Ireland through to Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Irish RugbyIreland produced an incredible performance to beat France 24-9 as they topped Pool D in the Rugby World Cup and in doing so booked their place in the quarter-finals where they will take on Argentina.

Ireland lost Jonathan Sexton through injury when the sides were level at 6-6 during the first half, but Ian Madigan came on to convert a penalty and Ireland led 9-6 at the break.

But they also lost the inspirational Paul O'Connell through injury in the first half.

The Irish showed tremendous spirit in the second half and tries from Rob Kearney and Conor Murray paved the way for a memorable victory.