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20 October 2019 00:33

New Zealand set up a mouth-watering semi-final against England by thrashing Ireland 41-16 in Tokyo.

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New Zealand set up a mouth-watering semi-final against England by thrashing Ireland 41-16 in Tokyo. Steve Hansen's men racked up seven tries as Ireland wilted and eventually went down to another quarter-final loss. But which players shone and which individuals struggled over a captivating 80 minutes? Here are our player ratings for both sides. New Zealand Beauden Barrett Composed under the high ball and had little to do, until he hacked on a dropped pass to score New Zealand's third.

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Nice late assist for his brother, Jordie. Sevu Reece Hard work off his wing created an overlap before New Zealand's second try. Magical footwork always caused problems. Big tackle forced the turnover for... The video will start in 8 Cancel Get the biggest rugby stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Holders New Zealand will face England in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup in Yokohama next Saturday.

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The All Blacks, who are bidding to make history by lifting the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time in a row, ran in seven tries as they demolished Ireland 46-14 in their quarter-final in Tokyo. It was a similar type of score-line in today's other last eight tie with England pulling away in the final half-hour to beat Australia 40-16 in Oita. Flying winger Jonny May grabbed two of England's four tries with prop Kyle Sinckler and right-wing Anthony Watson getting the others.