Ireland Women Sevens crashed out of Cup contention following a 45 – 0 defeat by New Zealand Women in the Quarterfinals in San Francisco this morning.
Michaela Blyde and Portia Woodman caused the damage scoring three and two tries respectively with Niall Williams and Stacey Waaka also crossing in the one sided game.
Unfortunately for Ireland, who appeared to have given everything in their previous game against England, they were well off the pace and struggled for possession throughout. However they will still be very disappointed with their 48% completed tackles stats.
Despite dropping out of the Cup Ireland still have the chance of improving on their top 8 finish as they will battle with Russia, Spain and Canada for fifth place overall. The draw for the 5th place matches is as follows.
Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Championship 5/8 Place
IRELAND WOMEN 7S V RUSSIA WOMEN 7S
18:58, Sat 21 Jul 2018
SPAIN WOMEN 7S V CANADA WOMEN 7S
19:20, Sat 21 Jul 2018
With the winners going through to play for 5th place and the losers fighting it out for a 7th place finish.
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The results in the World Cup Championship Quarterfinals were as follows:
Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Championship Quarter Finals
IRELAND WOMEN 7S 0 – 45 NEW ZEALAND WOMEN 7S
SPAIN WOMEN 7S 0 – 34 AUSTRALIA WOMEN 7S
FRANCE WOMEN 7S 24 – 19 CANADA WOMEN 7S
USA WOMEN 7S 33 – 17 RUSSIA WOMEN 7S
These leaves the World Cup Championship Semifinals as below:
Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Championship Semi Finals
AUSTRALIA WOMEN 7S V FRANCE 7S
19:42, Sat 21 Jul 2018
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN 7S V USA WOMEN 7S
20:04, Sat 21 Jul 2018
Matches streamed live on https://www.rwcsevens.com/