On 31 October 1978 Munster rugby made history by becoming the first Irish team to beat the All Blacks.

In 1978 the New Zealand rugby team made a tour of the northern hemisphere winning all their matches except one. On 31 October 1978 Munster beat the All Blacks 12-0 at Thomond Park, Limerick. The hero of the match was Tony Ward, who dropped two goals and converted a try.

This game remains the only time that an Irish team have beaten the All Blacks.

Listen here to RTÉ coverage of the key moments from the match provided by commentator Fred Cogley.

The stage play 'Alone it Stands' is based on the Munster win.

Munster V All Blacks (1978)