Sunday 25 February 2018

The numbers game

Johnny Sexton
Johnny Sexton

19 -- Sunday's comeback from 19-0 down was the biggest in All Black history

53 -- Percentage of possession held by New Zealand in Sunday's win

54 -- Percentage of territory the All Blacks enjoyed at Lansdowne

165 -- Tackles made by Ireland

21 -- Tackles made by Jamie Heaslip

44 -- Metres run by All Black replacement Beauden Barrett during his impactful 15 minutes on the pitch

1 -- Defeat New Zealand have suffered in their 28 matches since they won the World Cup in October 2011 -- last year's loss to England at Twickenham

2 -- Sunday's winning margin was the closest any team has come to the All Blacks in 2013

241 -- Difference in metres gained by the All Black carriers over their Irish counterparts. The tourists managed 535 metres to Ireland's 294

48 -- Minutes Ireland went without scoring after Johnny Sexton put them 22-7 in front towards the end of the first half

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