The 2018 Rugby World Cup Women’s Sevens continues apace this evening in San Francisco with Ireland destined for their highest ever finish in the competition following a 5/8th place semi final win against their long time nemesis, Russia.
Despite their semifinal loss to New Zealand, Ireland responded well to produce a late first half blitz with tries from Stacey Flood, Eve Higgins and Lucy Mulhall to take a 15 – 5 leed into the break after an early score from Russia’s Anna Baranchuk.
Ireland look well set when Louise Galvin crossed for their fourth try of the game but Russia set up a tense finale after tries from Daria Shestakova and Marina Kukina reduced it to a one score game.
The Girls in Green held their composure for the final minute to record the win and secured themselves their highest ever finish. Ireland’s final match will be against Spain to determine who finished fifth and sixth, match licks off at 3:00 pm Sunday morning.
Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Championship 5/8 Place
IRELAND WOMEN 7S 20 – 15 RUSSIA WOMEN 7S
SPAIN WOMEN 7S 26 – 14 CANADA WOMEN 7S
In the Cup Semifinals France produced a major upset beating Australia 12 – 19 and New Zealand fought off strong resistance from USA to record a 26 – 21 win.
Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Championship Cup Semi Finals
AUSTRALIA WOMEN 7S 12 – 19 FRANCE WOMEN7S
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN 7S 26 – 21 USA WOMEN 7S
The times for the Women’s Finals are shown below – all times UK/Ire.
Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Championship 7/8 Place
RUSSIA WOMEN 7S V CANADA WOMEN 7S
02:38, Sun 22 Jul 2018
Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Championship 5/6 Place
IRELAND WOMEN 7S V SPAIN WOMEN 7S
03:00, Sun 22 Jul 2018
Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Bronze Final
USA WOMEN 7S V AUSTRALIA WOMEN 7S
03:22, Sun 22 Jul 2018
Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, Championship Cup Final
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN 7S V FRANCE WOMEN 7S
03:47, Sun 22 Jul 2018
Live stream available on https://www.rwcsevens.com/