West Harbour reign supreme in dominant home ground performance

by Waratahs Media
West Harbour have been crowned champions of the inaugural Spring Club 7s competition, after dominating the three round series which wrapped up at their home ground, Concord Oval, on Saturday.

Despite a strong showing from Norths, who took out first place in the third and final round, it was not enough to deny West Harbour the overall championship.

Tournament Director Michael Doyle said that Saturday was a wonderful display of 7s rugby.

“In the finals we saw the best performing teams, of the series, coming together to play each other again,” Doyle said.

“Norths played extremely well throughout the day and got the win 14-10 against the West Harbour team, who also performed extremely well all day,” he said.

“It was great to see the West Harbour men celebrate the Championship at their home ground Concord,” he added.

“It was also the last rugby to be played at Concord before it’s redeveloped...it was a special moment.”

In its inaugural year, Spring Club 7s was a success thanks to the many moving parts that made it work.

“A tournament like this would not have been possible without the help and support of the three host clubs, referees and officials, and all the teams,” Doyle said.

“Sixty games over a five week period is a massive testament to the Shute Shield teams that participated,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing where this tournament takes off to in 2020.”

Round 3 points:

1 Norths 16
2 West Harbour 14
3 First Nations 12
4 Randwick 10
5 Two Blues 8
6 UTS Gordon 6
7 Two Blues Colts 0
8 Easts 0

Overall championship standings:

1 West Harbour 44
2 Norths 42
3 First Nations 35
4 Two Blues 28
5 UTS Gordon 25
6 Randwick 24
7 Easts 6
8 Two Blue Colts 0