O'Driscoll - We were terrible
Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll has described Ireland's performance in the 60-0 crushing by world champions New Zealand as "terrible".
The All Blacks were in imperious form as they ran home nine tries to seal a convincing win in Hamilton as well as a 3-0 series whitewash.
It was the perfect response by New Zealand after they were criticised for their display in last week's second Test, where a narrow 22-19 win was only secured by a last-gasp Dan Carter drop goal.
The result will be a bitter disappoint for Ireland and O'Driscoll, who had earlier spoken of his pride at his side's battling display in Christchurch last week.
The 33-year-old rued a slow start that enabled the hosts to take a firm grip on the game.
"We started terribly and they came at us. We just made too many errors," said O'Driscoll after the match.
"We had a lot of tackles to make and that scoreline tells its own story. They were clinical at the breakdown and we were terrible.
"We knew that we had to start well and we didn't and that's what the All Blacks do - when they get a 15 or 20-point lead they just play their own game and you're running after them for 80 minutes."