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Test Your Memory Of Ireland’s Famous 2016 Win Over The All Blacks

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You can say it was the end of New Zealand’s season, it was ‘only a friendly’, but regardless of the circumstances, there’s no denying that Ireland’s victory over the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016 was a significant and historic moment.  Less than a month after losing Irish rugby legend Anthony Foley, Joe Schmidt’s charges took to Soldier Field with …

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Richie McCaw: All Blacks Have Been On Edge Since Chicago

It’s been two years since Ireland claimed that famous victory over the All Blacks at Soldier Field in Chicago.  When you back to the 60-0 thumping in Hamilton in 2012 or the agonising two-point loss in 2013, Chicago proved to be the remedy for all that hurt as the history of haunting results was finally put to bed. New Zealand …

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Mayo Duo O’Connor And Loftus Join Chicago Club For The Summer

Mayo players, Diarmuid O’Connor and Conor Loftus have moved to the United States and joined McBrides CLG for the summer.  The duo flew out on Sunday following Mayo’s exit from the championship at the hands of Kildare on Saturday evening. The players arrived in the US on J1 Visas, just in time for the registration deadline of July 1st. Some …

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New Zealand Name Team To Face Ireland In Chicago

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks makes a line break during the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Steve Hansen has named a strong New Zealand side to take on Ireland in Chicago on Saturday. The All Blacks are unbeaten in 2016, and are looking to finish the year on a high. Jerome Kaino starts at lock, while George Moala comes in at midfield. In two of the tighter calls, Aaron Smith and Sam Cane have gotten the …

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All Blacks: An In-Depth Look At Steve Hansen’s Openside Options

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 21: All Black coach Steve Hansen during the New Zealand All Blacks Captain's Run at Eden Park on October 21, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Openside has never been a position of weakness for New Zealand, with illustrious names such as Richie McCaw, Josh Kronfeld and Michael Jones wearing 7 on their back over the years. For the November internationals Steve Hansen has an embarrassment of riches in the position. Here we take a look at the 57-year-old’s options. _______ Sam Cane From early on …

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Opinion: A Radical Ireland XV That Would Trouble The All Blacks

Joe Schmidt Ireland

New Zealand swept Australia aside on Saturday to break the record for the number of consecutive test wins in rugby union. Next up is Ireland in Chicago, with few giving Joe Schmidt’s side any real chance of upsetting the odds. During his tenure with Ireland, the Kiwi coach has been renowned for tailoring the game plan to challenge the opposition. …

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IRFU Confirm Ireland’s Autumn Tests For 2016

Ireland will face off against New Zealand and Australia at the Aviva Stadium in 11 months time. Ireland will be presented with an opportunity to exact revenge for the heartbreaking 2013 loss at the same venue against the All-Blacks. This will be a number of weeks after they face the world champions in Chicago. Ireland will open their international window …

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