The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Abingdon Rugby Sevens 2009

Thanks to Tim who e-mailed me about this event... The rugby was fast and thrilling.

It was the 53rd running of the Abingdon Rugby Sevens pre season tournament. The first one in 1956 was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the town receiving its Royal Charter.

Abingdon RFC can be seen here in Black with Emerald / Gold chestband against Blue Boar in Navy Blue and White hoops. There were 16 teams in all.

Gary Linneker was quoted this week in the Radio Times as saying "Parents shouting at kids from the touchline is my pet hate.' I wonder what he would have made of this scene.

I was very impressed watching the Kamikaze Sevens from south Wales. They seemed to throw the ball in ways I'd never seen done before - like harlem globe trotters rather than your average rugby players. Here they are bringing in another try.

Lastly, I did not see this team play, but was very interested in the strip of the Cheeky Ladies rugby team. They started life at Newcastle University, and appear to want to make rugby look more sexy.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Barney said...

Good tourney, great weather, shame the blue bore had to have consecutive games! Guess that’s how the cookie crumbles!

3 September 2009 13:49  

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