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#All Blacks

# all-blacks - Sunday 27 October, 2019

With Hansen and Read departing, what next for the All Blacks?
# Future
From The42
# Future

With Hansen and Read departing, what next for the All Blacks?

Oct 27th 2019, 5:07 AM 13,285 Views 4 Comments

New Zealand must appoint a new head coach and captain as the next era begins.

# all-blacks - Saturday 26 October, 2019

'It makes our lives easier with those two!' - Curry and Underhill shine again
# Kamikaze Kids
From The42
# Kamikaze Kids

'It makes our lives easier with those two!' - Curry and Underhill shine again

Oct 26th 2019, 6:17 PM 9,137 Views 6 Comments

The England flankers were superb as Eddie Jones’ side downed the All Blacks.

'Farrell was giving me a few winks' - England invite pressure with haka response
# Face Off
From The42
# Face Off

'Farrell was giving me a few winks' - England invite pressure with haka response

Oct 26th 2019, 3:43 PM 38,114 Views 40 Comments

Eddie Jones’ side knew they would have to back up their pre-match actions.

Hansen invites journalist to 'spend some time outside' after 'disrespectful question'
# Annoyed
From The42
# Annoyed

Hansen invites journalist to 'spend some time outside' after 'disrespectful question'

Oct 26th 2019, 2:33 PM 31,930 Views 26 Comments

The All Blacks boss admitted to having regrets about his big selection decision.

'We didn't want to let them come at us' - England deliver after haka stand
# Comprehensive
From The42
# Comprehensive

'We didn't want to let them come at us' - England deliver after haka stand

Oct 26th 2019, 12:58 PM 15,837 Views 25 Comments

Eddie Jones’ team were simply outstanding as they dethroned the All Blacks in Yokohama.

Eddie Jones' sensational England dethrone the All Blacks in Japan
# Dominant
From The42
# Dominant

Eddie Jones' sensational England dethrone the All Blacks in Japan

Oct 26th 2019, 11:04 AM 55,864 Views 197 Comments

The back-to-back winners lost their first World Cup game since 2007.

# all-blacks - Thursday 24 October, 2019

England recall Ford at 10 for World Cup semi-final against All Blacks
# 10/12
From The42
# 10/12

England recall Ford at 10 for World Cup semi-final against All Blacks

Oct 24th 2019, 9:28 AM 10,365 Views 15 Comments

Eddie Jones has gone back to the Ford-Farrell combination for Saturday’s clash.

# all-blacks - Monday 21 October, 2019

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks
# Popular
From The42
# Popular

Over one million people tune in for Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with the All Blacks

Oct 21st 2019, 6:43 PM 18,152 Views 28 Comments

An average audience of 766,300 viewed the match on RTÉ2.

# all-blacks - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo
# Deja Vu
From The42
# Deja Vu

Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo

Oct 20th 2019, 7:05 AM 41,550 Views 103 Comments

The Englishman now takes over and the 2023 World Cup has to be the primary focus.

Analysis: Ireland's abysmal opening quarter sets tone for All Blacks hammering
# Dire Start
From The42
# Dire Start

Analysis: Ireland's abysmal opening quarter sets tone for All Blacks hammering

Oct 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,589 Views 10 Comments

Needing to be cool and clinical, Ireland instead delivered their most un-Schmidt like showing.

# all-blacks - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo
# Woe
From The42
# Woe

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo

Oct 19th 2019, 9:35 PM 40,119 Views 105 Comments

‘Maybe you put too much pressure on,’ said Ireland captain Rory Best after the latest defeat.

Ireland 'gutted' to bid emotional Schmidt and Best farewell with World Cup defeat
# Farewell
From The42
# Farewell

Ireland 'gutted' to bid emotional Schmidt and Best farewell with World Cup defeat

Oct 19th 2019, 6:18 PM 8,666 Views 23 Comments

Scrum coach Greg Feek also bows out after years of service to Irish rugby.

Schmidt: 'I'm a little bit broken... you carry your scars more than your successes'
# Heartbroken
From The42
# Heartbroken

Schmidt: 'I'm a little bit broken... you carry your scars more than your successes'

Oct 19th 2019, 4:00 PM 34,988 Views 54 Comments

The Ireland head coach’s six-year tenure came to an end with a crushing defeat to the All Blacks.

All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final

Updated Oct 19th 2019, 8:20 AM 23,721 Views 33 Comments

‘There’s nothing we can do about the previous results,’ said Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton.

# all-blacks - Friday 18 October, 2019

Reece and Bridge can give All Blacks a 'fearless' edge against Ireland
# RWC2019
From The42
# RWC2019

Reece and Bridge can give All Blacks a 'fearless' edge against Ireland

Oct 18th 2019, 3:55 PM 8,312 Views 20 Comments

Ian Foster says the defending champions are expecting a few tricks to be pulled from Joe Schmidt’s sleeve.

Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'

Oct 18th 2019, 3:00 PM 24,126 Views 61 Comments

The Ireland out-half travelled to Tokyo Stadium without his team-mates today.

'The more often you play them, the more you realise they're just 15 blokes as well'
# All Blacks
From The42
# All Blacks

'The more often you play them, the more you realise they're just 15 blokes as well'

Oct 18th 2019, 1:26 PM 8,825 Views 9 Comments

Jamie Heaslip looks back at the highs and lows of playing the All Blacks.

The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt
# Influence
From The42
# Influence

The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt

Updated Oct 18th 2019, 8:46 AM 18,444 Views 21 Comments

The Ireland head coach and Steve Hansen have had some great battles since 2013.

'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland

Oct 18th 2019, 1:05 AM 4,245 Views 1 Comment

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.

'It’s not a thing I’d do' - Schmidt insists he hasn't called on ROG for inside info
# Knowledge
From The42
# Knowledge

'It’s not a thing I’d do' - Schmidt insists he hasn't called on ROG for inside info

Oct 18th 2019, 1:00 AM 8,636 Views 11 Comments

The former Ireland out-half spent two seasons working with the Crusaders.

# all-blacks - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Kiwi World Cup doubt lies just under the skin, if Ireland can dig in
# High Achievers
From The42
# High Achievers

Kiwi World Cup doubt lies just under the skin, if Ireland can dig in

Oct 17th 2019, 9:50 PM 12,766 Views 9 Comments

Even with three World Cups to their name, New Zealand’s past in the tournament is a painful one.

The haka remains 'very sacred and very special' according to the All Blacks
# Ritual
From The42
# Ritual

The haka remains 'very sacred and very special' according to the All Blacks

Oct 17th 2019, 3:43 PM 11,433 Views 31 Comments

Ireland unforgettably faced the All Blacks in the figure of eight in 2016 in Chicago.

'ROG has been awesome... He’s very determined like all the other Irish are'
# Crusaders
From The42
# Crusaders

'ROG has been awesome... He’s very determined like all the other Irish are'

Oct 17th 2019, 3:15 PM 34,461 Views 20 Comments

Ronan O’Gara has had an influence on several of the All Blacks players.

Joe Schmidt has picked an Ireland 23 with the ingredients to beat the All Blacks
# Experienced
From The42
# Experienced

Joe Schmidt has picked an Ireland 23 with the ingredients to beat the All Blacks

Oct 17th 2019, 12:00 PM 35,961 Views 57 Comments

The head coach is backing players who have earned his trust over recent seasons.

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

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

Oct 17th 2019, 9:45 AM 8,248 Views 58 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 17th 2019, 8:03 AM 41,496 Views 64 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 17th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,570 Views 5 Comments

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.

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

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

Oct 17th 2019, 4:54 AM 15,716 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 17th 2019, 1:00 AM 13,211 Views 11 Comments

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

# all-blacks - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 16th 2019, 5:00 PM 24,647 Views 49 Comments

Joe Schmidt has some important decisions to confirm tomorrow.

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

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

Oct 16th 2019, 8:45 AM 32,497 Views 34 Comments

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

# all-blacks - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 1:15 PM 12,701 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 11:43 AM 8,643 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Oct 15th 2019, 9:51 AM 26,287 Views 63 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 1:00 AM 12,592 Views 24 Comments

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

# all-blacks - Monday 14 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 3:12 PM 65,629 Views 150 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 7:58 AM 21,732 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 5:33 AM 15,197 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 2:33 AM 32,980 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 1:41 PM 80,289 Views 160 Comments

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