Ireland “Wont Be Fazed” In Potential “World Cup Final Rehearsal” Against All Blacks

Bring it on.

Former England international Ben Kay reckons Ireland “won’t be fazed” by the All Blacks this weekend when the two best teams in the world right now go head-to-head at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Kay also believes if New Zealand play the way they did against England it won’t be “enough” to defeat Joe Schmidt’s men who are currently on an unprecedented 10-game winning streak at home.

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“Ireland are on a bit of a roll at the moment.” Kay said on BT Sport’s Rugby Tonight.

“And Joe Schmidt takes a huge amount of credit for creating that environment where… they won’t be fazed by playing New Zealand at all.”

“It’s gonna be a hell of a game, and New Zealand are gonna have to up themselves from what they produced against England. Because if they play how they did against England, I don’t think that’s enough.”

Austin Healey meanwhile reckons this weekend’s game could potentially be a “World Cup final rehearsal” ahead of next year’s showpiece event in Japan. Roll on Saturday.