Ireland’s five-match tour in New Zealand vs All Blacks and Maori All Blacks: How to watch live on Sky Sports | Rugby Union News

Ireland’s five-match tour in New Zealand vs All Blacks and Maori All Blacks: How to watch live on Sky Sports | Rugby Union News
Johnny Sexton will lead Ireland as captain on their tour of New Zealand, live on Sky Sports

Johnny Sexton will lead Ireland as captain on their tour of New Zealand, live on Sky Sports

Andy Farrell will look to lead Ireland to a primary ever victory over the All Blacks on New Zealand soil this summer season, completely live on Sky Sports.

The tour is Ireland’s first since a 2018 2-1 sequence victory in opposition to the Wallabies in Australia, and their first to New Zealand since 2012, as they search to make historical past.

“This is the start of our Rugby World Cup campaign and it is going to be a fantastic challenge for our group facing five massive tests across the three weeks,” head coach Andy Farrell has stated.

“We will learn so much about the players and the group as a whole as we have to front up for five incredibly tough fixtures, far from the comforts of home and in grounds where the home support will greatly outnumber travelling Irish fans.”

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell will look to lead his side to history in New Zealand

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell will look to lead his facet to historical past in New Zealand

When are Ireland’s fixtures?

Maori All Blacks vs Ireland in Hamilton – Wednesday, June 29 – live on Sky Sports Action from 8am

New Zealand vs Ireland in Auckland – Saturday, July 2 – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30am

New Zealand vs Ireland in Dunedin – Saturday, July 9 – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30am

Maori All Blacks vs Ireland in Wellington – Tuesday, July 12 – live on Sky Sports Action from 8am

New Zealand vs Ireland in Wellington – Saturday, July 16 – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30am

Who is in Ireland’s squad?

Ireland have named 5 uncapped gamers in an prolonged 40-man squad for his or her summer season tour to New Zealand.

Leinster trio Ciaran Frawley (centre), Joe McCarthy (second row) and Jimmy O’Brien (wing), Munster’s Jeremy Loughman (loosehead prop) and Connacht’s Cian Prendergast (back-row) make up the uncapped choices, with the squad captained by 36-year-old Johnny Sexton.

Injuries imply Leinster hooker Ronan Kelleher (shoulder), Munster wing Andrew Conway (knee) – key males throughout Ireland’s profitable 2021 Autumn sequence and 2022 Six Nations – miss out, as do Ulster wing Robert Baloucoune (hip), Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne (neck) and Munster centre Chris Farrell (hip).

Backs (18): Bundee Aki, Harry Byrne, Joey Carbery, Craig Casey, Keith Earls, Ciaran Frawley, Jamison Gibson-Park, Mack Hansen, Robbie Henshaw, James Hume, Hugo Keenan, Jordan Larmour, James Lowe, Michael Lowry, Conor Murray, Jimmy O’Brien, Garry Ringrose, Johnny Sexton (c).

Forwards (22): Ryan Baird, Finlay Bealham, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Gavin Coombes, Caelan Doris, Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, Dave Heffernan, Iain Henderson, Rob Herring, Jeremy Loughman, Joe McCarthy, Peter O’Mahony, Tom O’Toole, Andrew Porter, Cian Prendergast, James Ryan, Dan Sheehan, Nick Timoney, Kieran Treadwell, Josh van der Flier.

What occurred final time Ireland toured New Zealand?

The final time Ireland toured New Zealand in 2012, they nonetheless had by no means overwhelmed the All Blacks wherever.

A 3-0 sequence defeat got here, together with an agonising last-gasp 22-19 loss in the second Test after a Dan Carter drop-goal with the clock in the purple.

Since then, Ireland have gone on to beat the All Blacks 3 times: November 2016 in Chicago, November 2018 in Dublin, and, most not too long ago, November 2021 in Dublin – the final assembly between the pair.

The All Blacks will need revenge, whereas Ireland will look to create extra historical past.

Bumper July of rugby on Sky Sports

As effectively as exhibiting Ireland in New Zealand this summer season, Sky Sports will present England’s three-Test tour of Australia, Wales’ three-Test tour of South Africa and Scotland’s three-Test tour of Argentina.

Wednesday, June 29

Maori All Blacks vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 8am (kick off is at 8.05am)

Saturday, July 2

New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30pm (kick-off at 8:10pm)

Saturday, July 9

New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30pm (kick-off at 8:10pm)

Tuesday, July 12

Maori All Blacks vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 8am (kick off is at 8.05am)

Saturday, July 16

New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30pm (kick-off at 8:10pm)

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