18 Jun 2012

Experience wins the day for ABs

1:06 pm on 18 June 2012

The All Black centre Conrad Smith says experience definitely got them through on Saturday night.

A last-minute Dan Carter drop goal gave the All Blacks a 22-19 victory over Ireland in Christchurch.

Defending for much of the second half, the home side marched down the field in the last few minutes before grabbing the victory.

Smith says there was no need to panic.

There's some concern about the All Blacks No.8 Kieran Reaad who suffered another knock to his head on Saturday night, and Liam Meesam has been called into the squad.

And the Irish centre Paddy Wallace will arrive Tuesday as the replacement for Gordon D'Arcy, who's going home with a calf muscle injury.