Moments after the All Blacks were defeated by Ireland, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen conceded that his side were beaten by a better bunch of New Zealanders on the day.
“I’ll front up for sure, today we were beaten by a greater bunch of New Zealanders in rugby. It’s sad but we’ll take it on the chin and no doubt we’ll have to front up when we play other New Zealand teams in the future”
New Zealand coach, Joe Schmidt told our reporter “It’s been great to take the New Zealand style of rugby, turn it into our own, grab some great players like ex Chiefs player Bundee Aki and beat New Zealand. Nothing feels better to be honest”
Winning captain Johnathan Sexton told Thai Castle “Yeah mate, great win, credit to the boys and the ladies in the kitchen. Will have a few Lion Reds in the sheds and listen to some Six60”
There are unconfirmed reports that Ireland and New Zealand will merge for the 2019 Rugby world cup. More to come on this soon.