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Vondo's win 2010 Swaziland Club Rugby 7's Tournament

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A Vondos player on the attack during the final of the Swazi Club 7'sThe Vondo's Rugby Club from Malkerns lifted the winners trophy at the 2010 Swaziland Club Rugby 7's Tournament held on Saturday at the Mavuso Sports Centre. Eight Clubs participated in this the first Swaziland Club Rugby 7's Tournament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rugby Union President Michael Collinson said "It's a proud moment for Rugby within Swaziland. We have held 7's tournaments in the past but teams from South Africa were invited, today was truly a Swazi tournament. The Swaziland Rugby Union must say a huge thank you to all of the Clubs players and officials who have helped make this tournament the great success it was. We have seen new young players playing here today with older more experienced players and the skill level was amazing. The club coahces must be praised for getting their teams ready. The committment from all the players was marvellous with not one team backing down to the challenge" said Collinson. Rugby Union Vice President Sibusiso Nkambule was full of praise for all the players and coaches. "What a great day of Rugby played at such a great stadium, Swaziland Rugby has taken a big step forward today and we must all be proud of what we have achieved here today. Well done to the Vondo's on their win. We could not of asked for a more exciting final.

At the end of the Pool Games, Pool A was headed by The Elephants from Luve with The Bhunya Wolves coming second. Pool B was headed up by the Titans with the Vondo's taking second spot.

The first semi final was to see the Elephants take on the Vondos. The Elphants had been playing fast open Rugby and experienced little competition on their way to the semi final. The Vondos made it difficult for themselves by drawing with both the Scorpions and Titans in the pool games. From the first whistle the Vondos took the game to The Elephants and closed down any Elephants attack. The final whistle saw the Vondos victors 15 - 5.

The second semi final saw the Titans up against The Wolves. The Titans came out firing on all cylinders and didn't allow The Wolves into the game. Brave defence from the Wolves kept the score low, but it was a one sided affair. The Titans winning 25 - 0.

The Final. Both teams had met each other in both 15's and 7's and there was no love lost by either side. The Vondos defence seemed unbreakable from the start with every Titans attack being stopped in its tracks. Fitness was to play its part as the Vondos ran at the Titans from every part of the field. The game could have gone either way with the last three minutes being a real nail biter. The end score was Vondos 15 - Titans 5

Pool A

Elephants 30 v Lions 0                                       Lions 0 v Wolves 15                                Elephants 20 v Wolves 5

Pool B

Scorpions 15 v Vondos 15                                 Rangers 5 v Titans 10                              Vondos 25 v Rangers 0

Scorpions 25 v Ranges 5                                   Vondos 15 v Titans 15                             Scorpions 10 v Titans 15  

Semi Final 1, Elephants 5 v Vondos 15                                                                      Semi Final 2, Titans 25 v Wolves 0

3rd & 4th Play off, Elephants 25 v Wolves 5

Final, Vondos 15 v Titans 5

Try time for the Scorpions against the RangersTitans on the attack against the Rangers