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 leads Ireland as captain on their New Zealand tour, live on Sky Sports

Johnny Sexton leads Ireland as captain on their New Zealand tour, live on Sky Sports

Andy Farrell will lead Ireland to a first-ever win over the All Blacks on New Zealand soil this summer, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

The tour will be Ireland’s first since a 2018 Series 2-1 win against the Wallabies in Australia, and the first to New Zealand since 2012, where they aim to make history.

“This is the start of our Rugby World Cup campaign and it will be a fantastic challenge for our group who have to go through five huge tests in three weeks,” said head coach Andy Farrell.

“We will learn so much about the players and the group as a whole as we face five incredibly tough games, far from the comforts of home and in a field where home support will be much greater than Irish traveling fans.”

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

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

When are the matches in Ireland?

Maori All Blacks vs Ireland in Hamilton – Wednesday 29 June – live on Sky Sports Action from 8 a.m

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

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

Maori All Blacks vs Ireland in Wellington – Tuesday 12 July – live on Sky Sports Action from 8 a.m

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

Who is in Ireland’s squad?

Ireland has named five uncapped players in a vast 40-man roster for their summer tour to New Zealand.

Leinster trio Ciaran Frawley (center), 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 rosters, with the squad led by 36 year old Johnny Sexton.

Injuries mean Leinster whore Ronan Kelleher (shoulder), Munster wing Andrew Conway (knee) – key figures in Ireland’s successful 2021 fall series and 2022 Six Nations – miss, as is Ulster wing Robert Baloucoune (hip), Munster support Dave Kilcoyne (neck) and Munster center Chris Farrell (hip).

Back (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).

Forward (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 happened the last time Ireland toured New Zealand?

The last time Ireland toured New Zealand in 2012, they had never beaten the All Blacks anywhere.

A 3-0 series loss came, including an embarrassing last-gasp 22-19 loss in the second Test after a drop goal from Dan Carter clocked in the red.

Since then, Ireland has defeated the All Blacks three times: November 2016 in Chicago, November 2018 in Dublin and, most recently, November 2021 in Dublin – the last meeting between the pair.

The All Blacks will want revenge, while Ireland will try to create more history.

Rugby July’s Bumper on Sky Sports

In addition to Ireland in New Zealand this summer, air sports will feature England’s three-Test tour through Australia, Wales’ three-Test tour through South Africa, and Scotland’s three-Test tour through Argentina.

WednesdayJune 29

Maori All Blacks vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 8 a.m. (kick-off is at 8:05 a.m.)

saturday july 2

New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30 am (kick-off at 8.05 am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15 a.m. (kick-off 10:55 a.m.)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3.30 pm (kick-off 4.05 pm)

Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30 pm (kick-off 8.10 pm)

Saturday July 9th

New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30 am (kick-off at 8.05 am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15 a.m. (kick-off 10:55 a.m.)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3.30 pm (kick-off 4.05 pm)

Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30 pm (kick-off 8.10 pm)

tuesday 12 july

Maori All Blacks vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 8 a.m. (kick-off is at 8:05 a.m.)

Saturday July 16

New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30 am (kick-off at 8.05 am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15 a.m. (kick-off 10:55 a.m.)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3.30 pm (kick-off 4.05 pm)

Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30 pm (kick-off 8.10 pm)

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