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The Irish women's rugby team have suffered a heartbreaking 20-18 defeat to Scotland, ending their hopes of playing at next year's World Cup. 

Ireland were hoping for the bonus point win that would qualify them automatically for the finals in New Zealand at the expense of Italy.

Instead, they failed to make second place in the Pool, losing out on a place in the final qualifying tournament to Scotland.

Tries by Linda Djougang and Lindsay Peat sent Ireland into an 18-13 advantage, but with Eve Higgins in the sin bin, Scotland attacked and Chloe Rollie touched down.

Replacement Sarah Law kicked the conversion and Ireland's women will not be playing at a World Cup for the first time since 1991.

It's a significant setback for the players and the IRFU, seven years after Ireland beat New Zealand in the Pool stage and finished fourth in the 2014 tournament.

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