2008 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand and Australia
ManagerMichael Bradley
Tour captain(s)Brian O'Driscoll
Top test point scorer(s)Dan Carter (11)
Top test try scorer(s)6 players tied with 1 try
Summary
P W D L
Total
02 00 00 02
Test match
02 00 00 02
Opponent
P W D L
 New Zealand
1 0 0 1
 Australia
1 0 0 1
Tour chronology
Previous tourArgentina 2007
Next tourCanada and USA 2009

The 2008 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand and Australia was a series of matches played in June 2008 in New Zealand and Australia by Ireland national rugby union team.

Matches

Saturday 7 June 2008
New Zealand  21–11 Ireland 
Try: Sivivatu 14' m
Nonu 61' c
Con: Carter
Pen: Carter (3)
Report[1] Try: P. Wallace 21' m
Pen: O'Gara (2)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 33,743
Referee: England Chris White
Mils Muliaina FB 15 FB Rob Kearney
Anthony Tuitavake W 14 W Shane Horgan
Conrad Smith C 13 C Brian O'Driscoll (capt.)
Ma'a Nonu C 12 C Paddy Wallace
Sitiveni Sivivatu W 11 W Tommy Bowe
Dan Carter FH 10 FH Ronan O'Gara
Andy Ellis SH 9 SH Eoin Reddan
Jerome Kaino N8 8 N8 Jamie Heaslip
(capt.) Richie McCaw F 7 F David Wallace
Rodney So'oialo F 6 F Denis Leamy
Ali Williams L 5 L Paul O'Connell
Brad Thorn L 4 L Donncha O'Callaghan
John Afoa P 3 P John Hayes
Andrew Hore H 2 H Jerry Flannery
Neemia Tialata P 1 P Marcus Horan
Replacements
upward-facing green arrow Keven Mealamu H 16 H Rory Best upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow John Schwalger P 17 P Tony Buckley upward-facing green arrow
Anthony Boric 18 Mick O'Driscoll
upward-facing green arrow Adam Thomson F 19 N8 Shane Jennings upward-facing green arrow
Jimmy Cowan 20 SH Peter Stringer upward-facing green arrow
Stephen Donald 21 FB Geordan Murphy upward-facing green arrow
upward-facing green arrow Leon MacDonald P 22 Girvan Dempsey
Coaches
New Zealand Graham Henry Declan Kidney Ireland
Saturday 14 June 2008
Australia  18–12 Ireland 
Try: Barnes 6' m
Horwill 21' c
Con: Giteau
Pen: Giteau (2)
Report[2] Try: Leamy 15' c
O'Driscoll 62' m
Con: O'Gara
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Attendance: 41,700
Referee: France Christophe Berdos
Cameron Shepherd FB 15 FB Rob Kearney
Peter Hynes W 14 W Shane Horgan downward-facing red arrow 59'
(capt.) Stirling Mortlock C 13 C Brian O'Driscoll (capt.) downward-facing red arrow 71'
Berrick Barnes C 12 C Paddy Wallace
Lote Tuqiri W 11 W Tommy Bowe
Matt Giteau FH 10 FH Ronan O'Gara
downward-facing red arrow 78' Luke Burgess SH 9 SH Peter Stringer downward-facing red arrow 51'
downward-facing red arrow 75' Wycliff Palu N8 8 N8 Jamie Heaslip
George Smith F 7 F Shane Jennings downward-facing red arrow 25'
downward-facing red arrow 70' Rocky Elsom F 6 F Denis Leamy
Nathan Sharpe L 5 L Paul O'Connell
James Horwill L 4 L Donncha O'Callaghan
downward-facing red arrow 59' Matt Dunning P 3 P John Hayes downward-facing red arrow 53'
downward-facing red arrow 74' Stephen Moore H 2 H Rory Best downward-facing red arrow 51'
Benn Robinson P 1 P Marcus Horan downward-facing red arrow 74'
Replacements
upward-facing green arrow 74' Adam Freier H 16 H Jerry Flannery upward-facing green arrow 51'
upward-facing green arrow 59' Al Baxter P 17 P Tony Buckley upward-facing green arrow 53'
upward-facing green arrow 70' Dean Mumm L 18 Mick O'Driscoll
upward-facing green arrow 75' Phil Waugh N8 19 F Stephen Ferris upward-facing green arrow 25'
upward-facing green arrow 78' Sam Cordingley SH 20 SH Eoin Reddan upward-facing green arrow 51'
Ryan Cross 21 W Geordan Murphy upward-facing green arrow 59'
upward-facing green arrow Adam Ashley-Cooper 22 C Girvan Dempsey upward-facing green arrow 71'
Coaches
New Zealand Robbie Deans Declan Kidney Ireland

Touring Party

Backs

Forwards

See also

References

  1. ^ "The wait goes on as Ireland fail to fill their boots in Wellington". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Kearney impresses, but Ireland run out of steam". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 December 2021.