Around 120 keen rugby players – consisting of 12 mixed teams – joined together to play in the Warriors Touch Rugby Cup competition at Sixways on Wednesday (May 25).
The practice tournament took place to allow established teams to have a run out and new teams to try it out. There were four pools with three teams in each, with the top two then battling through knock-out rounds to reach the finals with the others played off for the ‘Wooden Spoon’.
The semi-finals were both exceptionally close with Merlin’s Mavericks beaten in extra time by a golden try from Touching Cloth. In the other semi-final, the youthful Abusement Park eclipsing Halcrow to win 4-2.
The final match was a battle of the fittest, with two young teams neck and neck right until the end. However, Abusement Park just edged past Touching Cloth, making the score 2-1 and sealing the victory.
Many teams stayed on and played friendly matches, eager to get some practise in before the league starts for real on June 8.
A big thank to the referees on the night: Stu Eades, Chris Hargreaves, Dave Field, Tony Feek and Steve Joslin
The deadline for entries into the Warriors Touch Rugby League is today (Friday). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a £50 deposit.