IRELAND SEVENS RUGBY director Anthony Eddy has included former Munster wing Luke O’Dea in a squad for the second leg of the European Rugby Sevens Trophy.
Ireland won the first leg of the tournament in Malmo earlier this month and they can take another big step towards an overall win – and a place in the Rugby Europe Grand Prix next season – in Prague.
Also drafted in for the Czech trip is rugby league convert John O’Donnell, once of Sale Sharks.
Ireland take on Monaco, Cyprus and Israel in Pool A of the tournament from 10am on Saturday morning.
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“We were very pleased with how the first leg of the Rugby Europe Trophy went in Malmo and it is important that we back up that performance this weekend,” says Eddy.
“We are looking to get a good result in the Trophy competition so that we can qualify for next year’s Rugby Europe’s Sevens Grand Prix as we continue to build towards qualification for the World Series in the coming years.”
Ireland Men’s 7s squad for European Rugby Sevens Trophy second leg
Adam Byrne – UCD / Leinster
Tom Daly – Lansdowne FC / Leinster
Billy Dardis – UCD / Leinster
Ian Fitzpatrick – Lansdowne FC / Leinster
Dan Goggin –Young Munster / Munster
Mick McGrath – Clontarf FC
Harry McNulty – UCD
Luke O’Dea – unaffiliated
John O’Donnell – Sale Sharks
Josh Rowland – unaffiliated
Steve Toal-Lennon – St. Mary’s RFC
Alex Wootton – Garryowen / Munster
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