GRAND FINALISTS: Men's winners Island Breeze, runners-up Roma Cities, women's winners Tribes 7s and runners-up Gympie Hammerheads.
GRAND FINALISTS: Men's winners Island Breeze, runners-up Roma Cities, women's winners Tribes 7s and runners-up Gympie Hammerheads. Ellen Ransley

Local league team misses 7s glory

rugby 7s: Known for their rugby league premierships, the boys from Cities had a new challenge on Saturday: taking on Island Breeze in the final of the Santos Roma Rugby 7s on Saturday.

While the home side team put on a fight, they were no match for the Melbourne- based team made up of Fijians which took out the game 36-0.

In a game of fast feet, the away side was too quick for the defence, taking out the Tanya Osbourne Cup and $5000 in prizemoney.

As runners-up, Cities collected $2500.

In the AGL women's tournament, Brisbane side Tribes 7s won the Emilee Cherry Cup after defeating the Gympie Hammerheads 34-0.

It was a local derby to decide who would take out the men's plate, with Scrum & Coke, made up of Roma locals, taking on Swamp Donkeys, a side stacked with St George players.

It was the Roma team who claimed the win, defeating their southern neighbours 19-0.

In the women's plate decider, a barbarians team, made up of Dalby and Toowoomba girls, formed the Flaming Galahs to defeat the CQ Dingoes 24-0.

Aubigny Barbarians, made up of players from around Toowoomba, took on the Roma Echidnas in the bowl decider, winning 24-7.

The Milton Pink Bats, which comprised Roma and Brisbane women, defeated the St George Frilly Fillies 39-0 in the women's bowl.

David Hickey, from Roma Echidnas, said the day had been a huge success.

"We couldn't have done this without our sponsors, Santos, AGL, and MPC Kinetic have all helped make this day so successful.

"And I want to thank all the old boys and the crowd, it was a really fantastic day: The weather was great, there was some excellent rugby played, everyone had fun and we're very happy with how it all turned out.”


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