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Ireland tour of New Zealand could be their last

Jonathan Bradley


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Ireland coaches Paul O’Connell and Andy Farrell. Pic: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Ireland coaches Paul O’Connell and Andy Farrell. Pic: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Ireland coaches Paul O’Connell and Andy Farrell. Pic: INPHO/Billy Stickland

As Ireland prepare to begin a five-game, three-Test odyssey across the world’s most rugby-mad nation, the trip has already been described as a tour like no other.

Whether or not this is true gazing back, it feels increasingly inevitable that, moving forward, it will certainly be the last of its kind with the looming presence of a revised Nations Cup format still on the horizon.


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