Ireland v All Blacks Preview with former Ireland internationals Tony Ward & Mick Quinn

Both were on High Noon with George Hook, saying that hope remains that Ireland can finally beat New Zealand.

'I'm blown away by the amount of Irish fans that have traveled over for this game, and it's all in the hope that tomorrow might be the day we do it.'

Those were the words of Tony Ward on High Noon today with George Hook, as they looked ahead to Ireland's rugby international against the All Blacks at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday.

Ward is still the only Irish out half to be on a side to beat the All Blacks, having been part of the Munster team to famously beat them back in 1978.

'Like you George, I don't hold out too much hope for a win tomorrow.'  Although he did say there's always hope.

George was also joined by former Irish international Mick Quinn, who was a bit more hopeful.

'I'll let my heart rule my head on this one.  I think we can do it if we catch them on the hop.'

Listen to the full interview below.