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Rugby World Cup 2019 Quarter-final New Zealand v Ireland

By Chris Dinsdale

October 19, 2019 - New Zealand and Ireland meet at the Tokyo Stadium in the second quarter-final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The All Blacks, undefeated in World Cup matches since 2007, remain on course for a fourth title, while Ireland are seeking to win a first knock-out match at the seventh attempt.

The 2019 tournament marks the first time that the showpiece has been held in Asia, outside rugby’s traditional heartlands.

New Zealand’s third title in 2015 moved them ahead of their southern hemisphere rivals Australia and South Africa, who have each won the tournament twice.

The tournament now enters the knock-out stages, with the final scheduled to take place at the International Stadium in Yokohama on November 2, where the champions will be presented with the Webb Ellis Cup.

PUBLISHED: 16/10/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images