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All Blacks captain Sam Cane admitted Ireland were “too good” for his side after they lost out in the series decider in Wellington.
Ireland triumphed 32-22 over New Zealand to become the first northern hemisphere side to claim a series win in the land of the long white cloud.
The victory takes Andy Farrell’s men to the top of the world rankings to cap off a very successful tour.
Conversely, turmoil in the All Blacks camp continues to grow as the results under head coach Ian Foster have been underwhelming, to say the least.
“We’re extremely disappointed, gutted in fact, we didn’t put out the performance that we so desperately wanted to in front of some pretty awesome fans,” he said.
“But we can’t take anything away from Ireland, they’ve been outstanding these last couple of weeks and it hurts to say but they were too good for us tonight and we’ve got some work to do.”
The captain thanked the All Blacks fans for their commitment and apologised for not putting together the performance they deserved.
“We certainly felt the support, it’s been incredible to play at home after the last couple of years but we’re bl**dy sorry we couldn’t put the performances out there that you guys deserved.
“Massive respect to Ireland. They’ve come out here with a massive tour, taken on our three Tests plus the Maori (All Blacks), they’ve been class. They deserve their win.”
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