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Re: Sevens

Postby leinsterforever » December 18th, 2019, 2:12 pm

neiliog93 wrote:
leinsterforever wrote:
neiliog93 wrote:He wouldn't leave either for dead.

Aaron Sexton's 100 metres PB is 10.48, Isles' 100 metres PB is 10.13 (he used to be a pro sprinter), and 0.35 seconds is a big difference for that distance. Conroy is almost as quick as Isles, actually has a higher 'fastest speed recorded' than Isles and matched him over 60 metres in scoring an intercept try last year. Conroy, for all his flaws, is in the top five quickest people ever to get paid to play a form of rugby.


That's quite a big claim.

Dwain Chambers 9.97 (9.87 discounted for drug use) https://worldathletics.org/athletes/gre ... bers-50331 also 5th fastest man and joint 10th fastest time in history over 60m with 6.42s http://www.alltime-athletics.com/m60mok.htm. Played two (?) games for Castleford's second team in rugby league.

Warren Weir 10.02 100m, 19.79 200m, 46.23 400m https://www.worldathletics.org/athletes ... eir-224247. Olympic 200m bronze medallist from London 2012 who has supposedly played 7s for Jamaica https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Weir

Trae Williams 10.10 https://www.worldathletics.org/athletes ... ams-278956 currently in the Aussie 7s set-up.

Carlin Isles 10.15 (10.13 was wind-assisted, has also run 6.65 60m and 21.04 200m) https://www.worldathletics.org/athletes ... les-246131 USA 7s player

Aaron Sexton 10.43 100m, 20.69 200m ttps://www.european-athletics.org/athle ... index.html

Nigel Walker 10.47 100m, 6.65 60m (10.35 100m wind-assisted) https://www.worldathletics.org/athletes ... alker-3069 Welsh 110m hurdler turned rugby winger

I'm probably forgetting somebody obvious. Any other verified fast times out there?


From the point at which both are sprinting, Isles gains a metre at most over 50 metres+: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bJXVIqgLz0

Also, Conroy has the fastest max speed ever recorded in sevens (joint with Isles), at 37 km/hr.


Conroy is obviously very, very fast, but I wouldn't take that as conclusive proof that he's within a whisker of Isles.

- what kind of shape was Isles in? 10.15 form? - or would he have run something like 10.3 or 10.4 if he ran a 100m race that weekend?
- how fresh were both players at that point? how much running had they done in the game, and how recently?
- chasers sometimes can't commit full speed due to the danger of overshooting if the ball-carrier runs a curve
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Re: Sevens

Postby Dave Cahill » January 25th, 2020, 12:17 am

Ireland, playing some dreadful rugby, lose 28-21 to Canada in the opener in Hamilton
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » January 25th, 2020, 1:30 am

Dave Cahill wrote:Ireland, playing some dreadful rugby, lose 28-21 to Canada in the opener in Hamilton


The women also lost their first game to Canada.
Next up Spain for the men and France for the women.

Because of scheduling problems aren't they doing away with the quarter finals for this tournament? Goes straight from group games to semis?
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Re: Sevens

Postby Hippo » January 25th, 2020, 11:50 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:Ireland, playing some dreadful rugby, lose 28-21 to Canada in the opener in Hamilton


Very poor against France. Kennedy is incredibly frustrating, always seems to take a lot out of the ball. Just pass it to Conroy when he's in space FFS!
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » January 27th, 2020, 12:41 pm

So the women finished 11th and are currently sitting 10th in the table. But of a gap to Spain above them but equally there's the same amount to Brazil below them.
They now go to Sydney next week with a group of France, Australia and Spain.

The men finished 12th and are currently 11th in the table. Wales are the buttom team with 4 points so Ireland should hold onto their core team status fairly comfortably (barring any disasters).

They have England, Canada and Spain in their group in Sydney.
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Re: Sevens

Postby Ruckedtobits » February 2nd, 2020, 11:25 am

Ireland Men finish in 7th place in Sydney with an excellent win against Argentina

Somewhat amazingly there was a weather delay for both Men and Women's Finals - due to torrential rain.
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Re: Sevens

Postby kermischocolate » February 2nd, 2020, 5:30 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:Ireland Men finish in 7th place in Sydney with an excellent win against Argentina

Somewhat amazingly there was a weather delay for both Men and Women's Finals - due to torrential rain.


Yep the women struggled again but beat Brasil in the 11th place play off.

I'm still not convinced by this no quarter finals melarkey.
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