A clinical performance from the All Blacks saw them decimate Ireland in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final. In what was expected to be a tight contest, the All Blacks showed their class to run away with the game. But was it the best performance by a team in a World Cup knockout match? Christopher Reive compares it to four other impressive outings.

5. All Blacks beat France 62-13 in the 2015 quarter-final

The All Blacks were too good for France in the 2015 quarter-final. Photo / Photosport
The All Blacks were too good for France in the 2015 quarter-final. Photo / Photosport

Revenge is sweet. Yes, the All Blacks scraped through the 2011 final against France, but this match saw them really put their long-time adversaries to the sword in

4. France beats Wales 9-8 in the 2011 semifinal

3. All Blacks beat Ireland 46-14 in the 2019 quarter-final

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2. England beats Australia 20-17 in the 2003 final

1. France beats the All Blacks 20-18 in the 2007 quarter-final