It's all square in the three-Test series so it comes down to the decider in Wellington
New Zealand v Ireland live stream: How to watch the 2022 Test series
Ireland secured their first-ever victory over the All Blacks on New Zealand soil last weekend. Can they now back it up by winning the decisive third Test in Wellington on Saturday and thus triumph in the series too?
The Irish have never beaten New Zealand in back-to-back Tests and head coach Andy Farrell has called for “chaos”.
“They’ll be hurting, we know that they bounce back unbelievably strong, we’ve played them enough times now to realise what’s coming,” he said. “They’ve got a plan but it’s up to us to make sure that we bring a bit of chaos to that plan. We’ve got to make sure that we put a bit of doubt in the All Blacks’ minds.”
Farrell has made only one change to his starting XV – Bundee Aki coming in for the injured Garry Ringrose – while there are a handful of personnel changes to the All Blacks line-up.
Sam Whitelock returns in the second row, Nepo Laulala comes in at tighthead prop, David Havili is at inside-centre and Will Jordan is on the wing.
On match day, Scott Barrett was ruled out so Akira Ioane was promoted from the bench to blindside flanker. Tupou Vaa’i replaces him amongst the replacements while Karl Tuinukuafe also comes in for Aidan Ross.
Here are the two team line-ups for the third Test in Wellington and below we explain how you can watch the match.
New Zealand: Jordie Barrett; Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, David Havili, Sevu Reece; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; George Bower, Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Akira Ioane, Sam Cane (captain), Ardie Savea.
Replacements: Dane Coles, Karl Tuinukuafe, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Tupou Vaa’i, Dalton Papalii, Folau Fakatava, Richie Mo’unga, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.
Ireland: Hugo Keenan; Mack Hansen, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton (captain), Jamison Gibson-Park; Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, James Ryan, Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris.
Replacements: Rob Herring, Cian Healy, Finlay Bealham, Kieran Treadwell, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery, Keith Earls.
How to watch New Zealand v Ireland from outside your country
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New Zealand v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the UK & Ireland
The deciding New Zealand v Ireland match on Saturday 16 July will kick off at 8.05am UK & Ireland time and will be live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Action channels, with coverage starting at 7.30am.
If you don’t have a Sky Sports contract, don’t worry as you can stream all 11 Sky Sports channels with a NOW TV pass.
If you just want to watch this match, it’s £11.99 for a day membership. Or monthly membership is £33.99. And you can cancel at any time.
If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the match takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.
New Zealand v Ireland live stream: How to watch from Australia
For those in Australia, this Test can be streamed live on Stan Sport and will kick off at 5.05pm AET, with coverage of the decider from 4pm.
It costs $10 a month to add Stan Sport to your general Stan plan – and there is also a seven-day free trial available so you could test it out first.
New Zealand v Ireland live stream: How to watch from New Zealand
If you want to tune in to New Zealand v Ireland from the Land of the Long White Cloud, head to Sky Sport NZ. The third Test kicks off at 7.05pm in New Zealand and coverage starts at 6pm on Sky Sport NZ1.
New Zealand v Ireland live stream: How to watch from South Africa
If you want to watch the final New Zealand v Ireland Test from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. It kicks off at 9.05am South Africa time, with coverage from 8am on SuperSport’s Rugby channel and 9am on SuperSport Grandstand.
New Zealand v Ireland live stream: How to watch from the USA
If you live in the States, the official broadcaster of summer tour matches is FloRugby, although it will be a case of late nights/early mornings to catch the action.
New Zealand v Ireland will kick off at 3.05am on the East Coast and 12.05am on the West Coast, and will be streamed on its FloRugby platform.
It costs $29.99 for a monthly subscription or $150 for the annual subscription, with both packages giving you access to the entire FloSports network.
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