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WATCH: Stockdale's stunning try leads to historic Ireland win over All Blacks

WATCH: Stockdale's stunning try leads to historic Ireland win over All Blacks
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Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale scored a stunning try to inspire Ireland to an historic victory over the All Blacks on Saturday night.

The final score was 16-9 at the Aviva Stadium making it the first time Ireland have beaten the All Blacks at home and only the second win over New Zealand in history.

Stockdale’s try came in the 47th minute from a well-executed training ground move involving a switch of play by centre Bundee Aki and Stockdale’s delicate chip exposed the New Zealand defence to setup the first try of the match.

Ireland blindside flanker Peter O’Mahony also made headlines for what was arguably a career-defining performance and his try-saving interception was a key moment in the game.

Beauden Barrett played a grubber kick through the Irish defence to set up Ben Smith for what looked a certain try, but O’Mahony somehow got back just in time to make a crucial interception with 20 minutes to play.

After the full-time whistle Dublin was bouncing with excitement after beating the current world champions and it was the first time the All Blacks have failed to score a try in 80 minutes of rugby since 2014.

 

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Ireland will now play the USA in their final international game of 2018 next Saturday, 24 November.

9 Comments

  •  katman
    katman

    The scary thing, from a South African and New Zealand point of view, is that whichever of them loses their opening game of the World Cup (against each other) will likely face Ireland in the quarter-finals (I think).

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    •  albertabound
      albertabound

      Given our history with quarter finals, I tend to find that a scarier prospect than SA or NZ fans should...

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  •  colombes
    colombes

    Didn't watch the game, but seems a defence masterclass from Ireland. In a certain way, since 2 years, this irish team recalls me the Pumas in 2007. A proud unit which was built around an enormous defence and a strong 9-10 duo.

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    •  katman
      katman

      Also a very strong scrum - particularly the starting front row. And O'Mahony was everywhere on the pitch, even after he seemed to have crocked his hip/leg. Huge game by the flanker.

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  •  pickay
    pickay

    I am inclined to say Ireland are really good at playing boring. If you support the team they play against, it's frustrating to see how effectively they manage to shut down every attack you throw at them. They are just so organised and committed, they can even make the AB's attack look ordinary. And with a defence like that, they don't even need to score many tries themselves to get the result. This team is really hard to beat.

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  •  jimmy23
    jimmy23

    Jeez that was a brutal, brutal game. Well done Ireland. Don't see much point in the other 6 Nations teams turning up really. 

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  •  im1
    im1

    Ben Smith - Fantastic player, but he was covering the blindside on the lineout that Stockdale scored from. He makes a terrible decision to fly up when Ireland go blind and completely takes himself out the game, leaving Mckenzie with zero chance of getting across for the kick.

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  •  45678
    45678

    Ireland were awesome. The entire pack were immense, especially o’mahoney. Kiwis look ordinary when the defence is so organised and aggressive (as would any team) frenetic finish. I worried that Ireland were struggling to keep hold of the ball, which is one of their main strengths

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  •  katman
    katman
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    What a game of rugby. I was on the edge of my seat for 80 minutes. Such high quality rugby, particularly both teams' defence. And how about that Irish front row. Healy and Furlong were just massive.

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