GALLERY: Outstanding Ireland take down New Zealand at World Rugby U20 Championships
They won 33-24 in Manchester15:17 Saturday 11 June 2016, 15:17 11 Jun 2016
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.
Unreal stuff from the under 20s— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) June 11, 2016
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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