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On Satur­day the Eden premier rugby side suc­cess­fully de­fended the Por­tola Tro­phy, beat­ing Univer­sity 27-21 away at Colin Maiden Park. The tro­phy is con­tested by the premier rugby clubs who fin­ished in the bot­tom eight of the sea­son’s pool play. Eden were con­sid­ered the un­der­dogs after they lost to Univer­sity 20-11 on July 2. The San­dring­ham based club had a slow start this year but turned things around halfway with the ad­di­tion of the Costa brothers, Ro­drigo, Nico and Ig­na­cio. The trio had re­turned from pro­fes­sional con­tracts with European clubs.

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