History! Ireland breaks 111-year curse with first ever win over the All Blacks

111 years of losing to the All Blacks is over as Ireland were too good in all areas. See how it all unfolded.

Fulltime: All Blacks 29 Ireland 40

Fully deserved win in all facets from Ireland. Well done.

77 mins: All Blacks 29 Ireland 40

TRY! Ireland are in!!! Robbie Henshaw is over from the cut with Heaslip and it is over! 111 years of hurt over.

75 mins: All Blacks 29 Ireland 33

Ireland's defence is tenacious and the AB's aren't making great gains. Julian Savea trapped behind the try line and a five metre scrum for Ireland.

71 mins: All Blacks 29 Ireland 33

Moala is gone with a broken arm, Ardie Savea is on the wing. Epic finish to come....

64 mins: All Blacks 29 Ireland 33

TRY! On debut and Scott Barrett bursts through to score. Sensational line he ran and the pass from Squire was gold. Brother Beauden converts from the handy angle.

59 mins: All Blacks 22 Ireland 33

Ireland strike back immediately from the kick-off, an AB's player obstructing the Irish chasers. Easy for replacement kicker Murray.

57 mins: All Blacks 22 Ireland 30

TRY! Hot on attack and Ben Smith reaches to the corner to finish another team try. The ruck ball has become quicker, the running lines straighter and the big names are coming to play. Barrett converts from the sideline in wobbly fashion but it all counts.

52 mins: All Blacks 15 Ireland 30

TRY! There's one back. Perenara heads right and provides the pass for Coles to breach the advantage line and fling it back in to the halfback to score. 

48 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 30

TRY! Ireland are dominating the world champs. The lineout maul splits the AB's and the blindside is ripe for the picking, Sexton giving it to Zebo to cruise in.

47 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 25

Moody dodges a bullet big time. TMO decides his high tackle doesn't warrant a second yellow which would mean a red.

44 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 25

Promising attacking raid by the All Blacks killed off by a terrible pass from Aaron Smith. And, Perenara is on to replace him. Scott Barrett replaces an off-colour Kaino too.

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This All Blacks team wants's one of their biggest. Ireland on the cusp of history.

Halftime: All Blacks 8 Ireland 25

The All Blacks may have found their Kryptonite. Ireland have been intelligent and clinical in their plan, the AB's ordinary, sloppy and passive. Huge second half coming up.

34 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 25

TRY! Connor Murray brilliant! More ball inside the 22 for Ireland and the halfback's subtle dummy and dart fools everybody, untouched to the try line. Sexton pings the conversion and this is deja vu from Dublin.

26 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 18

Bad news for Crotty who limps off with what has to be something serious to his knee. Fekitoa is on early. Meanwhile, Ireland's try scorer Murphy is getting the gas and stretcher for what could be a broken leg.

23 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 18

Dane Coles can't get out of the road and Murray milks the offside perfectly, passing into the retreating hooker. Sexton takes the bonus three. Ireland's rapid ball troubling the AB's.

20 mins: All Blacks 8 Ireland 15

Great line speed and execution on defence by the All Blacks and they win the breakdown penalty right in front and 35 out. Barrett is off the mark.

17 mins: All Blacks 5 Ireland 15

TRY! More attacking ball in the All Blacks' 22 and Ireland make no mistake as CJ Stander squeezes over from the try line breakdown. Discipline a big concern for the AB's.

10 mins: All Blacks 5 Ireland 10

TRY! Ireland pile the pressure on via the rolling maul and collapse over the line in among a mess of bodies. Jordi Murphy with the pill. Sexton lands the extras from the left hand chalk.

7 mins: All Blacks 5 Ireland 3

YELLOW CARD! Joe Moody is in trouble after he lifts and dumps Robbie Henshaw over the horizontal. Second yellow of the season for the prop.

5 mins: All Blacks 5 Ireland 3

TRY! There's the danger of this side. Naholo gets the outside break on his defender and busts from halfway. Breaking into the 22, the offload falls into a tangle of Read and Stander, Moala there to clean up the loose ball.

3 mins: All Blacks 0 Ireland 3

Clinical start from Ireland's pack who draw a brace of penalties. Sexton nails the second from the handy angle inside the 22.

Kick-off: All Blacks 0 Ireland 0

Underway in absolutely perfect conditions in the Windy City!


If Joe Schmidt and Ireland think they had the blueprint prepared to beat the All Blacks, it will have to cater for a dose of extra power. 

Steve Hansen and Co have named a side full of X-factor and arguably one of their most powerful, explosive concoctions possible.

Julian Savea in his 50th Test and Naholo on the wings, Moala at centre, Squire to start at six while Tuipolotu gets a rare run-on at lock with first-timer in the five jersey, Jerome Kaino.

Aaron Smith gets his first game time after dunny-gate, Sam Cane returns from his hamstring tear and from the bench Beauden's little-big brother Scott will get his first taste of Test rugby.

Ireland have been one of the thorns in the side of Hansen's All Blacks and whilst not having been successful have pushed the world champions to the brink on two occasions, most notably in Dublin two years ago.

Much of the same mob still exist and expat Kiwi Jared Payne gets a start at centre surrounded by a hard-running backline that will do nothing less than take it to the All Blacks.

The pack is loaded with experience from the very front with skipper Rory Best at hooker, Devin Toner and Donnacha Ryan a row back and Jamie Heaslip at the stern.

Kick-off from Chicago is 9am NZT.

All Blacks: 1-Joe Moody, 2-Dane Coles, 3-Owen Franks, 4-Jerome Kaino, 5-Patrick Tuipolotu, 6-Liam Squire, 7-Sam Cane, 8-Kieran Read (c), 9-Aaron Smith, 10-Beauden Barrett, 11-Julian Savea, 12-Ryan Crotty, 13-George Moala, 14-Waisake Naholo, 15-Ben Smith.

Subs: 16-Codie Taylor, 17-Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 18-Charlie Faumuina, 19-Scott Barrett, 20-Ardie Savea, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Aaron Cruden, 23-Malakai Fekitoa.

Ireland: 1-Jack McGrath, 2-Rory Best (c), 3-Tadhg Furlong, 4-Donnacha Ryan, 5-Devin Toner, 6-CJ Stander, 7-Jordi Murphy, 8-Jamie Heaslip, 9-Connor Murray, 10-Johnny Sexton, 11-Simon Hebo, 12-Robbie Henshaw, 13-Jared Payne, 14-Andrew Trimble, 15-Rob Kearney.

Subs: 16-Sean Cronin, 17-Cian Healy, 18-Finlay Bealham, 19-Ultan Dillane, 20-Josh Van Der Flier, 21-Kieran Marmion, 22-Joey Carbery, 23-Garry Ringrose.

57 mins: All Blacks 22 Ireland 30