Published Saturday, 23 June 2012
Brian O'Driscoll of Ireland talks to the team (© Getty)
The third Test in Hamilton completed a series whitewash, with the New Zealanders recording their highest margin of victory over Ireland on Saturday.
"That scoreline is a bit embarrassing," captain Brian O'Driscoll told Sky Sports. "They were very, very clinical at the breakdown today and we were terrible. That combination resulted in 60 points."
It had been hoped Ireland would come out fighting after a narrow defeat in Christchurch last week.
"We knew that we had to start well and we didn't and that's what the All Blacks do - when they get a 15 or 20-point lead they just play their own game and you're running after them for 80 minutes," O'Driscoll added.
The All Blacks ran in nine tries in the course of the game.
Ireland coach Declan Kidney insisted he was staying in his post and was confident his side could bounce back.
"Right now it hurts," he admitted. "It is easy to hop on the bandwagon right now. We've found out a lot of things about ourselves, but we will look at that in the off-season."
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw described the game as "good fun".
He added: "Even with 10 minutes to go, we spoke on the pitch about not letting them cross our line."
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