Bundee Aki's celebrations at the end of the magnificent New Zealand win are absolutely magic
That meant a lot to the Connacht man. Great scenes.
Given the fact that New Zealand are the greatest rugby team in the world and boast an incredible record against Ireland, any Irish win over the All Blacks is a reason to celebrate and as the two bets sides met in Dublin, it's the Six Nations champions that came out on top.
In a superb contest, Joe Schmidt's men edged the world champions as Jacob Stockdale's scintillating try proved to be decisive as Ireland ended their 113-year hoodoo on home soil against New Zealand.
Of course, the majority of this squad was also involved in the famous win against the same opposition two years ago in Chicago, but for Bundee Aki, this victory on Irish soil will be extra sweet.
Of course, the Connacht man is extremely familiar with the All Blacks having been born in Auckland and playing Super Rugby for the Chiefs.
New Zealand's assistant coach, Ian Foster, had a slight dig at Aki during the week when he said: "You have moulded him into an Irish man, he looks like an Irish man now doesn't he?" but as you can see below, the All Blacks have nothing but respect for the talented centre.
Was looking forward to lacing up against you @bundeeaki12 proud of all you’ve achieved over here uso. Good luck tonight but not too much ❤️🏉 Let’s get it brothers @AllBlacks pic.twitter.com/9ZGICd321s
— Sonny Bill Williams (@SonnyBWilliams) November 17, 2018
On this note, the scenes at the full time whistle were extremely poignant as the Connacht legend celebrated the famous win.
He may have been born in Auckland, but his heart resides in Ireland.
— Paddy McKenna (@PaddyMcKenna) November 17, 2018