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

Johnny Sexton will lead Eire as captain on their tour of New Zealand, dwell on Sky Sports activities

Andy Farrell will look to steer Eire to a primary ever victory over the All Blacks on New Zealand soil this summer season, completely dwell on Sky Sports activities.

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

“That is the beginning of our Rugby World Cup marketing campaign and it’ll be a improbable problem for our group dealing with 5 huge exams throughout the three weeks,” head coach Andy Farrell has mentioned.

“We’ll be taught a lot concerning the gamers and the group as an entire as we’ve got to entrance up for 5 extremely powerful fixtures, removed from the comforts of dwelling and in grounds the place the house assist will enormously outnumber travelling Irish followers.”

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

Eire head coach Andy Farrell will look to steer his facet to historical past in New Zealand

When are Eire’s fixtures?

Maori All Blacks vs Eire in Hamilton – Wednesday, June 29 – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 8am

New Zealand vs Eire in Auckland – Saturday, July 2 – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 7.30am

New Zealand vs Eire in Dunedin – Saturday, July 9 – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 7.30am

Maori All Blacks vs Eire in Wellington – Tuesday, July 12 – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 8am

New Zealand vs Eire in Wellington – Saturday, July 16 – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 7.30am

Who’s in Eire’s squad?

Eire 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.

Accidents imply Leinster hooker Ronan Kelleher (shoulder), Munster wing Andrew Conway (knee) – key males throughout Eire’s profitable 2021 Autumn collection 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 Eire toured New Zealand?

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

A 3-0 collection defeat got here, together with an agonising last-gasp 22-19 loss within the second Take a look at after a Dan Carter drop-goal with the clock within the purple.

Since then, Eire have gone on to beat the All Blacks thrice: 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 Eire will look to create extra historical past.

Bumper July of rugby on Sky Sports activities

In addition to displaying Eire in New Zealand this summer season, Sky Sports activities will present England’s three-Take a look at tour of Australia, Wales’ three-Take a look at tour of South Africa and Scotland’s three-Take a look at tour of Argentina.

Wednesday, June 29

Maori All Blacks vs Eire – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 8am (kick off is at 8.05am)

Saturday, July 2

New Zealand vs Eire – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

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

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

Saturday, July 9

New Zealand vs Eire – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

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

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

Tuesday, July 12

Maori All Blacks vs Eire – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 8am (kick off is at 8.05am)

Saturday, July 16

New Zealand vs Eire – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

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

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

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