Brighton College picked up the Worth 7s title yesterday despite some torrid weather conditions, that saw fixtures and tournaments elsewhere in the country called off.
Wind, rain, hail, almost snow, all came down, but the rugby ploughed on, and thank goodness, as a thrilling tournament ensued.
The crowning glory in Brighton College’s triumph was the final, where they beat The Oratory, who had a stunning day, 31-0. It followed a 17-12 win over a strong Seaford College side in the semi finals, and a very good 14-5 effort over Hampton in the quarter finals.
Brighton had blitzed through a group that included Shiplake College, Steyning Grammar, and Cardinal Newman on what was a true triumph for the South Coast side.
It was a strong day for their opponents in the final too, The Oratory. They came top of a group that included hosts Worth as well as Campion and Bethany.
They then beat Shiplake College 24-5 in the quarter finals, before a brilliant 22-0 win over Reigate Grammar in the semi finals. Reigate’s lower 6th, remember, won the Colts competition at Rosslyn Park last year.
The end of the road came in the final though, in the face of a storming Brighton College performance.
Campion meanwhile picked up the Plate with a 36-5 win over Bethany in the final. The 2nd VII competition was won by Hampton, for the third year in a row, a superb achievement, displaying the quality of depth at Hampton.
Worth 7s Champions – Brighton College
Brighton College 31-0 The Oratory
Brighton College 17-12 Seaford College
The Oratory 22-0 Reigate Grammar
Brighton College 14-5 Hampton
Seaford College 27-12 Steyning Grammar
The Oratory 24-5 Shiplake College
Reigate Grammar 7-5 Worth
Worth 7s Plate Champions – Campion
Campion 36-5 Bethany
Plate Semi Finals
Campion 22-0 Worth 2nd VII
Bethany 20-0 Cardinal Newman
Shield (2nd VII Comeptition) Champions – Hampton 2nd VII
Hampton 2nd VII 24-0 The Oratory 2nd VII
Shield Semi Finals
Oratory 2nd VII 19-12 Campion 2nd VII
Hampton 2nd VII 17-0 Worth 3rd VII
Shield Quarter Finals
Hampton 2nd VII 60-0 Reigate 2nd VII
Oratory 2nd VII 17-0 St John’s College 1st VII
Campion 2nd VII 20-0 Steyning Grammar 2nd VII
Worth 3rd VII 20-0 Cardinal Newman 2nd VII
|2016 Worth 7s – Final Group Standings|
|Pos||Group A||Group B||Group C|
|1||Seaford College||Brighton College||The Oratory|
|2||Reigate Grammar||Shiplake College||Worth|
|4||Worth 2nd VII||Cardinal Newman||Bethany|
|2016 Worth 7s 2nd VII – Final Group Standings|
|Pos||Group X||Group Y|
|1||The Oratory 2nd VII||Hampton 2nd VII|
|2||Campion 2nd VII||Worth 3rd VII|
|3||Reigate Grammar 2nd VII||St John’s College 1st VII|
|4||Cardinal Newman 2nd VII||Steyning Grammar 2nd VII|