Best, who played 124 tests for Ireland, with 102 as a starter, also appeared in more than 200 games for his Irish province Ulster and was roared off the field when he was substituted after 62 minutes on Saturday.
After scrumhalf Smith scored his first try in the 14th minute following a sustained buildup, the All Blacks seized on two Johnny Sexton errors to put the game beyond doubt before halftime. Ireland had not yet had an attack of note, but had won a penalty in midfield and would have a chance to show New Zealand what they had to offer while the game was still a contest.
"We've been a little bit flat all season which is disappointing". "It's just disappointing. We were great past year, we've just come off the top of that and haven't been quite where we wanted to be".
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Their final pool match against Italy was cancelled because of the deady Typhoon Hagibis that swept through eastern Japan, meaning their last proper match - an academic victory over the Namibians - was a full 13 days ago.
Richie Mo'unga's form for the Crusaders was so good that it forced, arguably the best out-half in the world, to shift to full-back.
Then there are the pair of electric wingers Sevu Reece and George Bridge who backed up Hansen's faith in them as they delivered in spades in the crushing win.
The All Black scrum-half was on hand to muscle his way over despite the attentions of Stockdale and Conor Murray.
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Robbie Henshaw bombed a try in the 67th minute when he chased a perfectly placed grubber kick into the in-goal but knocked out, in an error that epitomised Ireland's night to that point.
The second period started no better for them, outclassed by New Zealand's sublime off-loading skills.
Air New Zealand posted a video to Twitter offering Ireland fans "safety tips" for watching the upcoming match.
The crew then compare the "brace" position to the pose we'll all be taking when New Zealand "score an early try", before advising us to head for the exits if they tries continue.
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Jordie Barrett went over for a final try at the whistle as New Zealand now turn their sights on England.