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Pirates to compete at World Cup Sevens

By This is Cornwall  |  Posted: February 27, 2009

  • Rhodri McAtee.

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CORNISH Pirates Brian Tuohy and Rhodri McAtee will be in Dubai next week to compete in the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens.

The spectacular event takes place from March 5-7 at a new, purpose-built complex aptly named The Sevens.

Brian has been named in Ireland's 12-man squad, having helped his country qualify for the event through qualifying tournaments last summer. Ireland will play in Pool D alongside Samoa, Australia and Portugal.

And Rhodri, now an experienced member on the World Sevens' circuit, expects to compete against Argentina, Zimbabwe and Uruguay in Pool F.

The six Pool winners (A-F) and best two runners-up will progress to the Melrose Cup quarter-finals, while the four other runners-up and four best sides that finish third in their Pool will contest the Plate.

The remaining sides will contest the Bowl.

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