Silver Bugles Shine at Saxony Sevens
Rifles Sevens squad known as the ‘Silver Bugles’ took up the invitation to BAG rugby to enter the Saxony Sevens. The host club club Dresden where joined by several Berlin based teams as well as Helibronn from southern Germany and the much fancied Sevens specialists from Wroclaw in Poland. Against a backdrop of Saxony’s Annual Medieval Festival and bright sunshine the scene was set for a good day’s sevens rugby.
Next up were the pre-tournament favourites from Poland who had been handing out drubbings to the other teams in the pool. The first kick off was recieved and passsed back out of heavy tackles until Wroclaw’s Polish International winger broke from deep and outstirpped the defence to score. This galavnised the team who then responded with 3 quick scores before routing the Poles 40-5. A great effort where power in the breakdown transferred itself onto the score board with Rfn Cama, Rfn Roko and Rfn Tango doing the damage out wide.
The other semi final saw the Poles who were still recovering take on another multi-national outfit TSG Helibron. A fiesty affair saw the Poles win with a disputed score right on the whistle to go through 12-10.
The final was a case of whether the Poles could stand up to the heavy tackling of the Silver Bugles and within 5 secs of the restart a huge hit from Williams pushed the Poles back deep into the 22. The Silver Bugles continued in the same vein and managed to take a 20-0 lead at halftime. Using the full bench of 5, the replacements added to score and the Poles were buried 42-0.
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