New Zealand Rugby captain Richie McCaw played down the All Blacks convincing 42-10 victory over Ireland saying that their performance was "Okay".
The All Blacks were playing their first match since they won the Rugby World Cup but arguably played better in this match than they did when the pressure was on at the world cup.
All Black winger Julian Savea scored three tries on debut and became the first All Black to score a hat trick against Ireland.
The victory extends New Zealand's unbeaten record to 25 matches over a 107 year playing history and gave new coach Steve Hansenhis first win.
There was also an impressive debuts for Hurricanes Scrumhalf Aaron Smith and Chiefs 21-year-old lock Brodie Retallick but Captain McCaw appeared less than impressed.
"It was okay," New Zealand captain Richie McCaw said. "It's just a start really. "
"At halftime it felt like we were alright on the scorebook but we probably didn't get the control we wanted at the breakdown and I thought it was a lot better in the second half.
"But it was very pleasing with how we started."
The All Blacks were typically efficient and turned their counter-attacking opportunities into tries with fullback Israel Dagg featuring in two of Savea's tries and Carter showed no signs of groin problems which have limited his playing time this season.
"Turnover ball is the best ball to get and we forced a couple of them and scored one try from counter-attacks," McCaw said.
"But I thought we were a bit slow at times and got sucked into rucks when perhaps we should be covering numbers."
Ireland's tour of New Zealand moves on to Christchurch next weekend but Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll admitted that they have plenty of work to do before the next Test.
"We started okay but in fairness to them they played with a very fast tempo and we didn't slow their ruck ball down enough," said O'Driscoll.
"When they're playing that way they're difficult to defend against, you're chasing shadows a bit.
"A huge amount to work on but we've got two more chances, two more cracks at it."