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.
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.
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.
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.