South Island Sevens 2022
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South Island Sevens 2022

South Island Sevens 2022

Two days of brilliant rugby and entertainment at Watcombe Bottom – the home of Ventnor Rugby Club, South Islands Sevens – in perfect weather and great spirit throughout.

After the elite teams did their thing on Saturday, yesterday was Social Sunday, but the skills and commitment on show were certainly not the way I remember ‘social rugby’.

South Island Sevens 2022
South Island Sevens 2022

Above image: James Morton

The highlight of course was the debut appearance of the ‘South Island Sundays‘ – a team made up of players from all three Island clubs: Isle of Wight RFC, Sandown and Shanklin RFC and Ventnor RFC.

The South Island Sundays 2022 team at South Islands Sevens 2022
The South Island Sundays 2022 team at South Islands Sevens 2022

Ventnor RFC players representing Ventnor RFC were Luke Butler, Dan Bell, Jake Babington, and Sam Lines. Coaches of the team were Frank Bagnall and Fergus Kenny. Team Manager: Chris Fletcher

Above Image: James Morton

South Island Sevens 2022 Isle of Wight Team
South Island Sevens 2022 Isle of Wight Team

For a team put together after a few training sessions, they were outstanding, winning their third group game at a canter and going out in the semi-finals.  

Old Rydeans 2nds team at South Islands Sevens 2022
Old Rydeans 2nds team at South Islands Sevens 2022

Above image: James Morton

It was also great to see Lewy Morton and Joel Walton turning out for Glen Hepburn’s Old Rydeans 2nds and contributing so strongly.

A recap of the results from South Island Sevens, Saturday 21 May 2022:

The Red Funnel Trophy was won by the Ryde School Under 11 team who beat Sam Lines’ Gurnard Primary School team in a thrilling match by scoring 8 tries to Gurnard’s 7.

The South Island Sevens Elite Women’s Trophy was won by The Lioness Team
The South Island Sevens Bowl Final was won by The Apaches
The South Island Sevens Plate Final was won by Jamaica UK
The South Island Sevens Cup Final was won by Speranza 22 (who beat The Wild Dogs by a single point in a terrific climax to the day)

Roll on next year!

Best Regards

James

JAMES MORTON
Hon Secretary, Ventnor RFC
T: 07901 938 317

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