What Basketball? Rugby Makes Big Waves in Bermuda!
Basketball? What basketball? It was all about rugby at the Ariel Re Bermuda 7s in Hamilton, Bermuda this weekend. Friday night saw some great contests as Greenwich High School edged West Chester, Bermuda Rugby and Dartmouth went 3-0 (though Big Green was sorely tested by Stony Brook) and Kutztown racked up 100 points in three victories before the lights dimmed at the National Sports Centre.
Things got even hotter during championship play on Saturday. Dartmouth came away with the Cup, prevailing over a scrappy Stony Brook squad 22-7 after edging Kutztown 21-10 in the semis, while Big Green's second side captured the Shield with a 17-10 victory over Norwich. The talented and tough Bermuda Collegians took third after defeating mighty Kutztown 15-10. Boston RFC, featuring great play by #7, took the plate with a deserved win over Notre Dame College. In high school action, Greenwich took the championship in an overtime thriller over West Chester, breaking a 7-7 tie in a defensive battle to seize the sudden-death victory.
The verdict was unanimous on social media: the Ariel Re Bermuda 7s were a smashing success.
“What a fantastic tournament,” tweeted Yale. “Huge thanks to @urugbyfootball for organizing an amazing tournament at #Bermuda7s,” Stony Brook instagrammed when it was all over. “Three cheers for @URugbyFootball and @bermudarugby,” agreed St. Joes. “Thank you @URugbyFootball & @bermudarugby for hosting a great tournament," Dartmouth posted. "Delighted to be the inaugural champions!”