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    Irish fans will be familiar with the script that unfolded at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening. Brian Westbrook Jersey .Their team worked tirelessly for 80 minutes, but just as it looked as though they would find a way through the All Blacks defence, a hammer blow was struck at the other end. Normal service was resumed.New Zealand were made to graft themselves for this win. Faced by a vociferous crowd, and a determined opponent, this victory will be remembered as much for the 144 tackles made by those wearing black as for the finesse added by fly-half Beauden Barrett.It was Barrett who picked off Ireland when the opportunity arose, with the timing of a champion boxer. He set up his teams first try and scored the second - naturally, he also had a hand in the third.But this was a performance built on resilience and character. The All Blacks lost a wealth of experience following the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the current incarnation are proving just as daunting an opponent in only their first year together.This could well become an important result in the evolution of a record-breaking side.Two weeks ago this team suffered their first loss, that created a bit of adversity, Coach Steve Hansen admitted after their Dublin win.Today was all about seeing how theyd stand up to that. So, to come out on top 21-9, three tries to none and defend for long periods of the game, I think they answered a lot of questions re their character.While it wasnt always pretty I think theres plenty for us to learn and get better on. To be at this point of the year, after losing 818 caps, youve got to be reasonably happy. Pretty good year so far.A pretty good year is obviously a sizeable understatement for a team who prior to stepping on the pitch in Chicago had set a new benchmark for consecutive Test wins.But it is telling that Hansen believes they can still get better.The All Blacks performance in Dublin was far from perfect. They conceded 66 percent possession and 69 percent territory, and the pressure that Ireland were able to exert was highlighted by the fact that they had to play a quarter of this match with 14 men as Aaron Smith and Malakai Fekitoa saw yellow.But it is in adversity that the size of someones heart can be measured. We had to defend, All Blacks captain Kieran Read said.As Steve said the character of the men really showed up. The way we defended, we had to work bloody hard.After 15 minutes it had seemed that they wouldnt have to work all that hard. In defence anyway.The determination of those wearing green in the stands of the Aviva Stadium to witness yet more history was palpable. We are now used to seeing players running out amid the crescendo of fireworks, of course, but this seemed a little different.There was a collective will to ensure that the result in Chicago would not prove a one-off.?Unfortunately, for the majority of the 51,000 fans in attendance, there was an equally powerful assertion from the All Blacks that Ireland would not become only the second team in 10 years to secure back to back wins against them.After an early Irish surge, the crowd fell silent as Barrett drilled a cross-field kick into the grateful arms of Fekitoa to score the games opening try. Just over 10 minutes later, he had added a second himself following consultation with the TMO.There was consternation from the home support, but while Barretts try was still being debated as they departed into the night, the All Blacks first score was the beautiful result of some hard work on the training pitch.Our kicking game was better, Hansen said. Although it wasnt as great as wed like it to be.To win big Test matches, particularly against sides who are good defending sides, youve got to be able to kick the ball to space, youve got to be able to pass it there or run it there. Its as simple as that.?Simple it definitely wasnt but New Zealand have proven that any talk of their demise was greatly exaggerated. France will find out next weekend exactly how much they learned from this bruising Test match. Destiny Vaeao Jersey . But now that hes in the NHL, the Calgary Flames centre showed big improvement in that department by scoring the winner in the eighth round of a 5-4 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Cameron Johnston Jersey .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. http://www.cheapeaglesjerseyssale.com/?tag=jason-peters-jersey-sale .  Aside from the trilogy main event title fight, there are a number of intriguing matchups in the heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions. ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves already had at least one opening in their rotation. Now they have two.Julio Teheran, the teams All-Star Game representative, was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a right lat strain.Rob Whalen was promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett to start his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night at Turner Field and Aaron Blair will likely be recalled to pitch in St. Louis this weekend.The Pittsburgh rotation is also in a state of flux, with left-hander Jeff Locke moving back from the bullpen to start the middle game of the three-game series opposite Whalen, a right-hander.Ryan Vogelsong, coming back after being hit in the face by a line drive, will start the final game against the Braves on Thursday night and Ivan Nova will make his Pirates debut on Saturday against Cincinnati in Pittsburgh.Nova, acquired from the New York Yankees on Monday, fills the rotation spot of Francisco Liriano, who was dealt to Toronto right before the non-waiver deadline.With the trade of Liriano following the departure of closer Mark Melancon two days earlier left Pirates fans wondering if the team had throw in the towel for this season.The players were also left confused and manager Clint Hurdle talked to them about the moves in a meeting before the series-opening 5-3 victory over the Braves on Tuesday night.We understand (making roster decision) is not our job, center fielder Andrew McCutchen said. We understand its not what we do. We play. But there are some things that Im sure for all of us, kind of blew us away. Where we are (mentally) is just like, Dang.. Haloti Ngata Jersey. . Wow. Thats crazy. You know?The big drop-off for the Pirates this season has been their starting pitching.Locke is 8-6, but has a 5.43 ERA and was sent to the bullpen to work things out after a rough start July 20.Locke made just one relief appearance, throwing two scoreless, and hopes hes back on track.Maybe you need to get that fire lit, whatever the case may be, he said.Locke is 2-2 with a 4.89 ERA in seven career starts against the Braves, the team that drafted him. He worked seven innings in an 8-2 victory in Pittsburgh on May 19.Teheran was pulled after four innings at Colorado on July 22 because of tightness in his back near the shoulder and labored through five innings in a home loss Saturday to Philadelphia.Obviously, I didnt feel completely 100 percent, but I still went out there and competed like I always do, Teheran said. It wasnt my best -- when you see 87 miles per hour with the fastball, thats not me. Thats one of the things, why we decided to rest a little bit.It is the first trip to the disabled list for Teheran, who is 3-9 despite a 2.91 ERA. The hope is that he will be able to make a rehab start and then return to the rotation after his 15 days on the DL are complete.Whalen, 22, was acquired from the New York Mets last year and has pitched just 21 times about Class A. 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