MUNSTER will face holders Daveta Fiji in the quarter-finals of the Limerick World Club Se7ens at Thomond Park at 12.55pm on Saturday after securing their place in the last eight of the competition.
A record of one bonus point win, 28-22 over San Francisco, a draw, 19-19 against Samurai Invitational and a defeat, 17-19 against Canadian Maples, was sufficient to see Munster reach the quarter-finals as one ofthe best third-placed sides in the pools.
Munster squad member, Steve McMahon, of Garryowen, is confident he and his teammates are coming to the boil are the right time.
“It certainly seemed like we were making it hard for ourselves,” McMahon said.
“But most of the guys here, this was our first chance of playing 7s.
“We come from a union background, it’s a bit faster than what we’re used to. We took a bit of time to get up to speed in our first game but we were better in the second and we finished off nicely in the third.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to close out games a bit better in the knock-outs.”
The final of the Limerick World Club Se7ens is due to take place at 5.28pm on Saturday at Thomond Park.
MUNSTER 7s Squad: Cian Aherne, Alan Bennie, Frank Bradshaw Ryan, Jack Cullen, Ryan Foley, Niall Kenneally, Murray Linn, Olly Lyons, Diarmaid McCarthy, Steven McMahon, Tomás Quinlan, Alex Wootton.
Saturday’s Cup quarter-final fixtures at Limerick World Club Se7ens at Thomond Park:
11:46am Buenos Aires v Samurai
12:09pm Canadian Maples v Golden Lions
12:32pm New York City v Connacht
12:55pm Daveta v Munster