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#Quarter-Final

# quarter-final - Today’s News

How Leinster were left with an insurmountable hill to climb against Saracens

Sloppy errors, aerial losses, maul failings, scrum penalties, and a brilliant Sarries try were all involved.

'It's not my first dark day in a Leinster jersey, so it's how we react' - Ringrose

The Leinster centre rued his side’s poor performance in the first half against Saracens.

# quarter-final - Yesterday’s News

'We got a little bit spooked... they probably managed the big occasion better'

Leinster boss Leo Cullen had major regrets over his side’s first-half showing against Saracens.

# quarter-final - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'You can't ignore the threat' - Maro Itoje in fine form for Leinster showdown

The England second row will be a key man as Sarries look to cause an upset in Dublin.

# quarter-final - Monday 14 September, 2020

Much-changed Saracens have 'a few plans up our sleeve' for Leinster

Leo Cullen’s men have a score to settle after last year’s Champions Cup final.

# quarter-final - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Farrell's reign must see change after Ireland deliver 'D game' in Tokyo

The Englishman now takes over and the 2023 World Cup has to be the primary focus.

# quarter-final - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo Woe

Ireland's miserable record at Rugby World Cups rolls on in Tokyo

‘Maybe you put too much pressure on,’ said Ireland captain Rory Best after the latest defeat.

'What is it they've experienced? Ireland's experience was not to win' - Hansen

The All Blacks boss pointed out that his team had experience of winning World Cup knock-out games.

All Blacks stand in the way as Ireland target first-ever World Cup semi-final

‘There’s nothing we can do about the previous results,’ said Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton.

# quarter-final - Friday 18 October, 2019

Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'

The Ireland out-half travelled to Tokyo Stadium without his team-mates today.

Penaud and Dupont passed fit for France's quarter-final showdown with Wales

Jacques Brunel has made just one change to the side which began in such impressive fashion against Argentina.

The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt

The Ireland head coach and Steve Hansen have had some great battles since 2013.

'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.

# quarter-final - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Analysis: How can Ireland go about beating the All Blacks in Tokyo?

It will be fascinating to see how Joe Schmidt’s team go about attacking Richie Mo’unga off lineouts.

Henshaw and Ringrose the more tested midfield combo against All Blacks

The All Blacks have plenty of experience but some relatively new combinations.

Kiwi pundits write off Ireland's quarter-final hopes

Former All Black half-back Justin Marshall says Joe Schmidt’s men have failed to reach the standards they set in recent years.

Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s starting XV has 886 caps worth of Test rugby experience.

Hansen picks Goodhue and Lienert-Brown in All Blacks midfield to face Ireland

The Kiwis have opted for Codie Taylor at hooker ahead of Dane Coles.

# quarter-final - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Ireland looking for blend of experience and form in team to face All Blacks

Joe Schmidt has some important decisions to confirm tomorrow.

Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks

‘I think it provokes excitement, it provokes a little bit of anxiety.’

O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks

The Munster man will play in his first World Cup knock-out game on Saturday.

# quarter-final - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

All Blacks don't feel defeats to Ireland are relevant to World Cup quarter-final

Attack coach Ian Foster wasn’t interested in discussing Andy Farrell’s defensive success against the Kiwis.

All Blacks claim they got the quarter-final they wanted after avoiding Japan

Steve Hansen said he was keen to steer clear of the in-form hosts, who topped Pool A.

# quarter-final - Monday 14 October, 2019

Hansen: 'Joe does a lot of studies... I might be able to set him up'

The All Blacks head coach is hoping to lure Schmidt into a few traps on Saturday.

'The difference now is we're not favourites going into this quarter-final'

Ireland have never won a World Cup knock-out game but Joe Schmidt’s men are quietly confident.

Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks

The 34-year-old out-half says the Kiwis are accustomed to dealing with the pressure of being favourites.

# quarter-final - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Joe Schmidt’s side will take on the number one team in the world in Tokyo next Saturday.

# quarter-final - Saturday 12 October, 2019

St Jude's send dismal St Vincent's packing from Dublin SFC for second year in succession

St Vincent’s scored just 0-4 in a disappointing seven-point defeat.

'The All Blacks know we can come and play and that we can beat them'

Ireland must now wait to learn if they will face the Kiwis or the Springboks next weekend.

# quarter-final - Saturday 21 September, 2019

'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well'

There is a strong chance that the Springboks and Ireland will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals.

# quarter-final - Monday 22 July, 2019

Rassie's Springboks make impressive start to underline Ireland's challenge

Joe Schmidt’s men could meet the Boks at the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.

# quarter-final - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Drennan scores 0-9 to help Kilkenny storm past Clare in All-Ireland minor quarter-final

These two sides will now battle it out with Galway for two sides to advance to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

# quarter-final - Friday 28 June, 2019

As it happened: France v USA, World Cup quarter-final

France faced USA with a place in the final four up for grabs.

# quarter-final - Friday 24 May, 2019

Neil Flynn the only change as Kildare prepare for Leinster quarter-final in Tullamore

Cian O’Neill has named his starting XV for Sunday’s meeting with Longford at O’Connor Park.

# quarter-final - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Sublime Coetzee drives Ulster into Pro14 semi-final clash with Glasgow

Rory Best and Darren Cave bid farewell to the Kingspan Stadium in winning fashion against Connacht.

# quarter-final - Friday 3 May, 2019

'We just had a bet on for the regular season. He just won it... Fair play to him'

John Cooney and Jack Carty, close friends off the pitch, face each other in the Pro14 quarter-finals tomorrow.

Confident Connacht back 'feared' scrum but wary of Ulster 'menace' Coetzee

The inter-provincial Pro14 quarter-final in Belfast promises to be a cracker.

# quarter-final - Monday 1 April, 2019

Analysis: Two clever Keith Earls tries seal Munster's place in the semi-finals

There was intelligence in the build-up to both scores from Johann van Graan’s team.

Analysis: How outstanding Ulster almost shocked reigning champions Leinster

Dan McFarland’s side were brilliant but came up just short in Dublin on Saturday night.

# quarter-final - Saturday 30 March, 2019

'It's breathtaking to see the supporters. It felt like we were playing at home'

Munster boss Johann van Graan said he’s proud to coach this team after their win in Edinburgh.

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