All Blacks v Ireland: A rivalry in numbers

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31: The All Blacks and Ireland have clashed 31 times in Tests with the All Blacks winning 28 Tests, Ireland twice and there has been one draw.

 

871: The All Blacks have scored 871 Test points against Ireland while Ireland have scored 375 points against the All Blacks.

 

7: It has been seven 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.

 

22: The All Blacks scored 22 tries from pool play at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Ireland scored 18 tries.

 

60: Johnny Sexton has scored more points against the All Blacks than any other Irish player with 60 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 38 points scored against Ireland.

 

114: It has been 114 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.

 

7: Just 7 points separated the All Blacks and Ireland last time they met with the Ireland beating the All Blacks 16-9 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin in 2018.

 

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

 

The All Blacks and Ireland clash on Saturday 19 October at 11.15pm NZT at Tokyo Stadium.

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