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20 October 2019 02:31

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New Zealand thrashed Ireland in Tokyo and will play England in the Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-finals. Ireland saw both Garry Ringrose and Robbie Henshaw go off to have blood injuries treated within the first few minutes as New Zealand took an early lead through a Richie Mo'unga penalty. Further All Blacks pressure then told twice in the space of five minutes as scrum-half Aaron Smith spotted gaps that only he could fit through to put his side 17-0 up after the first quarter with a deadly double. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.

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New Zealand vs Ireland: Rugby World Cup 2019 player ratings

From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. It had been a nightmare start for Schmidt's men and it got even worse on 32 minutes as Beauden Barrett showed some tidy ball skills when he chased his own kick through from a Johnny Sexton spill to score New Zealand's third try. All hope was gone for Ireland just seven minutes after the restart as Codie Taylor flopped over the line following a sublime Kieran Read offload, while Dane Coles added to the misery as he bundled over on the hour mark as New Zealand stretched 34-0 ahead. But Ireland avoided becoming the first team in World Cup history to fail to score in a quarter-final when Robbie Henshaw scored a late consolation. It was never anything more than that, however, with George Bridge adding New Zealand's sixth try shortly after. Ratings: New Zealand vs Ireland Show all 30 left Created with Sketch. right Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Ratings: New Zealand vs Ireland 1/30 Beauden Barrett - 8 AP 2/30 Sevu Reece - 8 AFP via Getty Images 3/30 Jack Goodhue - 7 AFP via Getty Images 4/30 Anton Lienert-Brown - 8 Getty Images 5/30 George Bridge - 8 AFP via Getty Images 6/30 Richie Mo'unga - 7 Getty Images 7/30 Aaron Smith - 8 AFP via Getty Images 8/30 Joe Moody - 7 Getty Images 9/30 Codie Taylor - 8 AFP via Getty Images 10/30 Nepo Laulala - 7 Getty Images 11/30 Brodie Retallick - 6 AP 12/30 Sam Whitelock - 7 World Rugby via Getty Images 13/30 Ardie Savea - 8 AFP via Getty Images 14/30 Sam Cane - 7 Getty Images 15/30 Kieran Read - 7 World Rugby via Getty Images 16/30 Rob Kearney - 6 World Rugby via Getty Images 17/30 Keith Earls - 5 PA 18/30 Gary Ringrose - 5 World Rugby via Getty Images 19/30 Robbie Henshaw - 6 AFP via Getty Images 20/30 Jacob Stockdale - 6 Getty Images 21/30 Johnny Sexton - 5 PA 22/30 Conor Murray - 6 World Rugby via Getty Images 23/30 Cian Healy - 6 REUTERS 24/30 Rory Best - 5 AP 25/30 Tadhg Furlong - 5 AFP via Getty Images 26/30 Iain Henderson - 6 EPA 27/30 James Ryan - 5 AFP via Getty Images 28/30 Peter O'Mahony - 6 PA 29/30 Josh van der Flier - 5 AFP via Getty Images 30/30 CJ Stander - 6 REUTERS 1/30 Beauden Barrett - 8 AP 2/30 Sevu Reece - 8 AFP via Getty Images 3/30 Jack Goodhue - 7 AFP via Getty Images 4/30 Anton Lienert-Brown - 8 Getty Images 5/30 George Bridge - 8 AFP via Getty Images 6/30 Richie Mo'unga - 7 Getty Images 7/30 Aaron Smith - 8 AFP via Getty Images 8/30 Joe Moody - 7 Getty Images 9/30 Codie Taylor - 8 AFP via Getty Images 10/30 Nepo Laulala - 7 Getty Images 11/30 Brodie Retallick - 6 AP 12/30 Sam Whitelock - 7 World Rugby via Getty Images 13/30 Ardie Savea - 8 AFP via Getty Images 14/30 Sam Cane - 7 Getty Images 15/30 Kieran Read - 7 World Rugby via Getty Images 16/30 Rob Kearney - 6 World Rugby via Getty Images 17/30 Keith Earls - 5 PA 18/30 Gary Ringrose - 5 World Rugby via Getty Images 19/30 Robbie Henshaw - 6 AFP via Getty Images 20/30 Jacob Stockdale - 6 Getty Images 21/30 Johnny Sexton - 5 PA 22/30 Conor Murray - 6 World Rugby via Getty Images 23/30 Cian Healy - 6 REUTERS 24/30 Rory Best - 5 AP 25/30 Tadhg Furlong - 5 AFP via Getty Images 26/30 Iain Henderson - 6 EPA 27/30 James Ryan - 5 AFP via Getty Images 28/30 Peter O'Mahony - 6 PA 29/30 Josh van der Flier - 5 AFP via Getty Images 30/30 CJ Stander - 6 REUTERS Check the above gallery to see how we rated players from both teams. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments section below.