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Conroy Collects 50th World Series Try In Edmonton

Conroy Collects 50th World Series Try In Edmonton

Jordan Conroy ran in five tries in Edmonton to become the first Irishman to reach the 50-try mark in the World Series ©INPHO/Manuel Blondeau

Jordan Conroy took his overall HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series try haul to 50 on an otherwise disappointing second day for Ireland in Edmonton.

Maintaining an average of five tries per tournament, it has taken Conroy just ten World Series events to become the first Irishman to reach the half-century mark.

The flying winger touched down against hosts Canada and Hong Kong today, adding to his scores against Jamaica and Great Britain during Ireland’s table-topping run through Pool C.

However, he final leg of the much-shortened 2021 World Series came to a frustrating close for Anthony Eddy’s men, who finished up eighth in Edmonton and sixth in the overall series.

In dramatic 14-12 loss to Canada, Irish hopes of reaching a second successive semi-final were ended by a last-gasp conversion. A fired-up USA then dished out a 19-0 defeat in the next round.

Injuries caught up with the squad for the second week running – curtailing coach James Topping’s options – and Ireland conceded late again in the 7th-8th place play-off, leaving Hong Kong to take a 21-14 victory.

IRELAND MEN’S SEVENS Squad (Canada Sevens, Edmonton, September 2021):

Niall Comerford (UCD RFC/Leinster)
Jordan Conroy (Buccaneers RFC)
Chris Cosgrave (UCD RFC/Leinster)
Sean Cribbin (Suttonians RFC)
Billy Dardis (Terenure College RFC)
Shane Jennings (Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
Sean Kearns (Ireland Sevens)
Steven Kilgallen (UCD RFC)
Bryan Mollen (Blackrock College RFC) (capt)
Ben Moxham (Ballymena RFC/Ulster)
Aaron O’Sullivan (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
Conor Phillips (Young Munster RFC/Munster)
Liam Turner (Dublin University FC/Leinster)

HSBC WORLD RUGBY SEVENS SERIES – CANADA SEVENS EDMONTON RESULTS:

Saturday, September 25 –

POOL C:

IRELAND 19 GERMANY 17, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Conor Phillips, Shane Jennings, Niall Comerford; Cons: Sean Cribbin, Billy Dardis
Germany: Tries: Carlos Soteras Merz, Ben Ellermann, Tim Litchenberg; Con: Fabian Heimpel
HT: Ireland 12 Germany 12

Team: Bryan Mollen (capt), Liam Turner, Shane Jennings, Sean Cribbin, Conor Phillips, Sean Kearns, Chris Cosgrave.

Subs: Billy Dardis, Jordan Conroy, Aaron O’Sullivan, Ben Moxham, Niall Comerford.

IRELAND 38 JAMAICA 7, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Conor Phillips, Bryan Mollen 2, Chris Cosgrave, Shane Jennings, Jordan Conroy; Cons: Chris Cosgrave 4
Jamaica: Try: Oliver Melville; Con: Lucas Roy-Smith
HT: Ireland 24 Jamaica 0

Team: Bryan Mollen (capt), Ben Moxham, Shane Jennings, Conor Phillips, Steven Kilgallen, Niall Comerford, Chris Cosgrave.

Subs: Billy Dardis, Jordan Conroy, Aaron O’Sullivan, Liam Turner, Sean Kearns.

GREAT BRITAIN 12 IRELAND 12, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Scorers: Great Britain: Tries: Tom Bowen, Max McFarland; Con: Luke Treharne
Ireland: Tries: Liam Turner, Jordan Conroy; Con: Sean Cribbin
HT: Great Britain 5 Ireland 12

Team: Bryan Mollen (capt), Aaron O’Sullivan, Liam Turner, Sean Cribbin, Jordan Conroy, Conor Phillips, Sean Kearns.

Subs: Billy Dardis, Ben Moxham, Shane Jennings, Steven Kilgallen, Niall Comerford.

HSBC Canada Sevens Edmonton Results

HSBC Canada Sevens Edmonton Pool Tables

Sunday, September 26 –

CUP QUARTER-FINAL:

IRELAND 12 CANADA 14, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Jordan Conroy, Aaron O’Sullivan; Con: Sean Cribbin
Canada: Tries: Josiah Morra 2; Cons: Brennig Prevost 2
HT: Ireland 7 Canada 7

Team: Bryan Mollen (capt), Aaron O’Sullivan, Liam Turner, Sean Cribbin, Jordan Conroy, Steven Kilgallen, Niall Comerford.

Subs: Billy Dardis, Ben Moxham, Conor Phillips, Shane Jennings, Chris Cosgrave.

5TH PLACE SEMI-FINAL:

USA 19 IRELAND 0, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Scorers: USA: Tries: Kevon Williams, Adam Channel, Joe Schroeder; Cons: Jerome Nale, Naima Fuala’au
Ireland: –
HT: USA 12 Ireland 0

Team: Bryan Mollen (capt), Aaron O’Sullivan, Ben Moxham, Conor Phillips, Niall Comerford, Sean Kearns, Chris Cosgrave.

Subs: Billy Dardis, Sean Cribbin, Liam Turner, Shane Jennings, Steven Kilgallen.

7TH/8TH PLACE PLAY-OFF:

IRELAND 14 HONG KONG 21, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Jordan Conroy 2; Cons: Billy Dardis 2
Hong Kong: Tries: Hugo Stiles, Max Denmark, Liam Herbert; Cons: Russell Webb 3
HT: Ireland 0 Hong Kong 7

Team: Aaron O’Sullivan, Liam Turner (capt), Shane Jennings, Sean Cribbin, Jordan Conroy, Steven Kilgallen, Niall Comerford.

Subs: Billy Dardis, Ben Moxham, Sean Kearns.