Ireland Sevens Squads Named For Toulouse

Ireland Sevens Squads Named For Toulouse Ireland Sevens Squads Named For Toulouse
HerSport Editor
 

The Ireland Men’s and Women’s Sevens squads, sponsored by TritonLake, have been named for this weekend’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series double-header in Toulouse.

Ireland Women are coming off the back of successive World Series podium finishes, claiming silver in Seville and then bronze in Langford, and Aiden McNulty‘s young side will be bidding to continue their impressive run of form at Stade Ernest Wallon from Friday 20th May-Sunday 22nd May.

Currently sitting fifth in the overall World Series standings, Ireland Women will face England, Brazil and hosts France in the sixth and concluding leg of the 2022 campaign, with Head Coach McNulty selecting a 13-player squad for the France 7s.

Lucy Mulhall once again captains the side as McNulty retains consistency in selection from Langford earlier this month. The only change to the panel from Canada sees Anna McGann replace Beibhinn Parsons, who has been ruled out of the tournament through injury.

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Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe is on 32 tries for the season, eight ahead of Australia’s Charlotte Caslick, and can cap another magical campaign by clinching the World Series top try-scorer award for the second time this weekend.

Ireland Women open their campaign against England on Friday at 11.20am local time/10.20am Irish time, before facing Brazil later that evening at 9.35pm local time/8.35pm Irish time. McNulty’s side conclude the Pool stages against France on Saturday at 11.20am local time/10.20am Irish time.

Ireland Women are firmly in contention for a first ever top three World Series finish, with McNulty’s side battling it out with France and USA for 2022 Series silver and bronze medals behind Australia, who have already sealed the title.

Commenting ahead of the tournament, McNulty said: "We are all excited to be heading to Toulouse with a great deal to play for. We have another opportunity to back up our bronze medal finish in Langford and the opportunity to win an overall World Series medal."

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"We have been delighted with our preparations this week basing ourselves in Marcoussis where we have been able to train against some world class opposition. We have stayed consistent with our squad selection due to some really strong individual performances, however we know that our team performance will need to continue to improve if we are going to compete for Gold."

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