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Last updated 08:27 21/06/2012

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The All Blacks test match against Ireland in Hamilton on Saturday has sold out. 

The last tickets were bought last night ensuring a capacity 25,100 crowd at Waikato Stadium for the third and final game of the series.

New Zealand Rugby Union Chief Executive Steve Tew said Hamilton was an outstanding host during the Rugby World Cup last year and he was looking forward to a strong crowd of All Blacks' supporters on Saturday.

"Nearly 44,000 people turned out in Auckland for the first Test match, Christchurch had a sell-out 21,000 crowd last weekend, and now it's Hamilton's turn to host a full house," he said.

“Last week's game was a fantastic display of physicality and determination from both teams and the All Blacks are expecting to face another determined Irish side this Saturday."

Waikato Rugby Union Chief Executive Graham Bowen said there had been a buzz in the city since the All Blacks' arrival on Sunday.

"We are really excited to host the All Blacks and Ireland in Hamilton for this match. Rugby is strong in the Waikato and the city is embracing both teams.”

The All Blacks lead the series 2-0. 

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- Waikato Times

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