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    The Mens team finished 3rd beating Portugal 26-10 in 3/4 game. They and France who lost in the final will get a 2nd chance of getting to Tokyo in the repechage tournament next year.

    The Womens team were beaten 17-7 in last 8 by England who won both competitions.

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      Originally posted by blueberry View Post

      Japan getting through as hosts to an Olympics makes no sense to me ! . . . to a world cup yes, but not the Olympics where there are so many other sports and only 12 qualifiers. So, I went to compare this to other team sports . . . and yes they have automatically qualified as hosts for both Mens and Womens : Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Basketball (where they are ranked 48th in the world !), Olympic handball (ranked 40th), Water Polo (at least they're 13th here).

      I guess it's just the way it is . . . and I'll be fine with it as long as Ireland qualify too :-)
      the hosts automatically qualifying does make sense. I dont see why there should be an issue with this and why should you treat Olympics different from a world cup?

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        Good result anyway. The challenge is still open with the last tournamet in July next year, and, imho, real good chances. After all, France is still some details above Ireland, Samoa are not unbeatable (Expecting Australia would win the Oceania tournament), the next World Series will give the oportunity to progress further and to gain more experience. Don't forget where Ireland Sevens was three years ago...
        UK= England+ the best Scots (Wales is not a huge power in Sevens)... Will be a strong contender again in Tokyo.
        The Scots (originally Irish, but by now Scotch) were at this time inhabiting Ireland, having driven the Irish (Picts) out of Scotland; while the Picts (originally Scots) were now Irish (living in brackets) and vice versa. It is essential to keep these distinctions clearly in mind (and verce visa).

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          Originally posted by JN.Allezdax.com View Post
          Good result anyway. The challenge is still open with the last tournamet in July next year, and, imho, real good chances. After all, France is still some details above Ireland, Samoa are not unbeatable (Expecting Australia would win the Oceania tournament), the next World Series will give the oportunity to progress further and to gain more experience. Don't forget where Ireland Sevens was three years ago...
          UK= England+ the best Scots (Wales is not a huge power in Sevens)... Will be a strong contender again in Tokyo.
          Yeah, winning this was always gonna be a bit of a long shot, given the presence of England and France playing at home. Big ask to beat both.

          We’ll have a good shot in the repechage. Looking forward to seeing how we develop in the World Series in the meantime.

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            By the time the repechage comes around (next Spring ?), our squad will have picked up some serious experience on the World Circuit so will hopefully have overtaken France, Samoa etc. There are some very talented guys, including Harry McNulty.

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              and Irish 7s (players) will have a whole new audience too..
              Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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                Originally posted by coolbawn View Post
                By the time the repechage comes around (next Spring ?), our squad will have picked up some serious experience on the World Circuit so will hopefully have overtaken France, Samoa etc. There are some very talented guys, including Harry McNulty.
                repechage isnt in spring its next summer. We'll have the full season of world series played before it but wouldn't be so sure we'll have overtaken those sides in that time

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                  According to an article on the french rugby site Rugbyrama, the next OQT which will be played on 20-21 june will take place in Dublin.

                  I remind it, the teams who play the tournament will be:
                  Brazil and Chile for South-America
                  Jamaica and Mexico for North America
                  Samoa (actually 13th in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens) and Tonga for Oceania
                  Hong-Kong and China for Asia
                  Ouganda and Zimbabwe for Africa
                  France (actually 3rd in the HSBC S7s) and Ireland (actually 9th in the HSBC S7s)

                  Really something to do, considering the progresses that are made by the team. Biggest opponents: France, naturally, and maybe, but they actually play far under their possibilities, Samoa.
                  The Scots (originally Irish, but by now Scotch) were at this time inhabiting Ireland, having driven the Irish (Picts) out of Scotland; while the Picts (originally Scots) were now Irish (living in brackets) and vice versa. It is essential to keep these distinctions clearly in mind (and verce visa).

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                    Ireland into the quarter finals in LA after drawing with South Africa in their last pool game to finish second in their pool.

                    Should have won that game (a huge achievement against a really top side) but Terry Kennedy kicked the ball dead with a second on the clock and they scored from the resulting lineout.

                    Anyway, facing Australia today in the last eight. Having a very decent debut season.

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                      Jekyll and Hyde game against the Blitz Boks: The guys would have clearly deserved the win They dominated the game, let a bunch of clear occasioins on the way, allowed two silly tries, and the guys must offer a clock to Terry Kennedy so he won't kick in touch ONE second too soon at the end of the game. Anyway, win or tie would not have changed the ranking of the pool, and Australia is beatable in QF. After that, Fijis... Bon, ben, they are Fijis.
                      Was anyway a good first round, The victory over Canada was on the razor edge with a superb inspiratin of Terry Kennedy at the end; Very physical Kenyans did not let a chance to Ireland but the really very good performance against Saffies shows the team's progresses. And Jordon Colon and Terry Kennedy belong definitively to the crême de la crême of this sport.
                      The Scots (originally Irish, but by now Scotch) were at this time inhabiting Ireland, having driven the Irish (Picts) out of Scotland; while the Picts (originally Scots) were now Irish (living in brackets) and vice versa. It is essential to keep these distinctions clearly in mind (and verce visa).

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                        Originally posted by JN.Allezdax.com View Post
                        Jekyll and Hyde game against the Blitz Boks: The guys would have clearly deserved the win They dominated the game, let a bunch of clear occasioins on the way, allowed two silly tries, and the guys must offer a clock to Terry Kennedy so he won't kick in touch ONE second too soon at the end of the game. Anyway, win or tie would not have changed the ranking of the pool, and Australia is beatable in QF. After that, Fijis... Bon, ben, they are Fijis.
                        Was anyway a good first round, The victory over Canada was on the razor edge with a superb inspiratin of Terry Kennedy at the end; Very physical Kenyans did not let a chance to Ireland but the really very good performance against Saffies shows the team's progresses. And Jordon Colon and Terry Kennedy belong definitively to the crême de la crême of this sport.
                        Yep, in those two we have a couple of lethal finishers.

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                          We'll still be 9th in world series standing after this weekend. Bit of a gap between us and 8th though still great to be up at that level and not near relegation battle

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                            Any such thing as a TMO in sevens. Australia scored two tries after clear foul play. Conroy's clear out direct to the head, should have been a red card. Instead Ireland lose their most potent player. Australia are a class team. But a fair shake would be nice

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                              Getting hammered by Aussies but great to be in cup quarters..

                              Would be nice to have more of a domestic 7s series to identify more 7s stars and not just pick guys who dont make through academy into the 15s game

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                                No shadow of a chance. They destroyed us defensively, did not let us an inch of place, were physically far above. A bit like games again Fijis, that confirms there is a gap between the big seven (Argentina will come closer to Ireland) and the rest.
                                Problem: I hope Jordon Conroy wasn't as concussed as it seemed because a possible absence would be a huge blow for the irish game.
                                The Scots (originally Irish, but by now Scotch) were at this time inhabiting Ireland, having driven the Irish (Picts) out of Scotland; while the Picts (originally Scots) were now Irish (living in brackets) and vice versa. It is essential to keep these distinctions clearly in mind (and verce visa).

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