Tournament Preview: North Dorset 7s
- Created: Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:40
This Saturday 7 Bamboos RFC will seal the “July 7s Series” with the North Dorset 7s tournament. This will be the third tournament in a row and the fifth in total this year.
After a strong performance last weekend in Swindon, resulting in four out of five wins, a victory over tournament favourites Royal Navy Sharks and the Bowl title the team travels with high confidence to Gillingham in Dorset.
However we are well aware about the strong field at this tournament. Each of the four groups includes at least two top teams. With sides such as the Royal Navy, the Godfathers and Zoti Gun 7s, some of the finest 7s teams entered the competition.
7 Bamboos RFC will face Pistol Shrimps, Justin Bieber Warriors and the Lonely Goats in their Group F. We haven’t played any of the teams in our pool this season and are very excited about meeting the opponents for the first time. Our pool matches are at 11am, 12.20pm and 13.40pm. After the pool stage it is all knock-out rugby and depending on the position on the pool each team will either play in the Cup, Plate and Bowl competition. As always, we will keep you updated with all results throughout the day on our Twitter and Facebook channels.
In terms of the squad, most Bamboos players from last weekend will return to the team this week apart from a couple of changes due to unavailability. This will however provide a great opportunity for a few youngsters to shine this weekend.
The North Dorset 7s is a tournament with a great cause. All raised money will go towards the Cardiac Risk in the Young charity (CRY). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research.