Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe Shines in Ireland’s Spirited Rugby Sevens Campaign

Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe delivered a standout performance in the Madrid Rugby Sevens match, despite her team’s eventual 33-14 defeat against Australia. The Irish women’s rugby sevens team, fresh off their historic Cup final triumph, demonstrated their resilience and fighting spirit as they continue their quest for overall Series glory, setting their sights on the upcoming Paris Olympics.

Ireland’s Murphy Crowe Shines Despite Madrid Rugby Sevens Defeat

On May 31, 2024, Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe delivered a standout performance as her team faced off against Australia in the Madrid Rugby Sevens match at the Civitas Metropolitano Stadium. Despite Ireland’s eventual 33-14 defeat, the match was a thrilling affair, with referee Maggie Cogger-Orr’s final whistle met by the Irish players’ enthusiastic celebrations, a testament to their fighting spirit.

Just over five months removed from their historic Cup final triumph at the SVNS Perth tournament, the Irish women’s rugby sevens team embarked on their quest for overall Series glory, renewing their rivalry with the Australian squad. The two teams had previously met in January, with Ireland emerging victorious on home soil.

While the Madrid Grand Final result did not go Ireland’s way, the team demonstrated their resilience by bouncing back to secure a 26-19 victory over Fiji in a nail-biting encounter. Murphy Crowe, a seasoned veteran of the SVNS Series with over 225 appearances and nearly 1,000 career points, was the hero of the match, scoring a memorable hat-trick.

“I’m proud to represent my country and the team’s ‘fighting Irish’ culture, which has carried us through both the highs and lows of the long SVNS season,” said the Irish captain.

Despite the disappointment of missing out on the semi-finals, the Irish squad remains focused on the upcoming Paris Olympics, determined to build on their historic Cup final triumph.

The Madrid Rugby Sevens action can be watched live and free on RugbyPass TV, with the Grand Final set to be a thrilling conclusion to the tournament.

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