UWIC Men’s Rugby 7’s Strike Gold Again
THE University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) has claimed yet another BUSA victory!
The UWIC Rugby 7’s team have retained their BUSA title after the final in Norwich recently. The UWIC 7-a-side team have won five out of the last nine BUSA competitions and as BUSA Champions last year they went to Grenoble in September where they won the inaugural European Universities Championship. As the result of their victory in BUSA this season, they will be going back to defend the European title in Rome in July of this year. UWIC are the only university to have won a European student title and fly the flag for British university sport in Europe.
In a competition that saw strong entries from Hartpury, Loughborough, Leeds Met and Northumbria UWIC had to battle hard against strong opposition. Throughout the competition, UWIC amassed a staggering 219 points, whilst conceding only 73 in their six matches.
Chris Davey, Director of Rugby at UWIC, said: “We have gained a bit of a reputation as a 7’s outfit and were certainly regarded as being ‘the team to beat’ in this competition. The boys responded magnificently to the challenge with all twelve members of the squad making significant contributions.”
The Squad: Matt McLean (Captain), Alan Awcock, Mike Morris, Johnny Wehbe, Matt Trowbridge, Jason Harries, Josh Leach, Kyle Barrett, Sean Hawkey, David Gill, Guy Thompson and Joe Bellinger.
Management Team: Chris Davey (Director of Rugby), Danny Milton (Assistant Coach), Ian I Campbell (Team Manager), Mike Wall (UWIC RFC CEO and BUSA SMG).
Captain Matt McLean led by example, scoring 62 points, Johnny Wehbe 23 points, Guy Thompson 30 points, Matt Trowbridge and Joe Bellinger 25 points, Alan Awcock 20 points, Jason Harries and Sean Hawkey 10 points and 5 points by David Gill.
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