2016 - 551st All Black test

25 November 2016

551st All Black test

NEW ZEALAND v IRELAND (Northern tour international) at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland.

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fulltime Score; New Zealand 21 Ireland 9

Halftime; New Zealand 14 Ireland 6

Attendance 52,000

Conditions; Excellent for rugby but cold.(temperature down to zero), A 5.30pm local time kickoff time.

Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)

Assistant Referees: Mathieu Reynal (France) Ian Davies (Wales)

TMO:  Jon Mason (Wales)


The scorers; For NEW ZEALAND (21) Tries by M.Fekitoa (2) and Beauden Barrett. 3 conversions by Beauden Barrett.

For IRELAND (9) 1 penalty by Jon Sexton; 2 penalties by Paddy Jackson.

NEW ZEALAND: 15 Ben Smith (Rep’d by Waisake Naholo 74m), 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Melakai Fekitoa (yellow-carded 49m), 11 Julian Savea (Rep’d Aaron Cruden 58m), 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 10 Beauden Barrett , 9 Aaron Smith (Yellow-carded 18m) (Rep’d by T.J.Perenara 58m), 8 Kieran Read (c),7 Sam Cane, (Rep’d by Ardie Savea 17m) 6 Liam Squire (Rep’d by Scott Barrett 67m),  5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie.Retallick , 3 Owen Franks (Rep’d by Charlie Faumuina 52m), 2 Dane Coles (Rep’d by Codie Taylor 67m), 1 Joe Moody, (Rep’d by Wyatt Crockett 49m)  

IRELAND: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Jared Payne, 11 Simon Zebo (Rep’d by Kieran Marmion 78m), 12 Robbie Henshaw (Rep’d by Garry Ringrose 11m), 10 Johnny Sexton (Rep’d by Paddy Jackson 17m ), 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sean O’Brien, 6 C.J. Stander (Rep’d by Josh van der Flier 22m), 5 Devin Toner,  4 Donnacha Ryan (Rep’d by Iain Henderson 58m), 3 Tadhg Furlong (Rep’d by Finlay Bealham 67m), 2 Rory Best (Rep’d by Sean Cronin 67m),1 Jack McGrath (Rep’d by Cian Healy 58m)


There were two yellow cards against New Zealand (Aaron Smith and Malakai Fekitoa)

There were two significant injuries suffered by the All Blacks; a broken finger by Ben Smith and a severe ankle injury by Sam Cane.

Robbie Henshaw left the field (carried off) as a result of a head clash with Same Cane.

Jonny Sexton walked off the field, suffering injury and

C.J Stander also left the field, leaving Ireland three player’s different from their starting XV after only 22 minutes of play.  



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