Vine: Niamh Briggs' late, late penalty for Ireland Women stuns world champions England 7 years ago

Vine: Niamh Briggs' late, late penalty for Ireland Women stuns world champions England

Absolutely superb from Ireland Women after a nervy finish.

Ireland avenged their World Cup 2014 semi-final defeat to England by defeating the world champions 11-8 in Ashbourne on Friday.

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The victory, secured by a Larissa Muldoon try and two Niamh Briggs penalties, means Ireland are right back in the mix to win the Six Nations title they last [and first] claimed in 2013.

Briggs, the Irish captain, kicked the winning points in the last minute as Ireland pressured their guests inside their 22. After a short stoppage for cramp treatment, Briggs slotted over the winning penalty.

The match was not over yet. Ireland had a scrum, then maul, as the clock ticked past 83 minutes. They could not retain possession, however, and England had their own scrum before the game eventually came to an end, on 86 minutes, with a knock-on.