Published: Tue, November 20, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Ireland rugby: Kids recreate winning try over New Zealand - CBBC Newsround

Ireland rugby: Kids recreate winning try over New Zealand - CBBC Newsround

"I know we have to prepare as well as we can physically".

Stockdale had just been asked whether the All Blacks' aura of invincibility had been shattered in the wake of Ireland's historic 16-9 victory on Saturday; a victory to which the 22-year-old Ulster wing had contributed no small amount, with a sensational try early in the second half, racing on to his own chip. There were some nervy moments from Best in open play, one lost ball led to the All Blacks levelling at 3-3 but it was noticeable once Best and Toner left the pitch that the New Zealanders lineout jumpers began to make some hay out of Sean Cronin's throw ins.

All Blacks boss Hansen hailed Ireland as the "number-one team in the world" following their superlative victory over his back-to-back world champions at the Aviva Stadium. But to be able to back it up again shows that we are still learning, still getting better and learning from past performances. They deserved the win and with it, they deserve to be seen as world rugby's best team even if the rankings don't agree'. "For me it was block out the pressure and go round doing what I do well for the team".

Hinton praised the "unassuming yet brilliant Kiwi coach" who "sent out a side not just motivated, but equipped with the skill, discipline and game-plan to sit the now previous best team in the world on their bums".

Two penalties and a drop-goal from Beauden Barrett was all Steve Hansen's men could muster, Johnny Sexton booting 11 points in Ireland's first home win over the All Blacks. "It's not rocket science it's everyone performing their role", said Schmidt. "He is doing a super job and have really enjoyed the 2 1/2 years".

Ireland boss Schmidt insisted afterwards, however, that All Blacks coach Hansen installing his men as World Cup favourites should be viewed as a cute ruse. Not only was it a pre-planned move but the purposeful Jacob Stockdale was still prepared to give it a go, despite having nearly presented Kieran Read with a free gift from a less successful chip a few minutes earlier.

"That is the only time you do get tested is when you are up against one of your big Test matches when you have the quality of opposition trying to do that to you". "He is a fantastic player".

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