New Zealand are determined to “put things right” as they arrive in Dublin with revenge on their minds, according to Brian O’Driscoll.

The former Ireland captain, who is the ambassador for the IRFU's bid to host the 2023 World Cup, was present in Chicago when Joe Schmidt’s side stunned the world champions with a 40-29 win two weeks ago.

He revealed that it was his first time watching as a fan since he was a youngster.

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The 37-year-old, like almost everyone else, said the experience was “exceptional” but also tried to dampen down expectations of a repeat result on Saturday (5.30pm, live on RTÉ2).

“We’ve got a great chance again, we really do,” O’Driscoll told RTÉ Sport’s rugby podcast The Breakdown.

“The expectation to win might be people getting ahead of themselves but we won’t be far away on the final whistle.

“If we can stay with them [early on] and start well, that’s key against the All Blacks.

“As soon as they get into their rhythm they are very difficult to stop.

"They are licking their wounds and from speaking to a couple of them they are ready to come over here and put things right.

“It’s going to be even tougher [for Ireland] this time out.”

Once again the World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee has no brief for the game but won’t even get to see it live as domestic affairs take precedence.

“I was over in Chicago, my first ever [time] to watch a game not working, or not playing or not injured since I was a teenager and it was really exceptional," he added. 

“And as much as I love rugby, I love holidays as well so myself and my missus are going away on Saturday morning.

"I won’t get to see the game live but I’ll be following it as soon as I get off the plane on social media or any footage I can manage to see.”

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