Sunday 25 September 2016

Ireland suffer whitewash in women's sevens

Published 22/02/2016 | 02:30

Berta Garcia (R) of Spain vies for the ball with Louise Galvin of Ireland during their World Rugby Women's Sevens Series match in Barueri, Brazil. AFP PHOTO / Photo: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images
Berta Garcia (R) of Spain vies for the ball with Louise Galvin of Ireland during their World Rugby Women's Sevens Series match in Barueri, Brazil. AFP PHOTO / Photo: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

Rugby sevens: Ireland Women's sevens side were condemned to a 12th-place finish in the second round of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Sao Paulo.

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A difficult first day saw Ireland lose out to Australia, Canada and Fiji and their luck didn't change yesterday as they fell to two further defeats.

A 15-0 loss to Russia in the Bowl semi-final was followed by a 19-0 defeat to Spain. Their attentions now turn to the Atlanta Sevens in April, with Olympic qualifying taking place in Dublin in June.

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