Ireland pull off historical win in Woman’s Rugby World Cup

Alison Miller celebrated with team-mates after win against New Zealand.

Alison Miller celebrated with team-mates after win against New Zealand.

Eire’s Alison Miller insists the squad by no means had doubt they could beat New Zealand after their shocking 17-14 win over the All Blacks during the Women’s Rugby Cup on Tuesday.

Ireland got here from behind to register one of the biggest shocks in Rugby World Cup history in their first ever match versus 4-time world champions New Zealand.

New Zealand had not been defeated in the event since 1991 and Miller, who scored one among Ireland’s two tries in the match, praised her team-mates for executing their game plan perfectly.

“We’d never played against New Zealand but however we were confident within the camp that we could win if we performed to our strengths and stuck to the gameplan,” Miller said.

“So we positive in ourselves that we could defeat them and it was nice that we carried it out because we at all times knew that we could.

“There’s a very good really optimistic vibe across the camp. It’s always a extremely good feeling when you obtain one thing you know you can obtain and truly get out there and do it.

“There are many teams that could win this tournament which is great and I suppose it’s nice to see the likes of ourselves and other teams that may not have been contestants step up to the mark over the last few years.”

Regardless of topping Pool B, Miller says her team-mates will not be getting ahead of themselves with a weekend match-up versus Kazakhstan during the offing.

“We can’t look ahead of the match versus Kazakhstan – that’s the primary focus at the moment,” the winger mentioned. “They’re a really strong team.

“They’re very tough, especially on the breakdown, so it’s matter of concentrating on this match, not looking past it at the moment and then progressing from there.”

August 7, 2014 by : posted in Rugby Union No Comments
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