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New Zealand fans embarrassingly over-confident ahead of World Cup quarter final
By Rugby Onslaught

New Zealand fans embarrassingly over-confident ahead of World Cup quarter final

Enough to make you wince, isn’t it? New Zealand fans think they can just walk over this Ireland team and it’s going to be embarrassingly funny if they cough it up here.

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1 News interviewed New Zealand fans today ahead of Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final with New Zealand which will be played on Saturday 19th October.

The reporter asked random New Zealand fans if they were worried about Ireland in the final 8 knockout match, and the answers were all the same.

Fans have all been very excited about the big clash on Saturday.

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New Zealand had won a World Cup record 17 successive matches until their pool match against Italy was cancelled and went into the record books as a scoreless draw.

New Zealand are aiming for their third Rugby World Cup title in a row. They are already the only team to win consecutive titles.

Beauden Barrett needs seven points to overtake Grant Fox and move into third place on the New Zealand all-time list, behind Dan Carter (1,598) and Andrew Mehrtens (967). Barrett has 639 points in 80 appearances for the All Blacks.

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New Zealand are aiming for their third Rugby World Cup title in a row. They are already the only team to win consecutive titles.

Just take a look at these kiwi fans being interviewed.

Pure arrogance.

Watch the kiwi fans in this interview. Embarrassingly confident.

Look at the arrogance.

Surely New Zealand fans learnt their lesson from 2007 to not be so arrogant when it comes to big games?

The Ireland coaching group have named the team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand at the Tokyo Stadium.

Rory Best captains the side with Cian Healy and Tadgh Furlong joining him in the front row.  Iain Henderson and James Ryan are named at lock with Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier and CJ Stander in the backrow.

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton are the halfback partnership with Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose in the centre.  Rob Kearney is named at fullback with Keith Earls and Jacob Stockdale on the wings.

15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 94 caps

14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 81 caps

13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 27 caps

12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 39 caps

11. Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 24 caps

10. Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 87 caps

9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 77 caps

1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 94 caps

2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 123 caps CAPTAIN

3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 40 caps

4. Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 52 caps

5. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 22 caps

6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 63 caps

7. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 22 caps

8. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 37 caps

Replacements

16. Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 19 caps

17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 35 caps

18. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 22 caps

19. Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) 12 caps

20. Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 25 caps

21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 18 caps

22. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 21 caps

23. Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 20 caps

embarrassingly embarrassingly embarrassingly

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