IRELAND WINS LAWYERS’ WORLD CUP RUGBY TOURNAMENT

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 1st November 2015  New Zealand may have won the main Rugby World Cup but Irish rugby did not come away empty handed as a team of Irish rugby players have triumphed in their own version of the global tournament. Competing in the LawyersÕ Rugby World Cup in London, the Irish team, led by captain David Jones, a partner in Tughans, began by winning their group against France, Italy and Australia.  They met and disposed of title holders Scotland in the semi final before beating England in the final. Ireland Lawyers Rugby team captain David Jones, (left) Tughans and Instonians celebrates the teamÕs win in the Lawyers World Cup along with players Luke Thomas, (right) Tughans and Instonians and Adam Ervine, A&L Goodbody and Banbridge. Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye
Ireland Lawyers Rugby team captain David Jones, (left) Tughans and Instonians celebrates the teamÕs win in the Lawyers World Cup along with players Luke Thomas, (right) Tughans and Instonians and Adam Ervine, A&L Goodbody and Banbridge.
Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye

New Zealand may have won the main Rugby World Cup but Irish rugby did not come away empty handed as a team of Irish rugby players have triumphed in their own version of the global tournament.

Competing in the Lawyers’ Rugby World Cup in London, the Irish team, led by captain David Jones, a partner in Tughans, began by winning their group against France, Italy and Australia.  They met and disposed of title holders Scotland in the semi final before beating England in the final.

Sponsored by William Fry and Dual Insurance Underwriters, the Irish team comprised players based in Belfast, Dublin, Cork, London and Jersey.  Alongside David Jones, who plays for Instonians, Northern Ireland was represented by Luke Thompson, Tughans and Instonians; Adam Ervine, Banbridge and A&L Goodbody; and Fergus Gallagher, formerly Instonians and Hogan Lovells in London.

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Commenting on their success David Jones said, “This was the third Lawyers’ Rugby World Cup with Paris and Edinburgh hosting the first two events.  As Scotland have held the title for two consecutive tournaments, it was a real challenge to spoil the hat trick.  We had a quality pool of players to select from, the majority of whom are still playing senior All Ireland League rugby in the top divisions.  We’re now hoping to build on this momentum and are planning some future ‘legal’ games alongside the 6 Nations.”

LAWYERS’ WORLD CUP RUGBY TOURNAMENT

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