The Last Time Ireland Played The All Blacks, Tadhg Furlong Introduced Himself To The World
Latest posts by Jason Hennessy (see all)
- England Boss Eddie Jones Names His Six Nations 2021 Squad - January 22, 2021
- Why The Bookmakers’ Odds Say The 2021 Six Nations Will Be A Tournament To Remember - January 22, 2021
- Munster & Leinster Name Strong Teams For PRO14 Battle At Thomond Park - January 22, 2021
Ireland and the All Blacks will meet tomorrow for the first time since their brutal affair in Dublin back in 2016, that saw the world champions emerge 21-9 victors at the Aviva Stadium.
The game will long be remembered as on of the most brutal and physical Test matches the professional era has ever seen, and even forced World Rugby to take another look at their high tackle directives.
It was also the day Tadhg Furlong officially announced himself to the world, putting in one of the all time great prop performances in front of a packed house in Dublin.
Furlong was instrumental in the win over the All Blacks in Chicago, but took his game to another level at the Aviva Stadium, and was a real highlight, despite the fact that Ireland couldn’t get the result.
This clip of him barnstorming his way through three All Blacks, including captain Kieran Read, will live long in the memory. Furlong hasn’t looked back since that day, and is seen by most as the best tighthead in world rugby right now. Here’s hoping we see plenty of the same this weekend.