The best images from Ireland U20s' immense performance against New Zealand

Boys, you looked beautiful out there!

THE WOLFPUPPIES TOOK a bit snarling bite out of the giants of rugby’s age grade championship this afternoon, storming to an incredible and historic 33 – 24 win over the Baby Blacks.

Here are some of the images from Manchester that go some way to capturing the intensity of the day.

Max Deegan rises high in the line-out

Max Deegan wins a lineout Source: Camerasport/Dave Howarth/INPHO

Winger Matt Byrne makes a big thumping hit on Patelesio Tomkinson

Patelesio Tomkinson is tackled by Matthew Byrne

Conor O’Brien takes the ball into contact

Conor O’Brien is tackled by TJ Va'a and Hamish Dalzell

Shaun Stevenson gets in for a try when New Zealand were going well

Shaun Stevenson scores his sides second try

The scrum was a never-ending torment for New Zealand

Sosefo Kautai gets the ball away from the scrum Source: Camerasport/Dave Howarth/INPHO

Tomkinson smothered by a ferocious Ireland defence

Patelesio Tomkinson is brought down

James Bollard looks back for support after being tackled

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James Bollard is tackled

Hugo Keenan steps through a tackle and the rain

Hugo Keenan is tackled Source: Camerasport/Dave Howarth/INPHO

Adam McBurney has eyes only for forward gains

Adam McBurney is tackled

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