THE WOLFPUPPIES TOOK a bit snarling bite out of the giants of rugby’s age grade championship this afternoon, storming to an incredible and historic 33 – 24 win over the Baby Blacks.

Here are some of the images from Manchester that go some way to capturing the intensity of the day.

Max Deegan rises high in the line-out

Source: Camerasport/Dave Howarth/INPHO

Winger Matt Byrne makes a big thumping hit on Patelesio Tomkinson

Conor O’Brien takes the ball into contact

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Shaun Stevenson gets in for a try when New Zealand were going well

The scrum was a never-ending torment for New Zealand

Source: Camerasport/Dave Howarth/INPHO

Tomkinson smothered by a ferocious Ireland defence

James Bollard looks back for support after being tackled