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2019 Rugby World Cup results: New Zealand vs Ireland in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan

 New Zealand vs Ireland

The All Blacks of New Zealand and its counterpart from Ireland battled it out in the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarterfinals on October 19, 2019 at 19:15 JST (UTC+09) at the Tokyo Stadium in Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan. It was the second match in the knockout stage of the quadrennial rugby union world championship, which is on its ninth edition.

The All Blacks scored 46. It was more than enough to defeat its Irish opponent, which scored only 14.

Nigel Owen of Wales served as the referee while Pascal Gaüzère of France and Angus Gardner of Australia were the assistant referees of the rugby match. Graham Hughes of England was the television match official.

Steve Hansen was the coach of the All Blacks. Kieran Read was the captain.

Read’s teammates were Beauden Barrett, Sevu Reece, Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown, George Bridge, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith, Sam Cane, Ardie Savea, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Nepo Laulala, Code Taylor and Loe Moody. The replacements were Dane Coles, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Angus Ta’avao, Scott Barrett, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Sonny Bill Williams and Jordie Barrett.

Joe Schmidt was the coach of Ireland’s national rugby union team. Rory Best was the captain.

Best’s teammates were Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, Jacob Stockdale, Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray, CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier, Peter O’Mahony, James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Tadhg Furlong and Cian Healy. The replacements were Niall Scannell, David Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne, Rhys Ruddock, Luke McGrath, Joey Carbery and Jordan Larmour.

After beating its Irish opponent, the All Blacks will proceed to the 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-finals. The national rugby union team of New Zealand will face the Corgies of England on October 26, 2019 at the Nissan Stadium, also known as the International Stadium Yokohama, in Yokohama, Japan.

It was Barrett of the All Blacks who was named the Mastercard Player of the Match. He had 1 try, 1 try assist and 21 carries, which was more than what any other All Blacks player has ever had.

Here is Barrett after the match:

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