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Schmidt's attempt to build Ireland into immovable object crumbles before our eyes
Ireland’s form through 2019 has been leading to today’s result, despite their protests of positivity.
'I'm gutted for him' - Paulie and BOD lament Schmidt's cruel swansong
‘Look at what he’s done for Ireland over the past six or seven years,’ says Brian O’Driscoll.
'We felt we prepared well, we felt we had a game-plan'
Rory Best felt Ireland had prepared well for their quarter-final clash with New Zealand, despite conceding seven tries in Tokyo.
Out of 10: How we rated Ireland as they slump to heavy quarter-final defeat
A horror show in Tokyo.
A sorry end to the Schmidt era as All Blacks obliterate Ireland at the World Cup
Despite huge Irish support, Schmidt’s side were dire to record yet another quarter-final defeat.
Watch: Disaster for Ireland as New Zealand strike for three early tries
Ireland have been left with a mountain to climb after New Zealand raced into a 17-0 lead in Tokyo.
May's double sends England past Australia and into World Cup semi-final
Eddie Jones’ side flexed their muscle in the first of the quarter-final ties in Oita.
New Zealand v Ireland, Rugby World Cup quarter-final
The All Blacks stood between Ireland and a first-ever appearance in the RWC semi-final…
All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final
‘There’s nothing we can do about the previous results,’ said Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton.
England v Australia, Rugby World Cup quarter-final
Eddie Jones and Michael Cheika pit their wits together with a place in the semi-final on the line.
Three cheers, two fingers for Ireland's only other RWC meeting with the All Blacks
Ireland’s Rugby World Cup story has only featured a cameo appearance from the All Blacks.
Dublin, Chicago and Hamilton - Ireland's last 5 meetings with New Zealand
Ireland’s recent record against New Zealand has produced a mix of crushing lows and historic highs over the years.
Reece and Bridge can give All Blacks a 'fearless' edge against Ireland
Ian Foster says the defending champions are expecting a few tricks to be pulled from Joe Schmidt’s sleeve.
Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'
The Ireland out-half travelled to Tokyo Stadium without his team-mates today.
'The more often you play them, the more you realise they're just 15 blokes as well'
Jamie Heaslip looks back at the highs and lows of playing the All Blacks.
Penaud and Dupont passed fit for France's quarter-final showdown with Wales
Jacques Brunel has made just one change to the side which began in such impressive fashion against Argentina.
Japan 'trying to forget' Brighton Miracle as they make enforced change for Springbok clash
‘We have some players from then, and it was an amazing achievement, but we’re working on our own things.’
The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt
The Ireland head coach and Steve Hansen have had some great battles since 2013.
Wales' Biggar given all clear from second head knock to play France
Jonathan Davies was also named in Warren Gatland’s XV after shaking off a knee problem.
Rich rewards were hard-earned as 2016 crop lit the way for Ireland against NZ
‘I don’t think the boys in the restaurant were too pleased when we all walked in – especially seeing Andrew Porter!’
'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland
Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.
'It’s not a thing I’d do' - Schmidt insists he hasn't called on ROG for inside info
The former Ireland out-half spent two seasons working with the Crusaders.
Kiwi World Cup doubt lies just under the skin, if Ireland can dig in
Even with three World Cups to their name, New Zealand’s past in the tournament is a painful one.
How are the teams shaping up entering the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan?
As the Rugby World Cup enters the knock-out stages, we take a look at the health of the eight quarter-finalists ahead of a massive weekend in Japan.
Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?
It will be fascinating to see how Joe Schmidt’s team go about attacking Richie Mo’unga off lineouts.
The haka remains 'very sacred and very special' according to the All Blacks
Ireland unforgettably faced the All Blacks in the figure of eight in 2016 in Chicago.
'ROG has been awesome... He’s very determined like all the other Irish are'
Ronan O’Gara has had an influence on several of the All Blacks players.
Kolbe back for 'Boks as Rassie embraces favourites' tag against Japan
‘I’m not one of those coaches who sits here and says to you ‘I’m not really sure’, because we prepare to win.’
'I trust him infinitely' - Aussies to unleash teen Petaia on England
Michael Cheika has made five changes for the clash in Oita.
Henshaw and Ringrose the more tested midfield combo against All Blacks
The All Blacks have plenty of experience but some relatively new combinations.
Joe Schmidt has picked an Ireland 23 with the ingredients to beat the All Blacks
The head coach is backing players who have earned his trust over recent seasons.
O'Mahony 'a big moments player' for Ireland as Schmidt backs experience
The Ireland head coach said there were up to six tough selection calls in his team this week.
Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks
Joe Schmidt’s starting XV has 886 caps worth of Test rugby experience.
Uruguay in hot water over Rugby World Cup nightclub incident
Damage was allegedly caused to a nightclub in Kumamoto.
From heartbreak to heroic: How each Ireland player has fared against the All Blacks
There are players in the Ireland squad with over a decade of experience against the All Blacks under their belt, while others have only a handful of minutes.
England drop 'disappointed' George Ford to bench for Australia quarter-final
Eddie Jones has sprung a big surprise by bringing Henry Slade into the team at outside centre.
Hansen picks Goodhue and Lienert-Brown in All Blacks midfield to face Ireland
The Kiwis have opted for Codie Taylor at hooker ahead of Dane Coles.
Ireland will not appeal Aki ban as Herring flies in to replace Cronin
The Ireland centre’s World Cup is now definitely over but he will remain in Japan.
'My wife thought I was going to have a heart attack with the state I was' - Earls
The Ireland wing is more relaxed than ever about a World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand.
Moody: 'We sort of owe Ireland one'
New Zealand prop Joe Moody says the All Blacks are keen to set the record straight against Ireland this weekend.