What time is New Zealand vs Ireland today?

Ireland have the opportunity to claim a stunning series victory over New Zealand when they face the All Blacks in the third decisive test in Wellington.

After being beaten in the opener at Eden Park, Ireland recovered brilliantly in Dunedin to deliver a historic first victory against the All Blacks in New Zealand.

With momentum on their side, Ireland are aiming to become the first team to win back-to-back games against the All Blacks in New Zealand since 1998 and make a huge statement ahead of next year’s World Cup.

But New Zealand will be under pressure to respond, with coach Ian Foster on thin ice after a three-for-four losing streak, including against Ireland in Dublin last November.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is New Zealand vs Ireland?

The third test will be played at Sky Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday July 16 at 8:05 a.m. BST.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event – with coverage starting at 7.30am. If you are not a Sky customer, you can enter a NOWTV day pass here to watch without subscription.

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What’s up with the team?

New Zealand recalled fit lock Sam Whitelock to a rocky squad for Saturday’s third tiebreak, while the Irish made just one change, bringing in Bundee Aki for the injured Garry Ringrose.

Under huge pressure after the All Blacks’ 23-12 defeat at Dunedin last weekend, manager Ian Foster sounded changes to his starting squad, while handing rugby league convert Roger Tuivasa-Sheck a potential test start on the bench.

Foster’s counterpart Andy Farrell kept faith in the side as they recorded a first-ever win against the All Blacks in New Zealand and turned things around after the 42-19 loss in the series opener .

New Zealand: 15. Jordie Barrett, 14. Will Jordan, 13. Rieko Ioane, 12. David Havili, 11. Sevu Reece, 10. Beauden Barrett, 9. Aaron Smith; 1. George Bower, 2. Codie Taylor, 3. Nepo Laulala, 4. Brodie Retallick, 5. Sam Whitelock, 6. Scott Barrett, 7. Sam Kane (captain), 8. Ardie Savea

Replacements: 16. Dane Coles, 17. Aidan Ross, 18. Ofa Tuungafasi, 19. Akira Ioane, 20. Dalton Papalii, 21. Folau Fakatava, 22. Richie Mo’unga, 23. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Ireland: 15. Hugo Keenan, 14. Mack Hansen, 13. Bundee Aki, 12. Robbie Henshaw, 11. James Lowe, 10. Johnny Sexton (captain), 9. Jamison Gibson Park, 1. Andrew Porter, 2. Dan Sheehan, 3. Tadhg Furlong, 4. Tadhg Beirne, 5. James Ryan, 6. Peter O’Mahony, 7. Josh van der Flier, 8. Caelan Doris,

Replacements: 16. Rob Herring, 17. Cian Healy, 18. Finlay Bealham, 19. Kieran Treadwell, 20. Jack Conan, 21. Conor Murray, 22. Joey Carbery, 23. Keith Earls


Victory New Zealand – 1/4

Draw – 25/1

Ireland win – 3/1

Complete TV program for the summer tours

Saturday July 16

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

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10.15am (kick-off 10.55am)

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

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

What time is New Zealand vs Ireland today?

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