All Blacks hooker Dane Coles admits he didn't watch the Rugby World Cup final, as the side reflected on a whirlwind tournament.
"We were having a few beers as a team," an optimistic Coles told Magic Talk's Ryan Bridge at Auckland Airport on Tuesday.
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"I was hoping the 'Boks would get up - we have a really good relationship with those boys.
"It's good for their country - it will bring their country together."
While a semi-final exit was far from ideal, Coles told Magic Talk he was stoked to finish the tournament with a win.
Coles caught a lot of attention last week. At a press conference, he couldn't hold back his tears as he reflected on how much it meant to him having his family in Japan.
"I've had a lot of messages from people," Coles said on Tuesday, adding it was a tough week following the loss to England.
"We care a lot about the team and we didn't get the job done - I suppose having your family there was extra special."
The 32-year-old is looking forward to restoring some normality and enjoying a Kiwi summer.
"My son starts school tomorrow [Wednesday] so I'll drop him off," Coles said. "[I'll] see some mates and have a few beers and barbecues."