irishrugby.ie takes a leaf through the record books to look at the previous meetings between Ireland and New Zealand, including 1973's 10-all draw at Lansdowne Road.
Test Match: November 4, 1978
IRELAND 6 NEW ZEALAND 10, Lansdowne Road (HT: 3-3)
Scorers: Ireland: Pens: Tony Ward 2
New Zealand: Try: Andy Dalton; Drops: Doug Bruce 2
Ireland: L Moloney; T Kennedy, A McKibbin, M Gibson, A McLennan; T Ward, C Patterson; P Orr, P Whelan, N Byrne, M Keane, D Spring, F Slattery, S Deering (capt), W Duggan.
Replacements: M Fitzpatrick, C Fitzgerald, J O'Driscoll, J Moloney, M Quinn.
New Zealand: C Currie; S Wilson, W Osborne, N Taylor, B Ford; D Bruce, M Donaldson; B Johnstone, A Dalton, B Bush, A Haden, F Oliver, G Mourie (capt), L Rutledge, G Seear.
Replacements: B Williams, J Black, D Loveridge, B McKechnie, J Fleming.
Referee: C Norling (Wales)
Test Match: June 5, 1976
NEW ZEALAND 11 IRELAND 3, Athletic Park, Wellington (HT: 11-0)
Scorers: New Zealand: Tries: Ian Kirkpatrick, Bruce Robertson; Pen: Laurie Mains
Ireland: Pen: Barry McGann
New Zealand: L Mains; B Williams, B Robertson, J Jaffray, N Purvis; D Robertson, L Davis; B Bush, R Norton, K Tanner, H Macdonald, P Whiting, I Kirkpatrick, K Stewart, A Leslie (capt).
Replacement used: S Going.
Ireland: A Ensor; T Grace (capt), M Gibson, J McIlrath, A McMaster; B McGann, J Robbie; P Orr, P Whelan, P O'Callaghan, R Hakin, M Keane, S McKinney, J Davidson, W Duggan.
Referee: T Doocey (Canterbury, New Zealand)
Test Match: November 23, 1974
IRELAND 6 NEW ZEALAND 15, Lansdowne Road (HT: 3-9)
Scorers: Ireland: Pens: Anthony Ensor 2
New Zealand: Try: Joseph Karam; Con: Karam; Pens: Karam 3
Ireland: A Ensor; T Grace, R Milliken, J Crowe, P Parfey; M Quinn, J Moloney; R McLoughlin, K Kennedy, S Lynch, W McBride (capt), M Keane, S McKinney, F Slattery, T Moore.
New Zealand: J Karam; B Williams, B Robertson, J Morgan, G Batty; D Robertson, S Going; K Lambert, R Norton, K Tanner, H Macdonald, P Whiting, I Kirkpatrick, K Stewart, A Leslie (capt).
Referee: J Johnson (England)
Test Match: January 20, 1973
IRELAND 10 NEW ZEALAND 10, Lansdowne Road (HT: 3-6)
Scorers: Ireland: Try: Tom Grace; Pens: Barry McGann 2
New Zealand: Tries: Alex Wylie, Sid Going; Con: Joseph Karam
Ireland: T Kiernan (capt); T Grace, M Flynn, M Gibson, A McMaster; B McGann, J Moloney; R McLoughlin, K Kennedy, J Lynch, W McBride, K Mays, J Davidson, F Slattery, T Moore.
Replacements: R Clegg, S McKinney, R Milliken, P Whelan, M Mahony, A Emsor.
New Zealand: J Karam; B Williams, B Robertson, I Hurst, G Batty; R Burgess, S Going; G Whiting, R Norton, K Lambert, P Whiting, H Macdonald, I Kirkpatrick (capt), A Wyllie, A Sutherland.
Referee: M Joseph (Wales)
Test Match: December 7, 1963
IRELAND 5 NEW ZEALAND 6, Lansdowne Road (HT: 5-3)
Scorers: Ireland: Try: John Fortune; Con: Tom Kiernan
New Zealand: Try: Kel Tremain; Pen: Don Clarke
Ireland: T Kiernan; J Fortune, J Walsh, P Casey, A Duggan; M English, J Kelly (capt); R McLoughlin, A Dawson, P Dwyer, W Mulcahy, W McBride, N Murphy, E McGuire, P O'Sullivan.
New Zealand: D Clarke; M Dick, P Little, D Arnold, R Caulton; M Herewini, K Briscoe; W Whineray (capt), D Young, K Gray, A Stewart, C Meads, K Tremain, D Graham, S Meads.
Referee: H Keenan (England)
Test Match: January 9, 1954
IRELAND 3 NEW ZEALAND 14, Lansdowne Road (HT: 0-9)
Scorers: Ireland: Pen: Noel Henderson
New Zealand: Tries: Bill Clark, Bob Stuart; Con: Bob Scott; Pen: Scott; Drop: Scott
Ireland: J Murphy; M Mortell, A Pedlow, N Henderson, J Gaston; J Kyle (capt), J O'Meara; J Smith, F Anderson, W O'Neill, P Lawler, R Thompson, J Kavanagh, J McCarthy, T Reid.
New Zealand: B Scott; M Dixon, C Loader, B Fitzpatrick, R Jarden; R Bowers, K Davis; H White, R Hemi, K Skinner, G Dalzell, R White, B Clark, D Oliver, B Stuart (capt).
Referee: P Cooper (England)
Test Match: December 7, 1935
IRELAND 9 NEW ZEALAND 17, Lansdowne Road (HT: 6-11)
Scorers: Ireland: Try: Charles Beamish; Pens: Aidan Bailey, Jack Siggins
New Zealand: Tries: Brushy Mitchell, George Hart, Charles Oliver; Con: Mike Gilbert; Pens: Gilbert 2
Ireland: D Morris; C Boyle, G Malcolmson, A Bailey, J O'Connor; V Hewitt, G Morgan; T Dunn, C Graves, C Beamish, S Deering, W McRoss, J Siggins (capt), C Wallis, G Morgan.
New Zealand: M Gilbert; G Hart, C Oliver, T Caughey, B Mitchell; J Griffiths, B Sadler; A Lambourn, W Hadley, D Dalton, R King, S Reid, H McLean, J Manchester (capt), A Mahoney.
Referee: R Jeffares (Ireland)
Test Match: November 1, 1924
IRELAND 0 NEW ZEALAND 6, Lansdowne Road (HT: 0-0)
Scorers: New Zealand: Try: Snowy Svenson; Pen: Marcus Nicholls
Ireland: W Crawford; H Stephenson (capt), J Gardiner, G Stephenson, T Hewitt; F Hewitt, J McDowell; A Spain, R Collopy, T Brand, J McVicker, T McClelland, J Clinch, W Collis, R Crichton.
New Zealand: G Nepia; S Svenson, F Lucas, A Cooke, A Hart; M Nicholls, W Dalley; W Irvine, O Donald, M Brownlie, R Masters, J Richardson (capt), L Cupples, A White, J Parker.
Referee: A Freethy (Wales)
Test Match: November 25, 1905
IRELAND 0 NEW ZEALAND 15, Lansdowne Road (HT: 0-5)
Scorers: New Zealand: Tries: Alexander McDonald, Bob Deans 2; Cons: Carbine Wallace
Ireland: M Landers; H Thrift, B MacLear, J Parke, C Robb; E Caddell, T Robinson; C Allen (capt), J Coffey, G Hamlet, H Knox, H Sugars, A Tedford, H Wilson, J Wallace.
New Zealand: W Wallace; G Smith, B Deans, J Hunter, H Mynott; B Stead (capt), F Roberts; G Tyler, S Casey, J O'Sullivan, W Cunningham, A McDonald, C Seeling, F Glasgow, G Gillett.
Referee: J Findlay (Scotland)
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