A round- up of news from all points of the globe
Warren Weir has many medals to his name as a sprinter and recently he added a bronze to his collection playing sevens. He was part of the Jamaica squad that beat Trinidad & Tobago 26-5 to finish third at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Barranquilla.
Hosts Colombia triumphed in both the men’s and women’s sevens. Colombia’s men beat Mexico 21-14 to take gold and the women overcame Venezuela 20-0.
The Webb Ellis Cup travelled to the Philippines and India on the latest leg of the RWC 2019 Trophy Tour. Children in Manila were introduced to the sport with the Get Into Rugby programme and the trophy was also at a touch rugby game at Taal Volcano.
“For these players to get up close to it is something that they will always remember,” said Philippine Rugby’s Jake Letts.
The trophy then headed to
Delhi, Mumbai and Bhubaneswar.
Shane Williams, Andy Gomarsall, Tamara Taylor and Ollie Phillips are aiming to play the highest games of mixed touch and full-contact rugby in history when they climb Mount Everest in aid of Wooden Spoon next year.
The fund-raising effort follows the trek to the North Pole in 2015, where participants set a record for the most northerly game of rugby (below). See woodenspoon.org.uk/Everest for info.