As reigning world champions, the All Blacks are looking to make history and be the first to team to manage a three-peat. Rugby union is so loved in the land of the long white cloud, it's part of the country's DNA. We're serious. It's the Kiwis' national sport and forms part of their cultural identity. It;s no wonder then that the All Blacks have only ever lost six games out of 50 at the World Cup tournament.
Ireland must face reigning Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand at the earliest opportunity in the knockout stages. Advertisement The Irish side finished second in Pool A after suffering a shock defeat at the hands of hosts Japan.
Rugby World Cup Fixtures, dates, times, TV and live stream schedule New Zealand are strong favourites to win the match and the tournament itself, and have been imperious throughout the RWC so far.
They racked up three wins — including over Canada and over Namibia — before their game with Italy was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis.
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What time is New Zealand v Ireland? New Zealand v Ireland will kick off at am on Saturday 19th October Where is New Zealand v Ireland?
The game will take place at Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo. You can also live stream the match via ITV Hub on a range of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Most highlights shows will take place around pm, though occasional days may differ. For exact timings, check out our RadioTimes. Rugby World Cup fixtures.