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Fans Vent Fury At Referee As New Zealand Score Epic Win Over Ireland

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Ireland and New Zealand locked horns in the Aviva Stadium this evening, two weeks after Joe Schmidt’s side scored a remarkable triumph in Chicago.

The All Blacks laid down a marker in the opening exchanges, scoring a try with their first attack.

Soon after, New Zealand were awarded a dubious try after Jonathan Sexton appeared to disrupt Beauden Barrett’s grounding having crossed the try-line.

Ireland took the game to the World Cup champions in the second half, attempting to claw back eight point deficit.

New Zealand’s Fekitoa was lucky to return to the field, after his high tackle was only deemed to be a yellow card.

Despite enjoying extended periods in the All Blacks’ half, Ireland failed to find a try, and found themselves trailing by five when the visitors turned up the heat around the hour mark.

Fekitoa then crossed the line after remarkable build-up play from Beauden Barrett and Aaron Cruden.

The All Blacks had enough in the tank to see out the game on a score-line of 21-9, but Irish fans remained incensed with the referee’s performance.

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