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All Blacks drop to lowest-ever rugby world rankings after Ireland shock

Ireland made history on Saturday by defeating the All Black first time on New Zealand soil with a 23-12 Triumph in the second test in Dunedin.

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Prop Andrew Porter was the visitors’ hero, scoring both tries, while an undisciplined New Zealander played most of the 14-man game after a reckless first half with two yellow cards and a red to replace stand-in Angus Ta’. avao.

Ireland led 10-7 at the break and prevailed after the break to equal their widest advantage over New Zealand, equaling their 11-point win in Chicago six years ago, their first win in 111 years.

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The All Blacks, reduced to 14 men for 50 minutes, never looked like they would repeat last week’s first Test try-fest going 42-19 at Eden Park and just before half-time through flyhalf Beauden Barrett and cross towards the end of the spare wing Will Jordan.

Porter’s tries came at the start of each half, doubling his career tally to four.

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Barrett’s opponent Johnny Sexton, who was eligible to play at Eden Park despite a failed head injury report, had a night to remember.

The Ireland captain landed five of five shots to finish on 13 points and was a controlling figure in a game dominated by the Irish in almost every way.

Triggering their set pieces from Eden Park, the visitors kicked skillfully and defended vigorously, dominating possession and territory for long periods.

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New Zealand’s Leicester Fainga’anuku and Ofa Tuungafasi were yellow cards for rule violations midway through the first half before Ta’avao was sent off after half an hour for a high tackle.

Peyper felt the Chiefs tighthead, fresh on the field in place of Tuungafasi, was too high with his body position when attempting to tackle Garry Ringrose.

The result was a disgusting headclash that resulted in Ringrose being replaced.

Ireland’s suspended James Ryan was also booked late in the first half.

The loss dropped the All Black fourth in which Live Rugby World Ranking – their lowest position ever.

The Springboks continue to lead ahead of France – who beat Japan 20-15 earlier in the day – and Ireland.

All Blacks drop to lowest-ever rugby world rankings after Ireland shock

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