Live updates: Northern tour - All Blacks v Ireland at Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Ireland 29 (James Lowe, Ronan Kelleher, Caelan Doris tries; Jonny Sexton pen, con; Joey Carbery 3 pens), All Blacks 20 (Codie Taylor, Will Jordan tries; Jordie Barrett 2 pens, 2 cons), Ht: 5-10.

FULLTIME - A famous and well deserved victory for the Irish. Click here for a full wrap.

79 mins - Defensive Penalty Ireland! There's the game. Easy three points coming here.

78 mins - Scrum NZ near their own 10m. This could be one of the final rolls of the dice.

76 mins - Havili's crossfield kick is intercepted by Keenan, big cover tackle from Ioane spills the ball clean. NZ scrum at their own 10m.

75 mins - NZ with some width and space but a poor final pass from Reece, into touch.

Hooker baulks, NZ free kick. 

73 mins - Reece breaks, looks to support. Huge spot tackle in midfield by Lowe and the penalty goes Ireland's way. Huge moment.  

Carbery will take a shot from the literal centre of the park... sneaks it over! (Ire 26-20)

71 mins - Perenara bombs from inside his own 22m, and Ireland will have more attacking ball. Ball knocked on, NZ scrum at their own 22m.

69 mins - Akira Ioane is over but the referees review and deem the short ball from his brother went forward. Fair call. 

Penalty advantage anyway, and they opt to take three three points. Right call? (Ire 23-20)

67 mins - All Blacks penalty, and they work it from the lineout. Inside the Ireland 22m...

65 mins - More poor discipline, Lomax taking a man off the ball. Sexton is leaving the field. Joey Carbery will have a crack at the posts from 22m right in front.

62 mins - TRY ALL BLACKS to Will Jordan

Individual brilliance from Jordan, who chips for Ioane, then runs in support to go 40m to score under the posts. (Ire 20-17)

60 mins - More possession squandered by NZ and Ireland clear back to the NZ 22m. Aerial ping-pong ends in a 50m lineout for NZ.

Ball stolen at the lineoutand find touch near the NZ 22m.

57 mins - Blindside grubber for Reece, who chases hard but can't get downward pressure in the face of Gibson-Park's defence. Scrum Ireland on their own 5m.

55 mins - Havili intentionally knocks on to give Sexton a gift three points here.(Ire 20-10)

53 mins - Gibson-Park with a savvy box kick that pins the All Blacks right back on their own 5m for a lineout. The pressure continues.

Huge play from Coles to rip the ball clean at the maul but Havili's clearance doesn't find touch and Ireland are back to the NZ 22m.

51 mins - TRY IRELAND to Caelen Doris

Great angle on support from the flanker and he goes 22m through the tackle of Taylor to score next to the posts. Sexton converts. (Ire 17-10)

50 mins - Sloppy play with ball in  hand puts the All Blacks under pressure. Ireland lineout at the NZ 10m.

47 mins - NZ looking to use the ball now, but Jordan ruled to have knocked on. Looked to have clearly gone backwards. 

Okay, now the referee is saying no whistle was blown and the 50m scrum will go to the All Blacks. Thats a new one.

44 mins - TRY IRELAND to Ronan Kelleher

Superb build-up play from the Irish, particularly in the midfield, and the hooker burrows over from close range. Sexton hits the posts with his conversion. (10-10)

42 mins - Ireland penalty and we'll move to a lineout at the NZ 10m.

41 mins - We're back into it. Kicking duel commences andwe end with Irland at their own 10m.

Second half underway...

HALFTIME - Somehow, we head to the sheds with NZ in the lead. They've barely had their hands on the ball and have been forced to make a mountain of tackles. 

40 mins - Penalty Ireland. Sexton opts for the 5m lineout again. Can NZ hold on here? They'll be desperate to get to the sheds.

Ball knocked on at the lineout and that will do us.

38 mins - Havili on for Lienert-Brown. Ireland attack under advantage.

37 mins - Phase 15 now, inches short of the line. Whitelock grabs a loose ball. Perenara can't find touch. Ireland come charging back.

Loose pass falls to Perenara and this time he scrambles it into touch but only as far as the 22m. Outstanding tryline defence from the ABs.

36 mins - NZ camped on their own line again, being asked to make plenty of tackles.

35 mins - Beauden Barrett has failed his HIA, so Mo'unga will play No. 10 for the rest of this one.

Penalty for a late shot to Ireland. Referee has a word. Ireland another great chance here from the 22m lineout.

32 mins - TRY ALL BLACKS to Codie Taylor

Lovely set move from the lineout sends Papalii bursting clear, before finding Taylor outside in support to bolt the final 20 metres to score. Barrett converts. (NZ 10-5)

30 mins - Tadhg Furlong burrows over to score from close range and the try is awarded, but they pull him back for a double movement. NZ win a resulting penaty. Huge moment in the match there.

29 mins - NZ defend resolutely. Loose ball is pounced upon but the resulting wide pass to an unmarked Reece goes into touch. Ireland lineout about 10m from the NZ line.

27 mins - Perenara pounces at the ruck to win a huge defensive penalty, just 10m from the NZ line.

Taylor back to throw the lineout from the bin, and his throw is stolen. More offensive possession for Ireland.

25 mins - Ireland building patiently, pick and go right in front of the posts. Defensive penalty won by NZ, they tap and go and clear but Ireland are swiftly back inside the 22m.

24 mins - Scrum screws and Ireland win the penalty. They turn down the shot at goal, to the 5m lineout, we go.

23 mins - Jordan held up in the tackle in the first play from the scrum. Ireland will feed another attacking scrum near the NZ 22m.

21 mins - Thundering shot from Savea forces a knock on. NZ scrum at the 22m.

Looks like B. Barrett has taken a shoulder to the head while attempting a tackle, he'll leave for an HIA. Mo'unga on in the meantime.

20 mins - Whitelock deemed to have knocked on at the restart. Looked to have come off his shoulder. Ireland scrum inside the NZ 22m.

17 mins - Ireland spill the restart and now NZ right on the attack. Penalty advantage cashed in. Jordie Barrett will take a shot at the posts here, 30m right in front... slots it. (Ire 5-3). 

15 mins - TRY IRELAND to James Lowe

Playing under penalty advantage, Ireland reel in the defensive line by playing close to the ruck, then use the width of the field to find Lowe out wide and the Kiwi finishes expertly in the corner under duress. Sexton unable to convert. (Ire 5-0)

14 mins - Ireland rolling the maul, well defended.

13 mins - Late tackle on Jonathan Sexton by Codie Taylor. We'll take a break for a thorough referee's review, checking for head contact.

Certainly doesn't look too high from Taylor, may have slipped up slightly. Cops a yellow card anyway. Wow. NZ down to 14 for the next 10 minutes.

Ireland lineout inside the NZ 22m.

10 mins - Beauden crossfield kick right into Jordan's lap, beats one and dragged down just short of the line. Jordie Barrett can't barge his way over from the next ruck and the ball is then fumbled. Ireland end up with a relieving penalty.

8 mins - B. Barrett sends up a monster bomb. Ireland can't reel it in, Savea has it. Beauden looks to grubber again but can't pierce the line. Ireland return fire with a bomb and are pinged for taking Jordie Barrett while in the air. 

Very marginal call, But NZ throw a 22m attacking lineout. 

7 mins - Early engagement Ireland, NZ will reclaim the scrum feed at the same spot.

6 mins - Great defensive line speed from the Irish and they force a Savea fumble. Scrum Ireland at halfway. 

4 mins - Ireland get a hand on the ball in the tackle. NZ will feed the first scrum of the day at hallfway.

2 min - Ireland building nicely, find space on the right wing, Conway to the NZ 22m. Savea swift to the break down to win a big defensive penalty for NZ, back to the 50m for a lineout.

1 min - Barrett kicks off. Ireland immediately hoist one, Reece up to the task. NZ respond with their own bomb and Ireland work their way to halfway.

We're underway...

4:14am - Eerie silence through the crowd as TJ Perenara launches into Kapa o Pango, before breaking into song and drowning out the end of the haka. Way to set the scene.

4:10am - A packed Aviva Stadium looking resplendent, as both teams take the field and line up for anthems.

4:05am - Good morning all - looks to be a dry afternoon in Dublin but an overcast one. Not too far away from kick-off.


Kia ora and welcome to our live coverage of the All Blacks' penultimate tour match against Ireland in Dublin.

The Irish have proven a difficult assignment for the All Blacks in recent years, winning two of their past four tests against the New Zealanders.

Last time the two sides met, the All Blacks were emphatic 46-14 winners during the quarter-finals of the 2019 World Cup, but were held tryless in a 16-9 defeat in their last visit to the Irish capital in 2018.

We'll have all the action from 4am (NZ time).

TAB Odds: All Blacks $1.22, Ireland $4

Live updates: Northern tour - All Blacks v Ireland at Aviva Stadium, Dublin
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All Blacks: 1-Joe Moody, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Nepo Laulala, 4-Brodie Retallick, 5-Sam Whitelock (c), 6-Ethan Blackadder, 7-Dalton Papalii, 8-Ardie Savea, 9-TJ Perenara, 10-Beauden Barrett, 11-Sevu Reece, 12-Anton Lienert-Brown, 13-Rieko Ioane, 14-Will Jordan, 15-Jordie Barrett

Reserves: 16-Dane Coles, 17-Karl Tu'inukuafe, 18-Tyrel Lomax, 19-Tupou Vaa'i, 20-Akira Ioane, 21-Finlay Christie, 22-Richie Mo'unga, 23-David Havili

Ireland: 1-Andrew Porter, 2-Ronan Kelleher, 3-Tadhg Furlong, 4-Iain Henderson, 5-James Ryan, 6-Caelan Doris, 7-Josh van der Flier, 8-Jack Conan, 9-Jamison Gibson-Park, 10-Jonathan Sexton (c), 11-James Lowe, 12-Bundee Aki, 13-Garry Ringrose, 14-Andrew Conway, 15-Hugo Keenan

Reserves: 16-Rob Sheehan, 17-Cian Healy, 18-Finlay Bealham, 19-Tadhg Beirne, 20-Peter O'Mahony, 21-Conor Murray, 22-Joey Carbery, 23-Keith Earls

Rieko Ioane's adaptability key to new All Blacks midfield pairing

By Alex Powell

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has commended utility back Rieko Ioane, after a year that's seen him command a starting spot in not one, but two positions.

In his 11 tests so far in 2021, Ioane, 24, has six starts at centre and another four on the wing, along with an appearance from the bench.

But whatever the number on his back, Ioane has excelled at both positions during this campaign, making himself a favourite of coach Ian Foster for his utility value.

On Sunday, Ioane will again start with the No.13 jersey on his back, forming a new midfield pairing with Anton Lienert-Brown.

While some struggle to adapt to an All Blacks utility role, Ioane has shone.

"He's played really well, I think, at both wing and at centre," Foster says. "He's got work-ons in both positions each week, because even if he starts in one, he's likely to end up in the other during a game at some point.

"It hasn't complicated him in too many situations. [There's] not too many players who can command a starting position in two positions and I think he's shown great maturity in the way he's handled that.

"It's given us the opportunity to use him in different roles at different phases in the game, but certainly, this is a game we want to get his hands on the ball early, if we can, and get him running.

"I can't speak more highly of him. He's had a great tour, he's grown quickly as a centre - he's still got some work to do as everyone has, but [I'm] delighted with his progress."

Lienert-Brown will also undergo a positional shift to face Ireland, moving from centre to second-five, with David Havili sent to the bench.

Foster isn't concerned about his adaptability either, with Lienert-Brown already proving his worth to the All Blacks in the No.12 role - if not the jersey.

"He played 12 two weeks ago against Wales for 25 minutes. I think we often forget the changes in the game.

"He's covered 12 on a number of situations and does so regularly at training.

"We're pretty confident of that."