New Zealand managed to hold off a fightback from Ireland as they sealed a 28-24 victory in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Stade de France on Saturday. The All Blacks now face Argentina in the semi-final of the competition.
Whilst Ireland v New Zealand and South Africa's meeting with France will have everybody gripped this weekend, the lopsided nature of the World Cup draw needs to be addressed - and a British scientist may have an answer.
Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton reckons their recent success against New Zealand will not be an influential matter as the two teams lock horns in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup in Saint-Denis on Saturday.
Ireland skipper Johnny Sexton has came in support of South Africa's young fly-half Manie Libbok despite his indifferent performance in the recently concluded encounter between the two teams at Stade de France.
Ireland managed to retain their top position in Pool B as they overcame South Africa with a 8-13 margin in their Rugby World Cup clash in Paris taking their winning streak to 16 games. Watch the highlights from the game.
Ireland maintained their winning start in the ongoing Rugby World Cup campaign with a convincing 59-16 win over Tonga in their Pool B clash at Stade de la Beaujoire. Watch the highlights from the game.