Sport Rugby

Sunday 25 February 2018

Sevens snub will come back to haunt Ireland

Tony Ward

Tony Ward

There are now 20 men's teams confirmed for the World Cup Sevens in Moscow next year, leaving only four places to be filled -- by the South American champions and three sides from the Asian qualifying tournament, in which Fiji also competes.

To reiterate, of the top 10 rugby nations, only Ireland doesn't bother with Sevens and, as the Rio Olympics, never mind Moscow, comes ever closer, the silence from Lansdowne Road becomes all the more baffling by the day.

Irish Independent

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