The summer sevens rugby series continued with round 3, the Anzac 7s day, at the club ground in South Sound on Saturday.
The teams took to the field in sizzling heat but all the teams showed total commitment and there were some hotly contested matches.
Island Air Islanders were the standout performers with some great performances throughout the day.
Fidelity Ama Tsotsis returned to form in the first match of the day by overcoming the previous week’s runners-up, the Barbarians.
Niall O’Driscoll of the Tsotsis continued his brilliance in a cup final encounter with the Maples National 7s Academy. Academy had a slower start to the day than in previous weeks but star players Joel Clark and Keswick Wright showed glimpses of their best to score some fantastic individual tries.
Academy were victorious in the final with an extremely determined performance to overcome a stronger Tsotsis side than previous weeks.
In the women’s games, all three teams entered round 3 tied on points with many players returning to bolster the squads.
The John Doak Architecture Lady Iguanas were the top side mainly because of the return of Lisa Kehoe and Joanne Ziegler who created multiple scoring opportunities for in-form captain Marline Williams who duly converted the opportunities into tries. The Omni Sharks and Kirk Freeport All Diamonds tied an exciting final game of the day to leave all three teams in contention for the final week.
Annie Rankine inspired a second-half comeback for the Sharks to share the spoils.
This Saturday sees the last league action with the ever popular South African 7s day with three teams still in contention for the series in both men’s and women’s competitions.