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Test, Saturday, 9 June 2012 - Tests - Eden Park

Time
80.00
Team
New Zealand
Score
42
Team
Ireland
Score
10
New Zealand versus Ireland
Players Savea (27min, 38min, 44min), Thomson (57min), Smith (78min) Tries 5 Tries 1 Players McFadden (51min)
Players Carter 4/5 (80%) Conversions 4 Conversions 1 Players Sexton 1/1 (100%)
Players Carter 3/3 (100%) Penalty goals 3 Penalty goals 1 Players Sexton 1/1 (100%)
Players Drop goals 0 Drop goals 0 Players

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Match Tracker

New Zealand vs. Ireland

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute New Zealand: Penalty Goal Daniel Carter
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute Ireland: Penalty Goal Jonathan Sexton
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute New Zealand: Penalty Goal Daniel Carter
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute New Zealand: Penalty Goal Daniel Carter
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute New Zealand: Try Julian Savea New Zealand: Conversion Daniel Carter
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute New Zealand: Try Julian Savea
  39. 39 minute New Zealand: Conversion Daniel Carter
  40. HT Half time

New Zealand vs. Ireland

New Zealand vs. Ireland

  1. 41 minute
  2. 42 minute
  3. 43 minute
  4. 44 minute New Zealand: Try Julian Savea
  5. 45 minute
  6. 46 minute New Zealand: Conversion Daniel Carter
  7. 47 minute New Zealand: Substitution On Adam Thomson
  8. 48 minute New Zealand: Substitution Off Victor Vito
  9. 49 minute
  10. 50 minute
  11. 51 minute Ireland: Try Fergus McFadden
  12. 52 minute
  13. 53 minute Ireland: Conversion Jonathan Sexton
  14. 54 minute New Zealand: Substitution Off Brodie Retallick New Zealand: Substitution Off Zac Guildford New Zealand: Substitution On Ali Williams New Zealand: Substitution On Ben Smith
  15. 55 minute
  16. 56 minute Ireland: Substitution Off Declan Fitzpatrick Ireland: Substitution On Ronan Loughney
  17. 57 minute New Zealand: Try Adam Thomson
  18. 58 minute New Zealand: Substitution Off Aaron Smith New Zealand: Substitution On Piri Weepu Ireland: Substitution Off Jonathan Sexton Ireland: Substitution On Ronan O'Gara
  19. 59 minute
  20. 60 minute
  21. 61 minute
  22. 62 minute New Zealand: Substitution Off Andrew Hore New Zealand: Substitution Off Owen Franks New Zealand: Substitution On Hika Elliot New Zealand: Substitution On Ben Franks
  23. 63 minute Ireland: Substitution Off Dan Tuohy Ireland: Substitution Off Peter O'Mahoney Ireland: Substitution Off Conor Murray Ireland: Substitution On Donncha O'Callaghan Ireland: Substitution On Kevin McLaughlin Ireland: Substitution On Eoin Reddan
  24. 64 minute
  25. 65 minute New Zealand: Substitution On Aaron Cruden New Zealand: Substitution Off Julian Savea
  26. 66 minute
  27. 67 minute
  28. 68 minute
  29. 69 minute
  30. 70 minute
  31. 71 minute
  32. 72 minute Ireland: Substitution Off Cian Healy Ireland: Substitution On Sean Cronin
  33. 73 minute Ireland: Substitution Off Keith Earls Ireland: Substitution On Darren Cave
  34. 74 minute
  35. 75 minute
  36. 76 minute
  37. 77 minute
  38. 78 minute New Zealand: Try Conrad Smith
  39. 79 minute
  40. FT Full time New Zealand: Conversion Daniel Carter

New Zealand vs. Ireland

Statistics

Match Statistics
New ZealandIreland

1 Tony Woodcock

1 Cian Healy

Substitution Off
1

2 Andrew Hore

Substitution Off
1

2 Rory Best

3 Owen Franks

Substitution Off
1

3 Declan Fitzpatrick

Substitution Off
1

4 Brodie Retallick

Substitution Off
1

4 Dan Tuohy

Substitution Off
1

5 Sam Whitelock

5 Donnacha Ryan

6 Victor Vito

Substitution Off
1

6 Peter O'Mahoney

Substitution Off
1

7 Richard McCaw

7 Sean O'Brien

8 Kieran Read

8 Jamie Heaslip

9 Aaron Smith

Substitution Off
1

9 Conor Murray

Substitution Off
1

10 Daniel Carter

Conversion
4
Penalty Goal
3

10 Jonathan Sexton

Conversion
1
Penalty Goal
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Julian Savea

Try
3
Substitution Off
1

11 Simon Zebo

12 Sonny Bill Williams

12 Keith Earls

Substitution Off
1

13 Conrad Smith

Try
1

13 Brian O'Driscoll

14 Zac Guildford

Substitution Off
1

14 Fergus McFadden

Try
1

15 Israel Dagg

15 Robert Kearney

Match Statistics
New Zealand Reserves Ireland Reserves

Hika Elliot

Substitution On
1

Sean Cronin

Substitution On
1

Ben Franks

Substitution On
1

Ronan Loughney

Substitution On
1

Ali Williams

Substitution On
1

Donncha O'Callaghan

Substitution On
1

Adam Thomson

Try
1
Substitution On
1

Kevin McLaughlin

Substitution On
1

Piri Weepu

Substitution On
1

Eoin Reddan

Substitution On
1

Aaron Cruden

Substitution On
1

Ronan O'Gara

Substitution On
1

Ben Smith

Substitution On
1

Darren Cave

Substitution On
1

New Zealand vs Ireland

  • Possession

    New Zealand 56%
    56% 44%
    Ireland 44%
  • Rucks/mauls

    New Zealand 96
    60% 40%
    Ireland 63
  • Line breaks

    New Zealand 13
    93% 7%
    Ireland 1
  • Offloads

    New Zealand 15
    71% 29%
    Ireland 6
  • Scrum wins

    New Zealand 10
    77% 23%
    Ireland 3
  • Scrums won against head

    New Zealand 1
    100% 0%
    Ireland 0
  • Lineout wins

    New Zealand 13
    59% 41%
    Ireland 9
  • Lineouts won against throw

    New Zealand 0
    50% 50%
    Ireland 0
  • Runs

    New Zealand 122
    63% 37%
    Ireland 73
  • Run metres

    New Zealand 859m
    70% 30%
    Ireland 376m
  • Kicks

    New Zealand 14
    48% 52%
    Ireland 15
  • Kick metres

    New Zealand 499m
    51% 49%
    Ireland 471m
  • Tackles made

    New Zealand 104
    43% 57%
    Ireland 138
  • Tackles missed

    New Zealand 7
    17% 83%
    Ireland 35
  • Turnovers

    New Zealand 22
    56% 44%
    Ireland 17
  • Penalties conceded

    New Zealand 10
    48% 52%
    Ireland 11
  • |
    New Zealand statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS MTRS TACK MI.TA OFLD KICKS TRY.A LI.BR RUCK T.O
    Tony Woodcock LHP 81 3 11 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Andrew Hore HOOK 62 3 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Owen Franks THP 62 6 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
    Brodie Retallick LCK1 53 2 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Sam Whitelock LCK2 81 4 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Victor Vito BSFL 47 11 38 5 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
    Richard McCaw OSFL 81 10 31 10 0 2 0 0 0 9 2
    Kieran Read NUM8 81 11 77 8 1 2 0 1 1 9 4
    Aaron Smith HB 57 4 31 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0
    Daniel Carter FIV8 81 5 54 12 0 1 4 1 1 5 1
    Julian Savea LWNG 64 8 135 2 0 0 0 0 4 4 1
    Sonny Bill Williams ICEN 81 13 96 10 1 1 1 1 0 12 5
    Conrad Smith OCEN 81 7 63 13 1 0 0 0 1 6 1
    Zac Guildford RWNG 53 5 30 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 0
    Israel Dagg FBCK 81 7 114 1 1 4 5 3 3 4 1
    Hika Elliot RHKR 19 4 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
    Ben Franks RPRP 19 3 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Ali Williams RLCK 28 3 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Adam Thomson RFL 34 2 10 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
    Piri Weepu RHB 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Cruden RBCK 17 4 39 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 1
    Ben Smith RES1 28 2 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
    Ireland statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS MTRS TACK MI.TA OFLD KICKS TRY.A LI.BR RUCK T.O
    Cian Healy LHP 71 9 30 7 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
    Rory Best HOOK 81 2 5 6 2 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Declan Fitzpatrick THP 55 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Tuohy LCK1 62 2 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Donnacha Ryan LCK2 81 3 9 9 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Peter O'Mahoney BSFL 62 4 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Sean O'Brien OSFL 81 9 33 23 2 1 0 0 0 9 2
    Jamie Heaslip NUM8 81 6 35 17 3 0 0 0 0 6 1
    Conor Murray HB 62 0 0 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Sexton FIV8 58 2 4 6 1 1 7 1 0 1 1
    Simon Zebo LWNG 81 5 23 3 4 0 0 0 1 3 2
    Keith Earls ICEN 73 8 49 5 2 0 0 0 0 7 2
    Brian O'Driscoll OCEN 81 4 28 9 3 2 1 0 0 2 0
    Fergus McFadden RWNG 81 5 19 3 3 1 1 0 0 3 1
    Robert Kearney FBCK 81 7 100 5 4 0 0 0 0 7 1
    Sean Cronin RHKR 10 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ronan Loughney RPRP 26 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Donncha O'Callaghan RLCK 19 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Kevin McLaughlin RFL 19 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Eoin Reddan RHB 19 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
    Ronan O'Gara RBCK 23 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
    Darren Cave RES1 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Sean O'Brien 23
    Offloads
    Player name Israel Dagg 4
    Kicks
    Player name Jonathan Sexton 7
    Runs
    Player name Sonny Bill Williams 13
    Metres
    Player name Julian Savea 135
    Line Breaks
    Player name Julian Savea 4

    Match Details

    Start time:
    5:35pm
    Weather:
    Overcast
    Surface:
    Good
    Referee:
    Nigel Owens
    Touch Judges:
    Jaco Peyper, James Leckie
    Video Ref:
    Matt Goddard

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    Israel Dagg of the All Blacks loses the ball. Click for more photos

    New Zealand tear Ireland apart

    Israel Dagg of the All Blacks loses the ball. Photo: Getty Images

    80th min: The All Blacks are going backwards heare which makes it easier to find support players. Eventually Dan Carter is set free and sails towards the tryline, but there will be no more humiliation for Ireland as he is tackled and the cover comes across and boots the ball into touch.

    78th min: TRY! Conrad Smith. Israel Dagg opened up Ireland's defence just as the heaven's open up and Eden Park is doused with rain. A few phases later Aaron Cruden holds up the pass and Smith crashes over. Conversion is successful. NEW ZEALAND 42 IRELAND 10.

    76th min: Another penalty for the All Blacks as a supporter player is held back again. The Kiwi analyst is blowing up - Craig Dowd I think. "I hate cheating," he shouts. He mustn't like Richie McCaw playing either (only kidding!)

    75th min: Injuries and a general lethargy has seen this game peter out. There's now uncontested scrums with Ireland down a front-rower.

    72nd min: Ireland dominating play at the moment with a glut of possession, courtesy of a string of penalties.

    70th min: No damage done as Ireland get a relieving penalty. Ronan O'Gara is on. This was the venue where he announced his international retirement after Ireland beat a team I won't mention in the pool stages of the World Cup. He clearly didn't mean it.

    67th min: New Zealand are 12 metres out and opt for another scrum. New Zealand had knocked on and Kearney kicked through but the refs knows best and says no advantage. Ireland's scrum has been demolished by the All Blacks and Nigel Owens give the penalty. Some advantage.

    65th min: Cruden's first pass puts Fergus McFadden through a huge hole and the Irish winger sprints 90 metres to touch down. But he looks upfield and Nigel Owen has his arm raised New Zealand's favour and offside is the call.

    65th min: Aaron Cruden replaces Julian Savea. Sonny Bill to shift to the wing, Cruden at 10, Carter to inside-centre.

    63rd min: A tight-head scrum win to New Zealand does not help Ireland's cause.

    63rd min: New Zealand are running with purpose, crisp passes are hitting support players at speed. The latest movement breaks down as Israel Dagg attempts a near impossible pass. New Zealand will score more points tonight.

    60th min: Successive penalties has Ireland on the attack. They are five metres out, Keith Earls cannot get outside his man and a knock-on ensues. Not Ireland's night.

    57th min: Carter misses - for once. NEW ZEALAND 35 IRELAND 10.

    56th min: TRY! Adam Thomson. Something had to give. Kieran Read picks up at the back and Aaron Smith's runs wide which leaves a nice little gap near the scrum for Thomson to run through.

    55th min: More pressure for Ireland. Sonny Bill Williams's delicate grubber stops just in the field of play and Donaccha Ryan carries the ball over the tryline. Another five-metre scrum.

    54th min: Ali Williams held up over the line after the All Blacks surge towards the tryline.

    51st min: TMO time but this will be no try. Kieran Read regathers the re-start and flies for the line. Brian O'Driscoll, brilliant tackle and then dispossesses Read. Penalty for holding back Ben Smith.

    50th min: TRY! Fergus McFadden. Dan Carter attempts to grubber the ball but it richochets of Rory Best's legs. Sexton sums up the situation and puts an excellent kick through and Richie McCaw cannot win the foot race against the flying winger. Sexton kicks the conversion. NEW ZEALAND 30 IRELAND 10.

    49th min: The All Blacks are again dangerouns on the counter-attack. Julian Savea again is released down the flank. Sonny Bill almosts creates another try-scoring opportunity but eventually Ireland get penalty three metres out from their onw tryline. They fail to find touch.

    46th min: Rob Kearney's header from a high ball contest nearly creates a try-scoring opportunity. The ball travelled 30 metres but Zac Guildford beat Jamie Heaslip to the ball.

    45th min: Perfect Dan nails another conversion from the sideline. NEW ZEALAND 30 IRELAND 3.

    44th min: And it is a hat-trick on debut for Julian Savea. TRY! The lead-up work by Conrad Smith, Kieran Read, Dan Carter and Israel Dagg from 40 metres out gives Savea the relatively easy job of scoring a five pointer. NEW ZEALAND 28 IRELAND 3.

    43rd min: After about 10 phases with lots of inside runs, Ireland make no territory and a knock-on in contact eventuates and New Zealand have the scrum feed.

    41st min: A mistake from Lord Richie McCaw from the re-start give Ireland field position and possession. Can Conor Murray get the ball in the scrum. Yes he does. Ireland on the attack.

    Halftime recap: On the one hand the scoreboard reflects the brilliance of the All Blacks but does not give Ireland enough credit for the rugby they played. The key was Dan Carter. With Ireland on top, he landed two long-range penalty kicks to give New Zealand a 9-3 lead when they had no right to be in front. With the breathing space came freedom of movement and Israel Dagg, Sonny Bill Williams and Julian Savea did the rest. There is no way back for Ireland, just damage control.

    40th min: What the Dagg giveth, the Dagg taketh away. All the All Blacks fullback had to do was draw the man and pass to Zac Guildford and New Zealand were in again. He passed too early and Ireland survive.

    39th min: Carter can do no wrong. He lands it from the sideline. NEW ZEALAND 23 IRELAND 3.

    37th min: It's TMO time but it looks like another try to Julian Savea. And TRY awarded. NEW ZEALAND 21 IRELAND 3. It was Israel Dagg who set it up. Dagg attracted defenders and then threw a flat pass to the flank and Savea had enough space to crash over.

    34th min: Ireland muff it and a turnover results in Simon Zebo taking the ball over the touchline just one metre out from his tryline with Zac Guildford hot on his heels. Lineout throw to the All Blacks. Jonathan Sexton down injured.

    33nd min: Penalty to Ireland. Will they go for three or kick for the corner. They should the latter as they will not win this on penalty goals. They choose the lineout. Good lads.

    32nd min: Now Ireland are on the attack and it is another debutant winger Simon Zebo who nearly streaks away for a try, but the All Blacks last line of defence do the job - just. Ireland still on the attack.

    29th min: And the All Blacks are into space again shortly after the re-start. Savea again busts them up on the the right flank this time.

    26th min: TRY! Brilliant counterattack by New Zealand. Julian Savea scores. Zac Guildford dropped a kick but it went backwards - just. Quick hands to the left and Conrad Smith puts SBW into space. Another special offload by Sonny Bill and Dan Carter is into space. He draws the cover defence and gives it to Savea who strolls over. Conversion successful. NEW ZEALAND 16 IRELAND 3.

    24th min: Incredible defence by Ireland. Sean O'Brien earns the turnover. The All Blacks threw everything at Ireland and they held on ad now win the line out on their own 22.

    23rd min: The All Blacks are on a roll with Israel Dagg releasing Aaron Smith down the right flank. They are rolling through the phases and are now five metres out.

    22nd min: There has not been a clean scrum yet as Conor Murray once again pinged for not putting the ball in when not asked. Rough call. Free kick to the All Blacks.

    19th min: The All Blacks are more keen to run it this time from the re-start. Scoreboard relief has given them greater confidence because Ireland were on top for a good 10 minutes but trail by six.

    17th min: The All Blacks not so keen to run it from the re-start as Carter hoofs it down field. Kearney catches it and is smashed by Julian Savea and the All Blacks pile over the ball and win the penalty. Carter to have a shot from the junction of the halfway line and the sideline. And he nails it. NEW ZEALAND 9 IRELAND 3.

    16th min: And he nails it. NEW ZEALAND 6 IRELAND 3. Brilliant kick.

    15th min: Back-to-back penalties as Sean O'Brien goes off his feet from the breakdown immediately after the lineout. It's 48 metres out, will Carter have shot? Yes he will.

    14th min: Relief for the All Blacks as Jamie Heaslip gives away a penalty just 10 metres out from New Zealand's line.

    12th min: A handling by SBW has Ireland on the attack again. Sonny Bill monstered by Cian Healy. Simon Zebo finally bundled into touch five metres out.

    10th min: Now Kearny shrugs off Sonny Bill Williams. Ireland is up for this clash as Sexton finally kicks for territory.

    9th min: Both teams are eager to keep the ball in hand. Ireland running it from thei onw 22 and a couple of nice touches by Rob Kearney have the Irish on the attack.

    7th min: Jonathan Sexton makes no mistake. Roll your eyes at that one Ronan. NEW ZEALAND 3 IRELAND 3.

    6th min: The All Blacks retain possession for the re-start and are playing the ball in hand from their own 22. Israel Dagg makes a halfbreak. There is a turnover and now a penalty to Ireland. Sean O'Brien nabbed the steal and then an All Black went off his feet at the breakdown.

    5th min: Dan the man does the business. NEW ZEALAND 3 IRELAND 0.

    4th min: All Blacks are on the attack but the first penalty of the game goes to New Zealand for hands in the ruck. Dan Carter lines up the kick.

    3rd min: Strong tackle by Brian O'Driscoll on Julian Savea jolts the ball free. Scrum feed for Ireland 10 metres in their territory. But it is a free kick to the All Blacks.

    2nd min: Jonathan Sexton punts it into touch. Not a massive touch finder with a line out 10 metres in New Zealand territory. It's the up-and-uner and Simon Zebo on debut is safe under the high ball.

    Kick-off: Dan Carter does the honours. The ball is eventually re-gathered by the All Blacks before Kieran Read knocks on. Advatnage to Ireland, who show their hand by spreading it wide.

    And now the All Blacks line up for the haka. Piri Weepu is leading the war dance. What a show of faith including him in the 22 by new coach Steve Hansen. His form for the Blues has been atrocious. Ma'a Nonu paid the price for the pitiful season of the Auckland franchise. The Waratahs, on the other hand, are rewarded with Wallabies' selection.

    Will Martin is singing God Defend New Zealand. He looks a bit like Justin Bieber, which makes him James O'Connor's doppleganger. The crowd is joining in.

    Pre-game: It's anthem time as two legends of the game, Brian O'Driscoll and Richie McCaw, lead their teams out.

    Welcome to coverage of New Zealand v Ireland at Eden Park. It is the first time the All Blacks have played sicne the World Cup triumph at the same venue in October last year.

    New Zealand (15-1): Israel Dagg; Zac Guildford, Conrad Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Julian Savea; Daniel Carter Aaron Smith; Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (captain), Victor Vito; Samuel Whitelock, Brodie Retallick; Owen Franks, Andrew Hore, Tony Woodcock. Reserves: Hikawera Elliot, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Adam Thomson, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith.

    Ireland (15-1): Rob Kearney; Fergus McFadden, Brian O’Driscoll, Keith Earls, Simon Zebo; Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray; Jamie Heaslip, Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony; Donnacha Ryan, Dan Tuohy; Declan Fitzpatrick, Rory Best, Cian Healy. Reserves: Sean Cronin, Ronan Loughney, Donncha O’Callaghan, Kevin McLaughlin, Eoin Reddan, Ronan O’Gara, Darren Cave.

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