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We're going to leave it there now folks. A disappointing result for the Irish, but a gallant effort as ever. Thanks for following this live blog, good night.
Well, it wasn't to be on this occasion, but the eyes of the world have been on Dublin tonight, and hopefully that'll bode well for that 2023 RWC bid.
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 19, 2016
As ever, social media has seen a mixed reaction. Some are praising Irish efforts, others blame the ref and some lament the physical nature of New Zealand's play.
— John Lernihan (@jlernihan) November 19, 2016
— Peter Sweeney (@_Hairdo_) November 19, 2016
NZ were awesome tonight. Though I hope the wrong lesson isn't learnt from this as coming second is not victory #IREvNZL
— Sporting Benching (@sportingbench) November 19, 2016
It could have been oh so different for Ireland had it not been for three first-half injuries to key players, but New Zealand were really up for this one.
FT! A knock-on breaks down the NZ attack, and that's the last act of the game. New Zealand win 21-9.
New Zealand are not done yet, they're looking to close this one out in style.
Defeat looks inevitable, but Ireland are still feeling the love on Twitter
Ireland have played so well and for that I'm incredibly proud #IREvNZL
— Íse (@isemurphy) November 19, 2016
Morally, we've won this game. ♣ #IREvNZL
— Miriam Kennedy (@Miriam_Kennedy) November 19, 2016
Like its never good to lose but jesus we cant be too negative after this - we played amazingly #IREvNZL
— ☆ Sarah D ☆ (@_Sazzi_) November 19, 2016
Four minutes remaining, and the comeback looks way beyond Ireland's capabilities at this stage.
Ringrose looks as though he's got a clean run at the try line but man-of-the-match elect Barrett hauls him down, showing he's as strong defensively as he is attacking.
Zebo is the latest Irish player to be withdrawn through injury, Kieran Marmion comes on to replace him.
Ireland look a little disheartened by that last try. And here's a quick look at how it came about.
— Sky Sports Rugby ? (@SkySportsRugby) November 19, 2016
Barrett converts to extend NZ's lead to 21-9. Things are looking pretty bleak.
TRY! All Ireland's hard work is undone by a punishing counter from the All Blacks, with Fekitoa crossing the whitewash for the second time having come back on after his yellow card.
Suspicions of another high tackle on an Irish player but, again, NZ get away with it.
Questionable Twitter handle name, but this tweet sums up Ireland's performance so far.
Spirit, balls and intent aplenty, but, crucially, no tries #IREvNZL
— The Teabag Times (@teabagtimes) November 19, 2016
Kearney almost squeezes over the line but can't quite manage it. Ireland eventually settle for a penalty after a sustained period of pressure, and Jackson converts to make it 14-9 to New Zealand. Game on!
Here's that yellow card incident from a few minutes ago and, on second viewing, he's lucky it wasn't red.
Fekitoa goes in the bin for a high tackle on Zebo. https://t.co/nMJpcNgAEX
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) November 19, 2016
All Black Dane Coles makes a charge at the try line but Sean O'Brien brilliantly dispossesses him.
Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has just told Sky Sports this is the most physical NZ performance he's seen in quite some time, and it's hard to argue with him.
Try-scorer Fekitoa sees yellow for a high challenge on Zebo, that's him in the sin bin for now!
Ireland cross the whitewash but after an incredible work rate in the build-up, they're pinged for a knock-on.
Ireland earn a scrum but Ringrose is topped in his tracks as he made a bid for the try line...
Bright start from Ireland to the second-half.
Ok, we're back underway!
Here's how the RTE panel back home in Ireland have seen the first-half.
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) November 19, 2016
Half-time is a good opportunity to keep viewers/readers entertained, so take a moment to watch this very relevant viral video!
One of the biggest talking points at the break is this horrendous looking incident. Social media users are not happy!
— Conor Murray (@notpropaganda73) November 19, 2016
If you haven't seen Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid Promo video, narrated by Liam Neeson, then spare a minute and a half now to take this in.
HALF-TIME! Ireland are 14-6 down at the break, but, more worryingly, they've already lost Henshaw, Sexton and Stander to injury. Does this squad have the ability to mount a comeback without those key men? Let us know your thoughts @IrishPostSport
Half time is nearing, and Ireland look as though they need it. They've been depleted by big hits.
The referee is being destroyed on Twitter, but there's no doubt Ireland have been second best.
Can't believe some of the calls from Peyper. This is a shocking display. #IREvNZL
— Try Time TV (@TryTime_TV) November 19, 2016
— Ben Graham (@Ben_Hannigan) November 19, 2016
Is the ref only referring one side today?? #IREvNZL
— Josh Stevens (@JoshStevens10) November 19, 2016
The pace of the game has slowed dramatically, we're trudging towards the half-time whistle here with little happening on the field.
No doubt about who is running the show for New Zealand here, as this Tweet below outlines.
If I had a man crush would have to be Beauden Barrett man is pure class. #IREvNZL
— Ricky Power (@richie_power) November 19, 2016
New Zealand are still on the offense, nine minutes to HT. They lead 14-6.
Barrett steals possession off Jackson, collects and touches down but the TMO rules out the try for a knock-on, a let-off for Ireland.
The All Blacks have a scrum in a dangerous position, we're approaching the half-our mark.
Modern technology eh!
— Barbara Moynihan (@On_Your_Feet) November 19, 2016
NZ go offside and Ireland get a penalty, which Jackson sends over. 14-6 to the All Blacks.
CJ Stander is the latest to feel the force of the brutal All Blacks, who have raised their aggression an awful lot. Stander is off with a head injury. On comes youngster Van der Flier.
Ninth phase of play now as Ireland try to bulldoze their way back into the match!
It gets worse for Ireland - Sexton is off injured, on comes Paddy Jackson.
That last try was slightly dubious as it's not clear if the ball was actually grounded amid Sexton's attempts to prevent it.
Stevie Wonder could have seen Johnny's arm under the ball there. Shocking decision to award that try ?
— flor gilmore (@flomeo) November 19, 2016
Ref should've gone with his own instinct. Never a try #IREvNZL
— Richard Sheehan (@risteard69) November 19, 2016
#IREvNZL that was never a try. Disgraceful decision by TMO.
— Peter Heylin (@pheylin) November 19, 2016
That man again, Barrett, converts and NZ lead 14-3. Ireland are in a bit of a hole here!
TRY! New Zealand have another try through Barrett's steal, Sexton's efforts to halt his run proves fruitless.
Plenty of folk aren't best pleased with the referees for not punishing that tackle on Henshaw
How does a tackle that gets someone stretchered off and worthy of a penalty not a yellow... #IREvNZL
— Paul McGrath (@paulpmcg) November 19, 2016
Still 7-3 to NZ, but Ireland are on the attack.
Ringrose is on for the injured Henshaw after a high challenge, but the TMO tells the ref only a penalty is necessary, no punishment for the guilty party.
Of course, some are lucky enough to be there! Meanwhile, the referee is conferring with the TMO. Back to the action in a moment.
— Tara Buckley (@RGDATATara) November 19, 2016
Plenty of folk enjoying the game across Ireland and Britain!
— Maria (@Collins__Maria) November 19, 2016
The NZ defence is holding up well but this is great work from Ireland, who settle for a penalty, which Johnny Sexton converts to make it 7-3 to the All Blacks.
Ireland have a scrum in a promising position
Great work from Heaslip sends O'Brien on his way but he's stopped just short of the try line, great response from Ireland!
Beauden Barrett converts to give the All Blacks an early 7-0 lead.
TRY! New Zealand have wasted no time at all as Fekitoa is found in space to the left, evades Conor Murray and touches down.
Into the second minute and New Zealand are already piling on the pressure.
Here's the Irish team...and here we go!
A video posted by Irish Rugby (@irishrugby) on
The Haka is underway! The Aviva crowd look on in awe.
Here's some fun viewing if you've got a minute to spare ahead of kick-off
The anthem formalities are just underway with the game now just five minutes away. Where's your money going? Tweet us @IrishPostSport
Good evening folks and welcome to our live coverage of Ireland v New Zealand, part two! Stay tuned for updates.