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Miller time as Ireland score four to beat USA and reach Trophy Final at Dubai 7s

Anthony Eddy’s side will face Spain in this afternoon’s final.

IRELAND WOMEN WILL face Spain in this afternoon’s Challenge Trophy Final at the Dubai 7s after an emphatic 28 – 5 semi-final win over the USA.

Alison Miller grounded two tries in the space of a minute as Ireland blitzed the opening moments on their second day of competition.

IrelandÕs Alison Miller is tackled by EnglandÕs Kay Wilson Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Lucy Mulhall put the disappointment of a controversial late missed conversion in yesterday’s draw with Fiji behind her, but Kim Flood shared kicking responsibilities and helped Anthony Eddy’s side open up a 14  - 0 lead by half-time.

Aoife Doyle ensured Ireland hit the ground running in the second half too, as she darted for a corner score which set up a brilliant touchline conversion from Flood. Nicole Heavirland struck back for the American women, but Hannah Tyrell crossed for Ireland’s fourth score of the game to seal a 28 – 5 victory.

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The Challenge Trophy Final is scheduled to kick off at 12.25 (Irish time) today and can be streamed on WorldRugby.org.

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