IRELAND will take center stage THIS WEEKEND as they take on New Zealand for the first time since 2012.
Andy Farrell immediately became Ireland’s lucky charm after guiding them to a first win over New Zealand in 111 years.
And since that epic encounter in 2016, Farrell’s side have beaten the All Blacks three of the last five times and won the Triple Crown at the Six Nations earlier this year.
The Irish were in such fervent form that France were the only team to beat them that year.
But Maori All Blacks gave them a bit of a setback despite going on in Hamilton.
When will New Zealand vs Ireland kick off?
- New Zealand is scheduled to host Ireland Saturday July 2nd.
- The match between the two great nations will kick off at 8:05am UK time – 7 p.m. local time.
- Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand is the designated arena for this spectacular encounter, which can seat around 50,000 fans.
- Ireland went out 29-20 winners when the sides met in November 2021.
What TV channel is New Zealand vs Ireland on and can I stream it live?
- New Zealand vs Ireland will be broadcast live Sky Sports Main Event.
- Pre-game coverage is expected to begin on 7.30am UK time – 35 minutes before kick-off.
- Sky Sports subscription members can stream ALL the action live via the Sky Sports website or the Sky Go app.
New Zealand head coach Ian Foster has decided to give six uncapped players a chance to make their mark against Ireland.
Prop Aidan Ross, backrower Pita Gus Sowakula, scrum-half Folau Fakatava, fly-half Stephen Perofeta, center Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and wing Leicester Fainga’anuku are all expected to make their full debuts.
However, Joe Moody, Anton Lienert-Brown and Ethan Blackadder have all been ruled out with injuries, while Damian McKenzie and Patrick Tuipulotu are currently ineligible for selection after being in Japan.
Ireland have their own problems as Iain Henderson was injured before Ireland had even kicked a ball.
But on the other hand, Tadhg Beirne has shrugged off his punch and is expected to start alongside James Ryan for Saturday’s big encounter.
- New Zealand wins 1/5
- Draw 25/1
- Ireland wins 7/2
*Odds provided by Betfair are correct at the time of publication
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