Limerick native Conor Philips among 13 man squad for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Vancouver this weekend.
IRFU Director of Sevens Rugby, Anthony Eddy named his squad for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series today, with the first tournament of the series taking place in Vancouver, Canada this weekend.
Bryan Mollen will captain the side for the series, he is joined by fellow olympians Mark Roche and Gavin Mullin. Leinster continues to be well represented in the squad as Liam Turner and Seán Cribbin return.
Irish U20’s duo Shane Jennings and Chris Cosgrave come into the set up for the first time, along with academy duo of Ben Moxham of Ulster and Conor Philips of Munster.
Commenting on his selection, Irish 7’s Head Coach Anthony Eddy said:
“It is great to have the HSBC World Series back up and running and expose some new players to the quality of this competition. The Canada tournaments provide a great opportunity for some players to put their hand up for future tournaments and the 2022 Series. We have a some experience in the group and also players new to the World Series, so I am keen to see how some of the new players perform in this environment.”Eddy told Irish Rugby
Ireland are set to open their HSBC Canada Sevens campaign against Hong Kong on Saturday 18th September at 5:44pm Irish time, before going head-to-head with Jamaica 8:55pm and Great Britain 12.28am.
The Vancouver tournament will be followed by a second HSBC Canada Sevens event in Edmonton the following weekend, on the 25th to the 26th of September. The two rounds in Canada form the 2021 Series, with the Series title awarded in Edmonton.
Ireland Men’s Sevens Squad (Canada Sevens)
Niall Comerford (UCD RFC/Leinster)
Chris Cosgrave (UCD RFC/Leinster)
Seán Cribbin (Suttonians)
Shane Jennings (Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
Sean Kearns (Irish Sevens)
Ed Kelly (Dublin University)
Steven Kilgallen (UCD RFC)
Bryan Mollen (Blackrock College)(Captain)
Ben Moxham (Ballymena/Ulster)
Gavin Mullin (UCD RFC)
Conor Phillips (Young Munster/Munster)
Mark Roche (Lansdowne)
Liam Turner (Dublin University/Leinster)