Scrumming down for sevens

By Clare Newman

Published on Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 10:00


Scrumming down for sevens

The Barbarians huddle before a game.


IW Barbarians had a successful time at the Lytchett Rugby Sevens tournament — their first of the season.

Having won the plate in this competition last year, the IW team were looking to go one better and win the cup.

In their first game, a tough encounter against Bournemouth, two tries from Will Baxandall was enough to secure them victory.

Their second game was against Dolphins, a team predominately made up from the army. This proved to be the hardest game the Barbarians played, with just a single try scored by David Graham. Barbarians should have won the game although Kemp Price had the ball dislodged while he was in the try area.

In the final group game, the Barbarians faced a team strangely called Ian Beale, and defeated them 21-14 with tries coming from Todd Eldridge, Luke Chandler and Price.

This left them top of the group and they went straight into the semi-final for the cup. They faced Gosport and Fareham, a game which went to a Golden Try extra time period, which Gosport scored to knock them out.

The team were sponsored by Tyson Developments, SJT Construction and Island Computers. Anyone else interested in supporting can find out more by e-mailing

IW Barbarians: Price, Chandler, Rees, Flux, Eldridge, Robinson, Graham, Baxandall, Tyson, Tulloch, Kirkby.

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