Stockdale scores try as Ireland beat New Zealand in Dublin thriller

Karl Tu'inukuafe right holdsthe Hillary Shield with Jack Goodhue after the All Blacks' win over England at Twickenham last weekend

That scoreline doesn't tell the story however, with the home side dominating the attacking play against the best team in the world.

New Zealand retained their world number one status despite losing to number two side Ireland - but head coach Hansen had claimed before the clash that the victor would swipe the global bragging rights.

Jacob Stockdale's 12th try in just 14 Tests sealed Ireland's second-ever victory over New Zealand, backing up their maiden win over the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016, the 40-29 triumph.

"We've played in some big games before and we know it's about the process; getting our details right in the early part of the week so that we focus on playing and implementing that detail".

At a highly charged Lansdowne Road, Ireland became the only team to beat New Zealand twice since the All Blacks won a second straight Rugby World Cup in 2015.

"You've got to admire all of that, it's winning and they'll punish you".

"There would be no Ryan Crotty moment, rather another piece of history for Irish rugby in what is a golden age".

But the best the All Blacks were pushing for on this occasion was only a draw providing they could score and that Beauden Barrett would land the conversion.

On this occasion, Ireland were fully deserving of a morale-boosting victory as they produced a display of relentless phase play in the opening stanza, before relying on some enormous and committed defence to see them home.

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Jack Goodhue looks on the All Blacks reflect on a rare defeat.

But England, with coach Eddie Jones making use of his bench, recovered to lead thanks to openside flanker Mark Wilson's first Test try and the boot of George Ford, their captain for this match, before powering away in the closing stages.

The Irish Times praised a "relentess" Ireland side who have claimed their second win over the All Blacks in their last three meetings.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has got the better of Steve Hansen again.

"From first minute to last, you couldn't take your eyes off it". So if he needs my advice on that he will ask me over a cold beer or a cup of coffee. There was only one try, and amazingly, Ireland scored it, thereby keeping the All Blacks' famed running game tryless.

As for any conflicting thoughts as a New Zealander defeating his countrymen once again, not on this occasion.

Ireland rode their luck when Kearney avoided a card for colliding with the airborne Rieko Ioane, before Peter O'Mahony swiped a loose ball from under Ben Smith's nose.

"The electricity in the stadium was evident from the start of Amhrán na bhFiann, through the All Blacks' haka and into game itself, the atmosphere doubtless contributing to a frenetic first half which Ireland bossed for long periods".

"Against New Zealand you've got to gear yourself up for a physical battle, because it's what they bring".

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