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 5-3 New Zealand

25 mins: Ireland dive up the inside through the hooker Ronan Kelleher following the lineout, but the All Blacks stood strong and forced the turnover after five phases. New Zealand clear by Ireland come again...

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 15:50

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand

23 mins: Ireland’s pressure following the New Zealand scrum is excellent. They flood the ball with green shirts and force the turnover as New Zealand tried to play out.

They win the scrum and then win another penalty after the All Blacks collapse. Sexton kicks to the corner.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 15:47

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand

22 mins: Ireland spring left following the scrum, but New Zealand’s defence is perfect and Ireland can’t make any gains. Ireland knock-on where they started, but on the opposite side of the pitch.

There is concern for New Zealand though after Beauden Barrett took a head knock when tackling Conway.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 15:45

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand

20 mins: Brilliant work from Conway from kick-off sees the All Blacks knock-on under the high ball. That sets up a scrum just inside the New Zealand 22.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 15:42

Ireland 5-3 New Zealand (Jordie Barrett pen 19’)

Ireland’s restart is poor and New Zealand quickly take up possession in the Ireland half. The All Blacks then win a quick penalty after Iain Henderson is caught not moving away from a ruck.

Jordie Barrett converts the kick as New Zealand hit straight back.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 15:41

Ireland 5-0 New Zealand

16 mins: Sexton can’t add the conversion from the touchline, as the ball drifted wide of the posts from a tough position.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 15:38

TRY! Ireland 5-0 New Zealand (LOWE 15’)

Ireland take the lead! After keeping the ball from the line out, the forward pack dial up the pressure with a succession of heaves towards the corner. With New Zealand holding on, Sexton switched the ball towards Aki, who fizzed a fine pass out wide. It ends up in the hands of James Lowe, who touches down in the corner under pressure from Barrett.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 15:35

YELLOW CARD! Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

13 mins: Codie Taylor is sent to the bin for a high tackle on Sexton! The fly-half will kick for the corner form the penalty.

And Sexton nails it to give Ireland a brilliant position against 14 men.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 15:34

Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

12 mins: Ireland make a mess of the lineout but are able to regather possession. Sexton then looks for the quick switch, with Conway in space on the right wing. Sexton took a late hit, however, and it’s going to come back for an Ireland penalty.

The referee is also looking at an earlier tackle, again on Sexton, from Codie Taylor as the Ireland fly-half collected the ball from the original lineout.

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 15:32

Ireland 0-0 New Zealand

11 mins: New Zealand had a spare man out wide but Ireland stand strong! Beauden Barrett lands the ball in Will Jordan’s hands before the winger burst for the line - but brilliant defence from Garry Ringrose keeps him at bay. It’s popped off to Jordie Barrett, but Ringrose again crashes into a tackle to stop him at the try-line, before Ireland win the penalty and clear for touch!

Jamie Braidwood13 November 2021 15:30

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