Ireland have never beaten the All Blacks in New Zealand. The All Blacks camp has been struck by Covid leaving coaches, including top dog Ian Foster, and players out of action. Rarely does one look at a New Zealand team sheet and find it underwhelming. He undoubtedly will have given unique insight to the New Zealand camp but it seems unlikely that will make up for a week of disruption. The Ireland camp were not immune to Covid, however, with Connacht wing Mack Hansen ruled out of the series opener.
Source: Stuff July 02, 2022 08:42 UTC