New Zealand reaction
"I thought before this game what are they going to do these Irish boys? Which Irish team will we see?
They were out here in June and lost a player in the first 14 minutes but still scored four tries against the All Blacks. But then they struggled against Samoa and South Africa in recent weeks. However, the Irish contributed to the game better than anyone else this year." -- Former New Zealand winger Stu Wilson.
"You've got to hand it to the Irish. They can go down in a game by 20 points but still provide a really entertaining game." -- Josh Kronfeld.