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Video Replays: Ireland Men’s RWC Sevens Matches In San Francisco

Video Replays: Ireland Men’s RWC Sevens Matches In San Francisco

The first Ireland Men’s Sevens team to play in a Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in nine years certainly made a splash in San Francisco. Stan McDowell’s charges saw off World Series sides Kenya, Wales and Australia to win the Challenge Trophy and finish ninth overall.

Reflecting on a tournament which saw the 16th seeds win four of their five matches at baseball’s iconic AT&T Park, Ireland captain Billy Dardis said: “We all dreamed of a World Cup being big but it’s exceeded our expectations hugely. Just the crowd, the stadium, the way it’s been broadened it’s just been fantastic.

“A lot of people put a lot of effort into it, the support staff around the stadium have been amazing. It’s ran really smoothly and it’s just been a great tournament. We’ve really enjoyed it, and obviously success helps.

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“We came over here to do a job, we wanted to win it. Not making the last-eight was disappointing but I think four wins out of five is huge, especially beating three core teams on the World Series. That’s the standard that we aspire to play at.”

You can watch all five of the Ireland Men’s games below, from their dramatic late win over Chile in the first round to the heavy defeat to reigning World Series champions South Africa, and their three-match winning streak across Saturday and Sunday when they scored 13 tries.

2018 MEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP SEVENS – FINAL PLACINGS:

1. New Zealand (Cup Champions)
2. England
3. South Africa
4. Fiji
5. Argentina
6. USA
7. Scotland
8. France
9. IRELAND (Challenge Champions)
10. Australia
11. Wales
12. Canada
13. Samoa
14. Russia
15. Japan
16. Kenya
17. Chile (Bowl Champions)
18. Hong Kong
19. Uganda
20. Uruguay
21. Papua New Guinea
22. Tonga
23. Zimbabwe
24. Jamaica

Click here to view the full Rugby World Cup Sevens results and daily round-ups.

Follow the Ireland Women’s and Men’s Sevens teams this season in our exclusive behind-the-scenes series – On The Road with the Ireland 7s.

The Ireland Sevens jerseys are available to buy online here from Elverys Intersport, official sports retailer of the IRFU.

IRELAND MEN’S SEVENS Squad (2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, AT&T Park, San Francisco, USA, Friday, July 20-Sunday, July 22):

Robert Baloucoune (Enniskillen/Ballymena/Ulster)
Jordan Conroy (Buccaneers)
Shane Daly (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Billy Dardis (UCD) (capt)
Ian Fitzpatrick (Lansdowne)
Foster Horan (Lansdowne)
Hugo Keenan (UCD/Leinster)
Terry Kennedy (St. Mary’s College)
Harry McNulty (UCD)
Bryan Mollen (Dublin University)
Jimmy O’Brien (UCD/Leinster)
John O’Donnell (Lansdowne)
Greg O’Shea (Shannon)

IRELAND MEN’S RWC SEVENS Results –

Friday, July 20:

Pre-Round of 16: Ireland 17 Chile 12, AT&T Park, San Francisco
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Hugo Keenan, Billy Dardis, Jimmy O’Brien; Con: Billy Dardis

Match Report: Ireland Men Leave It Late As O’Brien Try Knocks Out Chile

Team: Shane Daly, John O’Donnell, Harry McNulty, Billy Dardis (capt), Hugo Keenan, Bryan Mollen, Jordan Conroy.

Subs used: Jimmy O’Brien, Terry Kennedy, Ian Fitzpatrick. Not used: Foster Horan, Greg O’Shea.

Round of 16: South Africa 45 Ireland 7, AT&T Park, San Francisco
Scorers: Ireland: Try: Terry Kennedy; Con: Hugo Keenan

Match Report: Kenya Next Up For Ireland Men Following Heavy Loss To Blitzboks

Team: Foster Horan, Harry McNulty, John O’Donnell, Billy Dardis (capt), Hugo Keenan, Jimmy O’Brien, Jordan Conroy.

Subs used: Terry Kennedy, Ian Fitzpatrick, Shane Daly, Greg O’Shea.

Saturday, July 21:

Challenge Quarter-Final: Kenya 14 Ireland 24, AT&T Park, San Francisco
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Hugo Keenan, Jordan Conroy 3; Cons: Billy Dardis 2

Match Report: Conroy Cuts Loose With Hat-Trick As Ireland See Off Kenya

Team: Harry McNulty, Ian Fitzpatrick, John O’Donnell, Billy Dardis (capt), Hugo Keenan, Jimmy O’Brien, Terry Kennedy.

Subs used: Jordan Conroy, Foster Horan, Shane Daly. Not used: Greg O’Shea.

Sunday, July 22:

Challenge Semi-Final: Ireland 27 Wales 12, AT&T Park, San Francisco
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Hugo Keenan, Billy Dardis 2, Jordan Conroy, Shane Daly; Con: Billy Dardis

Match Report: Two-Try Dardis Leads Ireland Men Into Challenge Final

Team: Harry McNulty, Ian Fitzpatrick, John O’Donnell, Billy Dardis (capt), Hugo Keenan, Jimmy O’Brien, Jordan Conroy.

Subs used: Foster Horan, Shane Daly, Terry Kennedy, Greg O’Shea.

Challenge Final: Australia 14 Ireland 24, AT&T Park, San Francisco
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Billy Dardis, Jimmy O’Brien, Terry Kennedy, Greg O’Shea; Cons: Billy Dardis 2

Match Report: Ireland Men Sign Off In San Francisco With Stirring Challenge Trophy Win

Team: Harry McNulty, Ian Fitzpatrick, John O’Donnell, Billy Dardis (capt), Hugo Keenan, Jimmy O’Brien, Jordan Conroy.

Subs used: Terry Kennedy, Greg O’Shea, Shane Daly, Foster Horan.