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Russia, France and Ireland snatch Tokyo 2020 pass

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The World Rugby Sevens repair in Monaco ended on an exciting note on Sunday. In the men’s division, Ireland defeated beloved France in the decisive final to secure the final available space for the rugby 7-a-side tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (in 2021). In the women’s tournament, on the other hand, two seats are available. Russia and France overtook their opponents in the knockout stages by booking tickets to Tokyo.

Rugby Sevens TalkAndo 2020: Ireland finally qualify for the men’s tournament

With a 28-19 victory, the Irish French denied their second Olympic Games appearance. Still, Transalpine favorites took the lead in the first half of the World Rugby Sevens Repeal Final 12-7 in Monaco. However, in the second half, Jordan scored two goals in a row Conroy They subverted the game in favor of Ireland. First Conroy found his way past the French defense for a brilliant solo attempt early in the second half. A few minutes later, he ended the game with a decisive 21-1 draw with Ireland. In the final minutes, Irishman Harry McNulty made the biggest mistake of the French side to maximize his team’s achievements, and then Transalpine captain Jean-Pascal Barrack reduced the distance with a stunning sprint. Final 28-19 reflects what we saw on the pitch. “It’s weird. You dream of doing something very important for the rest of your life, and then incredibly you do it all in a short amount of time.” Ireland captain Billy Dardis told world rugby. “This is amazing! How good it is to say that we are going to the Olympics! Since you can say you are an Olympian, no one can take it away from us, it is now written next to our names.

Russia and France are widespread in the women’s tournament

In the women’s tournament Russia He beat Kazakhstan 38-0 to book his seat at the Olympic Games in a one-way match. The Russian players scored six attempts without any indication of their opponents’ reaction. With a 24-0 lead in the first half, they let Kazak climb the hill. The talented Elena Sadrokova ended the match with two tries in the second half. At the end of the match his total will be nine attempts. There France He was in a good mood when he saw Hong Kong qualify for the second knockout match in Tokyo. The final result of 51-0 demonstrates the complete dominance of the French girls. 10 goals were scored by Hat tricks by Lina Guerin and Anne-Cecilia Siofani, a double from Seraphine Okemba, and Fanny Horta added her name to the final scoreboard. Thanks to Brace for the decisive match Okaimba Defeat Zdrokova in the top scorer with 10 attempts. “I do not really have the words to express what I feel now. This is crazy, we worked hard “, Okemba told World Rugby. “I’m really excited and can’t wait for the next one. I scored a lot of goals, but it was only thanks to the teamwork my teammates did to open up spaces for me. ”


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