Forget Soldier Field and all the pressure on the Kiwi's to respond. Forget the importance of the occasion for New Zealand.
They only had two players in the sin-bin, but in reality, there should've been at least two more. There were some hard hits from minute 1-80
Beauden Barrett was key as New Zealand did get revenge for the defeat two weeks ago with a bruising 21-9 victory. And when we say bruising, we mean bruising.
There was Henshaw
As commentators say, NZ tackling is regularly illegal.
— Dan Roan (@danroan) November 19, 2016
Attempted decapitation? Yellow card
— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) November 19, 2016
Dirty bastards today.
— Des Bishop 毕瀚生 (@Desbishop) November 19, 2016
There was Stander
I love the All Blacks. This isn't in keeping with the heritage of the shirt. It's a disgrace. @danroan
— Samuel Smith (@sgpsmith) November 19, 2016
All Blacks winning game but few friends here. Fekitoa to the bin for high tackle. All Ireland in second half. #IREvNZL
— rick broadbent (@ricktimes) November 19, 2016
Then there was all the rest
Shades of 2005 lions tour about NZ tackles and illegality today #IrlVNZ
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) November 19, 2016
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) November 19, 2016
Unsurprisingly, the All Black fans didn't see it the same way
they we're farrr from dirty mate. The first was missed timed and fekitoas was accidental. It's rugby
— Chris (@dirtyhethen) November 19, 2016