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The problem with trying to play 7’s like this is that the ref will always favour the attacking team
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12-7 at half time. Very evenly matched teams
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Need more ball or we're done.
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lemonhead wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:17 pm Need more ball or we're done.
Two mistakes cost us - the restart and the lineout. We are still in it
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Crazy call - tackler never released
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France have had a few lucky calls, no release there and just flopped on top.
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Absolute gold from Conroy
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lemonhead wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:21 pm France have had a few lucky calls, no release there and just flopped on top.
Yep real homer call there, he’d favoured the attacking team in every call up until that
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Conroy again. Ireland motoring now

12-21 with 2’30 to go
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McNulty!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeeeehawwwwwww
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Fukkin YYYYEEESSSSS!!!!
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lemonhead wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:26 pm Fukkin YYYYEEESSSSS!!!!
Best team won
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Jesus, feel for the French lad there under the sticks.

But they've had us on toast for a while now. Well done lads, on to Tokyo!
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Boys through. :thumbup:
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lemonhead wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:28 pm Jesus, feel for the French lad there under the sticks.

But they've had us on toast for a while now. Well done lads, on to Tokyo!
Yeah horrible to lose but they had two absolute gifts of penalties we won fair and square - Conroy is unplayable
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7s woohooo

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HighKingLeinster wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:31 pm 7s woohooo

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This means a lot to those of us who have been on the bandwagon since this morning. I’m off now to delete all my historic posts slagging off 7’s
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Duff Paddy wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:32 pm
HighKingLeinster wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:31 pm 7s woohooo

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This means a lot to those of us who have been on the bandwagon since this morning. I’m off now to delete all my historic posts slagging off 7’s
This morning? I only found out this was for the Olympics 10 seconds before my post. Now thats Olympic level band-wagoning
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Where is Sexton in these 7s games? In theory he must be even quicker than Conroy being a national sprint champion but its hard to see it , that guy is lightning
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Billy Dardis is an impressive guy

Fair play, magic
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Forgot it was in Monaco too. Maybe this will be David's parting gift: getting all the remaining bandwaggoners on board to stay.

Speaking of which, whatever those Olympic teddies are I want one.
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Silvio Berlusconi wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:36 pm Billy Dardis is an impressive guy

Fair play, magic
One of those guys who was supposed to be an international star from underage but it just didn’t work out for him, great to see him get a second chance
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Has Conroy dropped an E
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The IRFU media manager mustn’t realise we have a 7’s team :lol: these are funniest post match interviews of all time
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Warming up nicely for O'Donovan levels of shithousery at the games.

Have to think of our reputation.
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Only an Irishman could go from Love Island to the Tokyo Olympics
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Love the 7's since I was a nipper, this is the greatest day of my life.
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How highly are France rated? We seem to be doing alright in 7s recently but do we actually have a chance to medal?
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https://www.world.rugby/sevens-series/s ... ns?lang=en

Currently 6th.

Medal contention unlikely but the beauty of 7s is how inconsistently games end up, Fiji almost went out in the quarters in Brazil.

We came 3rd in London a few years back IIRC.
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CM11 wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:49 pm How highly are France rated? We seem to be doing alright in 7s recently but do we actually have a chance to medal?
France would have been favourites to beat us , but they’re not amongst the elite of the game . SA, Fiji , NZ , Aus, UK and US would the leading teams at the Olympics I’d say . Not sure we’ve ever beaten Fiji or NZ ?
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CM11 wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:49 pm How highly are France rated? We seem to be doing alright in 7s recently but do we actually have a chance to medal?
Seemed to be doing OK if not stellar on the circuit so depending on the draw, bronze medal should be an outside chance. I would say we are clearly not the third best team but our performances are consistent and there is a clear game plan in every match.

Having said that, in our favour is the fact that we have just played a pressure tournament and we've been on a pretty constant upward trajectory for the last 5 years but I believe Fiji and NZ are just too far ahead for us to be a real threat (though apparently we have beaten NZ before).

Basically anything is possible but I suspect we will target bronze though even that would be a great achievement.
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Thanks all for the replies. Upwards and onwards!
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Didn't realise rugby was in the Olympics before.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_u ... r_Olympics

Not very grateful of them at all!
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During the final between France and the United States at Colombes Stadium, French fans booed and hissed the American team. French fans threw bottles and rocks onto the field and at American players and officials, wild brawls broke out in the stands, U.S. reserve Gideon Nelson was knocked unconscious after being hit in the face by a walking stick, and French fans invaded the pitch at the final whistle, leaving the police to protect the Americans. At the medal ceremony, The Star-Spangled Banner was drowned out by the booing and hissing of French fans, and the American team had to be escorted to their locker room under police protection.
Fecking hell!!
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that dardis interview is pure class.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:23 pm that dardis interview is pure class.
Awesome 👏

https://fb.watch/6flY1ZsRbQ/
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https://twitter.com/IrishRugby/status/1 ... 38177?s=19


Edit, I see Conspic already posted it. Incredible interview. :thumbup:
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Pearse Street Physio or Dublin Sports Clinic are both on/off Pearse Street. Have used both and they're good.
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Nolanator wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:53 pm Pearse Street Physio or Dublin Sports Clinic are both on/off Pearse Street. Have used both and they're good.
Perfect. Thanks Nols :thumbup:
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