With Whitelock and Vaai out of the All Blacks, Sexton returned to Ireland for the second Test

Ireland travel to Dunedin for the second of three tests against New Zealand today, looking to recover from an embarrassing defeat a week ago.

The All are black had lost three of the previous six Tests before the series opener, but as it turned out, reports of their demise had been greatly exaggerated. They weathered Ireland’s early storm before crushing them 20 minutes before the break to claim a comprehensive 42-19 victory.

Andy FarrellSo the men ‘s are still looking for a first win on New Zealand soil in their history and although they showed more fight in the second half, it will still be very important to triumph at Otago Stadium.

They will have at least a mascot skipper Johnny Sexton to apply after half of the pilot was deemed fit despite ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​a and and withdrawal from the first test due to a suspected concussion. He failed his first HIA, was forced out of action in Auckland, but passed HIA2 and HIA3 and under the current rules, that means he doesn’t have to miss this weekend’s competition despite his history of head injuries.

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Ireland travel to Dunedin for the second of three tests against New Zealand on Saturday (kick-off 8.05am BST), looking to bounce back from a humiliating defeat a week ago.

The All are black had lost three of the previous six Tests before the series opener, but as it turned out, reports of their demise had been greatly exaggerated. They weathered Ireland’s early storm before crushing them 20 minutes before the break to claim a comprehensive 42-19 victory.

Andy FarrellSo the men ‘s are still looking for a first win on New Zealand soil in their history and although they showed more fight in the second half, it will still be very important to triumph at Otago Stadium.

They will have at least a mascot skipper Johnny Sexton to apply after half of the pilot was deemed fit despite ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​a and and withdrawal from the first test due to a suspected concussion. He failed his first HIA, was forced out of action in Auckland, but passed HIA2 and HIA3 and under the current rules, that means he doesn’t have to miss this weekend’s competition despite his history of head injuries.

Here’s everything you need to know about the second test:

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Ahead of last week’s first Test, the All Blacks had lost three of their previous six Tests, but as it turned out, reports of their demise had been greatly exaggerated. They weathered an early storm in Ireland before crushing them 20 minutes before the break to claim an emphatic 42-19 victory.

So Andy Farrell’s men are still looking for a first win on New Zealand soil in their history and although they showed more fight in the second half, it will still be very important to triumph at Otago Stadium.

At least they will have talismanic captain Jonny Sexton to fall back on after the fly-half was ruled fit despite ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​at on his withdrawal from the first Test with a suspected concussion. He failed his first HIA when he was forced out of the Auckland opener, but passed HIA2 and HIA3, which under current rules means he should not miss this weekend despite his injury history head

Stay tuned as we take you through all the action on our live blog.

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