Gogerddan Raiders win Newport Sevens

Main competition winners Gogerddan Raiders

Main competition winners Gogerddan Raiders

Plate winners Cardigan Exiles
Plate winners Cardigan Exiles

The Gogerddan Raiders were triumphant at the annual Newport 7s Barbarians competition on Bank Holiday Sunday, with six teams from Pembrokeshire giving great support to this popular event.

Following a long but enjoyable day of matches, the Raiders edged out the Carmarthen Warriors by four tries to three in a tense final, to claim the Glyn and Penny Rees Memorial Cup and the main prize of £300, with the Warriors going home with £225.

In the Plate final, the Cardigan Exiles took the £125 prize after overcoming the Neyland Old Blacks 6-2, whilst the player of the tournament award, and £100, went to Rhodri Wall of the Raiders.

Lots of running rugby and excellent organisation

Overall, nine teams took part - and alongside the cup and plate finalists were hosts Newport, Hungry Hogs (Llangwm), St Davids, Fishguard, and Whitland.

Newport RFC club members, led by Gary Davies, kept things going throughout the day and ensured each side played a minimum of four matches - and a large crowd were able to appreciate another successful tournament.

Refereeing duties were shared between John Griffiths, Colin Phillips, David Byrne, Sion Edwards and Eirian Edwards.

Group A results:
Fishguard 6-5 Hungry Hogs
Old Blacks 3-6 Carmarthen Warriors
Fishguard 4-3 Old Blacks
Hungry Hogs 1-6 Carmarthen Warriors
Fishguard 2-7 Carmarthen Warriors
Hungry Hogs 3-5 Old Blacks

Group B results:
Newport 1-6 St Davids
Whitland 2-2 Gogerddan Raiders
Cardigan Exiles 10-0 Newport
St Davids 0-7 Gogerddan Raiders
Whitland 3-3 Cardigan Exiles
Newport 0-10 Whitland
Gogerddan Raiders 5-3 Cardigan Exiles
St Davids 3-7 Whitland
Newport 1-11 Gogerddan Raiders
St Davids 1-6 Cardigan Exiles

Plate semi finals:
Old Blacks 5-1 St Davids
Hungry Hogs 1-6 Cardigan Exiles

Cup semi finals:
Carmarthen Warriors 5-1 Whitland
Fishguard 1-4 Gogerddan Warriors

Plate final:
Cardigan Exiles 6-2 Old Blacks

Cup final:
Gogerddan Raiders 4-3 Carmarthen Warriors