The All Blacks first played against Ireland in 1905, during the historic 1905–1906 All Blacks tour of Europe and North America, beating Ireland 15–0 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. The two teams have played a total of 36 Test matches, with the All Blacks winning 30, Ireland winning 5, and 1 match drawn.
During the 2012 Irish Tour of New Zealand, New Zealand won all three tests, scoring 124 points to Ireland's 29. This tour also saw New Zealand post the biggest winning margin against Ireland in their history, with a score of 60–0 on 23 June 2012. On 24 November 2013, New Zealand were trailing 22–17 against Ireland in the final minute of the match, and on the verge of their first ever loss to Ireland. Ireland gave up a penalty with under 30 seconds remaining, which ultimately led to New Zealand working their way up the field, ending in a try to tie the score. The try was converted at the second time of asking, handing New Zealand the victory and their perfect season.
Ireland eventually ended a 111-Year wait for a victory at Soldier Field, Chicago with a 40–29 win on 5 November 2016. On 17 November 2018, Ireland beat New Zealand 16–9 at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin to record their first ever home win against the All Blacks.
During the Autumn Nations Series of 2021, Ireland defeated New Zealand 29–20 at home to record their third win in five against the All Blacks. Despite their desperately poor record against the All Blacks until 2016, the six matches between 2013 and 2021 were shared three each in highly contested encounters between teams at the top of the world rankings. As such, media in both countries have noted that a significant modern rivalry now exists between the two nations, which have similar population sizes.
Ireland scored their first victory against the All Blacks on New Zealand soil on 9 July 2022, their fourth win over New Zealand. The following week Ireland became just the fifth touring side to achieve a series win in New Zealand, beating the All Blacks 22–32 in Wellington for a 2-1 series victory.
|Drawn||Ireland points||New Zealand points|
|In New Zealand||15||2||13||0||226||488|
Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.
Up to date as of 9 January 2023
|1||25 November 1905||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||0–15||New Zealand||The Original All Blacks||12,000|||
|2||1 November 1924||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||0–6||New Zealand||1924–25 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland and France||25,000|||
|3||7 December 1935||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||9–17||New Zealand||1935–36 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland and Canada||30,000|||
|4||9 January 1954||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||3–14||New Zealand||1953–54 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America||45,000|||
|5||7 December 1963||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||5–6||New Zealand||1963–64 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America||32,000|||
|6||20 January 1973||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||10–10||Draw||1972–73 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain, Ireland, France and North America||50,000|||
|7||23 November 1974||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||6–15||New Zealand||1974 New Zealand rugby union tour of Ireland, Wales and England||35,000|||
|8||5 June 1976||Athletic Park, Wellington||11–3||New Zealand||1976 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand and Fiji||37,000|||
|9||4 November 1978||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||6–10||New Zealand||1978 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland||50,000|||
|10||18 November 1989||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||6–23||New Zealand||1989 New Zealand rugby union tour of Canada and the British Isles||55,000|||
|11||30 May 1992||Carisbrook, Dunedin||24–21||New Zealand||1992 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand||28,000|||
|12||6 June 1992||Athletic Park, Wellington||59–6||New Zealand||25,000|||
|13||27 May 1995||Ellis Park, Johannesburg, South Africa||19–43||New Zealand||1995 Rugby World Cup||38,000|||
|14||15 November 1997||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||15–63||New Zealand||1997 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland||52,000|||
|15||17 November 2001||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||29–40||New Zealand||2001 New Zealand rugby union tour||49,000|||
|16||15 June 2002||Carisbrook, Dunedin||15–6||New Zealand||2002 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand||30,200|||
|17||22 June 2002||Eden Park, Auckland||40–8||New Zealand||45,000|||
|18||12 November 2005||Lansdowne Road, Dublin||7–45||New Zealand||2005 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland||42,000|||
|19||10 June 2006||Waikato Stadium, Hamilton||34–23||New Zealand||2006 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand and Australia||29,850|||
|20||17 June 2006||Eden Park, Auckland||27–17||New Zealand||45,000|||
|21||7 June 2008||Westpac Stadium, Wellington||21–11||New Zealand||2008 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand and Australia||32,127|||
|22||15 November 2008||Croke Park, Dublin||3–22||New Zealand||2008 Autumn International||77,500|||
|23||12 June 2010||Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth||66–28||New Zealand||2010 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand and Australia||25,064|||
|24||20 November 2010||Aviva Stadium, Dublin||18–38||New Zealand||2010 Autumn International||49,302|||
|25||9 June 2012||Eden Park, Auckland||42–10||New Zealand||2012 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand||43,300|||
|26||16 June 2012||Rugby League Park, Christchurch||22–19||New Zealand||20,666|||
|27||23 June 2012||Waikato Stadium, Hamilton||60–0||New Zealand||25,109|||
|28||24 November 2013||Aviva Stadium, Dublin||22–24||New Zealand||2013 Autumn International||51,000|||
|29||5 November 2016||Soldier Field, Chicago, United States||40–29||Ireland||2016 Autumn International||62,300|||
|30||19 November 2016||Aviva Stadium, Dublin||9–21||New Zealand||51,700|||
|31||17 November 2018||Aviva Stadium, Dublin||16–9||Ireland||2018 Autumn International||51,700|||
|32||19 October 2019||Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu, Japan||46–14||New Zealand||2019 Rugby World Cup Quarter-final||46,686|||
|33||13 November 2021||Aviva Stadium, Dublin||29–20||Ireland||2021 Autumn International||51,700|||
|34||2 July 2022||Eden Park, Auckland||42–19||New Zealand||2022 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand||48,195|||
|35||9 July 2022||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin||12–23||Ireland||28,191|||
|36||16 July 2022||Sky Stadium, Wellington||22–32||Ireland||38,000|||
|Year||New Zealand||Ireland||Series winner|
|Ireland 2016||1||1||Drawn series|