WORLD CUP SEVENS (HONG KONG) 21–23 MARCH 1997 W.D. McBride (Malone) Capt., J. Bell (Northampton), W. Cronin (Garryowen), K. Dawson (London Irish), D. Hickie (St Mary’s Coll), D. Humphreys (London Irish), N. Malone (Leicester), E. Miller (Leicester), R. Wallace (Saracens), N. Woods (London Irish) Results: Ireland 22 Argentina 31; Ireland 5 South Africa 38; Ireland 5 South Africa 34; Ireland 5 Hong Kong 26. Ireland failed to qualify. Bowl — Quarter-final: Ireland 33 Portugal 5 Semi-final: Ireland 22 Japan 24 HONG KONG SEVENS MARCH–APRIL 1999 S. Horgan (Lansdowne), J. McWeeney (St Mary’s Coll), F. Campion (St Mary’s Coll), D. Crotty (Garryowen), B. Carey (Blackrock Coll), D. Wallace (Garryowen), B. Everitt (Lansdowne), D. Corkery (Cork Con), K. Nowlan (St Mary’s Coll), J. Topping (Ballymena) Manager A. Rolland (Wanderers), Coach D. McBride (Malone), Physiotherapist, J. Martin Results: Ireland 22 Hong Kong 14; Ireland 15 Croatia 14; New Zealand 26 Ireland 0; Japan 32 Ireland 22 Appendices 439 The highest scores recorded by Ireland at the various levels of international rugby are: Full international level: 70 v Georgia (Lansdowne Road) 14 November 1998 A: 73 v Italy A (Donnybrook) 9 April 1999 U 25: 36 v Spain (Thomond Park) 8 September 1988 U 23: 31 v Holland (Hilversum) 13 October 1979 Development:    44 v South Africa (Cape Town) 11 August 1993 U 21: 57 v Italy (Ravenhill) 9 April 1999 U 19: 63 v Spain (Upritchard Park, Bangor) 16 March 1998 U 18: 25 v Scotland (Ravenhill) 11 April 1998 Academy: 76 v Canada U21 (Donnybrook) 20 September 1998 Schools: 41 v Wales (Musgrave Park) 10 April 1999 The highest scores recorded against Ireland are: Full International level: 63 v New Zealand (Lansdowne Road) 15 November 1997 A: 77 v Western Samoa (Apia) 1997 U 25: 20 v Canada (Lansdowne Road) 27 September 1986 U 23: 3 v Holland (Hilversum) 13 October 1979 Development:    33 v Namibia A (Windhoek) 31 July 1993 U 21: 40 v France (Anglesea Road) 17 January 1997 U 19: 42 v Argentina (Buenos Aires) 26 March 1997 U 18 Spain (Valladolid) 10 March 1996 Academy: 29 v Canada (Donnybrook) 20 September 1998 Schools: 37 v England (Gloucester) 6 April 1977 RECORDS A P P E N D I X   2 6