Lemons Sevens Goes Back-To-Back at SFU

The Lemons Sevens - featuring a number of players from the Richmond Rugby Football Club, won their second straight SFU Highland tournament on Saturday.

Beginning the day with a tight victory over SFU, the Lemons looked a bit shaky in their second game against The Untouchables (a team comprised of Velox and Vancouver Island based players). However, some late additions to the roster proved to be the key as the Lemon Lads rolled over Ridge Meadows and Brits B in their final pool games, putting them through to the semi finals.

In the semi-finals, the boys would face Brit-Lions A looking to book their place in the title game. Spurred onwards by Captain Mike Marquardt the lads scored first and never looked back. Great performances throughout the day by the Knowles Brothers (Cameron and Blair), Geoff Girling, Lachlan Kerr, Frank Du Toit (on loan from the Meralomas) and freshly healthy hooker Lucas Paczek.

Awaiting the Lemons in the final were the Untouchables, who had beaten them earlier in the day on SFU's re-furbished and expansive turf field. Although they gave up the first try, the Lemons responded with 24 straight points. Untouchables scored two late tries after manager Graham Haigh had emptied the Lemons bench, but the damage had been done, the Lemons were your SFU Sevens Social Champions for a second straight year!

A special mention also goes to long time Lemons member Allen Tang in what may be his last cap for the summer side. Thanks for the years of service and for always showing!

Thank you to SFU/Mountain Old Boys for putting on another great tournament! The Lemons are already looking forward to next years edition!

Senior Mens Rugby

Days: Tuesday & Thursday (Rain Or Shine)

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: King George Park (Field 2) at 12360 Cambie Rd, Richmond

Contact: Kevin Nielsen (Head Coach - 604.240.6877)

Junior Boys Rugby

Days: Wednesday & Friday

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: South Arm Park (Field 3) at 8880 Williams Rd, Richmond

Contact: Al Smith (Head Coach - 604.928.4037)