Incredible All Blacks Try-Scoring Stat From Last Night’s Loss To Ireland

Defensive wall.

Ireland’s win over the All Blacks last night was their first win over the world champions in Dublin ever, and just their second victory over New Zealand in history after their heroics back in 2016 in Chicago.

The 16-9 win was Ireland’s 11th win on the trot at the Aviva and has sent shockwaves around the world ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. It wasn’t just the win itself, it was how they did it that has impressed everyone.

Not only did Ireland always look to be in the driving seat – they managed to keep New Zealand try-less. No northern hemisphere team (excluding the British & Irish Lions) have done that in over 20 years.

In fact the last time the All Blacks were stopped from scoring a try by a northern hemisphere team was France all the way back in 1995. A simply staggering statistic.

Take a bow Ireland. And more importantly – take a bow Andy Farrell (he was also defence coach for the Lions last year).

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