Ireland vs New Zealand LIVE: Rugby result, final score and reaction from 2021 Autumn internationals

It is the third win in five Tests for the Irish over the All Blacks

Jamie Braidwood
Saturday 13 November 2021 20:30
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Ireland dominated from start to finish to topple New Zealand 29-20 at an electric Aviva Stadium on Saturday and make it three wins from the sides’ last five meetings with another superb performance against the All Blacks.

Ireland completely controlled the first half but somehow trailed 10-5 at the break when only James Lowe could breach the superb New Zealand defence.

Codie Taylor’s try on the other hand came from one of only two visiting forays into the Irish half.

The onslaught continued in the second period and the All Blacks dam was broken, first through hooker Ronan Kelleher and then man-of-the-match Caelan Doris. A conversion and a penalty from captain Johnny Sexton put the hosts 20-10 in front.

Will Jordan’s 17th try from 11 caps set up a tense final 20 minutes but Ireland stood firm with replacement flyhalf Joey Carbery knocking over three late penalties, one from the halfway line, before the packed house erupted on the final whistle.


Ireland 20-17 New Zealand

64 mins: Jordie Barrett adds the simple conversion to take the All Blacks to within three points, but Ireland are back on the attack inside the New Zealand half!

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 16:52

TRY! Ireland 20-15 New Zealand (Will Jordan 62’)

New Zealand hit back, almost out of nowhere! Jordan started the move with a chip down the touchline, which was chased and collected by Ioane. Jordan followed it up and and received the pass inside from Jordan, before running clear. A simple try but that was devastating move from the All Blacks.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 16:50

Ireland 20-10 New Zealand

61 mins: Another New Zealand turnover (!) this time from the lineout, thanks to a brilliant steal from Ryan. Ireland clear to inside the New Zealand half.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 16:49

Ireland 20-10 New Zealand

60 mins: Ireland turn the ball over but Sexton can only find Sevu Reece with his kick. That brings up an exchange of deep kicks between Lowe and Barrett, before Ireland winger eventually hits touch.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 16:48

Ireland 20-10 New Zealand

59 mins: That’s solid scrummage from Ireland - as they keep the ball through Aki before Gibson Park clears to halfway.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 16:46

Ireland 20-10 New Zealand

57 mins: There’s a lengthy TMO after Gibson Park is forced to scramble back to touch down behind his line to deny Rieko Ioane. It gives Ireland a five-metre scrum, as New Zealand look to hit back with a quick response.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 16:45

land's Johnny Sexton celebrates

Ireland's Caelan Doris celebrates scoring

Caelan Doris of Ireland celebrates with Tadhg Beirne

Jack Rathborn13 November 2021 16:45

Ireland 20-10 New Zealand (Sexton pen 56’)

It’s a simple penalty for Sexton - as Ireland take a 10-point lead!

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 16:41

Ireland 17-10 New Zealand

54 mins: That sets up another promising position for Ireland, and they begin to work up the phases through the forwards. The All Blacks then conceded the penalty after David Havili blocks Sexton’s pass from an offside position.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 16:40

Ireland 17-10 New Zealand

53 mins: This is incredible from Ireland! After Sexton adds the conversion, they force New Zealand into another turnover as Ringrose pounces upon a loose ball. Gibson Park then plays a perfect box kick into the corner, which Barrett can’t keep in play.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 16:38

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