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Ireland stun All Blacks to seal historic series win in New Zealand

Ireland rugby team built a 22-3 halftime lead with brilliant tries and trembling tackles.

Tanishq Sharma Author

Updated - 17 July 2022 12:41 pm

Ireland have created history as they have stunned All Blacks in New Zealand to claim a 32-22 win on Saturday night and seal the three-match Test series 2-1. This was the first-ever defeat for New Zealand against Ireland at home.

Ireland built a 22-3 halftime lead with brilliant tries and trembling tackles. The New Zealand rugby team displayed an intense performance in the second half but could not catch the mountainous lead set by the visitors.

Irish player Tadhg Beirne performed a series of turn overs in the final stages to assist Ireland’s superb offensive play in the first half. After winning the series, Ireland head coach Andy Farrell said, “This is probably the toughest thing to do in world rugby.”

Irish fly-half Jonathan Sexton recognized that his team have pulled off a sensational win against the best team in the world. He said, “We had 4 million people at home, up for breakfast and probably having a couple of beers, we wanted to do them proud tonight and we certainly did that. We were playing against the best in the world, the very best, and to come down here and do that is very special.”

As the New Zealand rugby team is exposed to back-to-back defeats, All Blacks captain Sam Cane has expressed his concern over the defeat while praising the Irish side in unison. He said, “We’re gutted. We didn’t put out the performance we wanted to but we can’t take anything away from Ireland. They were too good tonight. Massive respect to Ireland, they’ve been class and they deserve their win tonight.”

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