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New Zealand star Beauden Barrett paid tribute to his team’s ability to shake off the cobwebs in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarterfinal demolition of Ireland, as the All Blacks returned from a two-week layoff to set up a semifinal showdown against England.

The All Blacks blew Ireland away in their last-eight matchup at Tokyo Stadium, scoring three tries in the first half and seven overall to run out 46-14 winners over an Ireland team that had beaten them in two of their last three meetings.

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