Three-time champions New Zealand inflicted extra World Cup heartbreak on Ireland on Saturday, beating them 28-24 to carry a disappointing finish to Irish captain Johnny Sexton’s stellar profession.
The All Blacks avenged a historic residence collection defeat by the hands of Ireland final yr, taking their possibilities once they had them.
Defeat ended Ireland’s run of 17 successive Test victories and denied them the possibility of their first ever semi-final
WHAT THEY SAID
Key quotes after New Zealand beat Ireland 28-24 within the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup on the Stade de France on Saturday:
“It was one of those Test matches, it was a battle, I’m really proud of my boys. Ireland have set the standard and I want to send love to them.” — Player of the match Ardie Savea “What an unbelievable game of rugby union. I am lost for words. I knew the All Blacks had a game in them, but it was the way they delivered and put pressure on Ireland.” — Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrickafp
MATCH CENTRE NEW ZEALAND VS IRELAND
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