Nottinghamians RFC were the perfect hosts and made the tourists warmly welcome.
- No one was arrested…
- No one ended up in hospital with alcohol poisoning this year…
- No one got left behind (or not that we’ve noticed, anyway)…
And, even better than that, Minety won their tour match against local invitation side The Pinks. Calm yourself! It’s true! Full details are now on the Match Reports page. Dire rumours, innuendos, insinuations and affectionate (?) insults can be found on the Minety RFC Facebook page.
Since there are no known photographs of the game, we have added a picture (above) of the bouncy castle at this Minety 7s instead. It’s completely irrelevant, but it’s colourful and, well, who cares?
Many thanks to Craig Smith for organising the tour and to Nottinghamians RFC for being such excellent sports.
Still to come: the AGM and the Annual Dinner…
The sun shone, the crowds turned out in force and 240 players entertained them with some sparkling non-stop rugby sevens action.
Trojans Ladies won the Ladies Cup final against Supermarine Ladies.
Swansea Metropolitan University beat Sutton Benger RFC in the final of the Men’s Plate (the Oh-So-Nearly Cup!).
And Bristol University won the Men’s Cup, beating the hosts Minety RFC in a thrilling final.
Amateur photographs of the day are already appearing on the Minety RFC Facebook page.
A wonderful selection of professional photographs of the day are available here.
Finally, a brief overview of the day, plus a full listing of match scores, is now on the Match Reports page.
Many thanks to Jack Ward for organising this year’s Minety 7s and doing such a marvellous job. A big thanks, too, to all those who worked so hard running things on the day.