12 Dec, 11:30
The Ireland Under-19 team to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill this Saturday afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm) has been announced.
IRFU President Caleb Powell said: "The thoughts of the Irish rugby family are with all of those affected by the terrible events of today.
"Ireland has always shared a wonderful relationship and history with New Zealand, particularly from a rugby perspective, and while all Irish supporters are looking forward to the Rugby World Cup, today's events put that into perspective.
"Our best wishes go to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand at this difficult time."