Wooden Spoon is represented on the international Sevens Rugby circuit by our well-known and successful invitational sides in the men and women’s game.
Since teaming up with the White Hart Marauders in 2014, the Wooden Spoon Marauders have kept stride with Sevens’ rise in popularity and prominence and enjoyed success at high-profile tournaments around the world. Players who have been part of these teams have gone on to play in the Championship, Premiership and International rugby, both in Sevens and full XV sides.
In 2015, the women’s side won the Kinsale Sevens and 7s and the City tournaments and were the highest placed non-national team at the Amsterdam Sevens in Holland. In 2016, the men’s team launched the 7s Performance Centre in partnership with Camberley RFC and the men’s side also took the trophy in the Heineken Kinsale 7s Men’s elite competition.
2018 sees four teams in total being run, two men’s sides and an elite and development side for the women. This season looks set to be a full and competitive summer.
We would like to thank our kit supplier O’Neills and also Securitas as our main shirt sponsor for the upcoming season. Should you wish to be a part of this success and play your part by sponsoring the team in any way please contact Matt Mitchell on 07738 999741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To purchase Wooden Spoon kit, please visit the O’Neills outlet in our online shop.
We would like to extend special thanks to our sponsors who play a key role in our winning teams:
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Men’s Marauders and Wooden Spoon Women’s team fixtures:
31 March: Graham Robinson Memorial 7s at Old Emanuel RFC
1 April: Winchester 7s (Wooden Spoon Women)
Results – Wooden Spoon v University of Winchester 56 – nil, v Winchester RFC 57 – nil, v Ellingham & Ringwood 45-10, v Havant 36-5. Wooden Spoon Marauders are winners!
29 April: Sunshine 7s at East Grinstead RFC (Marauders Men’s – 2 teams)
Results – narrowly lost to eventual winners Jesters, putting us into the plate semis where we beat Apache and then lost to Nomads in the Plate Final.
19 May: Basingstoke 7s (Women and Men’s squads)
Results – WS Women had a good day beating Southampton and Guildford before losing to Loughborough and Nomads who featured star studded sides. They went on to beat Scottie’s 7 and claim third spot in the tournament.
Results – WS Men had a really good start and some outstanding play from both sides who earned a couple of good wins. The Elite going down to Apache 21-19 after an outstanding try was ruled rather bizarrely in touch putting them into the Plate semi against Loughborough, but unfortunately the side failed to rally and crashed out of the competition. By contrast the Men’s Blue’s team finished on a fine win and won the Shield against Assassins.
26-28 May: Benidorm International 7s
Results – Finalists
2 June: Rugby Rocks at Richmond RFC
Results – Wooden Spoon Marauders won the day as Elite Summer Social Champions 2018! In the final: Wooden Spoon Marauders 19 – Ramblin Jesters 17
8-10 June: Amsterdam International 7s
23-24 June: Newquay Surf 7s
Results – Both the men’s and women’s teams made the main finals on what was a hot weekend in always as temperatures soared into the high 20’s!
WS Women: The women started out with a comfortable win against O A Saints and then Lufbra BaBas and Gnome Raiders to win the group. This positioned them in the semi final against Swansea RFC. The ladies produced a top performance to convincingly beat Swansea with the best performance of the day. In the final they faced Nomads a team featuring many internationals and premiership players. After an early 2 try lead at half time, at the end they were down 4 tries to 2.
WS Men: The men started with a good win against Doom Platoon, a convincing win against Badgers and a controversial win/draw against Shredded Ducks 12/10. This left a points chance to win the group and after scoring over 40 points against Peach Keen won the group regardless of the win or draw! The men had a clear win against Aniers 7 in the semi finals. In the final against Shredded Ducks, was a close run affair with Marauders taking an early two try lead but sadly due to injuries the team ran out of gas with no replacements and fell to two late tries from the Shredded Ducks.
Fijian Marauders fixtures:
12 May: South Yorkshire 7s
Results – Winners of the RFU 24/7 Yorkshire 7’s at Barnsley. A great achievement for a young side captained by Bunny Burenivalu a long standing Marauder.
16 June: Milton Keynes 7s
23 June: Olney 7s
26 August: Harpenden 7s (Bank Holiday weekend)