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IRELAND 40-29 NEW ZEALAND

How Twitter reacted to Ireland's historic win over New Zealand

All the best reaction after Ireland beat the All Blacks for the first time in a rugby test with a 40-29 win in Chicago that ended New Zealand's top tier record 18-match winning streak. Warriors @ Cavaliers

How Twitter reacted to Ireland's historic win over New Zealand
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Ireland captain Rory Best

"It just felt like the right thing to do and it was our way, as an Irish national team, just to show a mark of respect to Axel and his family.

"Obviously, there was a lot of emotion and the Munster boys got a lot from that. It was just an emotionally-charged day for us."

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

Referring to the 2013 test in Dublin which New Zealand won with an 82nd minute re-taken conversion"I thought they played outstanding today and thoroughly deserved the win. Makes up for the last time when they probably should have won too, so big credit to them."

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt

"I think I actually said something inadvertently during the week like 'well if you win here, I don't really care too much about what you do the rest of the series'.

So I've probably put my foot in it there. Bestie (Rory Best) will probably remind me about that on the fight home, where there's an alcohol ban, which will probably be lifted as soon as the boys sit down. I'm probably not going to obey the alcohol ban myself."

"I am sure I will be forgiven by the people in New Zealand, because they know it is the men who rock up out there, and roll up their sleeves up and get on with the job."

Former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll 

Former Ireland captain Paul O'Connell

Former Ireland captain Ronan O'Gara

World number two golfer Rory McIlroy

Former England coach Clive Woodward

All Blacks great Dan Carter 

Cyprus Rugby, owners of the outright record for consecutive test wins with 24

President of Ireland, a parody Twitter account.

United States Vice President Joe Biden