No panic: Why Ireland’s victory against New Zealand offers real hope for the World Cup
Ireland's triumph over the All Blacks was based on a more expansive style of play but at its heart it was an ability to stay calm which can be truly encouraging as Andy Farrell's side face even bigger challenges over the next two years.
Ireland’s performance against the All Blacks could prevent the usual hot mess come the next World Cup
Ireland's performance against Japan was radically different to the first two years under Andy Farrell and the Joe Schmidt era but at this delicate stage of development, a heavy defeat against New Zealand would be a killer blow.
The pack mentality: How the All Blacks silenced the critics ahead of their toughest tests of the year
The All Blacks coach Ian Foster has his detractors. They have been silenced by his team's performances in recent months but the big tests are to come, their former coach Steve Hansen tells New Zealand journalist Robert van Royen.