The group stage of the ongoing World Cup in France is over and the matches are underway quarter final. The All Blacks will face off in what promises to be an early final Ireland to advance to the semi-finals State of France.
New Zealand, despite losing their opening match against hosts France, advanced to Group A and their position. Three straight wins against his other competitors (Namibia, Italy And Uruguay) and the group led by Ian Foster was able to add Bonus point In all their fights to ensure their presence in this second phase of the tournament.
On the other hand, Ireland ended up as Leader of Group B With full wins and an emotional pace to beat South Africa to retain the title and move it to second place in the region. Led by the team Andy Farrell Positioned in World No. 1 And Unbeaten in 17 games.
Likewise, the start of that streak was precisely matched by a historic win against the All Blacks in July last year. If they qualify for the semi-finals (This is the first time I have reached this stage in a World Cup)Ireland will equal the winning streak shared by New Zealand and England with 18 consecutive wins.
The quarter-final match between New Zealand and Ireland will begin on Saturday 16 and broadcast live ESPN And Star +.
Aaron Smith And Rico Ione, the All Blacks spoke at a press conference ahead of the fight against Trebol and hinted that it will be more than just an important fight for them. “I don’t think there’s a burden or statistics or weight on us. It’s a World Cup final for us and we’re ready to play itsaid Smith.
For his part, Ioane said: “The motivation of this team and the energy we get from each other is motivation enough. We don’t like to see things as glass half empty. It’s going to be about what we’ve built so far. In this tournament, The fight we lost last year doesn’t matter when it comes to the World Cup“.