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Sunday Nov 14, 2021

Lowe lets loose on critics in brilliant interview after EPIC All Blacks win

Ireland star James Lowe gave a hilarious post-match interview on Saturday after beating the All Blacks in Dublin.

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The New Zealand-born winger scored Ireland’s opening try at the Aviva Stadium and played a key role in his side’s epic 29-20 win in the Autumn Nations Series.

Lowe, who joined Leinster from the Chiefs in 2017, qualified for Ireland through the three-year residency rule despite representing the Mãori All Blacks.

The 29-year-old was interviewed after full time and hit out at some critics who’ve previously questioned his defensive ability.

“You bollockses always talk about my defence, and I got up and I worked Rieko (Ioane), and we got the turnover from it,” said Lowe.

“I don’t care about that first try, I don’t care about anything. It was that moment, to do everything I’ve been doing in the last six or seven months in the 70 minutes, that’s what I’m happy about.”

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Lowe played four times for the Mãori All Blacks and represented the Chiefs more than 50 times before making the switch to Ireland and he also discussed the surreal nature of playing against New Zealand.

Lowe added: “Ever since I was a kid I had dreamt of being an All Black, that’s just a very Kiwi thing to do. I gave up that dream, I wasn’t quite good enough when I was at my best almost.

“To be able to come over here and put in a performance against the best team in the world, they are the standard-bearers, words can’t describe it. To hear my native country’s national anthem, to stand in front of the Haka, it’s a childhood dream.”

Full match highlights from Saturday’s Test match in Dublin are available below and Ireland have now won three of the previous five games against New Zealand.

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