Ireland stun All Blacks again to make history with series triumph


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The history hits just keep on coming for Ireland. The first win in New Zealand last week was followed by another first in Wellington: a second consecutive victory over the All Blacks to take the Test series against the most formidable of rugby nations for the first time since matches between the two began in 1905.

“This is a special group,” reflected the Ireland coach, Andy Farrell, amid jubilant scenes. “This is probably the toughest thing to do in world rugby. We said it was going to be the start of our World Cup year but, I don’t know, it’s probably a little bit bigger than that.”

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Written by Lee Calvert
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