Schools’ 7s rugby sides tackle each other
19 September 2021 | Sports
Twelve teams competed in two age groups at a 7s Rugby tournament organised by Duinesig High School in Walvis Bay.
The tournament produced twenty action packed u/15 and u/19 matches.
De Duine II defeated Flamingo by 12-5 in the final, emerging as champions of the u/15 division.
Sergion Pamplin was named as the u/15 most valuable player.
De Duine II defeated Dolphin 26-14 and Flamingo defeated De Duine I by 22-12 in the semi-final round of this division.
Duinesig I defeated Duinesig II 24-0 in the Bowl final of the u/15 division.
Under 19 action
The Invitational team defeated De Duine I by 19-0 and emerged as the champions of the u/19 division.
Angelo Pamplin was named as the u/19 most valuable player.
De Duine I defeated De Duine II by 35-0 and the Invitational team defeated Flamingo 28-0 in the semi-final round.
Two Dream Teams were also selected from both age groups after the tournament concluded.
The Dream Team members for the u/15 age group are Paulus Haipinge, Leandro Engelbrecht, D’anvaro Isaacs, Carlos de Klerk, Robert Simbo and Tyson Nawases.
The Dream Team members for the u/19 group are Moses Haikongo, Benito Sinden, Zagary Coleman, Elrico Mouton, Josh Visagie and Charlton Mouton.
Hosts Duinesig and De Duine each had four u/15 and four u/19 teams competing. Flamingo entered an u/15 and u/19 team. Dolphins entered an u/15 team with a local u/21 invitational team also joining the fray.
The organiser and coach Daniel Bok thanked the players, coaches and match officials who volunteered their expertise to make the event possible and a success.
“We all had great fun and would like to organise a similar tournament in the foreseeable future. It’s wonderful for the players to compete and preparation for next year’s league.”
Bok said it was a great experience for all involved and the excitement experienced prior and during the event was phenomenal.
“It’s about the players enjoying themselves and I hope the numbers will grow. We still have to work on the fitness levels. The coaches basically had two weeks to prepare their players for this tournament.”