CONGRATULATIONS to the Randwick Sevens team who took out the Plate silverware at the 2012 Byron Bay 7s, defeating Manly 33-17 in the final. Well done to all players!
The Byron Bay 7s tournament is in its 23rd year, and attracts some top mens and womens teams from around Oceania.
Randwick started the tournament with a pool win over North Brisbane, 12-7, then cruised to a 61-0 victory over Hunters Hill. A tougher task came at the end of the day, in the form of Nadro Nevosa. A disallowed try to Randwick just before half time, and a try to the Fijian outfit straight after the break, proved enough to rattle the young Randwick side, going down 7-0, costing them a place in the top tier competition.
The team started Day 2 in style, defeating Perth Fresh in the Plate quarterfinal, with Mark Bannon showing his outstanding potential at half back and Toesse Vou Siutu proving a handful for the defence. The semi final challenge came from a loaded Sunnybank 2 side, where the Randwick boys again showed the necessary composure in attack and confidence in defence to progress to the Final, with Ethan Ford and Junior Taavili standing out against the renowned Queensland side.
Manly had recruited a strong outfit for the final, but the Randwick side, lead by Steve Bennie, controlled the game, running away to a very satisfying 32-17 final score line. Read more >...
Plate Champions is a pleasing title for this young side in the early stages of a new and revamped sevens program. The squad will face more tough opposition in the Central Coast 7s this Saturday. Come and support the Galloping Greens!