The 36 year old former Ulster and Irish back row Stephen Ferris believes Ireland should have hammered New Zealand last Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.
“For me, it was really so one-sided. They actually hammered them though obviously, the scoreboard didn’t reflect that the fact is that Ireland were better in every department. If they had won by 30 points you wouldn’t have been surprised,” Ferris wrote.
The intensity that they brought, the style of play they brought from minute one I think initially shell-shocked the All Blacks and then proved too much for them in terms of getting enough field position to score what they needed.
“Andy Farrell’s side were just a joy to watch even though they left a lot of opportunities slip by in that opening half (which ended with New Zealand leading 10-5).
“They were well worth their victory and are looking really good going forward to the Six Nations.”
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) November 14, 2021