Women's Rugby World Cup: Ireland stun New Zealand

  • 6 August 2014
Ashleigh Baxter, Ailis Egan and Vikki McGinn of Ireland embrace after their win during the IRB Women"s Rugby World Cup Pool B match between New Zealand and Ireland at the French Rugby Federation headquarters on August 5, 2014 in Paris, France. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Ireland's women were playing New Zealand for the first time

At the Women's Rugby World Cup, Ireland stunned the reigning champions New Zealand 17-14 in one of their most famous victories.

The defeat was the New Zealand women's first in a World Cup for 23 years.

In comparison, Ireland's men's team have never beaten the All Blacks in 28 meetings stretching back to 1905.

The Irish have now virtually sealed their place in the semi-finals of the tournament, which is being held in France.

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Image caption England's Danielle Waterman scored one of the six tries scored

Elsewhere, England continued their winning start with a comfortable 45-5 victory over Spain.

But Wales's women were knocked out of the tournament after losing to Australia 25-3.