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Watch: Ireland Women's 7s Team Claim Brilliant Third Place In Langford

Watch: Ireland Women's 7s Team Claim Brilliant Third Place In Langford
By Colman Stanley Updated

The Ireland women’s 7s team achieved another fantastic result in the World Series, as they finished third in Langford, beating France in the Bronze final.

The third place finish adds to their already impressive season after they finished second at the Seville leg in January.

For Ireland women’s rugby in general it was extremely positive news given the controversy last month when seven of the XVs players were taken from the squad to play for the 7s team in Langford.

Clearly the priority for Ireland women’s rugby lies with the sevens team, however, their success in Langford means that despite the XV's Six Nations team losing out, something positive was achieved.

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It also added to an already successful weekend for Ireland women’s rugby, after the XV a side’s last-gap Six Nations win over Scotland.

Road To Bronze

The Ireland women's sevens team began their Langford campaign with group stage wins over Japan and Brazil, before losing out to the French.

However, the results were good enough to give them a quarter-final meeting with the USA, which they won 17-14.

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A heavy 26-5 defeat to eventual winners Australia in the semi-finals left them facing the French once more in a shootout for third place.

Ireland’s Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe was once again at her magnificent best, scoring four tries in a 22-14 win, to leave Ireland in fifth place in the overall leaderboard.

Murphy Crowe also takes her place on the Impact Players List, where she lies in second. The list measures the overall impact of each individual player, taking into account tackles, breaks, offloads, and carries. Lucy Mulhall is just one spot behind her teammate in third.

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Ireland's next stop in the World Sevens Series is in Toulouse on May 22nd, where they will be hoping to continue their impressive run of form.

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