After Ireland were beaten in the opener at Eden Park, Ireland bounced back brilliantly in Dunedin and delivered a historic first win over the All Blacks in New Zealand.
With the 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 big mark ahead of next year’s World Cup.
But New Zealand will be under pressure to react with manager Ian Foster on thin ice after a run of three defeats in four, including against Ireland in Dublin last November.
Here’s everything you need to know.
When does New Zealand play Ireland?
The third test will be played at 8.05am BST on Saturday 16 July at the Sky Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.
Where can I watch it?
The game will be streamed live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event – coverage starts at 7:30am. If you’re not a Sky customer, you can get one NOWTV Day Pass here watch without subscription.
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What’s new from the team?
New Zealand recalled the fit Sam Whitelock in a shaken squad for Saturday’s series-winning third Test, while the Irish made just one change, bringing in Bundee Aki for the injured Garry Ringrose.
Under immense pressure following the All Blacks’ 12-23 loss in Dunedin last weekend, manager Ian Foster heralded changes to his starting XI while handing Rugby League convert Roger Tuivasa-Sheck a possible Test debut off the bench.
Foster’s counterpart Andy Farrell is sticking with the side that defeated the All Blacks for the first time in New Zealand and turned the tables after losing the opening game 19-42.
New Zealand: 15 Jordie Barrett 14 Will Jordan 13 Rieko Ioane 12 David Havili 11 Sevu Reece 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Aaron Smith; 1st George Bower 2nd Codie Taylor 3rd Nepo Laulala 4th Brodie Retallick 5th Sam Whitelock 6th Scott Barrett 7th Sam Kane (Captain) 8th Ardie Savea
Substitute: 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: 15th Hugo Keenan, 14th Mack Hansen, 13th Bundee Aki, 12th Robbie Henshaw, 11th James Lowe, 10th Johnny Sexton (Captain), 9th Jamison Gibson Park, 1st Andrew Porter, 2nd Dan Sheehan, 3rd Tadhg Furlong 4th Tadhg Beirne 5th James Ryan 6th Peter O’Mahony 7th Josh van der Flier 8th Caelan Doris
Substitute: 16 Rob Herring 17 Cian Healy 18 Finlay Bealham 19 Kieran Treadwell 20 Jack Conan 21 Conor Murray 22 Joey Carbery 23 Keith Earls
New Zealand wins – 1/4
Tie – 25/1
Ireland win – 3/1
Complete TV program for summer tours
Saturday 16 July
New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30am (kick-off at 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 15:30 (kick-off 16:05)
Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 19:30 (kick-off at 20:10)