Wednesday, May 26, 2010
On Monday I posted a video from the London Sevens that was made by the IRB featuring seven of the best tries from the tournament. Today weve got highlights of the final that Australia won when they beat South Africa 19-14.
While Sevens clearly isnt everyones cup of tea, based on some of the comments on here sometimes, theres a large majority out there who see the value in what it can do for both a players development, and of course enjoy the fun side of things with tries aplenty and a great party atmosphere in the crowd.
The London Sevens brought both those elements as there were thousands who attended Twickenham over the course of the weekend, many of which were dressed in fancy-dress.
On the field though, it was war as South Africa, who beat hosts England in the quarter-finals, looked to triumph in the finals after what has been an indifferent year for them. They beat Samoa in the semis, after Australia themselves had beaten Argentina.
As youll see here, the final went back and forth with it coming right down to the last minute, when an incredible try saving tackle was made by Australian captain James Stannard on Cecil Afrika.
Samoa are currently series leaders, with New Zealand not far behind. Itll all come down to the final leg in Edinburgh next weekend. If youre able to, make sure you get out there to support not only your team, but some fantastic rugby and a great party.