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Shoremen and Two Blues women crowned Sydney Sevens champs

  
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10/27/2013


Northern Suburbs were crowned Sydney Premier Sevens Men’s champions last night after defeating the Warringah Rats 22-17 in the final at Forshaw Rugby Park, whilst Parramatta triumphed in the Women’s event.
 
Despite finishing second to the previously undefeated Rats in their qualifying pool last week, the Shoremen’s combination of potent attack and courageous defence proved unbeatable come finals night.
 
Third place was claimed by Parramatta, who defeating Sydney University 31-26 in another tight encounter.  Leading in the closing stages, the Two Blues’ desperate defence up to the task, holding the Students out and preventing them from snatching a late victory.
 
Former Wallaby and Australian Sevens player Jim Williams presented the winners’ trophies and was very impressed with the quality of sevens on show, predicting a bright future for many of the tournament’s stars.
 
“A number of players clearly have the talent to go further in sevens rugby and playing this style of tournament allows them to test their skills against top opposition.”
 
In the women’s competition, Parramatta topped the three-team finals table after impressive victories over the Redbacks from Northern Suburbs 17-12 and Rockdale 31-7.   
 
Following the success of the inaugural competition, NSW Rugby Union and Sydney Rugby Union are hoping to expand this competition in 2014 and, in association with Australian Rugby Union, are exploring the possibility of a national competition for future years.
 
Men’s Results
Sydney University 29 -  14 Penrith
Warringah 40 - 5 Southern Districts
Northern Suburbs 55 – 7 Penrith
Parramatta 28 – 7 Southern Districts
Northern Suburbs 21 – 17 Sydney University
Parramatta 12 – 36 Warringah
 
Finals
Penrith 33 – 24 Southern Districts
Sydney University 26 – 31 Parramatta   
Northern Suburbs 22 – 17 Warringah
 
Final standings
1 - Northern Suburbs
2 – Warringah

3 – Parramatta

4 – Sydney University
5 – Penrith
6 – Southern Districts
 
Women’s Results
Redbacks 24 – 17 Rockdale        
Parramatta 17 – 12 Redbacks    
Parramatta 31 – 7 Rockdale
 
Final standings
1. Parramatta
2. Redbacks
3. Rockdale

(MAIN PHOTO: Northern Suburbs men's team after winning the Sydney Premier Sevens (Photo by Karen Watson))

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