Autumn International

Ireland faces the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday

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Ireland will hope to continue their hot streak of form when they face New Zealand in Dublin this weekend. Andy Farrell’s men have won their last six matches, including three Six Nations clashes and encounters with Japan and USA.

The Irish move on to a huge test against the All-Blacks but will be determined to give a strong account of themselves against elite opponents.  The All Blacks. A name which strikes fear and awe into rugby teams and supporters around the world.

New Zealand are on a European tour and their next destination is Dublin, where Andy Farrell’s Ireland will look to pull off the improbable.

Ireland began their Autumn campaign with a 60-5 evisceration of an undercooked Japan side last weekend – a nice ego boost before the real acid test.

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What time does Ireland vs New Zealand rugby kick off?

  • Ireland vs New Zealand takes place on Saturday, October 13.
  • The match kicks off at 3.15pm UK and Ireland time – 4.15am in New Zealand.
  • It takes place at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
  • Last time the two sides met, the All Blacks scored seven tries to run out 46-14 winners in the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Chofu, Japan.

What TV channel is Ireland vs New Zealand rugby on and can I live stream it?

  • Ireland vs NZ Rugby live on Channel 4 in the UK.
  • Coverage commences at 2.45pm – half an hour before kick-off.
  • To stream the match live, head to the Channel 4 website.

What Irish TV channel is Ireland vs New Zealand on?

  • Ireland vs All Blacks live on RTE Two in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Coverage commences at 2.15pm – one hour before kick-off.

Can I watch Ireland vs All Blacks Rugby free?

  • Yes. Channel 4 is FREE for all UK viewers with a TV licence.
  • RTE is also free-to-air for viewers in the Republic of Ireland.

As for the All Blacks they have left a trail of destruction behind them on their journey north, racking up 205 points in three fixtures against the USA, Wales and Italy.

They will know Saturday is a different proposition however, and their last visit to the Aviva Stadium in 2018 ended in defeat.

And not only will Ireland be their sternest opponents of the tour so far – Wales were heavily understrength – they also will be playing in front of a packed Lansdowne Road.

Supporters – the game’s lifeblood – are back and the Aviva is a sellout. The roar of the crowd was sorely missed. It will be poignant to hear it in all its glory once again.

Here is everything you need to know as Ireland look to topple the mighty All Blacks.

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