A rivalry in numbers: All Blacks vs Ireland

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30: The All Blacks and Ireland have clashed 30 times in Tests with the All Blacks winning 28 Tests, Ireland once and there has been one draw.


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862: The All Blacks have scored 862 Test points against Ireland while Ireland have scored 359 points against the All Blacks.

6: It has been six years since the All Blacks and Ireland last clashed on New Zealand soil with the All Blacks winning the final Test of the series 60-0 in Hamilton. It remains the All Blacks highest winning margin over Ireland.

40: Ireland’s highest score against the All Blacks was recorded in their 40-29 win in Chicago in 2016.

1: The All Blacks and Ireland have only met once in Rugby World Cups with the All Blacks winning 43-19 in 1995.

49: Johnny Sexton has scored more points against the All Blacks than any other Irish player with 49 points. Ronan O’Gara is second on the list with 38 points scored against the All Blacks.

5: Frank Bunce and Doug Howlett have scored the most tries for the All Blacks against Ireland with five each.

87: Dan Carter has scored the most points for the All Blacks against Ireland with 87 points. Beauden Barrett has the most of any current player with 29 points scored against Ireland.

113: It has been 113 years since the All Blacks and Ireland first clashed in a Test match. The All Blacks won the first Test match 15-0 at Lansdowne Road in 1905.

4: The All Blacks and Ireland have landed four drop goals in each against each other in Test matches.

12: Just 12 points separated the All Blacks and Ireland last time they met with the All Blacks beating Ireland 21-9 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin in 2016.

81: Ryan Crotty scored a try in the 81st minute against Ireland in 2013 to secure a 24-22 win for the All Blacks at Aviva Stadium

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