Devonport Services claim victory at Plymouth RFC Heineken 10'S Rugby Festival
4 August 2009 12:43pm
Devonport Services were worthy victors of the seventh Heineken 10's rugby festival, which took place at Plymouth RFC on 2nd August. The well-drilled outfit overcame the Usual Suspects in a comfortable final victory, triumphing 26 - 5 following an enjoyable day of rugby for all those involved. In the plate competition, Kingsbridge 2 battled to victory over St Columba, running in a number of tries for a 34 - 0 win.
Victorious Devonport captain, Troy Gordon, said: "It's been a fantastic tournament for us and great for pre-season training. The whole tournament has been played with great spirit but we've had some tough games so are really pleased to come out on top. It's been a lot of fun and a great day for all involved."
Tournament organiser Rob Masters said, "We've seen some great rugby here at Plymouth today and it's been fun tournament for all involved. Thanks to Heineken for making this great tournament possible and we hope to see it here again next year."
Iain Johnson, captain of the plate winners, agreed: "It's been a cracking day and great to see local teams in the final. We have a lot of youngsters so it was good to give them a chance of playing some great rugby, they all stepped up well and I think we played with enthusiasm. We've been working hard in pre-season training and it's good to see that pay off. Thanks to Heineken for putting on such a great tournament."
By winning the seventh Heineken 10's festival, Devonport Services automatically go into the hat to become eligible for the Heineken legacy donation, which will be awarded to one of the victorious clubs at the completion of all of the Heineken 10's festivals in 2009.
Following a successful inaugural year of the first ever national 10's rugby competition in 2008, the Heineken 10's returns bigger and better in 2009. With 15 tournaments hosted at rugby clubs nationwide between May and September, this is the first ever social rugby tens tournament of its kind. It promises to attract even more amateur rugby players - with over 2500 taking part in 2009.