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Monday, October 26, 2015

Mixed Bag For Stars, Tiger Rugby At Central Coast 7s


The Stars Rugby 7s improved on last year's performance at the Central Coast 7s making it to the quarterfinals. The tournament didn't start out well for the Stars as they fell to the Fijian national team 35-0. However, things picked up in the second match as they toppled the Central Coast Academy 29-7. Michelle Montague had a try in the first half as the team led 7-5 before pulling away in the second half. Montague would lead the way with another try in the second half.

The set up a must win match against Sunnybank in their pool final. Sunnybank were their worst enemy in the match with two players being shown yellow cards. Emily Chancellor would have a try in the first match before two tries from Kirrily Laws in the second half gave them the come from behind 17-10 win.

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With the win the Stars were matched up against Canada in the Cup quarterfinals. Canada were able to show their class in the match as they would go on to win 33-0. Now in the Plate the Stars fell to the Sydney Rams 17-12 to finish up their tournament. They put in a fight back after being down 10-0 at halftime.

The women's final wen to the Australian women who beat the New Zealand developmental team 31-14.

Tiger Rugby faced a tough challenge on day one with Fijian powers Daveta, the Ozkoks, and Hong Kong all in pool play. Still, Tiger tuned it in and nearly were able to break through to the quarterfinals only to fall just short. The side lost to Daveta 31-14 in the first match before beating the Ozboks. They came back from 12 down and two players to injury to pick up the win. Last up on the day was Hong Kong who won 19-12. On day two Tiger found themselves matched up against Sunnybank from Queensland. Unfortunately it didn't go their way as they lost 22-12. The match was 10-5 at halftime.

The tournament was eventually taken by the Aussie Thunderbolts (Australian development side) who beat Tabadamu from Fiji. Yamacia, also from Fiji, beat Hong Kong for the plate.


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