Ireland named the 'world's best rugby team' by New Zealand coach, and we're proud AF 11 months ago

Ireland named the 'world's best rugby team' by New Zealand coach, and we're proud AF

What a night!

Most of you probably woke up this morning beaming with pride (and a hangover from hell).

Yesterday was an historical day for sport, as the Irish rugby team beat the AllBlacks at home, for the first time ever.

There were tears of joy, chants of triumph and a whole lot of singing!

And now, looking at the result 24 hours later - it seems as though Ireland are the best rugby team in the world.

Small island, sure... but not to be messed with!

 

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Some day yesterday ☘️☘️☘️

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After the game, the New Zealand coach Steve Hansen said that the Irish are now the best team on the planet.

Hon the lads.

The press in New Zealand appear to be of the same opinion!

The NZ Herald reacted to the win, saying:
“Ireland are the world’s best, then. Certainly that is now true of 2018."

“Six Nations champions, and now having secured their first home victory over the All Blacks in history, to go alongside their maiden win two years ago, they are deserving of that mantle.”

 

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Last night was really special, an incredible atmosphere from some incredible fans and a big team win ☘️

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Richard Knowler, of Stuff.co.nz, writes: “Ireland are the unofficial kings of world rugby."

“On this performance at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, a well-deserved 16-9 victory over the All Blacks, it would be churlish to dispute the argument that the superpower of northern hemisphere rugby now deserves to be considered the best team on the planet.”

All we can say is: bring on Japan 2019!