Jack Goodhue

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South Africa’s Makazole Mapimpi, Faf de Klerk and Lukhanyo Am all had excellent tournaments. Photograph: Inpho

15 Beauden Barrett (New Zealand) It’s too reactive to say that Barrett’s switch to fullback didn’t work on the basis of their semi-final exit, as Eng(...)

England captain Owen Farrell and All Blacks captain Kieran Read shake hands after the match. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

The whistle had barely sounded on the England’s 19-7 win over the All Blacks, more a 19-7 thrashing than a victory, than the debate will have begun to(...)

Ireland’s  Conor Murray  is tackled by New Zealand flanker Sam Cane. “Underhill and Curry have been pretty impressive,” said Cane. “They’ve both got a huge appetite for hard work, very good skill sets.” Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Gettty

It would probably only deepen the wounds from last Saturday’s quarter-final in Tokyo Stadium were England to dethrone New Zealand in next Saturday’s p(...)

Ireland’s James Ryan is tackled by New Zealand flanker Ardie Savea during the Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Tokyo. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP via Getty Images

The ghosts of World Cups past are floating about the Ajinomoto stadium. Those who remember are forgiven for feeling like they have been transported ba(...)

New Zealand’s head coach Steve Hansen shakes hands with Ireland’s   Rory Best after the  match in Tokyo. Photi: Getty Images

Afterwards, Steven Hansen outlined an obvious but crucial difference in the respective real-time experience - and experiences - of the players on the (...)

Ardie Savea is tackled by Iain Henderson during New Zealand’s win over Ireland. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty

Beauden Barrett He was awarded the man of the match, an award that could equally have gone to Ardie Savea or Aaron Smith. A glorious skill-set - he s(...)

Johnny Sexton during Friday’s captain’s run at the Tokyo Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rugby World Cup quarter-final: New Zealand v Ireland Kick-off: 11.15am Irish time, Saturday October 19th Venue: Tokyo Stadium How to follow: The Iris(...)

 Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo’unga of the All Blacks run through drills during a  training session at Tatsuminomori Seaside Park  in Tokyo. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

15 Beauden Barrett (Hurricanes) Age: 28 Height: 6’2” Weight: 91kg (14st, 5lbs) Caps: 80 The world’s best outhalf is now doing a pretty good job from f(...)

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen looks on during a training session at Tatsumin Omori Seaside Park in  Koto City, Tokyo on Thursday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It wasn’t always thus but no head coach is more relaxed in such surroundings than Steve Hansen, and so it was in front of a forest of microphones, 60-(...)

The Ireland and New Zealand encounters define the Joe Schmidt era.

Joe Schmidt’s decade in Ireland has yielded unprecedented success ever since Johnny Sexton orchestrated Leinster’s miracle revival against Northampton(...)

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