ALL-BLACKS

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All Blacks boss explains star winger's absence as they name team to face Ireland

The All Blacks have confirmed that star winger Mark Telea was left out of their team to face Ireland in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals due to an unspecified breach of team protocols.

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Mack Hansen fit as Ireland name side for World Cup quarter-final against All Blacks

Mack Hansen has been included in an unchanged Ireland starting XV for Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand in Paris.

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Aaron Smith warns Ireland that All Blacks are a different beast to last year

Scrumhalf Aaron Smith insists New Zealand are a completely different team to the one defeated by Ireland in 2022 ahead of a mouth-watering World Cup quarter-final.

Keith Earls

Keith Earls hails Ireland's transformation under Andy Farrell

Keith Earl believes Ireland are a completely different beast now than they were under former coach Joe Schmidt ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand.

Matt Giteau

Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell make Rugby World Cup quarter-final picks

Former Wallabies Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell reveal who they're supporting in the 2023 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

James Ryan

Ireland given clean bill of health ahead of New Zealand RWC quarter-final

As of Monday morning, no member of Andy Farrell's 33-man Ireland squad had been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup clash with the All Blacks in Paris.