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MĀORI ALL BLACKS V IRELAND (WELLINGTON)
Ireland might be searching for an historic Test series victory over the All Blacks this weekend but the tourists would also love to break their duck against the Māori All Blacks on Tuesday night in the capital.
There were signs of promise from Ireland in its 32-17 defeat to the Māori on June 29 in Hamilton. Andy Farrell is building depth within his squad ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France and, while his charges were clearly beaten, four tries to two, they stuck to their guns and played with heart in the second half, in particular.
As they do not have two full squads here, Ireland has included five who were on the subs bench for the second Test against the All Blacks in Dunedin on Saturday plus Mack Hansen, who was on the right wing that night. It remains to be seen how much game time we see from that sextet, given most will be required for Test duty on Saturday, but there is plenty of experience and quality in those higher numbers.