The Wooden Spoon Marauders at Super Sevens Series
It was a great day at Maidenhead for the Wooden Spoon Marauders on Saturday in the first leg of the UK Super Sevens Series.
The Marauders played against Ireland and Forces Exiles in the pool, both being tough matches. The boys were on great form and won both games, carrying them through to the Quarter Finals.
The first match in the knockout stage of the tournament was against the Red Wailers, who had strengthened their side from the week before in Richmond and were looking good.
However, at this stage the Marauders were at long last beginning to believe in their selves and their ball winning ability at the breakdown and restarts was getting better all the time.
Despite their great efforts the Marauders lost out to the England IPF and who went on to win the finals as most of the spectators had expected on the day.
A big well done to the Wooden Spoon Marauders who played the best rugby of the season so far and have also found their feet against the top sevens invitational sides in the UK.
Finishing 3rd equal in this event against such strong competition was a great start to the Series for the Wooden Spoon Marauders.
We look forward to the next stage in Coventry in two weeks time (see details below).
2016 Super Sevens Series
The Super Sevens Series is made up of ten core sides, consisting of a group of well established 7s teams unaffiliated to the 15 a side game.
These teams have established their elite presence over the years through winning major UK, European and Worldwide 7s titles. Completing the variety on display is the England Development squad reflecting a number of England new signings for the season ahead, and Ireland, who are using this tournament to help prepare for entry onto the World Sevens stage in due course.
The season’s core side is:
- Army Reds
- England IPF
- Forces Exiles
- GB Students
- Irish Wolfhounds
- Rambling Jesters
- Red Wailers
- Samurai Barracudas
- Wooden Spoon Marauders
In addition, two guest teams take part in each leg. At Maidenhead these were the ‘Rugby Agents’ and the Jamaican national squad.
Find out more about the Wooden Spoon Marauders and our upcoming fixtures here.
Find out where you can catch the Wooden Spoon Marauders in action next.
Find out more about the Super Seven’s here.