Sevens tourney at Woodburn

2010-08-03 00:00

THE Midlands Rugby Academy School’s Sevens Tournament played their first round at Woodburn last Wednesday. There are 12 teams taking part this year, down from the 16 that played in 2009, with Michaelhouse, Grace College and Treverton unfortunately not entering this year.

They have been divided into two pools of six teams each with Maritzburg College, Kearsney and St Charles each entering two teams, with each of the two teams in opposite pools. Pool A has College 1, St Charles 1, Kearsney II, Midlands Development, Carter and Howick represented. In pool B, Kearsney 1 will be favourites with Voortrekker, Alexandra, Weston, St Charles II and College II making up the six teams.

Each team played three matches in the first round and last year’s winners College 1 will probably be the side to lead pool A and will probably play Kearsney 1 in the final. The crunch game will be in tomorrow’s second round when College 1 will play St Charles 1 to see who will lead pool A.

College won their first three games by convincing margins, beating both Howick and Development 54-5 and Kearsney II by 52-0. St Charles also won all three games but not by as many points. They beat Carter 52-0, Development 35-5 and Howick 26-0. This puts both teams on nine points after the first round.

In pool B, Kearsney 1 have nine points after beating College II 48-7, Weston 52-7 and Alex 48-0. Both Voortrekker and College II have six points, after College II lost against Kearsney and Voortrekker lost against College II.

RESULTS

Pool A: College 1 54 Howick 5; St Charles 1 52 Carter 5; Kearsney II 26 Development 7; St Charles 1 26 Howick 0; College 1 54 Development 5; Kearsney II 52 Carter 12; St Charles 1 35 Development 5; Howick 26 Carter 12, College 1 52 Kearsney II 0

Pool B: Kearsney 1 48 College II 7; Voortrekker 26 St Charles II 21; Weston 31 Alex 0; College II 38 Voortrekker 10; Kearsney 1 52 Weston 7; St Charles II 50 Alex 0; Voortrekker 28 Weston 17; College II 24 St Charles II 10; Kearsney 1 48 Alex 0

FIXTURES TOMORROW

3.30 pm: Development vs Carter, St Charles II vs Weston; 3.50 pm Howick vs Kearsney II, College II vs Alex; 4.10 pm St Charles 1 vs College 1, Kearsney 1 vs Voortrekker; 4.30 pm Howick vs Development, Weston vs College II; 4.50 pm College 1 vs Carter, Kearsney 1 vs St Charles II; 5.10 pm St Charles 1 vs Kearsney II, Voortrekker vs Alex.

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