Ireland's Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw ruled out for New Zealand

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Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw will also miss the Tests with New Zealand and the United States after suffering a hamstring strain while warming-up shortly before kick-off against the Pumas last Saturday.

"So we'll have a great plan, we'll have some experiences of what's worked against them in the past, what hasn't worked and where they are the most risky but then you've got to go out and implement it".

The All Blacks" victory over England at Twickenham means that we won't have a "winner takes all scenario' for the No. 1 spot in the world but nonetheless, these are the two best sides in the world facing off against each other and it provides an ideal litmus test of where both teams are with the World Cup less than 12 months away.

"We shouldn't really be giving them to Kiwis anyway, because we want to get as much green in there, as much volume supporting us as possible".

Murray, who has formed a world class half-back partnership with Jonathan Sexton, is due to speak with Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and tell him whether he is up to the formidable task of playing the world champions.

"Yep, they are going really well", said Joe Schmidt.

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"They don't come along all that often with the way the seasons are structured now", he said.

Hansen had said he was assuming Murray would play despite the injury. If you watch the game on, he does play on, so we'd be very hopeful that he'll be fine. That's the hardest part.

"Everyone seems to find another 10 percent when they play us because it is a good story if you can beat the All Blacks and everyone gets excited by that. And two, it's always hard if you've got to substitute someone five minutes into a Test match". "Hopefully, that gets you close at the end and then dog it out".

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma predicted Ireland could push New Zealand next weekend. "I want to play for Scotland". You look through the Rugby Championship, the amount of times you think Australia and South Africa have them under the pump and next thing they're underneath their own posts.

"So that will bring a lot more intensity to the game and I am picking it will be fast and the physical side of the game will be tough as will the mental side".

"They turn it over, go the length of the pitch and score".

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