World Cup Sevens squad named

The Irish team to take part in the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong from March 18-20 has been named.

The Irish team to take part in the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Hong Kong from March 18-20 has been named.

The squad will be captained by Ian Humphreys, who along with Michael McComish, has played in all five IRB Sevens circuit tournaments this season.

There are also three newcomers in the squad to the sevens circuit in the shape of Kevin Croke, Brendan O’Connor and Brian Tuohy.

Ireland has been placed in Pool A with New Zealand, Scotland, Tonga, Korea and the USA.

The team will play Scotland, New Zealand and the USA on day one of the tournament and Korea and Tonga on day two. The team will depart on Thursday, 10 March.

The Ireland Sevens squad to play in the Rugby World Cup Sevens Finals is as follows:

Mark Bruce (Loughborough University)

Kevin Croke (UCD)

David Hewitt (Clontarf)

Tomas O’Leary (Dolphin)

Ian Humphreys (Belfast Harlequins) Captain

Andy Maxwell (Ballymena)

Michael McComish (Ballymena)

Martin McPhail (UL Bohemians)

James Norton (UCD)

Brendan O’Connor (Cork Constitution)

Niall Ronan (Lansdowne)

Brian Tuohy (Shannon)

Management:

Ryan Constable (Coach)

Ailbe McCormack (Physio)

George Spotswood (Manager)

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