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'.
The Ireland Women's Sevens squad faced South American opposition in their final two games at the Brazil Sevens tournament in São Paulo, with a 17-12 play-off victory over Argentina confirming them as 11th place finishers.
Laura Lee Walsh scored her first try for the Ireland Women's Sevens team and Elaine Ryan and Aisling Naughton both made their debuts during the pool stages of the Brazil Sevens tournament in São Paulo.
Ireland will field two more debutants, Aisling Naughton and Elaine Ryan, when they take part in the Brazil Sevens in São Paulo over the next two days, which is the third leg of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series.
Ireland Women's Sevens head coach Jon Skurr believes the experience of playing the likes of New Zealand and England in Atlanta will stand to his young and inexperienced squad as the IRB Women's Sevens World Series progresses.
The new-look Ireland Women's Sevens squad emerged with a 12th place finish at the Atlanta leg of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series last weekend. Check out some action shots from the two-day tournament.
The new-look Ireland Women's Sevens team are in action today as they take part in the Atlanta leg of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series. There will be live streaming of their games on wsws.irb.com, beginning at 7.50pm Irish time.