12 Sep 2011

Ireland beat USA

11:29 am on 12 September 2011

Ireland have beaten the United States 22-10 in their Rugby World Cup group C match in New Plymouth.

Winger Tommy Bowe scored a try just before half time to give the Irish a 10-0 lead at half time.

Bowe and hooker Rory Best touched down in the second half.

Centre Paul Emerick scored a consolation try for the USA in the final minute.

Earlier in the other group C match Australia beat Italy 32-6.