Read: It will sink in later

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:30
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REACTION: All Black captain Kieran Read said the magnitude of his team's world-record achievement has not sunk in yet after their victory over the Wallabies at Eden Park on Saturday.

The All Blacks claimed record 18th consecutive victory with a crushing 37-10 win in Auckland and it rewrites the record books for Steve Hansen's side, who surpass the top-tier record winning streak of 17 set by the All Blacks of 1965-1969 and matched twice since.

"[There was] a lot of build-up during the week, obviously a lot of talk in the media and everything," said Read after the match. 

"I think it will sink in later on but I'm really stoked.

"It took 30-odd minutes before we really opened them up so I'm really proud of the lads... [Australia] put us under pressure in certain areas. They played really well," he added.

The All Blacks will now prepare for their end-of-year tour in November, which starts with a match against Ireland in Chicago.

They then face Italy in Rome, Ireland again in Dublin, before finishing their tour with a match against France in Paris.

Below is a list of New Zealand's record-breaking 18 consecutive wins, sealed with their victory over Australia on Saturday:

2015 Bledisloe Cup

Auckland, August 15: New Zealand 41-13 Australia

2015 World Cup:

London, September 21: New Zealand 26-16 Argentina

London, September 25: New Zealand 58-14 Namibia

Cardiff, October 3: New Zealand 43-10 Georgia

Newcastle, October 10: New Zealand 47-9 Tonga

Cardiff, October 18: New Zealand 62-13 France

London, October 25: New Zealand 20-18 South Africa

London, November 1: New Zealand 34-17 Australia

2016 Wales tour to NZ:

Auckland, June 11: New Zealand 39-21 Wales

Wellington, June 18: New Zealand 36-22 Wales

Dunedin, June 25: New Zealand 46-6 Wales

2016 Rugby Championship:

Sydney, August 20: Australia 8-42 New Zealand

Wellington, August 27: New Zealand 29-9 Australia

Hamilton, September 10: New Zealand 57-22 Argentina

Christchurch, September 17: New Zealand 41-13 South Africa

Buenos Aires, October 2: Argentina 17-36 New Zealand

Durban, October 9: South Africa 15-57 New Zealand

2016 Bledisloe Cup:

Auckland, October 22: New Zealand 37-10 Australia

Agence France-Presse