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Mark Donlon

What time and TV channel is Ireland v New Zealand on?

Ireland take on the All-Blacks on Saturday in what is sure to be a thrilling contest.

The Irish squad's tour is their first since a 2018 2-1 series victory against the Wallabies in Australia, and their first to New Zealand since 2012.

They would make history by beating the All-Blacks during this tour, having never beaten them on New Zealand soil before.

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Ireland head coach Andy Farrell underlined the importance of the tour as Ireland begin their World Cup preparations.

He said: "This is the start of our Rugby World Cup campaign and it is going to be a fantastic challenge for our group facing five massive tests across the three weeks.

"We will learn so much about the players and the group as a whole as we have to front up for five incredibly tough fixtures, far from the comforts of home and in grounds where the home support will greatly outnumber travelling Irish fans."

Here are all the details you need ahead of the game.

Where is the game being played?

This game will take place in Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

When is the game taking place?

This game is set to take place on Saturday, July 2.

What time is kick off?

Kick off is at 8.05am Irish time.

What channel is it on?

You can catch this game live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event. It can also be viewed with a NOW Sports Membership.

You can also follow live updates with The Irish Mirror's live blog.

New Zealand team

J Barrett (Hurricanes); S Reece (Crusaders), R Ioane (Blues), Q Tupaea (Chiefs), L Fainga’anuku (Crusaders); B Barrett (Blues), A Smith (Highlanders); G Bower (Crusaders), C Taylor (Crusaders), O Tu’ungafasi (Blues), B Retallick (Chiefs), S Whitelock (Crusaders), S Barrett (Crusaders), S Cane (Chiefs, capt), A Savea (Hurricanes).

Replacements: S Taukei’aho (Chiefs), K Tu’inukuafe (Blues), A Ta’avao (Chiefs), P G Sowakula (Chiefs), D Papalii (Blues), F Christie (Blues), R Mo’unga (Crusaders), B Ennor (Crusaders).

Ireland team

H Keenan (Leinster); K Earls (Munster), G Ringrose (Leinster), R Henshaw (Leinster), J Lowe (Leinster); J Sexton (Leinster, capt), J Gibson-Park (Leinster); A Porter (Leinster), D Sheehan (Leinster), T Furlong (Leinster), T Beirne (Munster), J Ryan (Leinster), P O’Mahony (Munster), J Van Der Flier (Leinster), C Doris (Leinster).

Replacements: D Heffernan (Connacht), F Bealham (Connacht), C Healy (Leinster), K Treadwell (Ulster), J Conan (Leinster), C Murray (Munster), J Carbery (Munster), B Aki (Connacht).

Betting odds

All-Blacks - 10/11

Ireland - 10/11

Draw - 18/1


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