The BAG 7s team took up the challenge of playing in 12th Nivellois 7s tournament on Saturday 23 Jun 12. Previous winners, Suzie’s Saloon and The Brussels Tigers are well known on the 7s circuit so this competition promised to be no walk over.
The semi final was against the tournament second seeds Jean 7s from Belgium containing most of the Belgium rugby team. The team soon found their measure and won a place in the final courtesy of tries from Rfn Kirmond 5 Rifles, Rfn Nalewebau 5 Rifles, Capt McNeil Scots DG, LCpl Buisava 3 Mercian and Pte Vimataki (2) 4 SCOTS with a 38-7 win.
The final was against a very impressive French team who had been taken to sudden death by the Saxons an English select made up of players from London based professional clubs.
They soon scored as a stretched BAG struggled to contain them. The first few minutes of the second half saw another sin binning for BAG with Capt McNeil Scots DG taking a rest for taking out a man (who then rolled around like a soccer player for a minute!).
The trophy was lifted by Rfn Nalewebau and the team were inundated with invitations to other tournaments around Europe this summer.
A great weekend, a great result and more proof that rugby is on the rise again in BAG.