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Monday 19 March 2018

O'Driscoll on . . .

Ruadhri O'Connor

Last Saturday's display -

"Our accuracy was poor and we probably started poorly, but individually and collectively, we didn't really get into the rhythm of things and we never really got going. I suppose we were fortunate to be going in at half-time only three points down. If anything, we only deteriorated in the second half, made a couple of poor errors and they made us pay."

This All Black side

"Anyone who saw that game against South Africa realised they were two brilliant sides and for them to come out on top of that game, one of the great spectacles of rugby for a long, long time, you realise how good they are. But, you catch them on an off day and you have a great day yourself and it is possible."

Why Kiwis Always Beat Ireland

"They always feel they can see it through irrespective of how they play. They feel as though that they'll always get it across the line. Maybe when the first (Irish) victory eventually does come, whenever that may be, I'd think the second one won't be as hard. I think there's a lot of stigma to the fact that we've never beaten them."

Irish Independent

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