Sean Maguire scores his first  goal for Ireland. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 3 New Zealand 1 Sixteen attempts it took the Irish rugby team to beat New Zealand in Lansdowne Road. Here, Mick McCarthy’s men ma(...)

Peru’s Andy Polo celebrates with teammates and supporters after beating New Zealand to reach the World Cup. Photo: Luka Gonzales/Getty Images

Peru 2 New Zealand 0 (aggregate: 2-0) Peru became the last side to clinch their place at next year’s World Cup finals when goals in each half from Je(...)