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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.
        "To be energetic and self-sufficing is to be happy; but while one desire remains in the heart happiness may not come there. For to desire is to be incomplete: it is the badge of dependence, the signal of unhappiness, and to be freed from that is to be freed from every fetter that can possibly be forged." (James Stephens, Deirdre)

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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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