The gambler bet New Zealand would remain undefeated for the remainder of 2016 at $1.50 odds.

To do that the Kiwis would have to have beaten Australia, Ireland and then away matches against Italy, Ireland again and France.

New Zealand were on an 18-Test record-winning run but were halted by a heroic Ireland side who downed the World No.1’s 40-29 at Soldier Field.