Kaino and All Blacks want improvement against Ireland


Unhappy with their Bledisloe Cup display, Jerome Kaino and the All Blacks are seeking improvement against Ireland.

World champions New Zealand face Ireland at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, after outlasting Australia last time out.

The All Blacks saw off the Wallabies 37-10 on October 22 for a record 18th consecutive Test victory, but Kaino and Co. were less than impressed with the performance.

"We weren't happy and want to go out on Soldier Field and put out a complete performance," Kaino told reporters.

"I'm sure the coaches will touch on the winning streak and that we haven't lost to Ireland but it won't be at the top of our list of being motivated - but it will be there somewhere.

"I've had a couple of good games against Ireland. They haven't been easy and one that springs to mind in Dublin was 2008 at Croke Park. It would be one of the toughest games I've played against Ireland. I've got a fairly good idea of what's coming. They're very passionate guys and they never give up.

"The guys who have played Ireland before will be trying to share with the boys who haven't played against Ireland to get ready."