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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » July 5th, 2017, 9:47 pm

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the-goon wrote:Really impressed with Dardis' kicking, restarts, goal and line kicking have been of the highest order.

Conroy is rapid, not seen an Irish player with that kind out stop end speed before. He doesn't seem to have the best rugby brain, but he is big and quick so hopefully it will come.


Can you see these games somewhere or were you just at the matches? Would love to get a look at them if possible.


Yep, as mentioned, it's on the Rugby Europe website. Ireland have looked like the best team across the 3 events so far, and that is against the 1st team of Spain and Russia, 2 World Series teams. It shows that the depth is there to put out a competitive team in 7s. It's another event to support Ireland in, so happy days.

Even though it's a year out, we should be targeting a win the HK qualifer. Japan, Germany, Chile and Hong Kong themselves will likely be the main challengers.


That's not Spain's first choice squad. Unlikely to be Russia's either.

The gap between Series teams and those trying to qualify is huge. Japan will go into Hong Kong as favourites.
Germany were impressive last year and just ran out of steam in the final.

But this is 7s so anything can and usually does happen.
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Re: Sevens

Postby the-goon » July 6th, 2017, 4:19 pm

I'm fairly certain it is for Spain and Russia, not too sure who is missing. Well that is speaking more for Russia than Spain. It would be insane if it isn't though, there is qualification for the 7s World Cup at stake.
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » July 6th, 2017, 11:02 pm

the-goon wrote:I'm fairly certain it is for Spain and Russia, not too sure who is missing. Well that is speaking more for Russia than Spain. It would be insane if it isn't though, there is qualification for the 7s World Cup at stake.


Only 7 of the Spanish squad for Clermont played in the Hong Kong qualifier. Many of their most experienced players weren't there including their captain. I'm not sure why (injuries etc).

I don't know that much about Russia but given the length of the season I would very much doubt that's their strongest team.
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Re: Sevens

Postby the-goon » July 7th, 2017, 10:53 am

To be fair, the 7s world series season starts in December, but some may have 15s commitments as well.
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Re: Sevens

Postby neiliog93 » July 8th, 2017, 10:38 pm

Qualifying for the Tier 1 Sevens circuit is definitely achievable for this group at the Hong Kong sevens. Very important going forward with rugby growing globally and an olympic sport.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Cathalsmart » July 9th, 2017, 12:09 pm

This semi final is showing us once again the big problem in Irish rugby, with all the possession and territory we have diddly squat on the score board and Russia from 3 attack's have 3 try's.

EDIT - Oooops make that 4 try's from 4 attacks.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Cathalsmart » July 9th, 2017, 12:24 pm

England in the following game show how you take your chance's against superior opposition.
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » July 9th, 2017, 3:04 pm

Cathalsmart wrote:This semi final is showing us once again the big problem in Irish rugby, with all the possession and territory we have diddly squat on the score board and Russia from 3 attack's have 3 try's.

EDIT - Oooops make that 4 try's from 4 attacks.


What tournament you watching? The Women's in Kazan?
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Re: Sevens

Postby Ruckedtobits » July 15th, 2017, 8:46 am

Last leg of European Mens Grand Prix series on today / tomorrow in Exeter and covered by Sky Sports 5 from 11.30 a.m. this (Sat) morning.

Ireland lying in first place, just ahead of Russia and Spain in the Series. Get first or second after this Tournament and we qualify for World Series event in San Francisco next year.

Good luck lads.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Fan with smartphone » July 15th, 2017, 11:40 am

Ian Fitzpatrick with outstanding handling there to create a try. Going very well, 10-0 up on Portugal
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Re: Sevens

Postby Fan with smartphone » July 15th, 2017, 11:53 am

Jimmy O'Brien showing he has a bit of toe there too. 36-7, impressive.
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Re: Sevens

Postby cormac » July 15th, 2017, 2:48 pm

Beat Belgium 40-7 in their second game. Last group game is at 5pm v France.
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » July 15th, 2017, 4:49 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:Last leg of European Mens Grand Prix series on today / tomorrow in Exeter and covered by Sky Sports 5 from 11.30 a.m. this (Sat) morning.

Ireland lying in first place, just ahead of Russia and Spain in the Series. Get first or second after this Tournament and we qualify for World Series event in San Francisco next year.

Good luck lads.


No, We would qualify for the Sevens World Cup.

Can only qualify for the Series by the competition in Hong Kong.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Ruckedtobits » July 15th, 2017, 5:23 pm

kermischocolate wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:Last leg of European Mens Grand Prix series on today / tomorrow in Exeter and covered by Sky Sports 5 from 11.30 a.m. this (Sat) morning.

Ireland lying in first place, just ahead of Russia and Spain in the Series. Get first or second after this Tournament and we qualify for World Series event in San Francisco next year.

Good luck lads.


No, We would qualify for the Sevens World Cup.

Can only qualify for the Series by the competition in Hong Kong.


Apologies. That's the second time I have confused those competitions.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Ruckedtobits » July 15th, 2017, 5:28 pm

26-0 win against France. Q/F tomorrow. England beaten by Germany (and it wasn't by penalties) and Spain.

Russia beaten by Georgia.

Shocks everywhere except our Pool.
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » July 15th, 2017, 5:34 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:26-0 win against France. Q/F tomorrow. England beaten by Germany (and it wasn't by penalties) and Spain.

Russia beaten by Georgia.

Shocks everywhere except our Pool.


Hmmm, don't forget the teams that aren't a part of the World Series ironically have stronger squads out than the rest. Ireland looking good though. All to play for tomorrow.

I've said it before but Germany were very unlucky not to qualify for the Series this season (Spain getting there instead).
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Re: Sevens

Postby cormac » July 15th, 2017, 5:35 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:26-0 win against France. Q/F tomorrow. England beaten by Germany (and it wasn't by penalties) and Spain.

Russia beaten by Georgia.

Shocks everywhere except our Pool.


I'd say France losing to Portugal was a bit of a shock
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Re: Sevens

Postby cormac » July 15th, 2017, 7:59 pm

Ireland play England in the quarter finals. KO 11.30am tomorrow
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Re: Sevens

Postby cormac » July 16th, 2017, 12:12 pm

Beat England 24-7 in the qf
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Re: Sevens

Postby cormac » July 16th, 2017, 12:35 pm

Spain lose to Portugal in the quarter-finals. That guarantees Ireland's qualification for the Sevens World Cup
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