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Nine World Series Debutants On Show For Ireland Men

Nine players – including three of this year’s Ireland Under-20s – made their World Series debuts as the Ireland men returned to competitive action following their historic appearance at the Olympics.

Hampered by injuries on day two, Ireland’s young guns still battled their way to an impressive fourth place finish at the HSBC Canada Sevens tournament in Vancouver.

It was Ireland’s best ever placing in a World Series event as a core team, with some possible stars of the future among the nine debutants involved across Saturday and Sunday.

Munster Academy winger Conor Phillips caught the eye with four tries, while Liam Turner, Mark Roche, Sean Kearns, Gavin Mullin and Shane Jennings all scored two each.