Preparation, physical tussle key against All Blacks, says Ireland's Best

Kieran Read says New Zealand will need

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The eagerly anticipated clash between the world's top two teams is an opportunity for Ireland to record only their second win against the All Blacks - and their first on home soil - following their historic victory in Chicago in 2016.

"Against New Zealand you've got to gear yourself up for a physical battle, because it's what they bring".

"It's always an achievement to beat the All Blacks", dead-panned Schmidt. 'We'll be playing an opponent who will want to keep the ball for long periods of time, and if they aren't getting what they want, then they'll kick and try to pressure us.

"I thought the crowd were phenomenal tonight".

Considering New Zealand's high penalty count, they were fortunate to not see a man sent to the sin bin during that first half, while Ireland would have been disappointed to only enjoy a three-point lead at the break.

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The late defeat had such an impact on Schmidt and his coaching staff that it became a key part of Irish training sessions afterwards.

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Schmidt himself referred to the closing stages of that 2013 loss on Thursday, although he has now narrowed his focus to the heart-stopping finish when Ireland lost possession with 29 seconds of normal time remaining.

"It's a big piece of history for us and one we wanted to tick off in Ireland". That's the sort of thing that they've delivered a number of times.

The game inevitably opened up and New Zealand's backline became more of a feature but Ireland, saved again by O'Mahony before he limped off to a hero's ovation on the hour, survived the onslaught.

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"So we've prepared as well as we can physically, the guys have prepared really well, and are just looking forward to it".

Garry Ringrose starts at centre, with Robbie Henshaw still sidelined with a neck injury, alongside Bundee Aki, while Johnny Sexton and Kieran Marmion complete the backs.

"We won't care about the performance [against New Zealand] if we get a result", O'Driscoll said.

Ireland initially looked to build on their lead, but soon found themselves forced onto the back foot as the All Blacks looked to click into gear. "If you had Murray on there I'd be a lot more confident".

"New Zealand are renowned for the style of rugby they play, and one to 15 they can all play and put people into space and through holes".

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"They are a very structured side, and in terms of how they hold onto the ball they are the best probably in terms of tier-one nations in the world", Read said. He added: 'These are the types of Test matches that get everyone up - it's No 1 v No 2 - and there's a real excitement that's building as we get closer to Saturday.

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