This match was historic in so many ways. The sell out crowd in Soldier Field brought a sea of green to support the Irish Rugby club. 62,300 people cheered on this match. The Chicago Cubs beat a 108 year dry spell, and the Irish were in high hopes to break a 111 year of no wins against the All Blacks. The first half of the game had New Zealand with several penalties, and breaks in their defense allowing Ireland to break through, giving the Irish a lead of 25-8. It was a match you really could not take your eyes off of.
In the second half the Irish got a try in the first four minutes, and New Zealand, was not going to let that happen and with in two minutes, closing the gap and bring the game to a close 33-22 in the 50th minute with a kick from Conor Murray. In the lat fifteen minutes the game got even close with a 33-29 score and the Irish rugby team had to keep calm and confident and rest their game to keep a lead. The stadium was filled with cheering for both teams. in the last ten minutes, a knee to the head to George Maola, gave both teams a short rest to collect themselves and concentrate on the job ahead of them. With only 3 minutes left in the game Ireland made the score 40-29 and the crowd cheering loudly to the Dropkick Murphies. Another curse broken and the Irish win over the All Blacks in a close and tight match!
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