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How well do you remember Ireland's 2011 Rugby World Cup odyssey?

Ireland made history at the tournament, if that helps jog your memory.

AFTER WINNING THE inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, nobody would have guessed it would take the All Blacks another 24 years to lift the Webb Ellis trophy. 

Ireland fans Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

But what better time to win it than when you’re playing on home soil. The Kiwi’s made the headlines but Ireland also made history at the 2011 World Cup. 

But can you remember how? 

Let’s find out.  

Which of the following scrum-halves was not selected in Declan Kidney's squad for the World Cup?
Eoin Reddan
Conor Murray

Isaac Boss
Tomas O'Leary
Which Irish player was ruled out after suffering a knee injury during Ireland's final warm-up game against England?
Shane Jennings
David Wallace

Paddy Wallace
Luke Fitzgerald
Ireland, Australia, Italy and the United States were joined by which team in Pool C?
Japan
Samoa

Russia
Namibia
Who scored Ireland's first try of the tournament?
Keith Earls
Jamie Heaslip

Tommy Bowe
Gordon D'Arcy
Who threw the loose pass that gifted Paul Emerick the chance to streak clear and score a try for the USA?
Gordon D'Arcy
Geordan Murphy

Conor Murray
Jonny Sexton
Who landed a drop-goal as Ireland shocked Australia 15-6 in their second game in Pool C?
Ronan O'Gara
Jonny Sexton

Conor Murray
Brian O'Driscoll
Which of the following players did not score one of the nine tries in Ireland's 62-12 victory over Russia?
Sean O'Brien
Fergus McFadden

Andrew Trimble
Sean Cronin
Which Italian player was slapped with a 15-week ban after he was found guilty of an eye gouge on Cian Healy?
Quintin Geldenhuys
Leonardo Ghiraldini

Martin Castrogiovanni
Fabio Ongaro
Who scored two tries against Italy to mark their 24th birthday in style?
Keith Earls
Andrew Trimble

Jonny Sexton
Tommy Bowe
Which Welsh player managed to hold Sean O'Brien off the floor, as the flanker crossed the line, to deny Ireland a try?
Leigh Halfpenny
George North

Sam Warburton
Shane Williams
Who scored Ireland's final try of the 2011 tournament?
Brian O'Driscoll
Rob Kearney

Keith Earls
Mike Ross
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
New Zealand
Despite everything, you got there.
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You scored out of !
France
Heartbreak. You were so close.
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You scored out of !
Ireland
There's definitely room for improvement.
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You scored out of !
Namibia
It's been great having you here, but winning was never on the cards was it?
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