Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named his match-day 23 for the team's quarter-final against New Zealand on Saturday, 14 October and there are no changes to the starting team who defeated Scotland in their final pool match.

1 Andrew Porter
2 Dan Sheehan
3 Tadhg Furlong
4 Tadhg Beirne
5 Iain Henderson
6 Peter O’Mahony
7 Josh van der Flier
8 Caelan Doris
9 Jamison Gibson-Park
10 Johnny Sexton (c)
11 James Lowe
12 Bundee Aki
13 Garry Ringrose
14 Mack Hansen
15 Hugo Keenan 

16 Ronan Kelleher
17 Dave Kilcoyne
18 Finlay Bealham
19 Joe McCarthy
20 Jack Conan
21 Conor Murray
22 Jack Crowley
23 Jimmy O’Brien


  • Head coach Andy Farrell has named an unchanged starting XV for the first time at RWC 2023. The only two changes to the match-day team from last week’s victory against Scotland are on the bench, with Joe McCarthy replacing fellow second row James Ryan (injured) and Jimmy O’Brien replacing Stuart McCloskey.
  • There are 11 survivors from their RWC 2019 quarter-final loss to the All Blacks at Tokyo Stadium – Tadhg Furlong, James Ryan, Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, Iain Henderson, Conor Murray, Johnny Sexton, Garry Ringrose, Andrew Porter, Dave Kilcoyne, and Tadhg Beirne.
  • If used off the bench, Conor Murray will surpass Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell for most Rugby World Cup games for Ireland in his 18th appearance.
  • Johnny Sexton will play his 15th test against the All Blacks for Ireland, and 18th overall including the British and Irish Lions. He will surpass Alun Wyn Jones (17) for most tests by any Northern Hemisphere player against New Zealand. 
  • Bundee Aki has been responsible for much of the Irish attack, making a tournament-high 61 carries, 33 dominant carries and 23 defenders beaten, and team-high five offloads and nine line breaks. 
  • Josh van der Flier only missed one tackle against the All Blacks in 2022, completing 66 of 67 attempts.