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The summer 7’s season is drawing to the close and the Army Men’s and Women’s 7’s team competed in their penultimate competitions for the year at the 54th annual Harpenden 7’s this past bank holiday weekend.

The Men’s competition started first with the Army dominating their pool notching up three wins from three to head into the knock out stages to face the Samurai Bulldogs, an academy side full of young rugby talent.  The match went down to the wire with Samurai taking the victory 10-7 and also progressing on to win the tournament overall, many congratulations to them.

Action from the Pool Stages

Quarter Final v Samurai Bulldogs

The Women’s team made a fantastic start to their days competition with a 53-0 victory in their first pool match, the performance showed the development across the squad since the beginning of the season.  Credit to all the players and support staff for their commitment to drive Army Women’s 7’s forward.  The pool stages finished won one, lost one.

Action from the Pool Stages

The day closed for the team with a loss in the semi finals to a strong Wooden Spoon Ladies team who went on to the Final to face Dambusters who were the eventual winners of the competition and had been fierce opponents for the Army Ladies earlier in the day in the pool matches.

The Men’s and Ladies teams will travel to Munich Olympic Stadium next month for the last competition of this 7’s season, you can keep up to date with their progress by following the ARU Twitter and Instagram accounts as well as checking the 7’s team page of our website.

Army Rugby Union Women’s 7’s Team Players and Support Staff – Harpenden 7’s 2019

A full image gallery from the days action can be viewed here

Photo Credits: © Alligin Photography / Scrumpix