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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Wellington

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2022
# Wellington
Riot police clash with New Zealand anti-vax protesters
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the scenes after the suspected acid attack.
All time
# hometown
Ex-All Blacks wing Savea re-joins the Hurricanes after leaving Toulon
The 29-year-old scored 46 tries in his 51 Tests.
# Wellington
New Zealand leader continues TV interview during earthquake
Jacinda Ardern was conducting a live television interview when the 5.6 magnitude quake struck.
# orange crush
Jaguares take advantage of Barrett absence to shock Hurricanes in Wellington
The Argentine club used their set-piece to boost them to a bonus point win over the ‘Canes
# Packing His Bags
On the move! Irish striker Sheridan signs deal with New Zealand club
Cavan’s Cillian Sheridan has joined Wellington Phoenix FC.
# Irish Abroad
Carlow's Eric Molloy set to become first Irish player since 2008 to play in Fifa Club World Cup
Molloy moved to New Zealand in 2016 from Wexford Youths and currently plays for Team Wellington.
# gracious
'I'm not worried about his goal-kicking at all' - Hansen backing Barrett
Steve Hansen was gracious in defeat in Wellington on Saturday night.
# winner
A great day for Gatland as he finally gets elusive victory over All Blacks
The Lions boss said criticism of his team has actually helped galvanise them.
# Historic
Rumours of the Lions' future demise proven to be very premature
This was a huge game for the touring side, whose future had been strongly questioned.
# Legend
Lions legend Sir Ian McGeechan collapses ahead of second Test in Wellington
The 70-year-old is said to be in a ‘moderate’ condition.
# Capital
Letter from New Zealand: Welcoming Wellington hits the spot
The locals in the capital city have been warm towards the visiting Lions fans.
# Preview
Analysis: The key areas for the Lions if they are to win in Wellington
We’ve looked at the areas where Warren Gatland’s side need to be better against the All Blacks.
# ligind
'I'd love to go back to Munster but not at this moment' - Holland
The Hurricanes assistant coach has happy memories of Ireland but is learning in New Zealand.
# Test Hopes
Henderson frustrated by 'stupid' yellow after putting himself in Test frame
The 25-year-old Ulsterman was outstanding before being sent to the sin bin.
# STANDOUT
Iain Henderson makes huge Lions statement in second Test audition
Rory Best and CJ Stander were strong too, but Robbie Henshaw was injured in the first half.
# All Even
Gatland unwilling to use bench as Lions surrender winning position in Wellington
The Hurricanes mounted a second-half comeback at the Cake Tin.
# Ominous
Huge uphill task for the Lions with All Blacks ready to move up a gear
Warren Gatland’s men missed their chance to really put doubt in the Kiwis’ minds.
# facing history
'It shouldn't just be for the elite' - Irishman Brennan's work with Kiwi mental skills
The Dublin native spent the last two and a half years working with the Hurricanes in Wellington.
# All Blacks
Devastating All Blacks complete series victory over plucky Wales
The sides were level at the break.
# New Zealand
There was a thrilling 14-point turnaround in the last 3 minutes of this ITM Cup match
Wellington had been the form team in NZ, but have now lost two in a row.
# pic of the day
Well, this is surprising...
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# don't give a rats
Pub offering beers in exchange for dead rats in attempt to rid city of pests
Students in Wellington, NZ can trade in their unwelcome houseguests for a cold one.
# Potential
Check out the Kiwi wonderkid who has switched to league
Nelson Asofa-Solomona is being hyped as the next Sonny Bill Williams in New Zealand.
# way to go
Cameraman pushed off Segway during New Zealand cup final
Meanwhile, Canterbury ousted Wellington to keep up an impressive winning streak.
# Dáil Bar
Politicians' places of work: what happens around the world?
TDs and senators may have spent six figures in Leinster House bars last year, but how do their perks compare with those of their international counterparts?
# Earthquake
Earthquake sends New Zealand office workers scrambling
No tsunami warning has been issued after a 6.5 magnitude temblor hit the country’s South Island.
# Earthquake
Strong 6.5 quake shakes New Zealand
The quake hit 57 kilometres south-southwest of Wellington.
# Charged
Tearful All Black winger Julian Savea admits domestic assault charge
The New Zealander, who tormented Ireland last summer, will appear in court next Monday.
# Hore no evil
VIDEO: All Blacks sweat over Hore suspension after forearm smash on Davies
New Zealand won their encounter against Wales and they bossed a few scraps while they were at it.
# RIP
All Black legend Jock Hobbs dies
Player-turned-administrator played major part in bringing the World Cup to New Zealand before he was diagnosed with leukaemia.
# Tragic
New Zealand toddler lives on leftovers for two days after mother dies
Three-year-old Shylah Silbery managed to open the fridge to feed herself after she was unable to wake her mother at their Wellington home.
# Champione
In pictures: Thousands turn out to celebrate the All Blacks' World Cup win
It’s been a long time coming, but now it’s here.
# Regrets
Shane Jennings’ World Cup diary: the final chapter
“There wasn’t much to say in the dressing room and in the team room afterwards. Deccie didn’t even say that much. What could you say?” Jenno checks in with the final installment of his World Cup diary.
AS IT HAPPENED
South Africa v Australia
If you couldn’t drag yourself out of bed, here’s the minute-by-minute coverage of this morning’s quarter-final between South Africa and Australia.
# End of the road
The (Un)Happy Camper: Bye, bye, bye Delilah
“Before leaving Dublin we asked only one thing of this Irish team; a whole-hearted performance. And, by God, they delivered that in every second of every game.”
# Heartbreak
In pictures: Wales end Irish World Cup dream
Ireland’s Webb Ellis hopes ended in Wellington earlier this morning. Here’s how.
# Camper's run
The Happy Camper: watch out Wellington, here comes the cavalry
The greening of Wellington is almost complete. But half the Irish in town have tickets to the wrong quarter-final.
# Players' room
Fergus McFadden’s World Cup diary: week 4
“I actually thought Sean’s little talk was pretty good on Monday but the lads weren’t happy and the bus driver was told to pull over and he was kicked off and made to find his own way to the hotel.”
# Introducing...
8 things you (probably) didn't know about Craig Joubert
Ahead of Saturday’s showdown, we take a look at the man who will be calling the shots.