23rd Annual Pinewood 7s Tournament

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Fifteen teams competed for the Steggall Trophy. The standard of Rugby was amazingly high and after the group stage the top eight played for the trophy and the remaining group played for the plate.

The plate competition final was between Prior Park and Christ Church Cathedral School and after a wonderful battle CCCS won the close fought tussle. Having entered a team every year the tournament has been running this was the first time CCCS have ever reached either final. The main competition had some wonderful matches; one of the best being between Cheam and Winchester House which had to have two periods of extra time before a winner was found. The final was between Beaudesert and Cheltenham College Prep School and this tussle was a nail biting affair and went from end to end of the pitch before Cheltenham stole the match. Our grateful thanks go to the Public School masters who found the time to visit Pinewood and referee, the Pinewood ground staff, nurses and catering staff who all helped make the Tournament such a success.

Sadly due to new RFU regulations this may well be the last time this tournament can take place in its present guise.

Please go to the Photo Gallery for more photos from the tournament.