Ireland vs New Zealand player ratings: Autumn Nations Series - Ruck

Ireland vs New Zealand player ratings: Autumn Nations Series

Ireland vs New Zealand player ratings as Andy Farrell’s men upset the odds to beat the All Blacks 29-20 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

James Lowe’s early try put the Irish ahead, but five points from the boot of Jordie Barrett and a try form Codie Taylor gave the All Blacks a 10-5 lead at the break.

A try three minutes after the restart from hooker Ronan Kelleher levelled the scores before Caelan Doris try, converted by Johnny Sexton, put the men in green ahead, 17-10.

A Sexton penalty put Ireland further ahead, but Will Jordan continued his fantastic try-scoring form to narrow the gap with Jordie Barrett converting.

Joey Carbery, who replaced an injured Sexton, knocked over another three-pointer before Barrett responded with a penalty of his own, 23-20.

But two more penalties from Carbery saw the hosts home for another memorable win against the All Blacks.

It is Ireland’s seventh consecutive win, and conclusive proof that this side has the ability to compete with the best in the world under Andy Farrell’s system of expansive rugby.

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IRELAND (5): 29

  • Tries: Lowe 14, Kelleher 43, Doris 51
  • Cons: Sexton 51
  • Pens: Sexton 56, Carbery 64,73,79

NEW ZEALAND (10): 20

  • Tries: Taylor 31, Jordan 61
  • Cons: J.Barrett 10,62
  • Pens: J.Barrett 18,68



  • Most carries: Ronan Kelleher – 13
  • Most metres made: James Lowe 82
  • Most tackles: Caelan Doris – 6
  • Most tackles missed:  Hugo Keenan – 2
  • Offloads: James Lowe – 2
  • Turnovers won: Caelan Doris – 2
  • Turnovers conceded: James Ryan – 2

Ireland vs New Zealand player ratings:

Ireland: Hugo Keenan 7; Andrew Conway 7, Garry Ringrose 8, Bundee Aki 8, James Lowe 9; Johnny Sexton (capt) 7, Jamison Gibson Park 8; Andrew Porter 7, Ronan Kelleher 8, Tadhg Furlong 9, Iain Henderson 8, James Ryan 6, Caelan Doris 8, Josh van der Flier 6, Jack Conan 8.

New Zealand: Jordie Barrett 7; Will Jordan 7, Rieko Ioane 5, Anton Lienert-Brown 6, Sevu Reece 6; Beauden Barrett 5, TJ Perenara 6; Joe Moody 6, Codie Taylor 6, Nepo Laulala 5, Brodie Retallick 6, Samuel Whitelock (capt) 6, Ethan Blackadder 5, Dalton Papalii 6, Ardie Savea 6.


Foreign-Born Players at 2021 Autumn Nations Series: Home Nations

Where to watch the Autumn Nations Series:

Prime members can watch the Autumn Nations Series live from 30th October with the Prime Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, games consoles, on Virgin’s V6 TV Box, the Talk Talk TV set top box, Apple TV, Chromecast, BT TV or online.

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WALES (14):

  1. Tomas Francis (York, England)
  2. WillGriff John (Plymouth, England)
  3. Ben Carter (Crowborough, England)
  4. Will Rowlands (London, England)
  5. Christ Tshiunza (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  6. Taulupe Faletau (TofoaTonga)
  7. Ross Moriarty (Liverpool, England)
  8. Gareth Anscombe (Auckland, New Zealand)
  9. Jonathan Davies (Solihull, England)
  10. Willis Halaholo (Auckland, New Zealand)
  11. Nick Tompkins (Sidcup, England)
  12. Johnny Williams (Weston-super-Mare, England)
  13. Johnny McNicholl (Christchurch, New Zealand)
  14. Bradley Roberts (South Africa)
Taulupe Faletau during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Saracens at the Recreation Ground on 17 Oct. Photo: Steve Haag/PPAUK


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