The Ireland Women's team endured a disappointing day at the FIRA/AER European Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series tournament in Brive, losing all three of their pool games to Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium.
The Ireland Women put in their most complete performance of the weekend to record a comprehensive 31-0 win over Italy in the 7th-8th place play-off at the FIRA/AER European Women's Sevens Grand Prix tournament in Moscow.
Ireland may have lost their opening their pool games, but they can still take a number of positives forward into the remainder of the Amsterdam Sevens tournament - the fifth and final leg of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series.
The Ireland Women's Sevens squad are building for a strong finish to their first year as a core team on the IRB Women's Sevens World Series circuit, as they take on some of the game's leading lights in Amsterdam this weekend.
After suffering a hat-trick of defeats in the pool stages, the Ireland Women will be aiming to bounce back with their best ever series finish during the concluding day of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series event in Guangzhou.
Ireland Women's Sevens head coach Jon Skurr was disappointed with the eighth place finish for his side in the Hong Kong tournament on Friday, but insisted it was further 'good experience' for the squad with 'some impressive debuts'.