Ireland v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup 2023 quarter-final: when is it, how to watch

Ireland v New Zealand, Rugby World Cup 2023 quarter-final: when is it, how to watch

Ireland defeated Scotland 34-16 in their final pool game to confirm progress to the knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup – and send Gregor Townsend’s men home. 

New Zealand, meanwhile, booked their place in the last eight with three consecutive victories, following their opening-game defeat by France. 

Ireland are seeking to secure a maiden World Cup semi-final by stretching their winning run to 18 Tests, which would equal the tier-one record shared by New Zealand and England.

New Zealand have dropped star winger Mark Telea after he breached team protocol. Read more here.

When is it?

Ireland will take on New Zealand (the All Blacks) in their quarter-final on Saturday, October 14. The game kicks off at 8pm (BST, 9pm local time). 

Where is it?

Stade de France, Saint Denis

Capacity: 8src,src23

This stadium was built for the 1998 Fifa World Cup and has been the national stadium for France ever since, as well as the home for the country’s rugby team. Les Bleus first played here on February 7, 1998, when Philippe Bernat-Salles and the late Christophe Dominici both crossed the whitewash in a 24-17 defeat of England.

What is the latest New Zealand news?

By Daniel Schofield

New Zealand have dropped Mark Telea for their quarter-final match against Ireland after the wing breached team protocol.

Telea is understood to have broken a team curfew and will be replaced by powerhouse back Leicester Fainga’anuku, who scored a hat-trick against Uruguay. Prop Ethan de Groot also returns following his two-match suspension.

Alongside Will Jordan, Telea had established himself as one of the All Blacks’ star wingers and scored two tries in their opening round 27-13 defeat by France. Yet head coach Ian Foster said there can be no mitigation for breaking team rules, even if Telea ranks as one of their most dangerous attacking weapons.

“He breached the protocol, nothing major but enough to keep him out of selection for the week,” Foster said, “We still love him. He has trained well. It happens.”

Foster insisted that Telea

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