Women miss out to Ire­land

The Rugby Paper - - Sevens -

ENG­LAND women fin­ished fourth in Mar­cous­sis af­ter a 39-7 de­feat to Ire­land in their bronze fi­nal.

Eng­land beat Wales 26-14 in the quar­ter-fi­nal but lost to Rus­sia 36-14 in the last four. France then ran out 19-12 win­ners over Rus­sia in the fi­nal.

In the pool stages, Eng­land beat Italy 31-0 in their opener, fol­lowed by a 35-0 win over Por­tu­gal, be­fore a 26-14 loss to hosts France.

Eng­land Women 7s head coach James Bai­ley said: “This was a re­ally pro­duc­tive week­end.

“We were able to give some of the girls the ex­tra game time they needed as we pre­pare for the World Cup and also in ex­pos­ing a num­ber of young play­ers to in­ter­na­tional sevens.”

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