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Warlingham hosted their third annual "Sevens
Heaven" tournament at their Hamsey Green home on 2nd May 2015 where thirteen teams competed for
the Tim Osborne Trophy, in memory of a former club member.
The three groups of
teams competed keenly to go through to the knock our stages with John Fisher Schools team,
shortly to play against Wellington College at Twickenham, showing well in the early stages. London Lithuanians,
several of their international players attended the tournament for the second time and improved their
results considerably. New entrants South Godstone Stags, newly formed and the most enthusiastic team at the event, were a bit out of their depth but will surely improve
in future competitions.
The knock out stages
saw Warlingham Wizards beat Voyagers, an invitation side consisting mainly of Welsh players, in the semi-final of the Cup, the other semi-final being between Olaf's Axes and Black Salmon (Sutton & Epsom). In the
Plate semis John Fisher were overcome by
Soy Galacticos and Twickers Tornadoes were just shaded by Sherrards Assassins.
Proceedings were halted
for a few minutes when the Warlingham Village May Queen, Freya Sloane and her attendants graced the scene and were given rousing cheers. And so on to the Finals.
In the Plate final
Sherrards Assassins were victorious in a close encounter with Soy Galacticos (31- 26) and scooped the £250 prize. The Final of the main, Tim Osborne trophy event, was a one sided affair in the first half with Warlingham Wizards dashing into the
lead but weary legs took their toll and Black Salmon clawed their way back into the game. A final, last gasp attack from Wizards saw Joe McEvoy glide through the
midfield for the winning try with Wizards winning by 24 - 19pts.
Mrs Yvonne Osborne
presented the Cup to her son Jon, captain of the Wizards, who retained the Cup for the second year. After the event
Peter Henry Hawke Coghlan said, "It's great to see so many teams coming to our Sevens Tournament which will continue to be an
annual event. With the
Rugby World Cup in England this Autumn and Sevens Rugby included in the 2016 Rio Olympics, sevens rugby is a growing event.
We're also delighted
that Warlingham Village May Queen visited us as we are very keen to further engage with the local