The fifth episode of the ‘On The Road with the Ireland 7s’ series is now live, as we focus on the Ireland Women’s impressive exploits at the recent Canadian leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford.
The Ireland Women’s Sevens team were in Langford, on Vancouver Island, earlier this month to compete at the Canada 7s, and we were with them as they managed the aspects of travel, enjoyed the town of Victoria, and fuelled up for two big days of Sevens rugby, competing against Spain, Australia, Canada, Fiji and France.
At a tournament which saw Lucy Mulhall and her team-mates claim their best ever finish of sixth since becoming a World Series core team, we hear from the players as they describe how they pick themselves up after a defeat and how they are constantly striving for peak performances every time they pull on the green jersey.
We speak to top try scorer Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe on her highlights from the trip and hear from Eve Higgins on how the students in the squad balanced studying for their upcoming exams with training and preparing for the tournament.
Stacey Flood, who was one of the top overall performers over the weekend and was named on the HSBC Dream Team for Langford, tells us about the team’s favourite food spot in Victoria, while performance nutritionist Marcus Shortall gives an insight into how the players fuel up during a tournament week.
On The Road With The Ireland 7s: Episode 5 – Canada 7s
The Ireland Men’s and Women’s Sevens squads are on the journey of a lifetime as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournaments in San Francisco in July. Irish Rugby TV is following the two teams as they traverse the globe for their Sevens dream. The previous ‘On The Road With The Ireland 7s’ episodes are available to watch below:
Episode 4 – Kitakyushu: We were in Japan with the Ireland Women’s Sevens squad as they competed in the third round of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at the Kitakyushu 7s. Ireland’s highlight was their first ever win over Canada.
Episode 3 – Hong Kong: We take you into camp with the Ireland Men’s Sevens squad at the world-famous Hong Kong 7s, as they sought to qualify for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. A fingertip away from a final, and an experience none of Anthony Eddy’s side will forget.
Episode 2 – Sydney: We follow the Ireland Women’s Sevens squad at the Sydney 7s tournament in January as they claim seventh place, matching their best ever finish since returning to the World Series in 2015
Episode 1 – Dubai: We followed both Ireland teams at the Dubai 7s as the Women’s team competed in their opening Women’s Sevens Series competition, and the Men’s outfit took part in the Dubai 7s International Invitational tournament
The Ireland Sevens jerseys are available to buy online here from Elverys Intersport, official sports retailer of the IRFU.