Warriors pick up silverware at Sevens tournament

Warriors tasted success at the weekend after winning the Plate final at the Bury St Edmunds Sevens tournament on Sunday.

The young side beat Welsh Charitables in the final to claim the Plate after seeing off Leicester Tigers in the semi-final.

Eleven players featured including Ben Howard and George de Cothi, with Academy Transition Manager Sam Vesty running out for Warriors too.

Jamie Shilcock, Sam Smith, Cam Thompson, Jack Singleton, Tom Chapman, Harry Forrest, Brad Cook and Ashey Elvers also represented Warriors on the day.

In the group stages, Warriors lost their opener to Belgium before defeating the Irish Exiles.

After making it to the quarter-final of the Cup, they were beaten by eventual and overall winners Northampton Saints.

But in a tense Plate semi-final against Leicester which finished 33-33 in normal time, Warriors stepped up in extra-time to win courtesy of the golden point rule when De Cothi crashed over the tryline.

And in the final they overcame Welsh Charitables to claim the Plate.

Vesty said: “We started slowly but the side really gelled together over the course of the day.

“To come away with the Plate demonstrated the character, fight and guts the guys showed against some tough opponents.

“It was a great day out and everyone played their part, particularly De Cothi who was impressive all afternoon.”