The Southern 7-aside team won the first tournament in the Dunedin club rugby 7-aside competition last Saturday.
All of Dunedin’s premier clubs entered a team which was played at Kettle Park . Southern were in a pool with Zingari and University and won both games comfortably. They then played 2017 champs Alhambra-Union in the semi-final and Taieri in the final.
The Southern team was a mix of Premier players with support from up and coming Colts players and also two Senior team players. Southern had the edge over most other teams with more players capable of breaking the line and enough pace to take their opportunities. They were led by the electric Mackenzie Haugh, with great support from Riku Kitahara, and Jono Hayes. The team defended well across the park.
The second (and final) round takes place at Green Island’s Miller Park on Saturday 6th Oct.
|OTAGO MENS CLUB SEVENS – Saturday 6th October|
|11.00am||Green Island||v||Southern||Miller Park 1||T Grant|
|11.20am||University||v||Taieri||Miller Park 1||C O’Brien|
|11.40am||Dunedin||v||Kaikorai||Miller Park 1||L Whitty|
|12.00pm||Harbour||v||Green Island||Miller Park 1||J Chalmers|
|12.20pm||Alhambra-Union||v||University||Miller Park 1||T Grant|
|12.40pm||Zingari-Richmond||v||Dunedin||Miller Park 1||C O’Brien|
|1.00pm||Southern||v||Harbour||Miller Park 1||L Whitty|
|1.20pm||Taieri||v||Alhambra-Union||Miller Park 1||J Chalmers|
|1.40pm||Kaikorai||v||Zingari-Richmond||Miller Park 1||T Grant|
|2.20pm||2nd Ranked #3||v||3rd Ranked #3||Miller Park 2||C O’Brien|
|5th & 6th Playoff|
|2.20pm||2nd Ranked #2||v||3rd Ranked #2||Miller Park 1|
|2.40pm||Winner Pool A||v||Winner Pool B||Miller Park 1|
|2.40pm||Winner Pool C||v||Highest Ranked #2||Miller Park 2|
|7th & 8th Playoff|
|3.00pm||Winner Game 10||v||1st Ranked #3||Miller Park 1|
|3rd & 4th Playoff|
|3.20pm||Loser Game 11||v||Loser Game 12||Miller Park 1|
|1st & 2nd Playoff|
|3.40pm||Winner Game 11||v||Winner Game 11||Miller Park 1|