20 Oct 2019

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks vs Ireland - as it happened

1:37 am on 20 October 2019

The All Blacks have beaten Ireland 46-14 in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, see how the game unfolded with live updates with Matt Chatterton and Jeremy Rees.

The teams

New Zealand team

1: Joe Moody

2: Codie Taylor

3: Nepo Laulala

4: Brodie Retallick

5: Samuel Whitelock

6: Ardie Savea

7: Sam Cane

8: Kieran Read - captain

9: Aaron Smith

10: Richie Mo'unga

11: George Bridge

12: Anton Lienert-Brown

13: Jack Goodhue

14: Sevu Reece

15: Beauden Barrett

16: Dane Coles

17: Ofa Tuungafasi

18: Angus Ta'avao

19: Scott Barrett

20: Matt Todd

21: T J Perenara

22: Sonny Bill Williams

23: Jordie Barrett

Jack Goodhue.

Jack Goodhue was the surprise inclusion in the All Blacks starting XV to take on Ireland. Photo: PhotoSport

Ireland team

1. Cian Healy

2. Rory Best (capt.)

3. Tadhg Furlong

4. Iain Henderson

5. James Ryan

6. Peter O'Mahony

7. Josh Van der Flier

8. CJ Stander

9. Conor Murray

10. Johnny Sexton

11. Jacob Stockdale

12. Robbie Henshaw

13. Garry Ringrose

14. Keith Earls

15. Rob Kearney

16. Niall Scannell

17. Dave Kilcoyne

18. Andrew Porter

19. Tadhg Beirne

20. Rhys Ruddock

21. Luke McGrath

22. Joey Carbery

23. Jordan Larmour

What the coaches have said

Given the history in the past few years between the All Blacks and Ireland, the conversation this week has centred around who goes into the match as favourites.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt and All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt and All Blacks coach Steve Hansen. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

In the last three matches, Ireland have won two and New Zealand one, but New Zealand finished pool play unbeaten while Ireland was beaten by hosts Japan.

For All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, told media he's been preparing for Ireland for a while now.

"They're not a team that gives you a lot of opportunities through mistakes.

"They're pretty good at keeping the ball when they keep it and when they kick it they kick it to put pressure on you rather than to give you a free shot.

"You've just got to adapt and adjust to what's happening in the game and we've made a lot of changes since we last played them so it'll be interesting to see if those changes work or not."

For Schmidt, he says those recent matches have given his side a lot of confidence going up against the defending champions.

"They have had some pretty successful experiences together. There are a number of players within that side who have contributed to a fair bit of history for us," Schmidt said.

"So the accumulation of those experiences together hopefully builds a bit of confidence - because you need to have some belief.

"You can't go out against an All Blacks side and accept that you're second fiddle. You've got to go out and put your best foot forward."

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