For the second year, both Bamboos teams will travel to the Frome 7s in Somerset on Saturday. Following a two-week break from a tough SW7s Festival in Frome, two fresh and recovered squads are ready to go again.
The men’s team are defending the Plate in the Open competition this weekend, a task which shouldn’t be anything but easy considering the tough line-up of this popular tournament.
In their respective Pool B, the men in green will face two familiar sides with the Ponty Butcher’s from Wales and the Bristol-based Toucans. In the last pool match, the Bamboos are playing against the Marlborough Lomaiviti, a team mainly consisting of Fijian expats.
The women’s team, which won the Plate trophy at the South West 7s 14 days ago, are competing against the Abbey Nuns from Reading, Maggies Heroes and the Ironside Ladies. Apart from the Nuns which our ladies managed to beat at the West Country 7s towards the end of last season, the other two teams in their Group D will be played for the first time.
There have been some changes on both team sheets, following unavailability and injuries. Nevertheless, both squads are looking strong and prepared for tomorrow’s tournament, which will be the third of the season.
10:40 v Abbey Nuns
12:20 v Ironside Ladies
13:40 v Maggies Heroes
11:00 v Toucans
12:00 v Ponty Butchers
13:40 v Marlborough Lomaiviti