After 29 meetings and 111 years of trying, Ireland finally have a win over New Zealand. Joe Schmidt's sie entered the history books with a strong five-try performance against the reigning World champions in Chicago.
The All Blacks team to play Ireland at Soldier Field, Chicago, on Saturday 5 November, has been named, with new All Black Scott Barrett, the brother of Beauden Barrett, set to make his Test debut from the bench.
World Rugby has unveiled the shortlists for seven top awards, including the men's and women's sevens players of the year, to be presented at the World Rugby Awards 2016 dinner in London on 13 November.
New Zealand equalled the record of 17 consecutive Test wins with a 57-15 victory over the Springboks at Kings Park. They also completed a perfect Rugby Championship clean sweep – six wins six bonus points.
New Zealand has won its last 16 Test matches and other than the aim of recording a clean sweep in this year’s Rugby Championship it will also be aiming to equal the record for consecutive Test wins by a Tier One Nation.
All Black selectors have brought fresh players back into the playing group which they deem vital at this time of the year as they expect to be facing a very confident South African team after their win over Australia.
Georgia will host the tournament for the first time. The pool stages will be played on 31 May, 4 and 8 June, with the semi-finals on 13 June and the final at the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in Tbilisi on 18 June.