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New Zealand perform the haka before their match against Italy, November 12, 2016Reuters

Ireland pulled off one of their great victories when they topped New Zealand in a rugby union international in Chicago two weeks ago. Now, the Irish need to find a way to do it again when they host an All Blacks team out for revenge at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday.

The 40-29 victory was Ireland's first ever win over New Zealand. It took them 111 years to taste victory for the first time against the All Blacks, but they will now hope to double that tally in just two weeks.

To just pile on the pressure, New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has tagged Ireland as the favourites for this autumn international, owing to the last result between the two teams and the fact that this match will be played in environs more familiar to the Irish.

"As expected, there is huge excitement and anticipation within our squad ahead of this weekend's Test against the Irish," Hansen said. "While there was obvious disappointment at the loss in Chicago, disappointment doesn't win Test matches – it's about having great preparation and attitude, and delivering on the day.

"We know the challenge we face from Ireland will again be massive and we are going into the game as the underdogs. They'll be full of confidence and committed to delivering on their home patch.

"So we will have to take a massive step up, to get the performance we are looking for. It is a challenge that this team needs right now and how we respond will tell us a lot about ourselves. As I said, we are very much looking forward to Saturday."

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt laughed off the "All Blacks are underdogs" tag, understandably too, because New Zealand are, at the moment, the best team in the world by a long way.

"You'd love to think that we're favourites wouldn't you? But I wouldn't suggest that Steve Hansen becomes a bookmaker," Schmidt said with a smile.

"I think we're at about 6/1, not that we're allowed to indulge in that. It's a bit better than the 13/1 we were in Chicago. You certainly wouldn't put us as favourites. I think everyone is due a hiccup."

Where to Watch Live

Ireland vs All Blacks is set to begin at 5.30pm GMT (11pm IST, 6.30am NZT). Live Streaming and TV information is below.

India: No live coverage.

UK and Ireland: TV: Sky Sports 2 and RTE. Live Streaming: Sky Go.

New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Sreaming: Sky Go NZ.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport 1. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

France and Australia: TV: Bein Sports.

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