To their great credit, Ireland somehow clung on as the Kiwis ran ball from every angle and every position on the field. Ireland's first try came when they opted for touch rather than take the three points on offer in the 37th minuter and their bravery was rewarded when the pack heaved Jamie Heaslip over in the right hand corner.
Trailing 25-11 at half time, Ireland always faced an uphill struggle but the eventual winners paid them the ultimate compliment in the opening minute of the second half when they went for a three pointer from long range to keep the Irish well at bay. McAllister obliged for a score that was cancelled out by Gareth Steenson minutes later and when Koonwaiyou crossed for his second try in the 60th minute, New Zealand looked well on their way to the world title.
Ireland: Andrew Finn (Dolphin); Richard Lane (UCC), John Hearty (Blackrock College), Glen Telford (Dungannon), Paul McKenzie (Loughborough Uni); Gareth Steenson (Queens University), Tomas O'Leary (Cork Constitution); John Wickham (Clontarf), Denis Fogarty (Cork Constitution), Declan Fitzpatrick (Belfast Harlequins); David Gannon capt (Blackrock Coll), Shane O'Connor (Cork Constitution); Brendan O'Connor (Cork Constitution), David O'Brien (Old Belvedere), Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University) Replacements: 16 - Conor Geoghegan (UCD), 17 - Keith Doyle (UCD), 18- NeilMcComb (Dundee HSFP), 19 - Oisin Hennessy (Dungannon), 20 - Robbie
New Zealand:G Horton; a Koonwaiyou, B Atiga capt, L McAllister, R Wulf; S Donald, T Morland; B Franks, J Pareanga, I Afoa; C Clark, J Ryan; G Naoupu, J Poff, J Kaino.