Leg three of the Cable & Wireless summer series of sevens was played in fine weather on Saturday July 15th at the South Sound Pitch. This leg’s hosts were England and plenty of English Food, Games and drinks were enjoyed by the large crowd that gathered throughout the day to watch the sevens matches and enjoy the evenings festivities.
On the Rugby side of things there were slightly less teams as the Maples & Calder Academy side were rested after a tough tour in Guyana the week before and six of the Cable & Wireless National Team were away in Fiji on the Maples and Calder Rugby Development project.
This gave joint leaders of the series Ama Tsotsi a great opportunity to move into sole first place and the grabbed the opportunity with both hands recording victories against the Cydesdales, Butterfield Bank Irish Wolfhounds and Significant others on their way tpo the finals. In the final they met the Irish Wofhounds once more after the Butterfield Bank Irish had beaten the Cydesdales and Significant others on their route to the final.
In the round robin match Ama tsotsi had beaten the Butterfield Bank Irish Wolfhounds with ease but the final was anything but the same. A fierce competition broke out and at the half Amatsotsi were leading by a solitary try. At the start of the second half Ama Tsotsi scored again but not to be outdone the Butterfield Irish Wofhounds scored two quick tryies to bring the score to 10 – 12. In the final moments of the encounter Ama Tsotsi managed one further score to win the game 17 – 10 without doubt the most exciting final in the series yet.
Leg four of the Cable & Wireless Summer Series of Sevens will take place on August 26th and is to be hosted by North America, the fifth and final leg will be held on September 9th hosted by New Zealand and Australia and where the 2006 Cable & Wireless summer Series of sevens champions will be crowned.