Rugby World Cup 2019: All Blacks heartbreak brings back Cricket World Cup memories

The All Blacks' shock Rugby World Cup exit has dredged up memories of a similar heartbreak suffered by Kiwi fans - against the same opponents - in July.

New Zealand were dumped out of the Japan tournament in dramatic fashion, losing 19-7 to England, the same nation that cruelly snatched the Cricket World Cup from the Blackcaps at Lord's.

While many NZ fans hoped the All Blacks could avenge the horrible memories of that fateful boundary countback three months ago, they instead brought those emotions flooding back. 

Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts. 

If you're still feeling down, now's probably a good time to thank the sporting gods for the Netball World Cup.

Six months ago, did anyone really think we'd be saying that?