The conditions were prefect at the Anzac Challenge in London for Tag Rugby as the sun was shining and there was little wind about.
The men’s fixture was a fast paced display which included some sensational diving tags, great backline movement and run away tries. The Aussies started strong and were first to put points on the scoreboard courtesy of a Luke Campbell try. London Australia men’s maintained the lead throughout the match.
At the half-time break the Aussie men’s team were ahead 7-2 but had to fight off a tough second half comeback by the Kiwis to seal the match 9-6. Luke Campbell was awarded best on ground with Steve Leary and Simon Kang not far behind.
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In the mixed, the Aussies were dominate from the get go as female tries flooded in thanks to Melissa Spero, Kylie Jendra and Belinda Walmsley. The Aussies went into the break ahead 11-3 but just as in the men’s fixture the Kiwis produced a fine second half performance. However the Aussies were too strong, walking away with a 17-3 victory. Amelia Brooks was awarded best on ground with a great game and bagged two tries in the process.
Meanwhile, early summer Tag Rugby competitions are kicking off this week throughout the capital. There is limited space still available at the following competitions: Acton (Tues), Canada Water (Thurs), Finsbury Park (Wed) and Hoxton (Tues).
If you would like to get involved in a Try Tag Rugby competition go to www.trytagrugby.com or email [email protected] for more details.
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