Social Media Reacts As Ireland Defeat The Mighty All Blacks In Dublin
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Don’t worry. Ireland have done it. It wasn’t a dream. Last night in front of a full house at the Aviva Stadium they laid down the ultimate mark – they defeated the mighty All Blacks, and they did it in some style.
The scoreline may have only read 16-9 in the end, but Joe Schmidt’s men put in the ultimate performance, and throughout the game, it was clear only one team was going to win.
Ireland can finally call themselves Rugby World Cup contenders. In the last 12 months they’ve defeated all the heavy hitters, and they’ve done it with an incredible sense of professionalism.
Here’s how social media reacted to one of the great sporting days in Irish history.
— Sportsfile (@sportsfile) November 17, 2018
Peter O’Mahony today = Richard Dunne in Moscow.
— Eoin McDevitt (@EoinMcDevitt) November 17, 2018
— Brett Gosper (@brettgosper) November 17, 2018
Unreal support. Best atmosphere ever!! Quiet night ahead @ Aviva Stadium https://t.co/8NjXAZB425
— Johnny Sexton (@JohnnySexton) November 17, 2018
All Blacks fail to score a try for the first time since the second Test in Wellington.
Both Lions and Ireland victories underpinned by remarkable defence.
Well played Andy Farrell
— Tom Hamilton (@tomhamiltonespn) November 17, 2018
— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) November 17, 2018
Andy Farrell beats New Zealand for a fourth time. And that was his Mona Lisa. An insanely good defensive performance. Peter O'Mahony's snaffling Beauden Barrett's grubber ahead of Ben Smith summed it up.
— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) November 17, 2018
— David Flatman (@davidflatman) November 17, 2018
If Sexton doesn’t win World Player of the year now it’s Bollox
— ugo monye (@ugomonye) November 17, 2018
Ireland, a brilliantly coached team, showed just how good they have become. Johnny Sexton showed why he should be World Player of the Year. Peter O'Mahony showed why nobody has a bigger heart in world rugby. Wayne Barnes showed why he deserves a World Cup Final before retirement.
— Miles Harrison (@skysportsmiles) November 17, 2018
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) November 17, 2018
Not all heroes wear capes. pic.twitter.com/oi3eVVRE6Z
— RugbyLAD (@RugbyLAD7) November 17, 2018