Falcons swoop in Sevens
Guinness Premiership side Newcastle Falcons supplied the big winners on the final day of the Carrick Sevens yesterday.
Kooga Wailers, a side drawn from the Falcons, won the Manvik premier section yesterday watched by a large crowd which included international rugby stars Isaac Boss, Tom Court and Ryan Constable.
The Wailers beat the Wooden Spoon rugby charity in the final, a match refereed by international whistler Simon McDowell.
Wailers’ Jack Smails was named man of the tournament.
Many of the big crowd were there to see Fijian great Waisale Serevi in action and the Sevens legend inspired his Mel’s Exiles team to victory in the Bowl competition, the Plate going to the Ulster President’s side.
Cooke won the Abbey Insurance ladies section yesterday, the only major local winners over the action-packed three days.
Wooden Spoon won the Guinness Open section on Saturday, beating The Mighty Peth — from Northumberland’s Morpeth Rugby Club — in the final.
The Carrick Sevens opened on Friday with the Kukri Sportswear U20 section, won by Surrey Colts.