21 Nov 2010

All Blacks beat Ireland in milestone match

10:17 am on 21 November 2010

The All Blacks comfortably beat Ireland 38-18 in Dublin, scoring four tries on Saturday.

Ireland scored the first try through flanker Stephen Ferris before New Zealand lock Anthony Boric crashed over for a 19-13 halftime lead at Aviva Stadium.

All Black No 8 Kieran Read scored in the corner after the break then replacement lock Sam Whitelock crossed for the team's third try.

Skipper Brian O'Driscoll got another try back for Ireland but Read's second near the final whistle saw the score blow out to the 20-point victory.

The win means captain Richie McCaw and Mills Muliana are now the most capped New Zealand rugby players to date with 93 appearances each, while coach Graham Henry secured 100 Test wins as an international coach.

In other matches, Scotland shocked South Africa 21-17 at Murrayfield, England beat Samoa 26-13 at Twickenham and Australia beat Italy 32-14 in Florence.