Samurai Rugby put on a clinic all weekend long to hoist their first-ever RugbyTown Sevens cup after defeating a scrappy SoCal Griffins side 22-14 to put a bow on the weekend on Sunday evening.
Samurai jumped out to an early lead, but the Griffins made things interesting as the match went along. They cut the Samurai lead to just one pint with only two minute to play, but Samurai had one more converted try in their back pocket to seal the Griffins’ fate and leave with the $10,000 grand prize.
In the third place final, the Ramblin’ Jesters got revenge on Team Germany in the form of a 17-15 victory to avenge the loss that Germany handed them back on Friday evening in pool play. The Jesters found themselves in the third place final after Samurai Rugby beat the defending champions 41-7 in the cup semifinal earlier in the day. The Germans didn’t even trail throughout the entire tournament until the final two minutes of their cup semifinal match against the SoCal Griffins, but dropped two straight to the Griffins and the Jesters to finish fourth on the weekend.
Tsunami Barbarians handed D Block Santa Rosa a 31-5 loss to claim the RugbyTown Sevens plate. The Barbarians were red hot on offense and played stingy defense to prevent Santa Rosa from ever gaining any momentum. Santa Rosa punched their ticket to the plate final by beating Army 21-17 earlier in the afternoon, while the Barbarians earned the trip with a 33-7 victory over Navy.
One of the best matches of the tournament saw the USA U-23s defeat SaberCat 7s 26-19 in the bowl final early Sunday afternoon. After falling into a 14-point hole early in the match, the SaberCats battled back to tie the match at 19 points apiece heading into the final two minutes. Some back and forth rugby saw the U-23s steal a try at the death to come away with the victory the RugbyTown Sevens bowl for their trophy case.
In the shield final, Denver 7s Selects defeated Gorilla Rugby 34-12. Denver 7s Selects got off to a hot start and never let their foot off the gas en route to their victory. The shield served as the perfect end to Denver’s day as they blanked Air Force 42-0 to kick off the third day of the tournament.
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