It’s seven years since New Zealand were beaten by the same team in successive games but Conor Murray sees no reason why Ireland can't emulate South Africa's achievement.  

The Springboks actually recorded a third victory on the bounce against the All Blacks back in September 2009, but Ireland would be happy enough to do the double at Lansdowne Road tomorrow (5.30pm, live on RTÉ2).

Joe Schmidt laughed off the suggestion from Steve Hansen that his side will be "underdogs" (they are 1/8 favourites) and Murray is another not to fall for that kind of talk. 

“We’re very realistic about what happened in Chicago,” Murray, a try scorer in the 40-29 win, told 2fm's Game On. 

“It was an unbelievable performance by us and we know New Zealand are going to come back with a lot to prove.

“It would be incredible [to win] and while the public are probably talking like that, saying how ridiculous it would be, we have to be realistic and go about our business and try and get a performance together and beat the All Blacks.

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“We came close in 2013, we did it in Chicago.

“There’s no reason why we can’t put a performance together that could get us a result like that, and whatever spin-off that has – records, back-to-back wins.

“I think South Africa in 2009 were the last team to do it and they ended up doing three in a row.

“It would be incredible. Especially at home, we’re at home properly, we’ll want to put on a performance for our crowd.”  

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