21 Oct 2019

Aaron Smith dedicates win to baby son

From First Up, 5:22 am on 21 October 2019

The All Blacks marched into a mouth watering semi-final showdown with England at the Rugby World Cup after putting Ireland to the sword in the weekend's quarter-finals. The defending champions were in imperious form in the 46-14 victory in Tokyo, scoring seven tries to Ireland's two and had effectively killed off the game in the first half after racing out to a 22-nil lead at half-time. Halfback Aaron Smith scored two tries in the romp and he spoke to rugby reporter Joe Porter about the commanding performance and dedicated the win to his fiancé Teagan and new-born son Luka.