Ireland Now Three Wins Away From World Series Qualification

Virginia Santiago
April 9, 2019

Webber contracted the condition just a week out from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and hasn't pulled on the black jersey since.

Shujaa lost 22-5 to Fiji on the opening day of the competition on Friday and on day two, suffered a 36-0 thrashing against New Zealand before going down 28-12 to Australia.

But Fijian captain Paula Dranisinukula set the fierce rivalry aside at the start of the match to pass a framed tribute to his New Zealand counterpart Scott Curry to mark last month's terror attack in Christchurch.

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The Philippine Volcanoes men's rugby team pulled off a big upset against Zimbabwe, 24-12, on Saturday in a do-or-die match to reach the quarterfinals of the World Series Qualifiers in Hong Kong Saturday.

Argentina and France lead the way in Pool B following victories against Canada and Portugal respectively.

The Fiji Sevens team opened the defence of the Hong Kong title yesterday beating Kenya 22-5.

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"I've certainly noticed an increasing intensity", he said, adding that the boost in funding for national rugby programs since the debut of Sevens at the Rio Olympics had raised the stakes in the world series.

Australia will now need to beat both Fiji and Kenya in their remaining pool games on Saturday to progress to the same-day finals.

Wales will look to bounce back from defeat against U.S. and Spain, while Ireland take on Russian Federation in Pool E looking to book their place in the quarter-finals.

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The men's qualifier will commence at 10:00 local time (GMT+8) on Friday 5 April when Germany take on Uganda at the Hong Kong Stadium.

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