WATCH: All Blacks thump Ireland 46-14 in RWC quarter-final masterclass

Rugby World Cup 20/10/2019

How good, All Blacks!

The All Blacks have made a statement to the rest of the world, putting together a clinical performance to thrash Ireland 46-14 in their quarter-final.

The three-times champions had lost two of their last three matches against the Irish but Saturday's performance better reflected the All Black's overall record against the men in green which now stands at 29 wins to two defeats, with one draw.

After a tight opening 10 minutes, New Zealand flexed their peerless rugby muscles after which the result was never in doubt.

The All Blacks ended with seven tries, the first two from scrum-half Aaron Smith.

The All Blacks will face England in the first Rugby World Cup semi-final next Saturday