History of rugby union matches between Ireland and New Zealand
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. 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.
Ireland ended a 111-year wait for a victory at Soldier Field, Chicago with a 40-29 win on 5 November 2016. 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.
|Drawn||Ireland points||New Zealand points|
|In New Zealand||12||0||12||0||152||421|
Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.
|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)|
|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|
- History of rugby union matches between Munster and New Zealand
- The Original All Blacks
- The Invincibles (rugby union)
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