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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Sevens Rugby

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Sydney Sevens
Ireland Women denied by USA in bronze medal match in Sydney
Ireland drop to fifth in the overall standings, just outside the four automatic Olympic qualification places for Paris 2024.
Last year
2022
# History makers
Ireland beat Australia to win bronze at Sevens World Cup
Terry Kennedy provided two moments of magic as Ireland won 19-14 at the Cape Town Stadium.
# Sevens Rugby
'When we’re on it, we can beat the best in the world' - Ireland aiming high at World Cup
Captain Billy Dardis is feeling confident ahead of this weekend’s tournament in Cape Town.
# Profile
Multi-talented Galvin has squeezed in a whole other sporting life since Kerry's last All-Ireland appearance
The multi-talented star was part of the last Kerry squad to reach an All-Ireland final in 2012.
All time
# latest
Ireland thrash Japan to advance to men's Sevens quarter-finals in Dubai
After three defeats, the women’s side will conclude their Pool B campaign tomorrow against Great Britain.
# Next stop Tokyo
'The Olympics, you win a couple of matches and who knows what can happen?'
Terry Kennedy is aiming big this summer after helping the Ireland Sevens qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
# looking good
Ireland keep Olympic dream alive at Monaco Sevens repechage
Ireland picked up three wins from three on Saturday.
# Sevens
Eddy plays down disruptions as Ireland Sevens prepare for crucial Olympic qualifier event
The Ireland men’s Sevens team have their final shot at Olympic qualification in next weekend.
# Frontline
ICU and international rugby behind Galvin, but renewed freedom to cross codes ahead
‘It nearly feels like I’ve been given back my sporting career.’
# canada try
Wexford man Horan called up as Ireland Sevens pitch up in Vancouver
The men’s side are ranked ninth in their debut season on the World Series.
# Sevens
Sevens events postponed by World Rugby due to coronavirus fears
The Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens will now be played in October,
# Hamilton low
Defeat to Scotland leaves Ireland disappointed at New Zealand Sevens
The women’s team clinched 11th place by ending their campaign with victory over Brazil.
# Still Alive
Ireland Sevens open with surprise defeat to Canada but bounce back against Spain
The Men’s side will face France tomorrow but they need Spain to do them a favour against Canada too.
# Long Road
'Baptism of fire' long behind him as Leavy relishes tough tasks on Sevens circuit
Ireland men are in Cape Town after a difficult debut run on the World Series.
# dubai 7s
Extra-time defeat to England sees Ireland Women finish 10th at Dubai 7s
Two tries from Hannah Tyrrell and a late Louise Galvin try wasn’t enough for Stan McDowell’s side.
# ANOTHER GEAR
Men and women's 7s squads to be put through their paces at RugbyX
The inaugural tournament will be played out next Tuesday in London.
# higher and higher
'I don’t think you ever lose the girl that was there on her first day'
Before Ireland Women kick off their 7s World Series campaign, we caught up with Lucy Mulhall to chat about the value of experience, youth and arduous altitude training.
# Development
Leinster fullback Kelly captains experimental Ireland 7s squad
Both men and women’s squads contain three uncapped players for this weekend’s Grand Prix action.
# sighter
France set the standard ahead of Olympic Sevens qualifier, but Ireland not far off the pace
Ireland will likely have to beat France in Colombiers next month to secure passage to the Olympics.
# Sevens Rugby
Ireland can't contain France at 7s Grand Prix
Anthony Eddy’s side will meet Spain at the quarter-final stage tomorrow.
# MISSION TO MOSCOW
Men's 7s head for Moscow to take 'first real step' in Olympic qualification prep
Anthony Eddy’s men are counting the days to the European Olympic qualifier.
# Ireland 7s
Jordan Conroy intent on creating a moment worth sharing
The Tullamore man brought himself into the limelight last year, and is preparing to push Ireland’s 7s programme on again in Hong Kong.
# 2020 vision
Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls
A European tournament or World Rugby repechage will serve as Ireland’s best chance of qualifying for Tokyo 2020.
# 7s world cup
Blyde scythes, Woodman wonderful as New Zealand shut out Ireland
After a brilliant win over England, defeat sends Ireland Women to the 5-8th place play-offs.
# Captain Fantastic
Dardis to the rescue for Ireland as late O'Brien try delivers win over Chile
A thundering run from Pedro Verschae threatened to derail Ireland’s World Cup campaign.
# showcase
7s World Cup a golden gateway for Ireland to show fruits of their labour
The short form of the game has in-built hurdles, but this weekend is a big opportunity for it to make a mark.
# Ready to go
Ireland name squads for next week's Sevens World Cup
Both the Ireland men and women will be in action in San Fransisco.
# devon sent
Conroy returns for Exeter trip as Ireland 7s ramp up to World Cup
A fortnight out from a World Cup in San Francisco, Ireland are bidding to add another title.
# Sevens Heaven
Mark Roche double gives Ireland men landmark win over Australia in Paris 7s
Australia went into this weekend as the fourth-ranked team in the World Series, but were 10 points off the in-form invitational side.
# MISSION TO MOSCOW
Connacht flyer Conroy back in Sevens squad as World Series chase begins again
A busy summer for Ireland’s men gets up and running in Russia this weekend.
# Bowing out
Ireland's hopes of making World Rugby Sevens Series cruelly dashed with injury time defeat
Anthony Eddy’s side suffered a late 12-7 loss at the hands of Japan.
# HK7s
7/11: Ireland off to perfect start with two wins in Hong Kong
Playing for a coveted place in the Sevens World Series, Ireland have scored 11 tries in wins over the Cook Islands and Jamaica this morning.
# Speedy Recovery
Australia Sevens captain suffers fractured skull in 'unprovoked' one-punch attack
James Stannard will miss the Commonwealth Games.
# Green and Gold
New agreement brings pay rise for Australian rugby players, parity between male and female Sevens teams
Super Rugby teams have been granted a higher salary cap as well as a larger playing squad from this season.
# the call up
Joe Schmidt's son included in Ireland 7s squad for the first time
Anthony Eddy’s side are on their travels again this weekend for the Silicon Valley 7s tournament.
# Sevens Heaven
Connacht academy wing Leavy joins Ireland 7s squad targeting World Cup qualification
Anthony Eddy’s squad are in pole position ahead of this weekend’s final round of the Rugby Europe Grand Prix.
# Russian Roulette
WC qualification on the line as Ireland name squad for season-ending tournament
Anthony Eddy’s side can secure their place in San Francisco with another good performance in Russia this weekend.
# 7s
Former Leinster winger Billy Dardis captains Ireland for Grand Prix opener
This weekend’s tournament in Moscow will be the first time Ireland have competed at that level.
# Women's Rugby
Huge markers laid down as Ireland beat England and Fiji in 7s
Two impressive results book-ended Ireland’s best world series finish to date.
# Prolific
Murphy Crowe making her mark on the world stage with Ireland 7s
The Tipperary woman has scored 12 tries in three tournaments this season.