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Sexton hails Ireland history-makers

‘Doesn’t get better than this,’ says captain after landmark victory over All Blacks in New Zealand

Ireland’s James Lowe leads the celebrations after the third Test and series victory in New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday. (AFP Photo)

WELLINGTON: Ireland captain Johnny Sexton said “it doesn’t get much better than this” after his side beat the All Blacks 32-22 in the third and final Test on Saturday, becoming the first touring team in the professional era to win a series on New Zealand soil.

Ireland scored three tries before half-time in Wellington to lead 22-3 and held their nerve as New Zealand stormed back with three of their own after the interval to clinch the series 2-1.

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