19 Jun, 06:50
A single point separated the sides as a hard-fought 5th-8th place play-off finished in France's favour at Stade Henri Desgrange on Tuesday night. Check out some photos from Ireland's fourth IRB Junior World Championsip match.
Biting southerly winds will add to the chill factor. According to Hayward Osborn, manager of MetService Christchurch, it's going to be pretty darn cold and we would advise those attending the All Black v Ireland Test at Carisbrook to dig out their thermal gear and wind-breakers.
A crowd of 27,000 is expected for the first rugby game to be played under lights at the famous stadium where the Irish team went last night for the usual walk-out.
Pre main-match activities will include a curtain raiser between Otago Boys High School and Southland Boys High.
Dunedin singers Jud Arthur and Anna Leese will sing the respective anthems. Arthur will perform God Defend New Zealand in both Maori and English while 21 year old Leese will sing Ireland's Call.