Ireland, who made a repeat team, was beaten 32-17 by New Zealand Maori before facing my blacks in the trial match.
The 15th edition of Ireland, who rescued most of their holders just days before their first Test against the All Blacks on Saturday, were beaten 32-17 by the Maori New Zealanders on Wednesday in Hamilton at the start of their tour of New Zealand. – Zeeland.
Despite the difficult conditions and the ball slipped by the rain, the New Zealand Moors did not hesitate to develop an offensive game.
They took a throat XV of a clover repeat, and scored all of their attempts in the first period alone: four, including three in 11 minutes and two in long-range moves starting from their own camp. They were dislocated at rest (32-10).
In these first forty minutes, the game of occupying the grounds at the foot of a disorganized and undisciplined Irish team was deficient, in addition to their closed mansions on the back.
The Irish recovered a bit in a more balanced second half, scoring an attempt via Gavin Combes.
The two teams will meet on July 12 in Wellington, between the second and third XV of Clover Tests against the All Blacks.
Ireland will meet New Zealand three times during this tour, on Saturdays 2, 9 and 16 July.
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