History of rugby union matches between Ireland and New Zealand

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The New Zealand All Blacks first played against Ireland in 1905, beating them 15–0 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. The two teams have played a total of 31 Test matches, with the All Blacks winning 28 of them, and losing two. The draw was in 1973 where Ireland and New Zealand drew 10-10 with Ireland scoring 2 penalties and a try, to the All Blacks 2 tries and 1 conversion (A try was worth four points in 1973).

During the 2012 Irish Tour of New Zealand, New Zealand won all three tests, scoring 124 points to Ireland's 29. This tour also saw New Zealand post the biggest winning margin against Ireland in their history. This was due to the 60-0 win New Zealand posted in the third test on 23 June 2012.[1] On 24 November 2013, New Zealand were trailing 22-17 against Ireland in the final minute of the match, and on the verge of their first ever loss to Ireland. Ireland gave up a penalty with under 30 seconds remaining, which ultimately led to New Zealand working their way up the field, ending in the match tying try. The try was converted at the second time of asking, handing New Zealand their perfect season.[2][3]

Ireland ended a 111-year wait for a victory at Soldier Field, Chicago with a 40-29 win on 5 November 2016.[4][5][6] On 17 November 2018 Ireland beat New Zealand 16-9 at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin to record their first ever home win against the All Blacks.

Summary[edit]

Overall[edit]

Details Played Won by
 Ireland
Won by
 New Zealand
Drawn Ireland points New Zealand points
In Ireland 17 1 15 1 164 378
In New Zealand 12 0 12 0 152 421
Neutral venue 2 1 1 0 59 72
Overall 31 2 28 1 375 871

Records[edit]

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.

Record New Zealand Ireland
Longest winning streak 22 (23 Nov 1974–5 November 2016) 1 (17 Nov 2018)
Largest points for
Home 66 (12 June 2010) 29 (17 November 2001)
Away 63 (15 November 1997) 40 (5 November 2016)
Largest winning margin
Home 60 (23 June 2012) 7 (17 November 2018)
Away 48 (15 November 1997) 11 (5 November 2016)

Results[edit]

  • New Zealand win
  • Ireland win
  • Draw
  • No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
    1 25 November 1905 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 0 – 15  New Zealand The Original All Blacks
    2 1 November 1924 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 0 – 6  New Zealand 1924–25 New Zealand tour
    3 7 December 1935 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 9 – 17  New Zealand 1935–36 New Zealand tour
    4 9 January 1954 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 3 – 14  New Zealand 1953–54 New Zealand tour
    5 7 December 1963 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 5 – 6  New Zealand 1963–64 New Zealand tour
    6 20 January 1973 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 10 – 10 Draw 1972–73 New Zealand tour
    7 23 November 1974 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6 – 15  New Zealand 1974 All Black end-of-year tour
    8 5 June 1976 Athletic Park, Wellington 11 – 3  New Zealand 1976 Irish tour
    9 4 November 1978 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6 – 10  New Zealand 1978 All Blacks grand slam tour
    10 18 November 1989 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 6 – 23  New Zealand 1989 New Zealand tour
    11 30 May 1992 Carisbrook, Dunedin 24 – 21  New Zealand 1992 Irish tour of New Zealand
    12 6 June 1992 Athletic Park, Wellington 59 – 6  New Zealand
    13 27 May 1995 Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 19 – 43  New Zealand 1995 Rugby World Cup
    14 15 November 1997 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 15 – 63  New Zealand 1997 All Black end-of-year tour
    15 17 November 2001 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 29 – 40  New Zealand
    16 15 June 2002 Carisbrook, Dunedin 15 – 6  New Zealand 2002 Irish tour of New Zealand
    17 22 June 2002 Eden Park, Auckland 40 – 8  New Zealand
    18 12 November 2005 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 7 – 45  New Zealand 2005 All Blacks grand slam tour
    19 10 June 2006 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton 34 – 23  New Zealand 2006 Irish tour
    20 17 June 2006 Eden Park, Auckland 27 – 17  New Zealand
    21 7 June 2008 Westpac Stadium, Wellington 21 – 11  New Zealand 2008 Irish tour
    22 15 November 2008 Croke Park, Dublin 3 – 22  New Zealand 2008 Autumn International
    23 12 June 2010 Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth 66 – 28  New Zealand 2010 Irish tour
    24 20 November 2010 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 18 – 38  New Zealand 2010 Autumn International
    25 9 June 2012 Eden Park, Auckland 42 – 10  New Zealand 2012 Irish tour of New Zealand
    26 16 June 2012 Rugby League Park, Christchurch 22 – 19  New Zealand
    27 23 June 2012 Waikato Stadium, Hamilton 60 – 0  New Zealand
    28 24 November 2013 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 22 – 24  New Zealand 2013 Autumn International
    29 5 November 2016 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States 40 – 29  Ireland 2016 Autumn International
    30 19 November 2016 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 9 – 21  New Zealand
    31 17 November 2018 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 16 – 9  Ireland 2018 Autumn International

    See also[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ "New Zealand 60-0 Ireland". BBC Sport. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
    2. ^ "New Zealand 60 Ireland 0". Daily Telegraph. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
    3. ^ "As it happened: New Zealand 60-0 Ireland". RTÉ Sport. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
    4. ^ "Ireland 40 New Zealand 29: Irish end 111-year wait to beat All Blacks". The Daily Telegraph. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
    5. ^ "Ireland live the American Dream with an epic 40-29 victory over All Blacks". Irish Independent. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
    6. ^ "Ireland 40-29 New Zealand: Joe Schmidt's men taste historic victory over All Blacks as they run in five tries to end 111 year streak". Daily Mail. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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