The feat is immense. Ireland, thanks to a match full of control, signed Saturday in Wellington a second consecutive victory against the All Blacks in New Zealand (32-22), thus winning for the first time its summer tour on New Zealand soil. .
It is also the first time that the All Blacks have lost two games in a row at home against a European team since the victory of France during their tour in 1994. A major snub for coach Ian Foster, more threatened than ever .
With this success, acquired thanks to four tries against three for New Zealand, Ireland will take first place in the world rankings on Monday. The first period was totally Irish, the All Blacks seeming lost, disoriented in the face of this green furia. Quite the opposite of the second which saw the awakening of New Zealanders, authors of three tests in 16 minutes. But the teammates of Johnny Sexton, again imperial at just 37 years old, did not tremble, resisting until the last moment to snatch a precious victory.