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The Friday Interview: Jon Skurr

The Friday Interview: Jon Skurr

Continuing our series of interviews with personalities in Irish rugby, Ireland Sevens coach Jon Skurr is our candidate for this week’s ‘The Friday Interview.’

Jon Skurr, the former Ireland Under-21 international, guided the Ireland Sevens team to victory in the recent Poland tournament and the Irish side could secure qualification for the 2009 Sevens World Cup this weekend in Hannover.

The event in Germany, the final European qualifier, will see five teams progress through to next year’s World Cup, which is being held in Dubai.

Skurr talked to IrishRugby.ie about preparations for Hannover, his own rugby background and how he took on the role as Ireland Sevens coach.

The noted Sevens specialist also reflected on the 2008 campaign to date, the players and management currently involved in the Irish set-up, the current standard of the Sevens game in the country and what it would mean for Irish rugby to qualify for the Sevens World Cup.

To listen to the interview in full, please click here.

Ahead of the Hannover tournament, you can also get the thoughts of Ireland Sevens captain Kieran Campbell and his team-mates Darren Cave and Brian Tuohy.

Previous Friday Interviews:

June 27 – John Hayes
June 20 – Lynne Cantwell
May 16 – Ronan O’Gara
May 9 – Division One Final Special
May 2 – AIB League Special
April 11 – AIB Cup Special
April 4 – David Wilkinson