Ireland has beaten New Zealand on home soil for the first time with a frenzied 16-9 win at the Aviva Stadium.
Jacob Stockdale’s superb chip-and-gather try decided an absorbing contest between the top two sides in the world.
Here’s how social media reacted:
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) November 17, 2018
What a game! Yes to beat the best you have to do the basics well and defend unbelievably well but sometimes you have to think outside the box, that Stockdale try was the difference and was genius from the idea to the execution. Quiet night in Dublin tonight 🤥
— Freddie Burns (@FreddieBurns) November 17, 2018
Out for dinner in Mayfair with the Mrs / Boss and friends, got the Ireland v New Zealand game on record, signing off Twitter for the evening so I can watch it in the morning. Cue all the helmets trying to tell me the score…..
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) November 17, 2018
Northern hemisphere rugby.
— mark smith (@markismith50) November 17, 2018
Awesome performance from Ireland.
No-one shuts down the All Blacks.
You just did 👊👊👊👊👊
— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) November 17, 2018
— Brian O’Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) November 17, 2018
— Tommy Bowe (@TommyBowe14) November 17, 2018
Edmund Hillary, Richie McCaw, Peter Jackson, Daniel Vettori, Rachel Hunter, Lorde, Sean Fitzpatrick, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Flight of the Conchords, Brad Shields, Gareth Anscombe…
Your boys took a hell of a beating! 🇮🇪☘️#IREvNZL
— Tim Cocker (@cocker) November 17, 2018
YESSSSSS! What a performance!
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) November 17, 2018
Fair play to Ireland 👏🏽
— Marland Yarde (@YardeM) November 17, 2018
— Scott Quinnell (@ScottQuinnell) November 17, 2018
— Mike Ross (@MikeRoss03) November 17, 2018
Ireland doing that without Conor Murray is terrifying.
— Ben Coles (@bencoles_) November 17, 2018
— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) November 17, 2018
Brilliant from @IrishRugby – to nil the @AllBlacks was just fantastic – totally deserved win and should give heart to all 6 Nations teams that Southern Hemisphere can be beaten – this result sets up 2019 for all 6 nations teams – just massively well done to Ireland
— Sir Clive Woodward (@CliveWoodward) November 17, 2018
— Sam Warburton (@samwarburton_) November 17, 2018