On the 9th August 2017, the Titans Rugby u14s 7s Teams took to Meyerton for the first of three legs in the upcoming Carnival Sevens Series being hosted by the Valke Junior Clubs. The u14s, split in two separate teams, started the days differently, with Team 2 losing out in a closely contested match to Springs 12-14. Team 1 however, made up of players who had won the previous year’s JARU 7s as u13s came out firing, beating Suikerbos 31-0.
Playing a brand of total rugby and make numbers count, both teams were victorious in their second pool games, with Team 1 beating favourites Western Cubs 19-10 and Team 2 beating Vereeniging 21-7. Again in the third round, both teams picked up victories with wins over Springs 19-10 and Suikerbos 7-5 respectively.
In the final round Team 1 beat Vereeniging 49-0 to finish on top of the table and earn a spot in the final for the u14 title. However, Team 2 lost out on a very physical game to Western Cubs 0-15. Which would see the Western Cubs (Champions of the Rooibokke Sevens) progress to the final against the Titans (Team 1).
We are extremely proud of the boys,
a first for some learning the ins and outs of 7s, but some promising results.
– Dani Ribeiro
In the final, the Titans 7s team took on a Western Cubs team that was more than up for the challenge, both teams came out quickly picking up a try a piece before half-time. In the second half after some minor adjustments it was the Titans 7s team that took the initiative and went on to score two more tries, with some physical rugby, and a great defensive the Titans u14 team would hold out to beat the Western Cubs in the u14 7s Final 21-12. Special mention here to Tiaan Kleyhnans for picking up two tries and Bronson Mills, for side stepping the opposition fly-half and scoring the third and match winning try on the day to give Titans u14s the overall winners for this age group. To add to the success on the day, Team 2 finished 3rd overall.
The Titans Rugby u14 7s Team that placed third overall at the Carnival Seven Series Leg 01 were;
Patrick De Villiers
Wessel Nienaber (c)
The Titans Rugby u14 7s Team that won the u14 group at the Carnival Seven Series Leg 01 were;
Lardo De Beer
Matthew St Clair
Bronson Mills (c)
Titans Rugby would just like to thank all our players, parents and supporters for illustrating the high ethical values and ensuring that the team were a proud example to everyone at all times. Additionally a huge thank you to our sponsors for their support in order to make such events happen. Cell C, Mimmos, Musclehouse, FS Group and QS. Lastly, a thank you to Kooga Rugby for coming on-board as our apparel partner for this event.