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Everything you need to know ahead of the first Test in Auckland
Ireland begin their fascinating three-match Test series against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday morning (8.05am UK time).
The three-time world champion All Blacks haven’t lost at Eden Park since way back in 1994 and the venue has become renowned as something of a fortress. Yet the Irish are riding a wave of confidence and have won three of the last five fixtures between the sides since ending a 111-year drought with an historic victory in Chicago in 2016.
Andy Farrell’s men are among the top teams in the world following a Six Nations that saw their only defeat come to Grand Slam champions France and although beating the All Blacks in New Zealand is one thing they’re yet to achieve, this summer appears to give them their best chance in a long time.
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A chastening defeat to the Maori All Blacks in midweek won’t have helped their cause, although that was a much-changed Ireland team, and they may be more concerned by the fact that their former coach Joe Schmidt – a New Zealand native – has been drafted into the All Blacks coaching set-up at short notice to cover Covid absentees, giving the hosts an insight into exactly what their opponents are about.
When is New Zealand vs Ireland?
The first Test will be played at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, on Saturday 2 July at 8.05am BST.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event – with coverage starting at 7.30am. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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