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'There's no real mixed emotion' – Ireland's Kiwi coach thrilled to get one over All Blacks

As Ireland sealed a famous 16-9 victory over the All Blacks in Dublin today, no one was prouder than their Kiwi coach Joe Schmidt.

Having only had one victory over the All Blacks in their entire history heading into this morning's clash, Schmidt's Ireland held out for an enthralling 16-9 win, keeping New Zealand try-less in the process.

Asked about what the win meant in his post match media conference, Schmidt opened up about the mixed feelings of getting one over his home nation.

"I'm 100% All Blacks supporter - when they're playing anyone but us," he began.

"Just because that's where the roots were. 

"At the same time, I work with an incredibly committed bunch of men, who really go out and earn what they get.

"So there's no real mixed emotion about that, because they're the people I'm close to, they're the people I see working so hard to achieve what they do.

"It is one of those things I suppose that does make it a little more complicated for me, at the same time, I'm incredibly proud of the group of Irish players who went out there and did what they did tonight."

Ireland's coach masterminded a 16-9 win in Dublin. Source: 1 NEWS


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