Friday 28 November 2014

As it happened: Ireland 22 New Zealand 24

Published 24/11/2013 | 11:29

 Samuel Whitelock, left, and Richie McCaw, New Zealand, in action against Cian Healy, Ireland. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 Samuel Whitelock, left, and Richie McCaw, New Zealand, in action against Cian Healy, Ireland. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
The Ireland team look on as the New Zealand team perform the Haka ahead of the game. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
The Ireland team led by Paul O'Connell stand facing the Haka ahead of the game. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
The New Zealand team perform the Haka ahead of the game. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Joe Schmidt ahead of the game. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 The New Zealand team perform the Haka ahead of the game. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
24 November 2013; The New Zealand and Ireland teams during the National Anthem. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 The Ireland team look on as the New Zealand team perform the Haka ahead of the game. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 Rory Best, Ireland, breaks through the tackles of Luke Romano, left, and Steven Luatua, New Zealand, on the way to scoring his side's second try. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand, is tackled by Mike Ross, Ireland. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 Conor Murray is congratulated by team-mates (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Aaron Cruden, New Zealand, is tackled by Jamie Heaslip, Ireland. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 Rory Best, Ireland, scores his side's second try. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Conor Murray, Ireland, goes over to score his side's first try. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Paul O'Connell, Ireland, goes for the ball in a lineout against Brodie Retallick, New Zealand. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Aaron Cruden, New Zealand, is tackled by Sean O'Brien, Ireland. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
24 November 2013; Rob Kearney, Ireland, on his way to scoring his side's third try. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Rob Kearney, Ireland, on his way to scoring his side's third try. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Rob Kearney, Ireland, on his way to scoring his side's third try. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Supporters look on as Jonathan Sexton, Ireland, prepares to kick a conversion. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Sean O'Brien, Ireland, breaks clear of the tackle of Andrew Hore, (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
24 November 2013; Ireland's Rory Best is led off the field by Dr. Eanna Falvey after picking up an injury during the first half. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
24 November 2013; Rob Kearney, Ireland, on his way to scoring his side's third try. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
24 November 2013; Ireland's Rob Kearney scores his side's third try despite the attempts of New Zealand's Kieran Read. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
24 November 2013; Ireland's Rory Best receives treatment from Dr. Eanna Falvey after picking up an injury during the first half. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Tommy Bowe, Ireland, catches a high ball ahead of Brodie Retallick, New Zealand. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Cian Healy, Ireland, is tackled by Wyatt Crockett, New Zealand. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ireland's Rob, left, and Dave Kearney, attempt to claim a high ball ahead of Richie McCaw, New Zealand. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Steven Luatua, New Zealand, is tackled by Dave Kearney, Ireland. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Rob Kearney, Ireland, scores his side's third try despite the efforts of Kieran Read, New Zealand. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Cian Healy, Ireland, is tackled by Ma'a Nonu. New Zealand. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Paul O'Connell, Ireland, is tackled by Richie McCaw, New Zealand. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Julian Savea, New Zealand, on his way to scoring his side's first try despite the efforts of Conor Murray, Ireland. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Aaron Cruden, New Zealand, in action against Peter O'Mahony, right, and Sean O'Brien, Ireland. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ben Smith, New Zealand, is tackled by Paul O'Connell, Ireland. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Rob Kearney, Ireland, picks up the ball on his way to scoring his side's third try. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand, is tackled by Jonathan Sexton, Ireland. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Rob Kearney, center, Ireland, is congratulated by team-mates, from left, Jamie Heaslip, Dave Kearney, Isaac Boss and Kevin McLaughlin after scoring his side's third try. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 Rob Kearney, second from left, Ireland, is congratulated by team-mates after scoring his side's third try. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Rob Kearney, Ireland, slips through the tackle of Ma'a Nonu, left, and Ben Smith, New Zealand. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 Cian Healy, Ireland, breaks through the challenge of Richie McCaw, New Zealand. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Julian Savea, New Zealand, is tackled by Sean O'Brien, Ireland. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Brian O'Driscoll, Ireland, speaks with Dr. Eanna Falvey after the half-time whistle. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Sean O'Brien, Ireland, is tackled by Andrew Hore, New Zealand. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
24 November 2013; Brian O'Driscoll, Ireland, leaves the field injured during the second half. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ireland supporters wave their flags as the Irish team leave the field after the first half. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Devin Toner, Ireland, wins a lineout from Brodie Retallick, New Zealand. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Brian O'Driscoll, Ireland, leaves the field injured during the second half. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Brian O'Driscoll, Ireland, is replaced by Luke Marshall during the second half. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Samuel Whitelock, left, and Richie McCaw, New Zealand, in action against Cian Healy, Ireland. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Samuel Whitelock, left, and Richie McCaw, New Zealand, in action against Cian Healy, Ireland. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Aaron Cruden, New Zealand, is tackled by Conor Murray, left, and Gordon D'Arcy, Ireland. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
24 November 2013; Aaron Cruden, New Zealand, is tackled by Conor Murray, left, and Gordon D'Arcy, Ireland. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Aaron Cruden, New Zealand, is tackled by Conor Murray, Ireland. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Devin Toner, Ireland, and Samuel Whitelock, New Zealand, go for the ball in a lineout. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Sean Cronin, Ireland, is tackled by Sam Whitelock, New Zealand. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Rob Kearney, Ireland, is tackled by Ryan Crotty, New Zealand. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll is led off the field by Dr. Eanna Falvey, right, and Dr. Jim McShane, left, after picking up an injury. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ireland's Jonathan Sexton reacts after missing a kick in the 74th minute of the game. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ireland's Jonathan Sexton reacts after missing a kick in the 74th minute of the game. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ireland's Jonathan Sexton kicks a penalty in the 74th minute of the game. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 Paul O'Connell, Ireland, argues with the referee after New Zealand retook their conversion to win the game. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ireland players after conceeding asecond try. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 Jamie Heaslip, Ireland, is tackled by Dane Coles and Owen Franks, top, New Zealand. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Jamie Heaslip, Ireland, is tackled by Dane Coles and Owen Franks, top, New Zealand. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
A dejected Brian O'Driscoll, left, and Paul O'Connell, Ireland, after the game (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ireland's Jack McGrath, left, and Paul O'Connell, watch as New Zealand's last minute conversion goes over the posts to win the game. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
24 November 2013; Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll reacts to the TMO of the final New Zealand try that lost the game for Ireland. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
A dejected Kevin McLaughlin, right, and Luke Fitzgerald, Ireland, after the final whistle. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
A dejected Dave kearney, left, and Luke Fitzgerald, Ireland, after the final whistle. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
A dejected Devin Toner, Ireland, after the final whistle. Guinness Series International (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Brian O'Driscoll reacts to the TMO of the final New Zealand try that lost the game for Ireland. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
A dejected Paul O'Connell, Ireland, after the final whistle. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll reacts after the TMO of the final New Zealand try that lost the game for Ireland. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
; Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll reacts to the TMO of the final New Zealand try that lost the game for Ireland. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
A dejected Paul O'Connell, Ireland after the game. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. (Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
New Zealand's Ryan Crotty goes over to score his side's last minute try despite the attempts of Ireland's Conor Murray. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
New Zealand's Ryan Crotty goes over to score his side's last minute try. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 New Zealand's Ryan Crotty goes over to score his side's last minute try despite the attempts of Ireland's Conor Murray. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Ireland's Rory Best following his side's defeat. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Dejected Ireland players, from left, Jamie Heaslip, Paul O'Connell and Sean O'Brien at the end of the game. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 A dejected Luke Fitzgerald, Ireland, after the final whistle. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
 A dejected Sean Cronin, Ireland, after the final whistle. (Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)
Paul O'Connell, Ireland, congratulates New Zealand captain Richie McCaw after the game. (Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE)

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