Liam Toland: Irish defence forces world class All Blacks to crumble

Cornerstone of Ireland’s tactics produced lots of options and game’s defining moment

Gerry Thornley and Liam Toland reflect on a historic night at the Aviva Stadium as Ireland claim a first ever home win over New Zealand, winning 16-9. Video: David Dunne

Diamonds are forever – at least the three-man triangle with Tadhg Furlong receiving and Johnny Sexton completing the diamond in behind.

Anger is an unreliable guide to action as it is not informed by wisdom. Once the physicality washed away the wisdom on display in the Aviva was a wonder to behold. In many ways, the Irish set-up is simple.

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