GALLERY: Outstanding Ireland take down New Zealand at World Rugby U20 Championships

They won 33-24 in Manchester

BY Raf Diallo 15:17 Saturday 11 June 2016, 15:17 11 Jun 2016

Patelesio Tomkinson of New Zealand is brought down ©INPHO/Camerasport/Dave Howarth

The Ireland Under-20 rugby team have taken a major scalp in their second match of the World Championship against New Zealand.

The Irish side defeated their counterparts 33-24 in Manchester to make history.

They are the first Irish men's side to defeat a New Zealand side at any level. 

Leinster's Greg Jones and Ulster's Adam McBurney got two of Irish tries, before Max Deegan added another crucial one.

Ireland had suffered a blow by losing Johnston to a shoulder injury just before the break.


But Nigel Carolan's side followed up a 26-25 win over Grand Slam champions Wales in their opening game, with another outstanding result.

Next up for Ireland is a match against Georgia in Pool A.

Conor O’Brien of Ireland is tackled ©INPHO/Camerasport/Dave Howarth

Hugo Keenan of Ireland is tackled by Mitchell Jacobson of New Zealand ©INPHO/Camerasport/Dave Howarth

James Bollard of Ireland is tackled ©INPHO/Camerasport/Dave Howarth

Fans celebrate Ireland's second try ©INPHO/Camerasport/Dave Howarth


 Max Deegan of Ireland goes over for his team's third try ©INPHO/Camerasport/Dave Howarth

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