By Phillip Browne
With the last of the Late Winter finals taking place last week at Borough & Rotherhithe, there was a golden point extra time final and a major upset on the cards for London’s Tag Rugby.
The Borough Mixed final was played out between Scrum & Coke and Garlic Breed. The two sides met in regular competition earlier in the rounds (on 20 February) with Scrum & Coke walking away with a 13-12 win. The final didn’t disappoint and went right down to the wire again! This time around – the scores were locked at 11 all at the final whistle but Scrum & Coke secured a 12-11 victory after being the first team to score in golden point extra time! Aurora Albert from Garlic Breed was awarded player of the tournament.
Over at Rotherhithe defending champions, Finished Roving Your Mum hadn’t lost a match all year. Saints & Taggers produced their best performance of the season with a convincing 14-8 victory over the mighty Finished Roving Your Mum to the shock of all spectators. Saints & Taggers’ Estelle Alley was named player of the tournament.
In other news, the third of four Great Britain & Ireland World Cup open trials took place last Sunday at Balham. The last open trial to take place will be on Sunday 18 March at Tooting Bec Common, Balham with any Australians eligible for Great Britain & Ireland welcome to attend. All World Cup open trial details can be found at Trytagrugby.com
With the Spring season now in full swing; a record breaking 94 teams are now registered! The previous record amount of teams taking part in Tag Rugby competitions across London was 91 last summer. If you would like to get involved in one of the fastest growing sports in London, there is still limited space available at the following competitions; Highbury (Mon) – Males, Southfields (Tues) — Females, Highbury/Kingsbury (Thurs) — Males/Females.
New individual registrations are welcome as this is a great chance to develop a network of friends if you are new to London.
To register for a Try Tag Rugby competition, go to www.trytagrugby.com or email email@example.com for more details.