Ireland makes history again against the

Ireland and England again beat two of the great powers of rugby in the southern hemisphere, New Zealand and Australia, respectively, in the third games of the series, which 'traveled' to the oceanic continent.

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16 July 2022 Saturday 11:15
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Ireland makes history again against the

Ireland and England again beat two of the great powers of rugby in the southern hemisphere, New Zealand and Australia, respectively, in the third games of the series, which 'traveled' to the oceanic continent.

Ireland, current runner-up in the Six Nations tournament, will become the new world number one after another magnificent display, this time at the Sky Stadium in Wellington, against the All Blacks, who lose two games in a row against a European team for the first time since the French victory in 1994.

Ian Foster's team was clearly outmatched in the first period and despite their furious reaction they ended up losing again. The Club XV confirmed their great tour after losing in the first game and winning last Saturday in Dunedin by 12-23.

On this occasion Ireland 'flew' with the essays of Josh van der Flier, Hugo Keenan and Robbie Henshaw in the first part and with shots from sticks by Jonathan Sexton. New Zealand responded with Akira Ioane and Will Jordan's Ardie Savea marks, but it wasn't enough. Rob Herring stopped his reaction with another try and Sexton's conversion made it 22-32 for Ireland, who held on magnificently to win the series.

England also won the series against Australia by 1-2, achieving their second win in a match played in Sydney (17-21), after having won last week in Brisbane (17-25). The XV de la Rosa was more accurate than the Wallabies after they stood at half an hour with a 10-3 after a try by Tom Wright and shots by Noah Lolesio.

England knew how to hold their own and a penalty kick from Owen Farrell and a try from Freddie Steward put them ahead just before the break (10-11). After the restart, the English kicker and another brand from Marcus Smith put the European bloc on track for victory, which won the series for the second time in its history.

For England it is a real boost and a morale boost ahead of the autumn series, in which they will face South Africa and New Zealand, and next year's World Cup in France.

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