Hartpury 7s 2017

A fine sunny day marked the start fo the domestic 7s season as we travelled to nearby Hartpury to see if we could improve on our cup runners up result from 2015. The pool stages were fairly comfortable with a 45-7 win against Lomaiviti 7s and a 45-0 win against the host Bamboo 7s. The pool decider against the Caveman was acloser afair but we won 5-2 in tries. The quater final against the Stags was a good game and we were tested by a good young team but came through comfortably in the end. Old friends and rivals the Warriors awited in the semi and just like Kinsale 2 weeks prior it proved to be an epic. The Warriors were out of the blocks forst and went a few tries up only for us to reply to set up a tense finish. With time nearly up we scored what we believed to be the winning try but the ref had other ideas and suggested there was still 10 seconds to play. After 4 consecutive penalties against us and 2 mins into time added on the Warriors crashed over to seal a place in the final. A cruel end to a great day and some fine individual performaces bode well for the rest of the summer.

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