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The 1974 rugby union match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks is a significant event in rugby history. This match took place on November 23, 1974, at Lansdowne Road in Dublin. It was part of the New Zealand All Blacks’ tour of Ireland and Britain during that year.

Match Highlights:

  • Final Score: The match concluded with a 15-6 victory for the New Zealand All Blacks. This game showcased the All Blacks’ dominant form during their 1974 tour.
  • Key Moments: Ireland put up a strong fight, but the All Blacks managed to maintain control throughout the game. The Irish defense was tested repeatedly and while they managed to prevent a larger scoreline, New Zealand’s strategic play and skill execution were too much for the Irish side.
  • Scorers:
    • For New Zealand, tries were scored by Grant Batty and Sid Going, with Joe Karam contributing through conversions and penalties.
    • Ireland’s points came from penalties, reflecting their struggle to break through New Zealand’s defense for a try.

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