The All Blacks are back-to-back world champions with a 34-17 victory over the Wallabies in the Rugby World Cup final.
The All Blacks are looking to keep their hopes of a third consecutive Rugby World Cup title alive when they take on Irealnd at Tokyo Stadium at 9.15pm AEDT.
Kieran Read will lead a relatively youthful and inexperienced New Zealand side for their crunch quarterfinal.
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Ireland have beaten the All Blacks in two of their last three encounters and will be looking to spring another upset to reach the final four.
The winner will take on either Australia or England.