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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
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# GAA Blacks
Summer Tour Diary: Ma'a Nonu's Irish impersonation - "Tanks a million!"
What do you do when you have just won a World Cup? Ma’a went to Japan while Sonny Bill won a heavyweight boxing championship.
# Damp squib
Report: Nerveless Laidlaw kicks Scotland to victory
The 9-6 win over a shadow Australia XV is Scotland’s first away win over Wallabies since 1982.
# Tour
Summer Tour Diary: All Blacks talk up O’Driscoll, Kearney and not much else
Eoin Reddan is amazed by Tiger Woods’ winning charge and Simon Zebo sticks out ‘like a sore thumb’.
# banana skin
Mike Ross an injury doubt for Ireland's First Test against All Blacks
The tighthead prop’s injured hamstring may prevent him from lining up against New Zealand on Saturday.
# summer tour
VIDEO: Tindall's try for Barbarians against Ireland
In the absence of TV coverage, we’re down to amateur footage of Ireland’s 29-28 defeat.
# Baa-Baas
Wish list: Three things we want to see from Ireland tonight
Declan Kidney takes charge of his first game since Ireland were demolished at Twickenham.
# Preview
Summer tour: Barbarians provide chance to impress for Ireland's fringe
With Leinster players out of the equation, Declan Kidney has been forced to experiment in tonight’s game in Gloucester.
# warren g
On the mend: Gatland hopes to join Welsh midway through Australian tour
The Kiwi has also given assurances to the Lions that he’ll be ready to lead next year’s tour against the Wallabies.
# familiar feel
Zebo one of three uncapped players in Ireland squad
Declan Kidney named most of his squad to tour New Zealand today, but there are still four spaces to be filled.
# Back to Work
All Blacks: World Champions name squad for Ireland tests
21-year-old Luke Whitelock was the only surprise inclusion when Steve Hansen named his first 35-man New Zealand squad.
# stepping up
Every cloud: Kearney hopes to fill Fitzgerald void
The 22-year-old prospect could benefit from Luke Fitzgerald’s injury trouble for both club and country.