24 Jun 2012

All Blacks thrash Ireland

5:39 am on 24 June 2012

The All Blacks have beaten Ireland 60-0 in Hamilton.

New Zealand scored nine tries, with six converted.

Sam Cane and Sonny Bill Williams each scored two while Hosea Gear, Ben Smith, Liam Messam and Israel Dagg were the other try scorers.

At half-time, the score was 21-0.

The game was played in ideal conditions in front of a capacity crowd of 25,000.

Irish captain Brian O'Driscoll says the scoreline is a bit embarrassing.

The All Blacks won the series 3-0.