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Emotional Beauden Barrett hopes late grandfather is 'proud' of quarter-final performance

He paid a heartfelt tribute to his late grandfather shortly after the win, and Beauden Barrett hopes his grandfather Ted was proud of last night's performance.

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The Barrett family have been mourning the death of Granddad Ted. Source: 1 NEWS

Barrett had a strong outing for the All Blacks in last night's 46-14 quarter-final win over Ireland but the build-up to the Test was tough for him, his brothers and family following the death of Edward Michael Barrett last week. He was 78.

Barrett told 1 NEWS the last few days weren't easy.

"It's been a very difficult week for us," Barrett told 1 NEWS.

"It was good that dad could be here in the stands. All we could do is play good for granddad.

"Hopefully, he's proud."

Barrett was named man-of-the-match though with an impressive stat line which included 69 metres gained, three clean breaks, three defenders beaten and a try.