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#summer tour

# summer-tour - Sunday 24 June, 2012

From The42 Six conclusions from Ireland's long, black summer

Six conclusions from Ireland's long, black summer

It’s been a trying time in the Land of the Long White Cloud.

# summer-tour - Saturday 23 June, 2012

From The42 Pride: England draw some comfort from South African tour Close Call

Pride: England draw some comfort from South African tour

Stuart Lancaster’s side came close to winning in Johannesburg, but must settle for 14 apiece.

From The42 'I've been asked to coach Ireland, I will continue to coach them' - Kidney Third Test

'I've been asked to coach Ireland, I will continue to coach them' - Kidney

The embattled coach bristled at the suggestion he may step down after today’s 60 – 0 defeat.

From The42 Opinion: New Zealand 'hammering' enough to end Kidney reign 60 - 0

Opinion: New Zealand 'hammering' enough to end Kidney reign

Humiliating defeat marks the end of a long, hard season. It’s time to start anew.

From The42 Blackout: O'Driscoll 'embarrassed' by record defeat 60 - 0

Blackout: O'Driscoll 'embarrassed' by record defeat

The Ireland captain cut a disconsolate and beaten man in his final post-match interview in New Zealand.

From The42 Whitewash: Wales suffer another late defeat in Australia Summer Tour

Whitewash: Wales suffer another late defeat in Australia

For the third time in three weeks, the Wallabies left it late to overcome the Grand Slam champions.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test Third Test This post contains videos

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test

It was the last-chance saloon for Declan Kidney’s side on their summer tour. Could they find that extra push to beat the All Blacks?

# summer-tour - Friday 22 June, 2012

From The42 Interview: Les Kiss on Ireland, Murray and changing the drop goal rule Summer Tour

Interview: Les Kiss on Ireland, Murray and changing the drop goal rule

The Ireland assistant coach spoke to our man in New Zealand Patrick McCarry in advance of tomorrow’s third meeting with the All Blacks.

From The42 Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits Third Test

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits

It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.

From The42 Summer Tour Diary: Next time this guy is back, he will be a tourist ... or a coach Talisman

Summer Tour Diary: Next time this guy is back, he will be a tourist ... or a coach

Seven tours to New Zealand and not many wins to speak of but Brian O’Driscoll can sign off in style by conquering the All Blacks.

From The42 New Zealand v Ireland: Three key battles The Spotlight

New Zealand v Ireland: Three key battles

Ireland came close to achieving the impossible last week, here are three areas which could help them go one better.

# summer-tour - Thursday 21 June, 2012

From The42 Proving ground: Lancaster hails new tour approach Chariot

Proving ground: Lancaster hails new tour approach

The England coach believes that bringing a large squad on tour is more beneficial than having players line out for the Saxons.

From The42 Ireland's Call - Part Three: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered Summer Tour

Ireland's Call - Part Three: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

The Irish coach and captain fielded your questions as the team for the final Test against the All Blacks was announced.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

From The42 Summer tour: Potgieter one of three changes for Springboks Injury Toll

Summer tour: Potgieter one of three changes for Springboks

The flanker will win his first cap against England on Saturday in place of Willem Alberts.

From The42 Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty' Last Call

Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty' Exclusive

We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.

From The42 Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney Summer Tour

Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney

With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

From The42 Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown Dunkin' This post contains videos

Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown

Donncha O’Callaghan braves icy cold waters and Les Kiss talks up the ongoing development of Conor Murray.

# summer-tour - Monday 18 June, 2012

From The42 Must do better: Pocock calls for more Wallaby style Leader

Must do better: Pocock calls for more Wallaby style

Australia have beaten the Grand Slam champions in back-to-back fixtures, but the skipper has demanded an improvement for the final test.

From The42 Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks Summer Tour

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks

The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.

# summer-tour - Sunday 17 June, 2012

From The42 Summer Tour Diary: Outnumbered 15 to 1 yet all you could hear were Irish voices Just Shy

Summer Tour Diary: Outnumbered 15 to 1 yet all you could hear were Irish voices

Jonathan Sexton admitted that he needed to strike his late penalty perfectly for Ireland to lead. He did not but was excellent otherwise.

From The42 Heaslip and D'Arcy ruled out of final Test against the All Blacks Big Blows

Heaslip and D'Arcy ruled out of final Test against the All Blacks

The Leinster duo are returning to Ireland after sustaining a fractured finger and calf strain in Saturday’s narrow loss to New Zealand.

# summer-tour - Saturday 16 June, 2012

From The42 As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, Second Test Testing

As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, Second Test

Rugby League Park in Christchurch was the setting for what could be a punishing affair for the Irish unless they could up their game significantly.

# summer-tour - Friday 15 June, 2012

From The42 Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks Believe

Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks

No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.

From The42 Summer Tour Diary: Restart for Christchurch as Ireland talk up second chances Respect

Summer Tour Diary: Restart for Christchurch as Ireland talk up second chances

A tour of the earthquake-hit city puts things into perspective for Kevin McLaughlin and his teammates ahead of All Blacks battle.

# summer-tour - Thursday 14 June, 2012

From The42 Farrell dropped as England chase Springboks Change Up

Farrell dropped as England chase Springboks

Stuart Lancaster has shuffled his back line with only Ben Youngs and Chris Ashton retaining their position.

From The42 Wales summon experience to chase series leveller Preview

Wales summon experience to chase series leveller

Rob Howley has added around 180 caps worth of nous to his pack for the test in Melbourne.

From The42 Ireland's Call - Part Two: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered On The Record

Ireland's Call - Part Two: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

Your questions packed a punch this week but Brian and Declan did not shirk the challenge. Kevin McLaughlin had something to say too.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

From The42 Tweak: All Blacks make one change for second test Summer Tour

Tweak: All Blacks make one change for second test

Chiefs flanker Sam Cane could make his international debut as he replaces Victor Vito in the match-day 22.

From The42 In pictures: Irish team visit Christchurch's Red Zone Summer Tour This post contains images

In pictures: Irish team visit Christchurch's Red Zone

Declan Kidney and the boys stopped off to take in the city’s earthquake-devastated area earlier today.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From The42 Sean O'Brien: Cut down our errors and we can push the All Blacks hard Stung

Sean O'Brien: Cut down our errors and we can push the All Blacks hard

The Leinster man is ready for the season’s final thrusts while the slow recoveries of Cian Healy and Mike Ross may lead to a front row shake-up.

# summer-tour - Monday 11 June, 2012

Five things Ireland must do differently against New Zealand

Ireland may be staring down the barrel of two more defeats in New Zealand, but that doesn’t mean they won’t improve.

From The42 Summer Tour Diary: Kiwi press believe Irish 'mob' are ripe for crushing Dog's Tucker This post contains videos

Summer Tour Diary: Kiwi press believe Irish 'mob' are ripe for crushing

New Zealanders expect some bite and struggle from their prey while Euro 2012 woes do little to lift team morale.

# summer-tour - Sunday 10 June, 2012

From The42 Opinion: Judge Kidney on innovation, not result Under Pressure

Opinion: Judge Kidney on innovation, not result

The Irish coach is experimenting against an unbeatable side, we should applaud him for that, writes Sean Farrell.

# summer-tour - Saturday 9 June, 2012

From The42 'We've got to wear it' - Irish players reflect on their humbling defeat One Down

'We've got to wear it' - Irish players reflect on their humbling defeat

Jamie Heaslip took the defeat on the chin while All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was sparing with his praise.

From The42 All Blacks made us pay - O'Driscoll Reaction

All Blacks made us pay - O'Driscoll

A dejected Ireland captain credited New Zealand as ‘considerably worthy winners’, but promised to try and match them for intensity in the remaining two tests.

From The42 Five things we learned from New Zealand v Ireland Silver Lining

Five things we learned from New Zealand v Ireland

Ireland endured a long night in the land of the long white cloud, but there were some positives, writes Sean Farrell.

From The42 Different class: Ireland demolished by All Blacks Summer Tour

Different class: Ireland demolished by All Blacks

Declan Kidney’s men conceded five tries, including a hat-trick by debutante, Julian Savea in a 42-10 defeat.

# summer-tour - Thursday 7 June, 2012

From The42 Opinion: Kidney’s selection brings new meaning to New Zealand test Summer Tour

Opinion: Kidney’s selection brings new meaning to New Zealand test

The coach that has been consistently maligned for being ultra conservative in his selection policy has only gone and thrown a spanner in the works in New Zealand.

From The42 Are we dreaming?: Kidney's jaw-dropping team sheet Opinion

Are we dreaming?: Kidney's jaw-dropping team sheet

Just when you think you think you know a guy, Declan Kidney wakes you up with a slap in the face.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

From The42 Back in Black: New Zealand name three debutants for Ireland test Not Bad

Back in Black: New Zealand name three debutants for Ireland test

Injuries and retirements have forced the world champions to shuffle the pack. But Carter, McCaw, Dagg and Whitelock are all in harness.