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#All Blacks

# all-blacks - Thursday 17 October, 2019

From The42 O'Mahony 'a big moments player' for Ireland as Schmidt backs experience Big Calls

O'Mahony 'a big moments player' for Ireland as Schmidt backs experience

The Ireland head coach said there were up to six tough selection calls in his team this week.

From The42 Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks Named

Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s starting XV has 886 caps worth of Test rugby experience.

From The42 From heartbreak to heroic: How each Ireland player has fared against the All Blacks All Blacks

From heartbreak to heroic: How each Ireland player has fared against the All Blacks

There are players in the Ireland squad with over a decade of experience against the All Blacks under their belt, while others have only a handful of minutes.

From The42 Hansen picks Goodhue and Lienert-Brown in All Blacks midfield to face Ireland Team News

Hansen picks Goodhue and Lienert-Brown in All Blacks midfield to face Ireland

The Kiwis have opted for Codie Taylor at hooker ahead of Dane Coles.

From The42 'My wife thought I was going to have a heart attack with the state I was' - Earls Chilled Out

'My wife thought I was going to have a heart attack with the state I was' - Earls

The Ireland wing is more relaxed than ever about a World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

From The42 Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks Fit And Fresh

Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks

Joe Schmidt has some important decisions to confirm tomorrow.

From The42 Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks Confidence

Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks

‘I think it provokes excitement, it provokes a little bit of anxiety.’

# all-blacks - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From The42 All Blacks don't feel defeats to Ireland are relevant to World Cup quarter-final Edgy

All Blacks don't feel defeats to Ireland are relevant to World Cup quarter-final

Attack coach Ian Foster wasn’t interested in discussing Andy Farrell’s defensive success against the Kiwis.

From The42 Healy: 'It's a do or die game' Fronting Up

Healy: 'It's a do or die game'

Cian Healy says that Ireland are relishing the opportunity of taking on reigning World Cup champions New Zealand in their quarter-final on Saturday.

From The42 Ireland waiting to make decision on appealing Aki's three-game ban Appeal

Ireland waiting to make decision on appealing Aki's three-game ban

The Connacht man’s World Cup is over unless Ireland launch a successful appeal.

From The42 All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan Mind Games

All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan

Steve Hansen said he was keen to steer clear of the in-form hosts, who topped Pool A.

# all-blacks - Monday 14 October, 2019

From The42 Bundee Aki's World Cup is over after being handed a three-match ban Breaking

Bundee Aki's World Cup is over after being handed a three-match ban

The Connacht man was red-carded for a high tackle against Samoa on Saturday.

From The42 Hansen: 'Joe does a lot of studies... I might be able to set him up' Mind Games

Hansen: 'Joe does a lot of studies... I might be able to set him up'

The All Blacks head coach is hoping to lure Schmidt into a few traps on Saturday.

From The42 'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final' Burden Of History

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'

Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.

From The42 Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks Leader

Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks

The 34-year-old out-half says the Kiwis are accustomed to dealing with the pressure of being favourites.

# all-blacks - Sunday 13 October, 2019

From The42 Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals Showdown

Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Joe Schmidt’s side will take on the number one team in the world in Tokyo next Saturday.

# all-blacks - Saturday 12 October, 2019

From The42 'The All Blacks know we can come and play and that we can beat them' Kiwis Or Boks

'The All Blacks know we can come and play and that we can beat them'

Ireland must now wait to learn if they will face the Kiwis or the Springboks next weekend.

# all-blacks - Friday 11 October, 2019

From The42 Cancelled games give England and All Blacks 'an advantage' - Schmidt Hagibis

Cancelled games give England and All Blacks 'an advantage' - Schmidt

The leading World Cup contenders will all have lengthy build-ups to their quarter-finals.

# all-blacks - Thursday 10 October, 2019

From The42 'It's ridiculous that there was no Plan B' - Italy's Parisse slams World Rugby Angry

'It's ridiculous that there was no Plan B' - Italy's Parisse slams World Rugby

The Italians’ World Cup clash with the All Blacks has been cancelled.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

From The42 Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload Jouez

Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload

Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.

# all-blacks - Monday 7 October, 2019

Players and coaches have responsibility to adjust to tackle laws, says Hansen

‘There’s no point moaning about it. It’s about accepting and getting on with it.’

# all-blacks - Friday 4 October, 2019

From The42 Retallick makes return as Jordie Barrett starts at 10 for the All Blacks Big Boost

Retallick makes return as Jordie Barrett starts at 10 for the All Blacks

The world-class second row has been sidelined since late July.

# all-blacks - Thursday 3 October, 2019

From The42 'I saw Beauden Barrett in front of me and just had to back myself' Irish Abroad

'I saw Beauden Barrett in front of me and just had to back myself'

26-year-old Dungannon man Peter Nelson started for Canada against the All Blacks.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

From The42 All three Barretts score tries as All Blacks make light work of Canada Bro Limits

All three Barretts score tries as All Blacks make light work of Canada

Both Scott and Beauden Barrett spilled certain try opportunities in a comfortable win.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

From The42 All Blacks flanker to become first player to wear goggles at Rugby World Cup Blurred Vision This post contains videos

All Blacks flanker to become first player to wear goggles at Rugby World Cup

Ardie Savea will use protective eyewear against Canada tomorrow.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

From The42 'The best atmosphere in my 30 years going to Lansdowne Road' - When Ireland beat the All Blacks on home soil Onward

'The best atmosphere in my 30 years going to Lansdowne Road' - When Ireland beat the All Blacks on home soil

A highly-anticipated meeting between the nations ranked first and second in the world, Ireland produced a near-perfect performance to overcome New Zealand.

# all-blacks - Sunday 22 September, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks Transition

Analysis: Stunning George Bridge try sums up the brilliance of the All Blacks

The Kiwis won the game in an incredible flurry of world-class transition play.

# all-blacks - Saturday 21 September, 2019

From The42 'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well' Rassie

'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well'

There is a strong chance that the Springboks and Ireland will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals.

From The42 All Blacks beat Boks in thriller to underline task awaiting Ireland in quarters Scintillating

All Blacks beat Boks in thriller to underline task awaiting Ireland in quarters

Steve Hansen’s men won the game with a stunning flurry of points in the first half.

# all-blacks - Friday 20 September, 2019

From The42 Deep interest for Ireland as All Blacks and Boks get set for titanic contest Collision Course

Deep interest for Ireland as All Blacks and Boks get set for titanic contest

‘If we play to the best of our ability then it doesn’t matter who we play,’ warned Steve Hansen.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

From The42 'It's a funny pic, it's just good fun' - Springboks in good shape for World Cup Shredded

'It's a funny pic, it's just good fun' - Springboks in good shape for World Cup

Faf de Klerk is enjoying the freedom Jacques Nienaber has given him in defence.

# all-blacks - Sunday 15 September, 2019

From The42 All Blacks scotch Sonny Bill injury rumours Be Grand

All Blacks scotch Sonny Bill injury rumours

Social media in New Zealand has been abuzz with reports that the centre was heading home.

From The42 Sevu Reece's rapid rise - aided by ROG - leads to World Cup in Japan Prolific

Sevu Reece's rapid rise - aided by ROG - leads to World Cup in Japan

The 22-year-old’s contract with Connacht was cancelled last year after a court appearance.

# all-blacks - Saturday 14 September, 2019

From The42 'I can’t be telling you Irish too much!' - All Black 'pioneers' aim to go three-in-a-row Favourites

'I can’t be telling you Irish too much!' - All Black 'pioneers' aim to go three-in-a-row

Steve Hansen said Ireland are World Cup favourites after going number one in the rankings.

# all-blacks - Saturday 17 August, 2019

From The42 Hansen irked by 'dumb' indiscipline during All Blacks' thrashing of Wallabies Blacklash

Hansen irked by 'dumb' indiscipline during All Blacks' thrashing of Wallabies

New Zealand retained the Bledisloe Cup thanks to today’s 36-0 victory against Australia at Eden Park.

From The42 All Blacks issue emphatic response in five-try trouncing of scoreless Wallabies Revenge This post contains videos

All Blacks issue emphatic response in five-try trouncing of scoreless Wallabies

The overwhelming victory came just seven days after New Zealand’s record loss to the Australians.

# all-blacks - Friday 16 August, 2019

From The42 'Old Blacks' - Aussies poke fun at 'ageing' New Zealand Mockery

'Old Blacks' - Aussies poke fun at 'ageing' New Zealand

Their brazen confidence follows the team stunning the world champions 47-26 in Perth last weekend.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

From The42 All Black Barrett handed three-week ban for shoulder charge red card Rugby Championship This post contains videos

All Black Barrett handed three-week ban for shoulder charge red card

The second row’s punishment was reduced due to his guilty plea, remorse and ‘exemplary’ disciplinary record.

# all-blacks - Thursday 8 August, 2019

From The42 Cheika dismisses Hansen's 'Mickey Mouse' jibe ahead of All Blacks clash Rivalry

Cheika dismisses Hansen's 'Mickey Mouse' jibe ahead of All Blacks clash

The New Zealand coach made the remarks at a charity event earlier this year.

From The42 Barrett and Mo'unga start together again as All Blacks name imposing team Strong XV

Barrett and Mo'unga start together again as All Blacks name imposing team

Ardie Savea and Sam Cane have both been named in the back row.