All Blacks Name Team For Quarter-Final Clash With Ireland

Defending champions.

The All Blacks named their team to face Ireland overnight ahead of this weekend’s huge quarter-final clash in Tokyo.

As expected, Beauden Barrett continues at fullback with Richie Mo’unga at ten. Sevu Reece starts on the right wing with George Bridge on the opposite side. Anton Lienert-Brown and Jack Goodhue partner in the centre.

Kieran Read captains the side at eight.

The matchday 23 is as follows (Test caps in brackets):

1: Joe Moody (43)
2: Codie Taylor (48)
3: Nepo Laulala (23)
4: Brodie Retallick (78)
5: Samuel Whitelock (115)
6: Ardie Savea (42)
7: Sam Cane (65)
8: Kieran Read – captain (124)
9: Aaron Smith (89)
10: Richie Mo’unga (14)
11: George Bridge (7)
12: Anton Lienert-Brown (40)
13: Jack Goodhue (11)
14: Sevu Reece (5)
15: Beauden Barrett (80)

Replacements:
16: Dane Coles (66)
17: Ofa Tuungafasi (33)
18: Angus Ta’avao (11)
19: Scott Barrett (33)
20: Matt Todd (23)
21: T J Perenara (62)
22: Sonny Bill Williams (55)
23: Jordie Barrett (14)