New Zealand vs Ireland player ratings: Third Test - Ruck

New Zealand vs Ireland player ratings: Third Test

New Zealand vs Ireland player ratings as Andy Farrell’s men recorded a historic series win against the All Blacks.

The series victory will go down in history as Ireland’s greatest rugby achievement, against a side that tormented them in an utterly one-sided rivalry for over a century.

A week on from their first victory over the All Blacks on Kiwi soil, Ireland produced a near-faultless first half to open up a 22-3 lead through tries from Josh van der Flier, Hugo Keenan and Robbie Henshaw.

Three tries in 20 minutes saw New Zealand roar back after the restart to reduce the arrears to three.

However replacement Rob Herring’s score late in the game restored Ireland’s breathing space.

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NEW ZEALAND 22 (3)

  • Tries: Savea, A.Ioane, Jordan
  • Cons: Barrett (2)
  • Pens: Barrett

IRELAND 32 (22)

  • Tries: van der Flier, Keenan, Henshaw, Herring
  • Cons: Sexton (3)
  • Pens: Sexton

RUCK’S PLAYER OF THE MATCH: TADHG BEIRNE

KEY STATS:

  • Carries: Ardie Savea (New Zealand) – 17
  • Metres gained: Will Jordan (New Zealand) – 133
  • Defenders beaten: Akira Ioane (New Zelaand) – 7
  • Tackles: Josh van der Flier (Ireland) – 20
  • Tackles missed: Bundee Aki (Ireland) – 6
  • Turnovers won:  Tadhg Beirne (Ireland) – 3

New Zealand vs Ireland player ratings:

New Zealand player ratings: Jordie Barrett 6, Will Jordan 7, Rieko Ioane 5, David Havili 5, Sevu Reece 6, Beauden Barrett 5, Aaron Smith 7, George Bower 5, Codie Taylor 3, Nepo Laulala 5, Brodie Retallick 6, Samuel Whitelock 6, Akira Ioane 7, Sam Cane (captain) 5, Ardie Savea 8.

Ireland player ratings: 

15. Hugo Keenan – 8

14. Mack Hansen – 7

13. Robbie Henshaw – 8

12. Bundee Aki – 7

11. James Lowe – 7

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