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#All Blacks

# all-blacks - Monday 14 November, 2016

From The42 Whitelock hoping to give All Blacks major boost by returning for Dublin clash Race Against Time

Whitelock hoping to give All Blacks major boost by returning for Dublin clash

The second row has been sidelined since 22 October with an ankle problem.

From The42 'I'm sure Joe has been in the think-tank devising something': Ireland ready to adapt for 'Blacklash' Drawing Board

'I'm sure Joe has been in the think-tank devising something': Ireland ready to adapt for 'Blacklash'

The All Blacks will be out to prove a point after losing their first ever game to Ireland.

# all-blacks - Saturday 12 November, 2016

From The42 'Back row, back three, even front row; there's some tough decisions' Schmidt's Calls

'Back row, back three, even front row; there's some tough decisions'

Joe Schmidt has some intriguing decisions to make in the coming days.

# all-blacks - Friday 11 November, 2016

From The42 As it happened: Munster v Maori All Blacks Liveblog

As it happened: Munster v Maori All Blacks

We went minute-by-minute as Rassie pitted his province against an impressive touring Kiwi side.

# all-blacks - Thursday 10 November, 2016

From The42 12 changes to All Black side following Ireland defeat Big Changes

12 changes to All Black side following Ireland defeat

New Zealand have named a much-changed team for their Test against Italy in Rome.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

From The42 Earls glad to see Foley remembered with 'phenomenal' tribute in front of Haka 8

Earls glad to see Foley remembered with 'phenomenal' tribute in front of Haka

“Axel’s never going to be forgotten. There isn’t a day goes by when we don’t think of him.”

From The42 'I kept asking the pilot to check the score': Sean O'Brien missed All Black Test in more ways than one Flight Mode

'I kept asking the pilot to check the score': Sean O'Brien missed All Black Test in more ways than one

Leinster’s travelling squad only managed to see the first half before boarding a flight home from Parma.

# all-blacks - Monday 7 November, 2016

From The42 All Blacks ready to transfer Ireland pain to Italy Anger

All Blacks ready to transfer Ireland pain to Italy

Italy’s Irish coach, Conor O’Shea, will have enjoyed his country’s 40-29 win in Chicago.

# all-blacks - Sunday 6 November, 2016

From The42 JVDF grew up watching the All Blacks, but had no fear in Soldier Field Relentless

JVDF grew up watching the All Blacks, but had no fear in Soldier Field

“You can’t just ‘try and live with them’ you’ve got to go out and get them, stop them playing.”

From The42 'That's why New Zealand wanted to bring him home': Hansen hails Schmidt influence Mutual Respect

'That's why New Zealand wanted to bring him home': Hansen hails Schmidt influence

That contract through the 2019 World Cup looks like better and better business every day.

From The42 'It's kind of daunting' - Schmidt's Ireland set a new world-class marker History Makers

'It's kind of daunting' - Schmidt's Ireland set a new world-class marker

The Ireland head coach is already thinking about the meeting with the All Blacks in Dublin.

From The42 Ireland's day comes as stunning display ends 111 years of Kiwi dominance Basic Best

Ireland's day comes as stunning display ends 111 years of Kiwi dominance

It was an unforgettable occasion at Soldier Field in Chicago.

From The42 New Zealand boss Hansen hails 'dominant' Irish display All Class

New Zealand boss Hansen hails 'dominant' Irish display

“We haven’t got any excuses. We got beaten by the better side on the day.”

# all-blacks - Saturday 5 November, 2016

From The42 Incredible Ireland performance ends 111-year wait for win over All Blacks Sweet Home Chicago

Incredible Ireland performance ends 111-year wait for win over All Blacks

At the 29th time of asking, Ireland have beaten the world champions.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November International Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, November International

Relive Ireland’s historic victory over the might All Blacks.

From The42 'We certainly don't want to be the first New Zealand team to lose to Ireland' Record Breakers

'We certainly don't want to be the first New Zealand team to lose to Ireland'

All Blacks captain Kieran Read reckons Ireland will bring a ‘structured’ approach.

From The42 Memories of first All Black glimpse in '89 strong, but mystique lifted for Best Mental Block

Memories of first All Black glimpse in '89 strong, but mystique lifted for Best

“It’s just a question of whether mentally we can stay in the game. Physically we are more than able to do it.”

# all-blacks - Friday 4 November, 2016

From The42 'It shouldn't just be for the elite' - Irishman Brennan's work with Kiwi mental skills Facing History

'It shouldn't just be for the elite' - Irishman Brennan's work with Kiwi mental skills

The Dublin native spent the last two and a half years working with the Hurricanes in Wellington.

From The42 Schmidt has no time for omens as Ireland line up All Blacks in Chicago Go Cubs Go

Schmidt has no time for omens as Ireland line up All Blacks in Chicago

‘They are second to none in their ability to add scores very quickly.’

# all-blacks - Thursday 3 November, 2016

From The42 '80 minutes of hard work and smashing' Kiwis ahead for Ireland's back row The Usual

'80 minutes of hard work and smashing' Kiwis ahead for Ireland's back row

CJ Stander is ready to put in a big, big shift in Chicago.

From The42 New kids off the bench and more talking points from Joe Schmidt's first XV of the season Stateside

New kids off the bench and more talking points from Joe Schmidt's first XV of the season

Ireland have chosen the veterans to go after New Zealand’s second row.

From The42 'We have to play close to our perfect game' - O'Connell believes All Blacks are 'beatable' Facing History This post contains videos

'We have to play close to our perfect game' - O'Connell believes All Blacks are 'beatable'

Ireland have yet to get the better of New Zealand in 28 attempts.

From The42 'Natural footballer' Carbery ready to step up whenever he's called upon -- Murray One Giant Leap

'Natural footballer' Carbery ready to step up whenever he's called upon -- Murray

Ireland’s scrum-half is confident the young 10 will be fit to hold his own against the best team in the world.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

From The42 Rugby firmly in the back seat as Cubs fans slowly turn hope to belief Letter From Chicago

Rugby firmly in the back seat as Cubs fans slowly turn hope to belief

It’s an exciting time to be a sportsfan in Chicago.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

From The42 Ireland's 2013 tormentor Crotty looking forward to clash with old pal Jared Payne Midfield Clash

Ireland's 2013 tormentor Crotty looking forward to clash with old pal Jared Payne

The All Black centre says he’s been apologising to Irish supporters everywhere since denying Joe Schmidt’s men victory in Dublin.

From The42 'We have to be perfect': Attack the only way to keep All Blacks off balance November Tests

'We have to be perfect': Attack the only way to keep All Blacks off balance

Gordon D’Arcy feel he has been on the precipice of beating New Zealand three times only to fall short.

From The42 All Blacks 'proud' to see New Zealand native Jared Payne in Ireland's green Old Mates

All Blacks 'proud' to see New Zealand native Jared Payne in Ireland's green

Back row Jerome Kaino worked with the “very well prepared” Joe Schmidt at the Blues.

# all-blacks - Monday 31 October, 2016

From The42 Jerome Kaino surprised 'spearhead' Sean O'Brien not involved with Ireland Notorious Sob

Jerome Kaino surprised 'spearhead' Sean O'Brien not involved with Ireland

The Tullow Tank’s reputation precedes him.

From The42 What do Ireland need to do to beat the All Blacks? Facing History

What do Ireland need to do to beat the All Blacks?

Attempt number 29 is this Saturday.

# all-blacks - Sunday 30 October, 2016

The world record-holding rugby team that didn't even get a chance to qualify for the World Cup

A lot is made about New Zealand’s 18 games unbeaten, but Cyprus hit 24 wins in Europe.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

From The42 Two All Blacks included in exciting Maori squad to face Munster Future Stars

Two All Blacks included in exciting Maori squad to face Munster

The province welcome the tourists to Thomond Park on 11 November.

# all-blacks - Saturday 22 October, 2016

From The42 All Blacks score 6 tries to set new Test record against Australia Unstoppable

All Blacks score 6 tries to set new Test record against Australia

New Zealand continued their stunning form with a Rugby Championship win over the Wallabies this morning.

# all-blacks - Thursday 20 October, 2016

From The42 The skills, the fitness, the pressure - All Blacks legend Mealamu on Ireland's test Facing History

The skills, the fitness, the pressure - All Blacks legend Mealamu on Ireland's test

We met the 132-times capped hooker in South Auckland to hear more about his Test career.

From The42 All Blacks to fight French bid for Cruden Stay Or Go?

All Blacks to fight French bid for Cruden

The out-half is mulling over a move to Montpellier.

# all-blacks - Saturday 15 October, 2016

From The42 'There's a special bond between the two countries. The All Blacks always respect Ireland' Friendly Foes

'There's a special bond between the two countries. The All Blacks always respect Ireland'

Ahead of back-to-back November Tests, former New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick talks about his Irish roots.

From The42 'He's got a big future and, who knows, he could wear a black jersey' Facing History

'He's got a big future and, who knows, he could wear a black jersey'

Irishman Oliver Jager is part of Canterbury’s push for a Mitre 10 Cup title.

# all-blacks - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Ireland's rugby team are staying in Trump Tower for their clash with the All Blacks

It’s understood the booking was made earlier this year by the US organisers.

# all-blacks - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

From The42 'I was thinking that even if Sexton put the kick over, we could still have won it' Facing History

'I was thinking that even if Sexton put the kick over, we could still have won it'

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty recalls breaking Irish hearts in 2013.

# all-blacks - Monday 10 October, 2016

From The42 Why are the All Blacks so dominant? We travelled to New Zealand to find out Facing History

Why are the All Blacks so dominant? We travelled to New Zealand to find out

We launch a major multi-media series as Murray Kinsella journeys to the heart of a national obsession.