What You Need To Know About The Rugby World Cup Sevens
The long wait for the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in San Francisco is almost over. Ireland men’s and women’s teams pursuit of World Cup glory gets underway on Friday! If you are wondering what times the games will be on and where you can watch them, we have all the information you need.
Where to watch it?
The games will be shown on EIR Sports 1 & the World Rugby Sevens Social channels.
Coverage will start at 17.50 on Eir Sport 1 on Friday and Saturday (Live Rugby World Cup Sevens).
Mens games and team news:
Ireland start their pre-round of 16 against Chile on Friday at 23:35. If they win that game, they will play South Africa on Saturday morning at 05:15. If they lose, they will play Kenya or Tonga on Saturday at 20.26.
Ireland men’s team news: Ireland are the 16th seed. Jordan Conroy and Terry Kennedy are the two top scorers, with Conroy scoring 11 tries over the London and Paris rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens. Kennedy has scored 16 tries this season. Billy Dardis is the captain of the side as he was when Ireland finished 3rd in their World Series debut in London. It has been 9 years since Ireland last appeared at a rugby Sevens World Cup, so roll on Friday!
Ireland Men’s World Cup Squad: Robert Baloucoune, Jordan Conroy, Shane Daly, Billy Dardis (captain), Ian Fitzpatrick, Foster Horan, Hugo Keenan, Terry Kennedy, Harry McNulty, Bryan Mollen, Jimmy O’Brien, John O’Donnell, Greg O’Shea.
Womens game and team news:
The Ireland women’s start their World Cup journey against England on Friday at 20:12. A win will send them into the quarter final of the Championship where they will play the winner of New Zealand or Mexico at 01.30 on Saturday morning, while a defeat will send them into the Challenge quarter final where they will play the loser between New Zealand and Mexico at 00.02 on Saturday morning.
Ireland women’s team news: The team are seeded 9th and include their top try-scorer Amee-Leigh Murphy-Crowe and most-capped sevens international Ashleigh Baxter in a squad, which captained by Lucy Mulhall. Baxter is set to feature in her fourth Rugby World Cup tournament, having played in RWC Sevens 2013 in Moscow and two 15s World Cups in France in 2014 and Ireland in 2017. Stacey Flood, scrum-half, has been involved at every competitive tournament Ireland have been involved in since 2015, which includes 22 consecutive games.
Ireland women’s World Cup Squad: Kathy Baker, Ashleigh Baxter, Claire Boles, Aoife Doyle, Katie Fitzhenry, Stacey Flood, Louise Galvin, Eve Higgins, Lucy Mulhall (captain), Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird, Audrey O’Flynn, Hannah Tyrrell.
All the best to the two teams and hopefully they can achieve World Cup glory for Ireland!
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