Alba Gu Braith! Scotland pulls FLOW Rugby Barbados World 7’s tournament, och aye!

Scotland Rugby Ecosse Feminin walked away with the top prize of US$10 000, 15 gold medals, the FLOW champions trophy and a Reginald Medford mahogany carving in the FLOW Rugby Barbados World 7s tournament just concluded in Barbados.

They proved their girth in the mud at Trents, St James, to oust the Dog River Howlers of Canada 19-12, in the final match of the evening. The Howlers received US$3 000, 15 silver medals, the TDC finalists cup, and a Reginald Medford mahogany carving.

The Scion Sirens and the Northeast Academy, both of the United States, also put up a good fight in the penultimate match of the evening. But it was the Sirens who walked away with US$1 500, 15 bronze medals, the BTMI trophy, and a crystal plaque, while Northeast had to settle for US$300, a crystal plaque and the Blue Waters fourth place trophy.

On the men’s side of the competition, in a riveting battle on pitch one that left spectators on the edge of their seats, the Northeast Academy was able to pummel Xhosa Southern Select of Trinidad and Tobago 34-14, and walk away with the top prize of US$100, 15 gold medals, the Banks beer men’s champions trophy and a large Reginald Medford mahogany carving.

Following close behind were the Esher Golden Lions of England, who won 15 bronze medals, the Mount Gay men’s trophy, and a crystal plaque, while Border Reivers of Scotland came in fourth to capture the Sagicor men’s trophy and a crystal plaque.

Last year’s women’s champions in the plate competition, Atlantis of the United States of America, were no match for Canadian Aptoella Angels and had to settle for second place after losing to them 41-5 in the final match.

However, on the men’s side of the competition they switched sides and the Atlantis men were able to retain the top prize in the men’s equivalent, after beating the Upright Rugby Rogues of Canada 19-12.

However, on the men’s side of the competition they switched sides and the Atlantis men were able to retain the top prize in the men’s equivalent, after beating the Upright Rugby Rogues of Canada 19-12.

The Chantal Maclean Memorial Trophy went to Tempi Ogunjimi of Howlers; the Jamie Walters Memorial Trophy went to Nate Augspurger of Northeast Academy, while the Larry Mouttet Camaraderie Trophy for the most sociable team was awarded to Esher Golden Lions.

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