Rugby World Cup 1995 winner Williams commented:
“It was technically a really interesting game to watch and the best team won as they scored two tries. We were defensively very sound but I think New Zealand got their tactics correct and deserved the victory."
Eighty-one capped Marshall commented:
“I thought that New Zealand’s superior fitness and technique would have got them over the line but it was much more of an arm wrestle than I thought.”
“In the first half they had the right tactics and had obviously done their homework but key moments weren’t being executed such as the Savea dropped ball when he had a kick through for the line.”