RUGBY: Old Laurentians sevens champions

Old Laurentians winners of Barkers Butts Sevens'July 28 2011

Old Laurentians winners of Barkers Butts Sevens'July 28 2011

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OLD Laurentians young sevens squad went one better than last year’s runners-up spot by winning the annual Barkers Butts 7s tournament.

They won all five of their pool games including impressive victories over Loughborough and Aston University sides.

The semi-final matched them against a pink-shirted TC Army team, with OLs running out 26-7 winners.

The final saw them up against Broadstreet, who were 7 points up with the first attack of the game.

OLs discipline showed however as they controlled play for the rest of the match and established a 12-7 lead early in the second half.

Not surprisingly, Simon Bayliss was again the top scorer but it was left to Troy Owen to burst through in the final minutes to secure a 17-7 victory.

This was a great performance which will boost confidence for the pre-season preparations.