The cheering and crowd support of the Inaugural Women’s 7s game, played before the Rawson Rugby final, was indicative of the impact and success of the game.
The end score for Drew’s team against the combined Women’s/Sancta team was 25-5. The tries were scored by Molly Sanders, Olivia Peck, Alex Raine, Susannah Cooke and Kate Nicol, that came from great runs by all of the girls. No one was shying away from the contact and there were some great tackles made by girls on both teams, including a few from Emily Cooke.
We had fierce competition on the field but the thing that stood out the most was the camaraderie and support felt in the tunnel running on, as both teams acknowledged the historical significance of the event. While we were there to win, generating enthusiasm and interest about rugby, from women of all colleges, was the main aim for the event. The success of this aim was clear after around 60 women showed up to the training sessions that were held prior to the games.
The Intercol 7’s games were a great success and enjoyed by all. We look forward to seeing what the competition has in store for next year.
- Susannah Cooke (Fr 2016)