-0), but Ireland continued to dominate, repelling the team’s attacks at the Silver Fern. It is only in the 23rdE At that moment Jordy Barrett faced the Poles to reduce the score (5-3). The Irish follow with a magnificent three-quarter-foot move that puts Hugo Keenan up front for the Greens’ second try.
Sexton, this time converts with no problem (12-3, 28E), crossing the symbolic bar of 1,000 points in the election. He made the score even worse (15-3, 32nd) despite the whistles from Wellington Stadium, frustrated by his team’s performance, which lost the ball too often despite a lot of effort.
On the Irish side, it’s the opposite: the Clover XV’s rugby is so fluid that the team is rewarded sensibly, with a third try, again excellent, following a scrum, with center Robbie Henshaw signing his team-mate Bundy’s offer. Aki (22-3, 37E).
An immediate revolt by the New Zealanders
Returning from the locker room, Ian Foster’s men immediately rioted, launching a ball-in-head attack against the Irish defense, using patience to chain twenty phases of play, and finally third-tier RD Xavia (22 -10, 44E).
The All Blacks’ “Machine” then begins. Taking advantage of Ireland’s numerical disadvantage with Andrew Porter out due to a yellow card, Akira Ioane, a last-minute replacement for Scott Barrett with a leg injury, leaps into the Irish defense to flat through the power.
A Jordy Barrett conversion later, New Zealand were only 5 points (22-17) clear of their opponents, enough to believe again. A few minutes later, a good pass from Zavia saw Will Jordan drill, fix Sexton and accelerate to score a try from over 60 meters (25-22, 60).E).
However, Ireland didn’t let themselves go and with a lovely ball, hooker Rob Herring scored their fourth try (32-22, 65E). The end of the meeting is marked by the calmness of the Irish, united and steadfast to the end.
Rugby: England win series against Australia
A few hours after Ireland’s exploits against New Zealand, rugby’s second most prestigious victory in the Northern Hemisphere. England clinched the three-Test series against Australia on Saturday 16 July and followed up with a second straight win against the Wallabies (21-17) in Sydney on Saturday, a week after their win in Brisbane (25-17). Australia, who won the first Test (30-28), will have to question themselves in the fall with France’s XV ahead of their next game.
This is only the second time in its history that XV de la Rose has won a tour with the Wallabies. The first was in 2016. Wales, who face South Africa at 5.05 in Cape Town and Scotland against Argentina at 9.10 in Santiago del Estero, could emulate them if they win. Both the series are tied at 1-1.
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