Ireland v New Zealand: What time is the match, what TV channel can I watch it on and what are the odds?
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Ireland v New Zealand: What time is the match, what TV channel can I watch it on and what are the odds?

AFTER waiting for 111 years to finally beat the All Blacks, Ireland have a chance to repeat their heroics from Chicago as New Zealand visit Dublin this Saturday, and here’s everything you need to know.

Where is the match?

This time it’s on the home soil of the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

When is the match?

It begins at 5.30pm on Saturday, November 19.

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How can I watch it?

Sky Sports own the broadcasting rights in Britain and will show it live on Sky Sports 2. If you’re living in the Republic of Ireland, you’ll be lucky enough to see the game on RTE 2.

What are the match odds?

In their first meeting, Ireland were 14/1 underdogs, and they remain the underdogs against the back-to-back world champions, though this time their price is halved at 7/1. The All Blacks are once again big favourites, with the best price available currently 1/6. Find all odds here.

Why are they playing New Zealand again?

This is the second game of the 2016 Guinness Series, with Ireland having beaten Canada 52-21 in the first game of the event.

How will the teams line out?

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Ireland have named their starting XV and it is as below:


New Zealand, meanwhile, are at full strength after being without a few key players in Chicago.

Here is their team-sheet:

1. Joe Moody (22)
2. Dane Coles (47)
3. Owen Franks (88)
4. Brodie Retallick (58)
5. Samuel Whitelock (82)
6. Liam Squire (7)
7. Sam Cane (39)
8. Kieran Read - captain (95)
9. Aaron Smith (56)
10. Beauden Barrett (47)
11. Julian Savea (50)
12. Anton Lienert-Brown (6)
13. Malakai Fekitoa (22)
14. Israel Dagg (59)
15. Ben Smith (59)

Substitutes:

16. Codie Taylor (13)
17. Wyatt Crockett (56)
18. Charlie Faumuina (44)
19. Scott Barrett (2)
20. Ardie Savea (10)
21. TJ Perenara (27)
22. Aaron Cruden (45)
23. Waisake Naholo (10)

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Our prediction

Last time, we were way off with our prediction that New Zealand would win by 10 points in Chicago, but we’re going to go there again.

When you wait 111 years for a win over the famous All Blacks, expecting two in the space of a month is pretty greedy, but there’s nothing wrong with being optimistic.

History shows the All Blacks are pretty good at bouncing back from defeat, as they proved in their first outing after the Ireland loss – a 10-try trouncing of Italy. These guys are out for revenge, so don’t be surprised to see the best of them.

Prediction: New Zealand to win by 10 points