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Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Thomas » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 14:39

looking forward to the Russia and Samoa game

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Thomas » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 14:59

Very good game Ireland - Portugal

Ireland 22- Portugal 12.
The Irish looking very strong :)

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Thomas » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 15:55

Kaz 12 - Cook Islands 5

I thought Cook Islands could have won it. Kaz literally hanged in there.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Thomas » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 15:59

Argentina 17 v HK 15

Won at the death, that was cracking game...

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 16:36

Haven't seen every game but what I have seen has been very entertaining. A few wipe-outs but also some close and hard fought games. Even weaker teams like T&T and Madagascar have got some consolation with tries scored, and hopefully learned a lot by playing unfamiliar opposition.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 17:11

Thomas wrote:looking forward to the Russia and Samoa game

It's no piece of cake for Russia but they still dotted down three times to nil in the first half. They do look favourites atm.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Thomas » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 17:15

Russia is impressive, possible Kaz v Russia final??

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 17:17

Thomas wrote:Russia is impressive, possible Kaz v Russia final??

They've really stepped it up in the second half, great stuff! It's pretty hard to say who will get through the 1/4s, was quite impressed by China. Haven't worked out the draw for the 1/4s Still feel the weather tomorrow could have an impact which would be a shame.
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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Thomas » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 17:18

China v Ireland will sort out that group.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Thomas » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 18:08

Ireland 12 - China 0

Ireland looking ominous for tomorrow, handled the home pressure very well. looking forward to tomorrow. sticking with my pick. Russia impressive the team to beat.
KAZ and Spain are undefeated but not sold on them. My eyes are square after watching all games.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 18:33

Cup 1/4s

Russia v Argentina
Ireland v Tunisia
Kazakhstan v Samoa
Spain v China

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Canalina » Sat, 25 Jun 2016, 20:46

Russia seems the absolute favorite. Ireland and Spain, anyway, could be a tough task for them. Some little chance maybe for China too, while I think the other four teams have no possibilities

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 08:19

Spain or Russia looks the goods. Chinese girls really impressed me.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 11:58

Cup Semis

Russia v Ireland

Spain v Kazakhstan


Didn't expect such a one sided result from Spain - China, not that it was an easy win, only the third Spanish try broke the Chinese.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 12:07

Ser Podrick of Payne wrote:Cup Semis

Russia v Ireland

Spain v Kazakhstan


Didn't expect such a one sided result from Spain - China, not that it was an easy win, only the third Spanish try broke the Chinese.


Scoreline wasn't a true reflection of the game. Chinese girls defended really well all game. Very impressed with those ladies. Either Russia or Spain are going to win this I feel.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Thomas » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 12:20

I feel is a Russia v Spain final, however no one has taken it up to Spain physically all teams they played against have played a deep game. China were unlucky not to score.

I think Spain v Kaz is going to be a cracker. Kaz did a job on Samoa.

How will Ireland respond to losing their captain will be interesting.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Thomas » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 12:27

I never expected Mexico to qualify ( I did say dark horses) but I am finding it personally disappointing nothing to show for, I have followed them for 4 years and after all the funding and trips and tournaments they could have done better. a lot of naivety; lack of tactical onus with a 1 man carrier attack option not working they should have changed. Why attack through the middle when they had at times options out wide? Also some of the conditioning seemed lacking.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 12:48

Same goes for the mens team the other week. Expected more. Mexico has all the potential in the world but needs to get the basics right first.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Thomas » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 13:10

thatrugbyguy wrote:Same goes for the mens team the other week. Expected more. Mexico has all the potential in the world but needs to get the basics right first.

that is the key, they don't have enough qualified coaches and for a country that size need to get their coaching education moving.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 15:18

No surprises, Russia and Spain in the final.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Canalina » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 15:27

Women rugby is still very pyramidal. I've seen few of this tournament but the feeling is that there's an enormous gap between many of the lower teams in Dublin and the top of the world

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 17:25

There is a big difference in fitness even between teams in the upper half, China looked fill of energy in the 5th place play-off while Argentina looked very tired.

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Armchair Fan » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 17:53

Spain makes the double! Gracias Leonas! 12-19

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Re: Womens Olympic 7s qualifiers

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sun, 26 Jun 2016, 17:54

Wow, Spain really controlled that game well and still looked full of running at the end!

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