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15 Nov 2021
4:52 am

Loss in Dublin was a ‘wake-up call’ for All Blacks


New Zealand coach Ian Foster said the defeat will have taught those on their maiden tour of the northern hemisphere a lesson

New Zealand's players react after the Test match against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, on 13 November 2021. Photo: PAUL FAITH / AFP

New Zealand’s 29-20 defeat by Ireland on Saturday will serve as a wake-up call to those players experiencing a northern hemisphere tour for the first time, All Blacks coach Ian Foster said. The loss to a dominant Irish side in Dublin on Saturday was only New Zealand’s second of the year after they were beaten 31- 29 by World Cup holders South Africa in October. It was also Ireland’s third win over the All Blacks in the past five years. The visitors came up short in their first really challenging Test on the tour – they had beaten an under-strength...