The Samurai British Bulldogs have picked up silverware at the first attempt this season, winning the Plate at the East Grinstead Sunshine 7s.
They were hoping to defend their title in the main draw yesterday but having lost two and won one in the pool they found themselves in the Plate competiton.
The Bulldogs squad included six schoolboys, Bamidele Fadahunsi, Nathan Thomas, and Suvwe Obano from John Fisher, Charlie Venables from Denstone College, Ethan Waddleton from St Josephâ€™s College, and Austin Winton from Haileybury College, as well as several recent leavers, Epsom Collegeâ€™s Charlie Dockery, Harrowâ€™s Harry Glover, Brighton Collegeâ€™s Ed Kittow, Dulwich Collegeâ€™s Ali Neden, and one time Millfield pupil, Sam Showering.
The young Bulldogs picked themselves up after the pool stage getting through to the Plate final, where they beat the Marauders, once again collecting silverware in their first tournament of the season.
Samurai British Bulldogs squad for the Sunshine 7s:
Charlie Dockery (Ex Epsom College)
Bamidele Fadahunsi (John Fisher)
Harry Glover (Ex Harrow)
Ed Kittow (Ex Brighton College)
Ali Neden (Ex Dulwich College)
Suvwe Obano (John Fisher)
Sam Showering (Ex Millfield)
Nathan Thomas (John Fisher)
Charlie Venables (Denstone College)
Ethan Waddleton (St Josephâ€™s College)
Austin Winton (Haileybury College)