Rugby: Sevens teams flock to QE

The 32nd Queen Elizabeth’s Sevens tournament proved to be a highly successful day, with 64 teams coming from as far afield as Blackpool, Gloucestershire, Wales and The Wirral.

For the first time in three years, the state of the Barnet RFC pitches permitted both the U14 and U16 tournaments to be held.

"It was a very enjoyable day, with an excellent standard of rugby, all played within the spirit of the game,” said Head of Games Mark Peplow. “The outstanding highlight was the QE U16 team winning through to the main final, where they lost to Tonbridge 26-15 in a tight contest.”

The U14 main tournament was won by The Judd School, from Tonbridge, Kent. Mr Peplow paid tribute to the large number of staff who volunteered to help and also to the QE ‘tea mums’ who not only served but also raised money for a local charity.