Ireland Men 7s: Ireland Win Olympic Repechage

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Ireland Men overcame the odds to beat hosts France in the Olympics 7s Repechage and will now be travelling to Tokyo next month.

Ireland progressed as planned in their Day 1 Pool Matches at the Olympic Repechage in Monaco, kicking off the tournament with expected wins against Zimbabwe, mexico and Tonga.

The results set up a showdown against Samoa* this afternoon to determine which team finishes top of Pool A and avoid France in the semi final playoff. Samoa currently top the Pool on points difference.

TEAMPL W PDBPPTS
IRELAND44109012
SAMOA43118010
ZIMBABWE42-1708
TONGA41-8506
MEXICO40-12504
*Result against Samoa now included @ 14:30 20 June 2021

Results

DAY 1

Terry Kennedy and Jordan Conroy have been leading the charge for Ireland with 8 and 6 tries respectively at the end of the first day. Ulster’s Aaron Sexton has been playing a periphery part so far with approximately 11 minutes game time over the first three games.

MATCH 4: IRELAND 31 – 10 ZIMBABWE
POOL A

TRY: Jordan Conroy (2), Terry Kennedy (3)

CON: Billy Dardis (3)

Terry Kennedy breaks through the Zimbabwe defence.
(Photo by Giorgio Perottino – World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images )

MATCH 7: IRELAND 31 – 0 MEXICO
POOL A

TRY: Ian Fitzpatrick (2), Jordan Conroy, Terry Kennedy (2)

CON: Sean Cribbin (3)

Ian Fitzpatrick finds the line against Mexico.
(Photo by Giorgio Perottino – World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images)

MATCH 11: IRELAND 43 – 0 TONGA
POOL A

TRY: Harry McNulty, Jordan Conroy (3), Terry Kennedy (3)

CON: Sean Cribbin (3)

Jordan Conroy crosses against Tonga.
(Photo by Giorgio Perottino – World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images )

DAY 2

MATCH 18: IRELAND 21 – 7 SAMOA
POOL A

TRY: Foster Horan, Jordan Conroy, Jack Kelly

CON: Billy Dardis (3)

Jack Kelly scores against Samoa
(Photo by Giorgio Perottino – World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images )

MATCH 22: IRELAND 28 – 5 HONG KONG
SEMIFINAL

TRY: Harry McNulty, Foster Horan, Jordan Conroy (2)

CON: Billy Dardis (4)

Foster Horan is tackled by players of Hong Kong Men’s National Team.
(Photo by Giorgio Perottino – World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images )

MATCH 23: FRANCE 19 – 28 IRELAND
FINAL

TRY: Harry McNulty, Terry Kennedy, Jordan Conroy (2)

CON: Billy Dardis (4)

Harry McNulty celebrates with teammates after he scores.
(Photo by Giorgio Perottino – World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images )

Fixtures

Today’s fixtures, which should be worth watching, kick off at 12:33 UK/IRE with the semifinals following from 15:23 UK/IRE.

12:33POOL AIreland217Samoa
15:23Semifinal 1France310Samoa
15:45Semifinal 2Ireland285Hong Kong
18:07FinalFrance1928Ireland
All times UK/IRE

Ireland Squad

Ireland celebrate Qualification for the Olympics after their mach against France.
(Photo by Giorgio Perottino – World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images )
PLAYERCLUB
Jordan ConroyBuccaneers
Jack KellyDublin University
Billy DardisTerenure College
Adam LeavyLansdowne
Hugo LennoxSkerries
Harry McNultyLA Giltinis
Terry KennedySt Mary’s College
Greg O’SheaShannon RFC
Mark RocheLansdowne
Bryan MollenBlackrock College
Foster HoranLansdowne
Ian FitzpatrickLansdowne
Sean CribbinSuttonians
Aaron SextonMalone

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