Oxfam Crusaders retained the John Smiths Pock 7s title as 23 sides produced some great rugby to defy the conditions.
Numerous OPs had travelled back to the town to watch the annual rugby 7s and get together with friends for an Easter reunion. A number of OPs joined team manager Josh Papa (96-03) to play for the Old Pocklingtonians team whilst others played for one of several other teams entered in the competition.
The OPs opened the competition when they faced Bridlington on the main pitch at 1pm. They got the competition off to a fantastic start in what were less than ideal weather conditions and won their opening match 24-19. Unfortunately in the second match the OPs faced Sedgefield Squirrels who won quite comprehensively 26-0. Sedgefield eventually got knocked out in the quarter finals by the eventual competition winners Oxfam Crusaders.
Another team featuring OP players was Brookfield who made it through to the Quarter Finals before getting knocked out by Northern Exiles, another team with one or two familiar OP faces.
Many thanks to the OPs who came back to play this year and fingers crossed next year we can get that bit further.
Thanks also to the many OP supporters who came along to watch and support this important annual event for Pocklington Rugby Club.
Old Pocklingtonians 24 Bridlington 19; Burton Sounds (Burton on Trent) 17 The Three Feathers 12; Goole 26 Ionians Hawks 10; Old Tridents (Nottingham) 5 York Peterites 24; Newitts Centurians (Darlington) 40 Parisi Mustangs 0; Selby 5 Social Stingers 14; Lomaiviti Baa-Baas 15 Yapham Badgers 10.
Sedgefield Squirrels (Durham) 26 Old Pocklingtonians 0; Oxfam Crusaders (Norfolk) 43 Burton Sounds 5; Northern Exiles (Newcastle) 22 Goole 0; Driffield 0 Brookfield 32; Stinger 7s (South Yorkshire) 0 York Peterites 22; Malton & Norton 0 Newitts Centurians 46; Pocklington 26 Social Stingers 0; Hull Ionians 5 Lomaiviti Baa-Baas 29.
Sedgefield Squirrels 5 Oxfam Crusaders 36; Northern Exiles (Newcastle) 22 Brookfield 7; York Peterites 12 Newitts Centurians 19; Pocklington 10 Lomaiviti Baa-Baas 5.
Oxfam Crusaders 17 Northern Exiles 5; Newitts Centurians 26 Pocklington 12.
Oxfam Crusaders 22 Newitts Centurians 5.
Bridlington 7 The Three Feathers 30; Ionians Hawks 12 Driffield 5; Old Tridents 24 Seby 10; Yapham Badgers 5 Stingers 17.
Plate Semi Finals:
The Three Feathers 8 Ionians Hawks 5; Old Tridents 10 Stingers 5.
Old Tridents 15 The Three Feathers 0.