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Irish have to raise the bar: Best

AFPAFP 18/11/2016

<p>Ireland captain Rory Best speaks to the media following his team's famous 40-29 victory over the All Blacks in Chicago.</p> © Phil Walter/Getty Images/AFP

Ireland captain Rory Best speaks to the media following his team's famous 40-29 victory over the All Blacks in Chicago.

If Ireland are to become the first side in seven years to beat world champions New Zealand twice in a row they must play better than they did in Chicago, captain Rory Best claimed. 

The 34-year-old hooker became the first Irish captain to savour victory over the All Blacks when they beat them 40-29 ending 111 years of anguish a fortnight ago.

And he says it is now crucial the Irish show they are a team capable of backing up a superb performance with another one and not like the Ireland of old.

"For us, we know that it is going to take a performance better than we delivered in Chicago and up there with some of the best performances that we have ever delivered in an Ireland shirt."

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