Tuesday 20 August 2019

Watch: Joe Schmidt's New Zealand-born daughter admits loyalty to Ireland in brilliant video from historic win

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, left, and Rob Kearney celebrate victory
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt, left, and Rob Kearney celebrate victory

Harry Clarke

Joe Schmidt is not just changing Irish rugby - he is changing loyalties.

Schmidt is the toast of the nation after guiding Ireland to their first-ever win over the mighty All Blacks as they ran out convincing 40-29 winners over New Zealand in Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday evening.

It may have been played on US soil, but both Ireland and New Zealand came to a standstill for what was an enthralling contest.

A brilliant, eight-minute video has emerged from a New Zealand news agency looking back on the action both on and off the field from Saturday night. The clip features reaction from fans both in Chicago and Christchurch, New Zealand, and Schmidt's daughter Abby also makes an appearance - and declares her loyalty to Ireland.

"All Blacks against Anyone else, I would support them through and through but I can't, green jersey."

Watch it here: Abby features at 3:10.

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