Ireland knocked out of Rugby World Cup after tense New Zealand clash in Paris

Ireland have been knocked out of the Rugby World Cup at the hands of New Zealand.

Ireland, who at one point were favourites to win the tournament outright, lost 24-28 to the three-time champions at Paris’s Stade De France.

It means New Zealand play Argentina in next week’s semi-final, after Los Pumas beat Wales in their quarter-final match.

Tries by Leicester Fainga’anuku, Ardie Savea and Will Jordan helped the All Blacks to victory.

Aaron Smith and Codie Taylor both picked up yellow cards for New Zealand.

But the All Blacks withstood 40 phases of Irish pressure to see out the victory.

Ireland, to their credit, pushed right until the end for a try which would have swung the tie the other way and claimed victory at the death.

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However, a late Irish winner wasn’t to be.

The loss ends Ireland’s 17-match winning run.

Ireland can also no longer emulate England’s 2003 team by winning a Six Nations Grand Slam and World Cup double.