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Tommy Bowe warns of New Zealand bloodbath

Declan Kidney will have to pick his men up after a disappointing end to the Six Nations, with the All Blacks on the horizon.

Tommy Bowe: We're really going to have to pick ourselves up if we're to avoid being made a joke of in New Zealand.
Tommy Bowe: We're really going to have to pick ourselves up if we're to avoid being made a joke of in New Zealand.
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AFTER IRELAND’S HUMBLING defeat at the hands of England on Saturday, the world champion All Blacks are next up.

And Ulster-bound winger Tommy Bowe has warned that, unless Ireland improve drastically, they’ll be in for a humiliating tour in June.

“We’re really going to have to pick ourselves up if we’re to avoid being made a joke of in New Zealand,” Bowe said in the wake of the 30-9 defeat in the championship finale at Twickenham.

“We’re very disappointed and that performance against England was a complete let-down. We know we’re better than that. We’ll need to have a look at ourselves because it’s not good enough. That defeat has left a very sour taste in our mouths and it was a very quiet changing room.”

Ireland are waiting to see if citing officer Alberto Recaldini takes action over an accusation by flanker Stephen Ferris that he was bitten during the first half, meanwhile.

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