Eastern Counties attend 8th Bury St Edmunds RFC Rugby 7’s

On the 8th May Bury St Edmunds RFC held their annual 7’s tournament.

Approximately 4000 fans from around the UK and Ireland descended on the cub who put on their usual high standard of hospitality.

The Elite final was closely contested between the winners Samurai Barracudas and Samurai International made up by players from Spain. The thrilling game finished with only six points difference.

The trophy and cheque for £7,000 was presented by Andy Goode who had come out of retirement to play for Newcastle Falcons to help them stay in the Premiership. He has been shortlisted PRA Player of the Year 2016.

For the first year England and Ireland fielded teams but neither made it past the semi finals and Northampton Saints failed to win the competition after being successful for the last two years.

Wooden Spoon Marauders fresh from their success at Kinsale 7’s the week before failed in their attempt to win the Elite Bowl Final but put on a good show and had a great game.

The Eastern Counties Region was represented by Chairman Séamus Farrelly and Treasurer Alan Line, who manned the Wooden Spoon Marquee where they held a rugby book sale, raffle and signed shirts auction.

Funds from these were boosted by the generous efforts of the Wooden Spoon Marauders who rattled buckets amounts the crowds after their efforts on the pitch.

In total £850 was raised and our thanks go to Mike Robinson Chairman of Bury RFC and Simon Lord Grounds Manager for their continuing support for the region.

Find out more about the Wooden Spoon Marauders here.