Three Leinster players have been named in the Ireland Sevens squad for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup 7s in Dubai…

Ireland qualified for the finals, which take place in Dubai from March 5th to March 7th, by dint of their performances in the qualifying tournaments in Poland and Denmark last summer. Ireland have been drawn in a tough group for the RWC 7s alongside Australia, Samoa and noted 7s exponents Portugal.

Ireland will open their RWC 7s campaign against Samoa on Thursday March 5th, with games against Australia and Portugal the following day.

Ireland Rugby World Cup Sevens Squad:

Gary Brown (Blackrock College – Leinster)
Kieran Campbell (Galwegians – Connacht) CAPTAIN
Brian Carney (Clonakilty – Munster)
James Coughlan (Dolphin – Munster)
Conan Doyle (Garryowen – Munster)
Tom Gleeson (Cork Constitution – Munster)
Eoghan Grace (Shannon – Munster)
Felix Jones (Old Belvedere – Leinster)
Paul Marshall (Ballynahinch – Ulster)
Daniel Riordan (Buccaneers – Connacht)
Kyle Tonetti (Blackrock College – Leinster)
Brian Tuohy (Cornish Pirates)

In addition to this the Ireland squad with three extra players Max Rantz McDonald (Clontarf), Mark McCrea (Malone – Ulster) and Cian Aherne (UCD – Leinster) will take part in a warm up tournament in Portugal this coming weekend.

Ireland Sevens Management:

Hugh McCaughey Manager
Jon Skurr Coach
Simon Harland Doctor
Fergal O’Callaghan Team Support
Ashley Blair Team Support
Vinny Hammond Team Support

Ireland Match Schedule Rugby World Cup 7s:

Match Day 1

5th March 2009 18.06hrs Samoa v Ireland

19.00hrs Opening Ceremony

Match Day 2

6th March 2009 14.40hrs Australia v Ireland

16.52hrs Portugal v Ireland

Match Day 3

7th March 2009 FINAL DAY

10.30hrs + Men’s 1/4 Final

17.08hrs + Men’s Semi Final

18.30hrs Men’s Bowl Final

19.30hrs Men’s Plate Final

20.35hrs Men’s Cup Final

21.30hrs Closing Ceremony

For more information on the Rugby World Cup Sevens click HERE