Paarl Gimnasium u/13 7’s team recently played in the yearly WP Schools 7’s Tournament in Strand. There were a lot of teams participating in the tournament and we saw some great rugby from the youngsters.
Paarl Gimnasium played 3 matches in the group stages and comfortably secured their spot in the quarterfinal against Kenridge from the Northern Suburbs.
Group Stage Results:
- Paarl Gimnasium 65 vs Rangers RFC 0
- Paarl Gimnasium38 vs Zimaza 0
- Paarl Gimnasium 83 vs Northpine 0
The match between Gimnasium and Kenridge were a great display of 7’s rugby but Gimnasium were just too strong for Kenridge beating them 27-5 to advance to the semi-final against Makaza.
Makaza is an excellent side and proved to be a handful when given the opportunity to run with the ball. For most this was the match of the day as Gimnasium booked their spot in the final against Gordons Bay by winning their semi-final 17-5.
Gordons Bay convincingly booked their spot in the final of the Tournament by beating Lochnerhof in the other semi-final. The final delivered on entertainment as the halftime score were 12-7 in favour of the Paarl side. Paarl Gimnasium went on to score another 14 points in the second half to ultimately be crowned as the Tournament Champions for 2017 with a 26-7 win.
- Quarter-Final: Paarl Gimnasium 27 vs Kenridge 5
- Semi-Final: Paarl Gimnasium 17 vs Makaza 5
- Final: Paarl Gimnasium 26 vs Gordons Bay 7
Thank you to everyone involved and well done on an excellent day of running rugby.