Ireland snatch historic first win over New Zealand's All Blacks
Ireland's rugby captain Rory Best says history has been made after his side won their first ever victory over the mighty New Zealand All Blacks.
Best says the players are "absolutely ecstatic" after beating the world champions time 40-29 win in Saturday's Test match in Chicago.
"It's history made and we're absolutely ecstatic," said Best, who dedicated the win to ex-Ireland captain Anthony Foley, who died last month.
"We knew they were a great side and you could see how good a side they are but we knew we just had to go out and attack them.
"It's been a long time coming and history has been made.
"You can see how good a side they are and how much it means to our boys."
Tries from Jordi Murphy, CJ Stander and Conor Murray helped the Irish to a 25-8 half-time lead.
Simon Zebo scored his side's fourth try in the corner, before Robbie Henshaw powered over late on for Ireland's fifth try in front of a 62,300 crowd.
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