Lai Kauaitotoyo in the Byron Bay Ruby Sevens tournament.
Lai Kauaitotoyo in the Byron Bay Ruby Sevens tournament.

Byron Bay Rugby Sevens had it all

THE Byron Bay Rugby Sevens at the weekend featured Australian selectors, streakers and some fine rugby, not necessarily in that order.

Coordinator Stuart Mackell got the chance to put his feet up yesterday after successfully supervising the 19th running of the event.

Thirty-two men's teams and 11 women's teams took part in the tournament which was taken out by the Fijian Uprising Beach Resort in the A-grade men's division and Eastside in the A-grade women's.

“The standard of rugby, especially in the men's A-grade, was just great, and there were Australian selectors running around,” Mackell said.

“The women's competition wasn't quite as strong as in previous years as the Australians were playing a game down in Canberra so we were missing a few teams from Sydney.”

Even the occasional streaker didn't bother Mackell.

“It caters for all sorts of rugby players and some are just there to have fun,” he said.

Results

D Grade: Lennox Head 41 d The Alligators (Palm Beach Currumbin); C Grade: Eltham Bats 55 d Wollongbar-Alstonville Young Guns 12; B Grade: Wainui O Mate (Wellington) 36 d Busted Eagles (Brisbane North) 14; A Grade: Uprising Beach Fiji 34 d Bulldogs (NZ) 10

Women's: A Grade: Eastside 14 d Storm 12

B Grade: 19th Hole 15 d 20th Hole 10.



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