Chris Rattue rates the All Blacks and Irish players after this morning's epic 40-29 battle won by the men in green.
Ben Smith 7
One great finish in the corner aside, average by his standards and missed a key bomb.
Waisake Naholo 5
Great bust to set up early try and then disappeared by and large.
George Moala 5
The trouble is, he looks like a tractor compared to the Anton Lienert-Brown Ferrari. Odd good moment, bad injury.
Ryan Crotty 6
Looked up to his usual high standards before being injured early.
Julian Savea 5
Think's he's faster than he actually is these days. Has lost top gear.
Beauden Barrett 5
Supplied fine pass for Smith try, but ordinary. Sexton out-played him, including on re-starts.
Aaron Smith 4
A disaster. Started with poor clearance, dumb offside. Needs to do more than firing out passes. Should have started on the bench.
Kieran Read 6
Captaincy lacked direction in the bad times, and he wasn't all that prominent during the good. Lineout combo with Coles mis-fired.
Sam Cane 8
The best of the starters probably. Burrowed away as per usual with short runs and lots of tackles.
Liam Squire 6
Still looks more of an impact player than starter. Bad forced pass when comeback still on but lovely pass for Barrett try.
Jerome Kaino 5
Harsh call, moving him to lock. Lucky he wasn't needed there at the World Cup. Held up too often.
Patrick Tuipulotu 5
Hardly the Retallick/Whitelock dream team here. Okay at times. Lacked zap, stamina, lineout authority. Better off bench.
Owen Franks 5
There or thereabouts. Looked like the old Franks with valium added.
Dane Coles 5
First half lineout shocker at the heart of the problem. Lack of physicality exposed. Great work in Perenara try though.
Joe Moody 2
Deserved red card for ridiculous spear tackle on Henshaw. Yellow hurt his team, as did other penalties. Someone give him a rule book.
Codie Taylor (Moala, 73m) 4
Played at flanker.
Ofa Tu'ungafasi (Moody, 59m) 4
Crazy selection ahead of Wyatt Crockett and failed badly.
Charlie Faumuina (Owen Franks, 59m) 3
Two fumbles including one shocker when All Blacks on attack and only trailing by four.
Scott Barrett (Kaino, 45m) 8
Scored amazing try with great line and finish to give hope. Gets 8 for that on debut.
Ardie Savea (Tuipulotu, 59m) 5
A couple of good runs but nothing to change the course of the game.
TJ Perenara (A.Smith, 45m) 8
Immediate impact, tough, won a turnover, and scored genius try. Huge mistake to bench him.
Aaron Cruden (Naholo, 55m) 4
For once all the mixing and matching looked like frivolous nonsense.
Malakai Fekitoa (Crotty, 26m) 4
Big chance...but drifted further out of calculations. Struggles to read the game.
Rob Kearney 9
Magnificent including nice wide defensive reads. Missed Naholo early but more than made up it - great angle for Ireland's second try. Kick off threat.
Andrew Trimble 6
A couple of fine defensive moments including tackle on Savea. Irish wings not used as running threats.
Jared Payne 8
Knew exactly when to hold 'em and hit 'em on defence.
Robbie Henshaw 9
Smashing and clever defence, and one of Ireland's best. Finished by crashing over for game sealing try.
Simon Zebo 8
You name it he did it, apart from any long runs. Game of many excellent parts.
Johnny Sexton 9
His pinpoint re-starts were pivotal alone. Great line kicking. Sharp passes, runs. No longer haunted by Dublin 2013.
Conor Murray 9
Had the game on a string. Brilliant tactically, and scored one of the great test tries, fooling his opposite Smith.
Jamie Heaslip 7
Tackled well, set up final try from scrum, but not a big danger with ball in hand.
Jordi Murphy 4
Scored a driving maul try but not a lot else before struck early by injury.
CJ Stander 7
Busy rather than brilliant. Plenty with and without the ball.
Devin Toner 6
Impossible to miss the big man. Lumbering game, and big miss on Barrett.
Donnacha Ryan 6
Like his locking mate, solid rather than spectacular by the best of test locking standards.
Tadhg Furlong 6
Not a game for scrum analysis, but Ireland might have done a bit better in that area give the All Blacks forward shambles.
Rory Best 9
Sensational captaincy - things such as penalty decisions played huge part in game. Grinding runs, loads of defence.
Jack McGrath 8
Another standout, and no longer haunted by that penalty decision in Dublin three years ago.
Sean Cronin (Best, 70m) 5
Not a lot, and Best a hard act to follow.
Cian Healy (McGrath, 62m) 6
Did his job.
Finlay Bealham (Furlong, 58m) 6
Did his job.
Ultan Dillane (Ryan) 6
Josh van der Flier (Murphy, 26m) 7
Huge effort on defence - among game's top tacklers.
Joey Carberry (Sexton, 59m) 8
Wonderful and composed extended cameo. Continued where battered Sexton left off.