How long disappointment can be kept as a tool probably depends on how long and how deep the suffering has been that caused it.
Defeat to Ireland can't be erased but the All Blacks are confident they will prove their ability to learn and grow.
The All Blacks live in a world that demands constant evolution but the harsh reality is this quest to adapt must now accelerate as rivals fast grasp their trends and tactics.
It's exam time for many secondary school pupils at the moment. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn has his own 15 questions after watching the All Blacks lose to Ireland.
Ireland have laid down a massive marker ahead of next year’s World Cup, beating holders NZ for just the second time with a compelling 16-9 victory in a clash of the world’s top two teams.
Rugby writer Patrick McKendry runs through the winners and losers from the All Blacks' 16-9 loss to Ireland.
Ireland laid down a massive marker ahead of next year's World Cup by beating the All Blacks for just the second time with a compelling 16-9 victory.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen expects "a trick or two" from Ireland in their November international in Dublin tomorrow morning.
Halfback Aaron Smith is set for his 82nd test against Ireland; an outing which will see him overtake Justin Marshall as New Zealand's most capped No 9.
As expected, the All Blacks will not play a test in the South Island next year as the international schedule is impacted by the World Cup.
There's clearly a bit of ill-feeling in Ireland about the way things played out the last time the All Blacks were in Dublin.
Ireland have been dealt two major blows with halfback Conor Murray and midfielder Robbie Henshaw ruled out of this weekend's test against the All Blacks in Dublin.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is willing to sit down and have a chat to Ireland's Joe Schmidt about the pressures of the All Blacks job if he is serious about applying for it.
All Black Sonny Bill Williams' cursed run of injuries is continuing after he was ruled out of this week's blockbuster test against Ireland in Dublin.