Irish Teams Rugby Sevens World Cup Journey
The Irish Men’s and Women’s rugby sevens teams travelled to San Francisco last week, with high hopes of achieving good results at the World Cup and they did not disappoint. As the two team’s main sponsors, we were watching on with excitement as well as nervousness and we’re extremely proud of how the two teams fared! The men did fantastically well and won the Challenge Trophy (finishing 9th out of 24 overall) on Sunday after beating Australia in the final. The women’s team also performed magnificently well finishing 6th overall, which is their best ever result in a World Cup! Beating one of the favourites England in the last 16 was a great result and springboard for the rest of the tournament. The two teams should be very proud of themselves and build on this success going forward. The sky is the limit of what these two teams can achieve in the future!
Both the men’s and women’s World Cup Sevens competitions were won by New Zealand.
Ireland Men’s Sevens Tournament progress – Challenge Trophy Winners
Pre-round of 16
Ireland 17-12 Chile
Round of 16
South Africa 45-7 Ireland
Challenge Quarter Final
Kenya 14-24 Ireland
Challenge Semi Final
Ireland 27-12 Wales
Australia 14-24 Ireland
The World Cup Champions are New Zealand beating England 33-12.
Ireland Women’s Sevens Tournament progress – 6th Place Overall
Round of 16
England 14-19 Ireland
Ireland 0-45 New Zealnd
5/8 Place Playoff
Ireland 20-15 Russia
5/6 Place Playoff
Ireland 7-12 Spain
The World Cup Champions are New Zealand beating France 29-0.
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