Just two weeks after Ireland beat New Zealand for the first time ever, the All Blacks rocked up in the Aviva with vengeance on their mind.
Steve Hansen's men won a brutally tough Test match in Dublin 21-9 and the scars of the Chicago loss were evidently still raw.
And as much as the Irish fans love to talk about those two games, the defeat in the USA two years ago is not going to provide any extra motivation for the current crop of All Blacks, who meet Ireland on Saturday (7pm).
Twelve of the squad who beat England last Saturday were on duty for the 2016 defeat but one of those, Dane Coles, says that they are a side that look forward.
"It wasn't a great feeling," said the hooker of the 40-29 defeat in Illinois."We can talk about history but it's all about this week. Both teams have got a lot of drama.
"Obviously, in 2013 we pulled off a magical win and 2016 they won. But those things ain't gonna help this week.
"It's a new year and new players, both team will want to have the feeling again.
"We won't be dipping into the past for extra motivation."
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