Ireland have created history by reaching their first ever semi-final on the World Series Sevens circuit by beating the USA 22-12 in the quarter-final at the London 7s at Twickenham this afternoon.
This is Ireland’s first appearance in the World Series since 2004 – Anthony Eddy’s side currently competes in the second-tier Challenge Circuit and are competing at the London World Series event as an invitational side.
Their impressive pool performance guaranteed their passage into the quarter-finals and after scoring three first-half tries against the USA (who currently lie in fifth place in the overall World Series standings), Eddy’s charges withstood a second-half fightback to finalise their spot in the last four.
“I can’t applaud the boys more,” Eddy said after the game. “It’s enormous.”
Ireland’s reward for beating the USA is to take on Olympic gold medalists and current World Series leaders, Fiji.
That game starts at 14.48 and it is live on the World Rugby 7s Facebook page and also on Sky Sports Action.
— World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) June 3, 2018