The All Blacks have always been one of the greatest and most feared teams in rugby history.
There’s a reason why Irish rugby fans still mention Munster’s famous win over New Zealand 40 years ago and why Ireland’s victory against the All Blacks in 2016 in Chicago was celebrated so passionately.
The reason: because it’s a very rare sight for New Zealand to be beaten.
Joe Schmidt’s men will be hoping for a repeat of 2016 when they clash with the All Blacks on Saturday.
And these latest pictures will go down well in the Irish camp as it shows the NZ players chilling in The BlackWolf in Blanchardstown.
There’s a few Guinnesses on the table so maybe the team are treating this like a bit of a holiday.
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Ah Sure a Standard Sunday here in BW … The @allblacks popped in for a bite. Girls were cheeky enough to get a pic with the lads they were true gents. Looking forward to Saturday… Number 1 Vs Number 2 in the world. ????Ireland Vs NZ 7pm???? We are the best Rugby Pub in Dublin 15… If it’s good enough for the #AllBlacks . . . Get down here early for the match. #rugbypub #coybig #dublin15 #spottedinDublin #number1 #number2 #grudgematch #rugby #gastropub #blanchardstown #castleknock
The pub said in an Instagram post:
“Ah Sure a Standard Sunday here in BW. The @allblacks popped in for a bite. Girls were cheeky enough to get a pic with the lads they were true gents. Looking forward to Saturday… Number 1 Vs Number 2 in the world.”
The All Blacks have been staying in the Blanchardstown area since arriving so if you’re hoping for a glimpse of the team (and want to swing by Krispy Kreme while you’re at it), it’s worth taking a drive up.