Sevens wraps up with SA as hosts

Rugby sevens enters its fourth and final club round at the South Sound ground this weekend.

The Estella Scott-Roberts Memorial Summer Sevens Series is on Saturday Oct. 25 starting at 1 p.m.

The final leg of the series is promoted and hosted by South African members and South African drinks and food from Boss Hogg will be available throughout the day to celebrate the country’s heritage.

The day will also be a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness, with everyone in attendance being asked to donate a minimum of $5 toward this cause and to wear something pink.

The Estella Scott-Roberts Memorial Trophy is up for grabs in the men’s division. Maples Academy team is at the top of the table with 45 tournament points, Fidelity Ama Tsotsi is in second on 33, Patron Barbarians next with 30, Peter O’Neill Wolfhounds with 12, Carey Olsen Westins & Co. with 10, and the Island Air Islanders with 8 points.

This means that any of the top three teams can walk away with the coveted trophy.

In the women’s division, the John Doak Lady Iguanas sit on top with 39 points, OMNI Sharks in second with 36, and the Kirk Freeport All Diamonds with 33, so this competition is wide open for the Hob Nob Trophy.

The men’s and women’s teams have used the series to fine-tune preparations for the Central American & Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, the last week in November.

Both national teams will then go to the North American & Caribbean Rugby Association Sevens in Mexico City, which also serve as the regional qualifier for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto and the Hong Kong leg of the World Sevens Series.

The Cayman national women’s sevens team will have a further chance to prepare at the inaugural Elite Marble & Granite Halloween Sevens Invitational Tournament. It is at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on Friday Oct. 31 from 2-8 p.m. Teams from Scotland, USA, Mexico and Cayman will be competing.

This will be a superb stage to see exactly where the team’s preparations have brought them, playing against one of the top regional sides, Mexico.

Rugby Ecosse and the Dallas Harlequins will also be boasting a number of international players with top level experience so the standard of rugby is expected to be extremely high. Entry is free.

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