Rugby Union...and New Zealand's All Blacks won their international against Ireland on Saturday (4 November)?
Rugby Union...and New Zealand's All Blacks won their international against Ireland on Saturday (4 November) but the tourists met stiff opposition and often failed to make the most of their chances. The All Blacks had already had a setback in Ireland, being beaten 12-0 by Munster at Limerick on Tuesday (31 October).
SYNOPSIS: The first points were put up by New Zealand's fly half Doug Bruce.
Both teams' first points were scored over the bar, and here Ireland's fly-half Tony Ward evens the score at three-all.
The All Blacks' full-back Clive Currie's kicking was not of high standard. He missed two kickable penalties and a conversion at the end of the match. The side's kicking performer was Doug Bruce, dropping his second goal from this movement.
The Irish more than held their own in a clean, hard game, and, for a time in the second half, exerted tremendous pressure on the All Blacks' line. And the kicking of penalties boosted their score.
Ireland's fly-half Ward kicked two penalty goals, this one bringing the score to six-all.
The only try of the match came close to injury time, when All Black hooker Andy Dalton crashed over the line bringing the final score to ten-six.