So.. at the time of this match, Ireland had never beaten New Zealand in a rugby match. In over a century of trying, there has been one-way traffic and a 10-all draw in the 1970s.
The match in 2013 played host to Ireland jumping out to a hot lead of 19 points, running New Zealand ragged and playing with a belief that's often sorely lacking against the juggernaut of World Rugby.
This video shows the final minutes of that 2013 match, as New Zealand methodically worked their way down to the scoring area and after the full-time hooter had sounded, scored to tie the game and keep their unbeaten record. As an added bit of drama, the kick to win the game was allowed to be taken a second time, as the Irish players were ruled to have "charged" at the kick too early. You're allowed to run at the kicker but only after they take their steps towards the ball, any sooner and they get to retake the shot.
These two teams have another historic battle in the same venue this coming weekend - and I'm reliving that absolute emotional rollercoaster of a match.
For New Zealand to win that match in the dying minutes, they had to hang onto the ball and keep it alive without making any mistakes. 20+ phases of tackle ball occurred and nobody lost control. Unheard of in todays game of brutal hits. It's a hallmark of the NZ side that they can be losing in the dying moments of a match, and the defending team simply cannot stop, or NZ will take it away from you.
Ireland got their first scalp in 2016, beating New Zealand for the first time, in Chicago. Since then, each game has been a horrifyingly tough affair and I can't bloody wait for this weekend's match!