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Re: Sevens

Postby leinsterforever » June 10th, 2018, 2:38 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:Beaten 19-5 by Canada but even the Sky commentatory team acknowledged that they were mauled by the English Ref Richard Haughton who not just gave then nothing but was totally biased against them including a very first movement YC against Shane Daly trying to intercept a high lobbed pass.


Nothing went right at all against Canada. And in a sport of such fine margins, that can be the difference between winning by two scores and losing by two scores. They just never got going at all, with a few errors and some very harsh ref calls.

Fiji are pretty hard to live with, so powerful and skilful and technically sound. But two top 8 finishes as an invitational side is very impressive
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » June 11th, 2018, 8:59 pm

Ireland for the last two rounds of the Series have been simply outstanding.

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Re: Sevens

Postby paddyor » June 11th, 2018, 9:19 pm

So what do we have to do to become more than invitational side?
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Re: Sevens

Postby neill_m » June 11th, 2018, 9:59 pm

paddyor wrote:So what do we have to do to become more than invitational side?


To become a core team, have to win the qualifying tournament in spring 2019. That would get them into 2019/20 season.

Japan won the 2018 qualifier and will take Russia’s place for 2018/19.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Ruckedtobits » June 11th, 2018, 10:01 pm

paddyor wrote:So what do we have to do to become more than invitational side?


We had to do the business in Hong Kong and were beaten in the last 30 secs by Japan. Somebody suggested that a top 4 finish in S Francisco in the World Cup event will give us entry but I think its a points race in World Series and were now in 15th place behind Wales having made huge progress in last two months.
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Re: Sevens

Postby leinsterforever » June 11th, 2018, 10:10 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:
paddyor wrote:So what do we have to do to become more than invitational side?


We had to do the business in Hong Kong and were beaten in the last 30 secs by Japan. Somebody suggested that a top 4 finish in S Francisco in the World Cup event will give us entry but I think its a points race in World Series and were now in 15th place behind Wales having made huge progress in last two months.


Isn't it just the same winner-takes-all Hong Kong qualifier next time round that'll determine who gets promoted? Ireland will have to contend with the likes of Germany and the relegated Russians
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Re: Sevens

Postby neiliog93 » June 11th, 2018, 10:55 pm

Yeah I think we have to win the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens qualifier. That would make us a core team for the 2019-20 Sevens season and automatic qualification for the Tokyo Olympics.
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » June 12th, 2018, 2:19 pm

Yep. Very simple.
The winner of the qualifying tournament in HK becomes the 15th core team the next season.

Each World series event has an invitational 16th team.

However finishes 15th in the current season is relegated for the next season and has to requalify.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Ourson » June 12th, 2018, 5:04 pm

neiliog93 wrote:Yeah I think we have to win the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens qualifier. That would make us a core team for the 2019-20 Sevens season and automatic qualification for the Tokyo Olympics.

Nope. Only Top 4 from 2018-2019 Sevens World Series qualify directly for the Olympics. Ireland should either win the European qualifier or the final repechage.
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » June 13th, 2018, 2:27 pm

Ourson wrote:
neiliog93 wrote:Yeah I think we have to win the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens qualifier. That would make us a core team for the 2019-20 Sevens season and automatic qualification for the Tokyo Olympics.

Nope. Only Top 4 from 2018-2019 Sevens World Series qualify directly for the Olympics. Ireland should either win the European qualifier or the final repechage.


Unless they expand it only 12 teams qualify for the Olympics.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Ruckedtobits » July 1st, 2018, 8:25 pm

Two terrific results from Mens and Womens Sevens in Marcousis (France) today. The Men beat England in s/f and previously Spain before hammering Germany in Final. The Women beat England 39-7 in the Bronze Medal game on Saturday night in a Tournament won by France.

These games are on European Sevens series prior to Sevens World Cup in San Francisco starting on July 20th.

Great performance by Mens team short of a couple of their speedsters.

Ireland beating England in Mens and Womens Sevens on one weekend should be headlines
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » July 2nd, 2018, 11:02 am

Ruckedtobits wrote:Ireland beating England in Mens and Womens Sevens on one weekend should be headlines


Well, not really.
England use it as a development series and their women's team has been a shambles this season.

Biggest test was v Germany in the final as that's who they will be competing with for qualification for the world series next year (along with Russia who were relegated this year). In that sense it was job well done.
Ireland are progressing quite nicely. Assuming they qualify for Hong Kong it will be a 3 way shoot out between them, Germany and Russia for qualification.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Ruckedtobits » July 8th, 2018, 6:36 pm

Any news of Quarter Finals Etc. from Exeter. Irish rugby website silent on Men's performance?

Congrats to the U.18 Women for winning in Murrayfield this weekend.
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Re: Sevens

Postby FLIP » July 8th, 2018, 7:19 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:Any news of Quarter Finals Etc. from Exeter. Irish rugby website silent on Men's performance?

Congrats to the U.18 Women for winning in Murrayfield this weekend.


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Re: Sevens

Postby Ruckedtobits » July 8th, 2018, 10:17 pm

FLIP wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:Any news of Quarter Finals Etc. from Exeter. Irish rugby website silent on Men's performance?

Congrats to the U.18 Women for winning in Murrayfield this weekend.


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https://twitter.com/IrishRugby/status/1 ... 56256?s=19


Thanks @FLIP. Found a semi-final report against England on the link below. A strong English team selected ann we gave them a good run.

http://www.englandrugby.com/news/featur ... rs-exeter/
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Re: Sevens

Postby leinsterforever » July 8th, 2018, 10:50 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:
FLIP wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:Any news of Quarter Finals Etc. from Exeter. Irish rugby website silent on Men's performance?

Congrats to the U.18 Women for winning in Murrayfield this weekend.


3rd place
https://twitter.com/IrishRugby/status/1 ... 56256?s=19


Thanks @FLIP. Found a semi-final report against England on the link below. A strong English team selected ann we gave them a good run.

http://www.englandrugby.com/news/featur ... rs-exeter/


Yeah, it seemed to be pretty much England's World Series side out. The Russian looked good as well. They'll be difficult to beat in the Hong Kong qualifier.

The Ireland-England semi is from 45:50 in this video https://www.rugbyeurope.eu/2018-men-7s- ... vs-england
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Re: Sevens

Postby Dave Cahill » July 8th, 2018, 11:28 pm

England were using this for serious prep work alright. During the group stage the coach was taking players off and not replacing them to practice situations where his team might have to cope with yellow cards
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » July 9th, 2018, 12:38 am

Even still. Ireland are ticking along quite nicely at the minute.

Unfortunately the draw for the world cup isn't kind.
There are no pools so the bottom ranked 16 teams that have qualified play a "qualifying round." The winners then go into the first round proper where it is a straight knock out until the final.
Ireland have Chile (which they should win) then SA (which they shouldn't). But then, anything is possible.

Realistically goal for next season has to be qualification for the Series and then Olympics in 2020.
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Re: Sevens

Postby neiliog93 » July 10th, 2018, 10:11 am

Squad for the RWC Sevens:

Robert Balacoune
Jordan Conroy (thank God he's back)
Shane Daly
Billy Dardis
Ian Fitzpatrick
Foster Horan
Hugo Keenan
Terry Kennedy
Harry McNulty
Bryan Mollen
Jimmy O'Brien
John O'Donnell
Greg O'Shea

Quite excited for this, even if we're likely to face RSA in the last 16 (if we beat Chile first). Is Mark Roche injured or dropped? He's been a mainstay in the team, has a nice low centre of gravity and is one of the few Sevens players I've seen who consistently knocks over drop goal conversions from the touchline.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Dave Cahill » July 10th, 2018, 10:30 am

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