The All Whites are almost assured of progressing to the next
phase of the World Cup qualifiers by virtue of their 2-1 win
over Papua New Guinea in Honiara today but their performance
was again far from convincing.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has said he doesn't want to
give away too many secrets to the Irish, but Declan Kidney's
men can probably start preparing to face Sonny Bill Williams
in Saturday's first test in Auckland.