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Host team Harvards lifts Rugby 7s title

Published: 
Monday, December 4, 2017

Harvards Rugby Club’s team retained its own self titled Rugby 7s tournament when it defeated Exiles convincingly in the men’s seniors final at CIC Grounds in St Clair, yesterday.

The Harvards men played undefeated through the tournament, winning its three-team Group A ahead of Defence Force and Police for a spot in the semi-finals.

Group B was won by Exiles ahead of Royalians and Moruga while Caribs won its group which also contained Rainbow and Harvards Two, and in Group D, UWI/Tobago emerged to complete the semi-final line-up of group winners.

There, Harvards trounced Caribs 20-0 and Exiles got past UWI/Tobago 24-12 to set up a meeting for the tournament title.

Eventual Most Valuable Player (MVP) Claudius Butts scored two tries in the final to set up Harvards’ 29-5 victory. Additional tries were scored by Joseph Quashie (1), Nigel Baddington (1) and Keston Earl (1).

Aasan Lewis and Shakeel Dyte produced successful conversions to complete Harvards’ scoring.

In the third and fourth place match, Caribs downed UWI/Tobago 20-5.

A day earlier, Exiles Under-19 team won the men’s division by outscoring Rydeus 32-12 in the title match while Harvards’ Under-19s comfortably defeated Northerns for third.

The Harvard Under-19 girls also had to settle for third following the completion of their four-team round robin competition.

Rainbow Rugby Club emerged as the top team followed by Royalians while a combined team comprising players from Easter Ruggers and Rydeus finished bottom of the pack in 4th.

Holy Name Convent won the school girls competition which was also played in a round robin format, topping Bishop Centenary College and St James Secondary School when all was said and done.

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