First-timers win sevens

FIRST-TIME entrants Bedford Blues added their name to the illustrious list of winners of the North Walsham Sevens.This year's event attracted a good entry and the large crowd was treated to nearly seven hours of rugby.

FIRST-TIME entrants Bedford Blues added their name to the illustrious list of winners of the North Walsham Sevens.

This year's event attracted a good entry and the large crowd was treated to nearly seven hours of rugby. The local clubs competition, with its own trophy and prize money attracted 12 entries, with one late call-off covered by a North Walsham Warriors side, took centre stage on the main pitch for the opening couple of rounds with the main competition opening with the home side facing last year's winners Leicester Tigers and, fittingly, the visitors opened the scoring through Norfolk's own Tom Youngs setting his side on their way to a win.

In the local competition Stowmarket beat Norwich to take the George Campbell Shield.

The plate competition for the Mike Biggs Plate and a cheque for �500 went to Global Ticka who defeated West Suffolk College 17-10.


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In the main event Bedford scored two tries, one converted without reply from Scorpions for a 17-12 win to lift the Jill Hambling Cup.

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