Third Sevens tour­na­ment at Glen­wood

Weekend Witness - - Sport - MIKE HILL Schools’ rugby

THE third ma­jor schools’ Sevens tour­na­ment takes place to­day in Dur­ban at Glen­wood. The first one was at Mar­itzburg Col­lege last Fri­day where Michael­house beat St Charles in the Cup fi­nal. On Wed­nes­day, Hill­crest Vil­lagers held the sec­ond LIV Sevens and there Glen­wood beat Michael­house in the fi­nal.

The Glen­wood Sevens re­places the @lan­tic Sevens, which has been held over the last num­ber of years at Glen­wood. There are 20 schools in­volved to­day, mainly from KZN, but in­clud­ing three schools from out­side the prov­ince, Lowveld from Nel­spruit, Die Anker from Brak­pan and Mon­tana from Pre­to­ria.

The ac­tion has an early start with the first two matches at 7.30 am. The knock­out stages fol­low af­ter lunch. The fi­nal Cup match will take place at 4.30 pm, with the prize giv­ing at 5 pm.

Each side con­sists of 12 play­ers, 10 named for each game. The seven on the field with three re­serves that can be used on a ro­ta­tional ba­sis, play for seven min­utes a half. Only the Cup fi­nal is over 10 min­utes a half.

Last year, the @lan­tic Sevens was won by Mar­itzburg Col­lege, but it looks as if Glen­wood will win their in­au­gu­ral tour­na­ment to­day. There will likely be some stern op­po­si­tion from Kearsney and Westville, while Michael­house will be look­ing to avenge their loss on Wed­nes­day.

The par­tic­i­pants have been di­vided into four pools. The two sides at the top of each pool will play in the Cup com­pe­ti­tion. There will also be Bowl, Shield and Plate win­ners, from the other three schools in each pool. Pool A: .BSJUzCVSH CPMMFHF, (FPSHF CBNQCFMM, .POUBOB, ,JOHTXBZ BOE 1PSU 4IFQTUPOF Pool B: (MFOXPPE, 1JPOJFS, 4U CIBSMFT, ­PXWFME, ,MPPG Pool C: ,FBSTOFZ, /PSUIXPPE, %)4, %JF AOLFS, CMJGUPO Pool D: 8FTUWJMMF, .JDIBFMIPVTF, 1PSU /BUBM, ,;/ %FWFMPQNFOU, 1JOFUPXO

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