New Zealand vs Ireland player ratings: Summer Internationals, Week One - Ruck

New Zealand vs Ireland player ratings: Summer Internationals, Week One

The New Zealand vs Ireland player ratings as Andy Farrell’s men started their summer tour with a 42-19 defeat at Eden Park.

Keith Earls 35th international try gave the visitors an unlikely lead, but scores from Jordie Barrett, Sevu Reece, Quinn Tupaea and Arie Savea meant the All Blacks led 28-5 at the break.

Ireland fought back with a tries from Garry Ringrose and Bundee Aki in the second-half, but Savea’s second and a score from Pita Gus Sowakula meant the hosts were always clear.

Scroll down for the New Zealand vs Ireland player ratings.

NEW ZEALAND: 42 (28)

  • Tries: J.Barrett 21, Reece 30, Tupaea 36, Savea 38,53, Sowakula 71
  • Cons: J.Barrett 22,31,36.39,55,72
  • Pens:

IRELAND: 19 (5)

  • Tries: Earls 6, Ringrose 44, Aki 76
  • Cons: Carbery 45,77
  • Pens:

Previous meetings

2021: Ireland won 29-20 in Dublin
2019: New Zealand won 46-14 in Tokyo
2018: Ireland won 16-9 in Dublin
2016: New Zealand won 21-9 in Dublin
2016: Ireland won 40-29 in Chicago
2013: New Zealand won 24-22 in Dublin
2012: New Zealand won 60-0 in Hamilton
2012: New Zealand won 22-19 in Christchurch

PLAYER OF THE MATCH:

KEY STATS:

  • Carries: Ardie Savea (New Zealand) – 11
  • Metres gained: Sevu Reece (New Zealand) – 110
  • Defenders beaten: Ardie Savea (New Zealand) – 4
  • Tackles: Josh van der Flier (Ireland) – 2
  • Tackles missed: Tadhg Furlong (Ireland) – 2
  • Turnovers won: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand) – 2

NEW ZEALAND PLAYER RATINGS:

Jordie Barrett 8, Sevu Reece 8, Rieko Ioane 7, Quinn Tupaea 7, Leicester Fainga’anuku 7, Beauden Barrett 7, Aaron Smith 8, Ardie Savea 9, Sam Cane (c) 8, Scott Barrett 8, Samuel Whitelock 8, Brodie Retallick 7, Ofa Tu’ungafasi 6, Codie Taylor 6, George Bower 6

IRELAND PLAYER RATINGS:

15 Hugo Keenan – 6

14 Keith Earls – 7

13 Garry Ringrose – 8

12 Robbie Henshaw – 5

11 James Lowe – 6

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