Live Rugby: Ireland v New Zealand – Ireland Win!

Half time score at Soldier Field, Chicago, was Ireland 25 New Zealand 8.  Second half has just gotten under way.  BBC text commentary here.  Or watch live.  Audio is a bit ropey. But it could be history… Update Ireland win!  For the first time ever, in 111 years of trying, Ireland have beaten the All Blacks!  With 5 minutes to go, the score was Ireland 33 New Zealand 29 and the momentum looked like it was with the All Blacks. But the Irish defence held.  And then Ireland scored another try.  Final score Ireland 40 New Zealand 29.  History.

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  • Update Ireland win! For the first time ever, in 111 years of trying, Ireland have beaten the All Blacks! With 5 minutes to go, the score was Ireland 33 New Zealand 29 and the momentum looked like it was with the All Blacks. But the Irish defence held. And then Ireland scored another try. Final score Ireland 40 New Zealand 29. History.

  • mickfealty
  • My new screen background.

  • mickfealty

    I want a full life sized version for the wall..

  • the rich get richer

    Hurrah ! That’s blooming marvellous !

  • T.E.Lawrence

    Also great attendance of 62,300 Fans (Sell Out) in the Chicago Stadium !

  • Declan Doyle

    One nation one team one fantastic result. We are all Irish today 😆

  • Kevin Breslin

    If at 27th time you don’t suceed try and try and try and try and try again.

  • Jollyraj

    Not really one nation – the nation of Ireland and the UK region of Northern Ireland, to be correct about it – as such the team has both Irish and British players in it. The rugby team which represents these two wisely, and maturely, leaves the politics at the door. You should try doing likewise, Declan.

  • dodrade99

    Why are they playing in the US?

  • john millar

    Part of the strategy to “grow the game”

  • erasmus

    Sensible Irish Times letter:

    Sir, – I do not belong to any political party or grouping but the comprehensive victory in rugby over New Zealand shows what the Irish can achieve as a united country with politics and religion left to one side. – Yours, etc,

    AIDAN HAMPSON,

    Artane, Co Dublin.