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Watch: Ireland Come From Behind To Secure Nervy Win In World Cup Opener

Watch: Ireland Come From Behind To Secure Nervy Win In World Cup Opener
By Daniel Kelly
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Ireland came from behind to win their opening match of the Women's Rugby World Cup in a raucous Belfield.

Trailing 10-7 to Australia with twenty minutes to go, the hosts dug deep to score two tries in quick succession to earn the win.

It was Ireland's bench that made all the difference, with Ciara Griffin scoring the team's second try.

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Former World Player of the Year nominee Sophie Spence also crossed the tryline, but she needed help from the TMO.

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Spence's try turned out to be the crucial score in the 19-17 win.

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Australia scored a late try to make things nervy for Tom Tierney's side, but the hosts held out to record a famous win.

Ireland return to action on Sunday evening. They play Japan at 5.15pm in The UCD Bowl.

Let's hope it's nowhere near as nervy.

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