The popular Try Tag Rugby International Cup tournament which was Try Tag Rugby’s last one day tournament of the year was held on Saturday, 2nd November at Twyford Avenue Sports Ground in Acton.
The tournament featured three divisions which were Mixed A grade, Men’s & Mixed social grade. The Kiwis were represented in the Mixed A grade and Men’s divisions.
The International Cup featured London based players from the following countries; Australia, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales & the Barbarians (all other nationalities).
In the Mixed A grade, the Kiwis were looking for their first ever title in this division. They started strong going through the pool stages undefeated. London New Zealand only lost one match on their way to the final which was against England who they were due to meet again in the grand final.
In an entertaining final which saw Kiwi, Asher Fernie-Harper come up with an absolute brilliant try saving tag to keep the Kiwis in the lead, London New Zealand managed to secure their maiden Mixed A grade title and send captain, Jenika Stubelj off on a winning note!
London New Zealand Mixed A Grade: Doug Barton, Mike Berry, Daniel Dick, Asher Fernie-Harper, James Leggett, Nick Read, Sean Rogers, Michelle Scott ©, Angela Watson, Karen Gordon, Sharnie Pokai, Jenika Stubelj ©
The Kiwi’s were the current title holders in the Men’s division but this time couldn’t defend their title but did manage a 2-2 draw against the eventual champions, London Australia.
London New Zealand Men’s: Cory Bennett ©, Russell Butchers, Nick Everitt, Reese Glozier, Kelly Joyce, Ted Mahutariki, Damien Mei, Ed Ngatai, Craig Oakes, Ulima Tofi
Meanwhile, Try Tag Rugby’s Late Autumn competitions commenced from the 22nd October onwards at the following venues: Barnes, Battersea Park, Borough, Clapham Common, Holloway (North London), Rotherhithe, Shoreditch Park, Tooting Bec & White City.
It’s still not too late to join some leagues for teams and individuals looking to be placed in a team. If you would like to play in a Late Autumn Tag Rugby competition, please register ASAP. The leagues cater for all standards of players from the complete beginner to the advanced.