Ireland Women’s Sevens coach Jon Skurr has named a twelve woman squad for the RugbyRocks London 7s this weekend.
Last weekend saw the squad take their first siginificant step on the road to qualification for the IRB Sevens World Cup when they participated in the Amsterdam 7s.
Having gone unbeaten two weeks previously at Kinsale the squad, playing under the invitational name of ‘Irish Lightning’ got a real taste of the standard of rugby at this level as they came up against several international sides who focus heavily on sevens.
Ireland came up against France, Germany and Spain on day one. They lost to Canada by 15 – 5 and then face a Spanish side that are highly rated losing 19 – 10.
Finding their feet they then finished the day with a win over France by 19 – 12.
Day two saw them beat Germany by 17 – 10 and then Wales by 26 – 0 to book their place in the ‘Boot’ final where they again face France running out winners by 7 – 5.
Highlights of the games can be seen on the Amsterdam 7s youtube channel.
You can follow updates this weekend on www.twitter.com/RugbyRocks7s
Ireland Women’s Sevens Squad (RugbyRocks, London, May 26-27)
Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Lynne Cantwell (Richmond/Exiles)
Nikki Caughey (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Amy Davis (Blackrock College/Leinster)
Jeannette Feighery (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Shannon Houston (Blackrock College/Leinster)
Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Claire Keohane (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht)
Claire Molloy (Bristol/Exiles)
Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Sophie Spence (Howden Park Sharks/Exiles)