UR7aside launches in Cape Town - NonContact 7s for the win in the shadow of Table Mountain

When it comes to innovation, creativity and unfamiliar territory within the Sevens space, UR7s are always in the lime light. Yesterday saw the launch of a new and exciting non-contact 7s series aptly named UR7a-side, at the foothill of one of the most iconic natural wonders of the world – Table Mountain.

Rugby and Touch players from around Cape Town, gathered together for what was an enthralling, exhausting and explorative night of Sevens without the contact aspect. This game has the fast-paced, action-packed and enjoyment of Sevens without the physical facet.

For all the teams, and even the referee, this was unchartered territory as none of the players had taken on this format of the game of rugby. From the very first game, the players were adapting to the new rules and finding out how best to play and game of Sevens.

The game is designed to be as close to the game of 7s as possible in respect to space, movement and fundamental skills without the tackle or breakdown. Some of the lads felt it in their lungs from the offset.

Well done to all the teams for taking on the challenge of this pioneering series. In upcoming weeks we’ll get to know the players a bit better as we showcase not only their on-field skills but what they are all about off it.

*Next week see 2 very attractive teams join the fray and start their journey towards the title of the “7s Legends of Cape Town”.

TEAM OF THE WEEK

1 – Liam Abraham – The Other Guys

2 -  Zuyahr Abbas – The Bo-Kaap Hurricanes

3 – Fabrice Nahimana – The Zaak Nation

4 – Ismail Slamang – The Amazing Galaxy Warriors

5 -  Dino Driussi – The Dynamiters

6 – Tashreek Noordien - The Amazing Galaxy Warriors

7 - Dominic Haussamer – The Saints

 

PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD

 Fabrice Nahimana – The Zaak Nation

 

SILLY WHEELS

 Tashreek Noordien - The Amazing Galaxy Warriors

 

DIRTY FEET AWARD

 Ramiz Osman -. The Amazing Galaxy Warriors

 

RESULTS

 

THE SAINTS 0 – 12 THE DYNAMITERS

AGW 26 – 0 THE OTHER GUYS

THE BO-KAAP HURRICANES 12 – 12 THE ZAAK NATION

THE SAINTS 0 – 35 AGW

THE ZAAK NATION 12 – 12 THE DYNAMITERS

THE OTHER GUYS 5 – 24 THE BO-KAAP HURRICANES

STANDINGS

TEAM - PLAYED - WON - LOST - DRAWN - FOR - AGAINST – POINTS

  1. Amazing Galaxy Warriors - 2 - 2 - 0 - 0 - 61 - 0 - 6pts
  2. The Nomads – 2 – 1 – 0 – 1 – 36 – 17 – 4pts
  3. The Dynamiters - 2 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 24 - 12 - 4pts
  4. The Zaak Nation – 2 – 0 – 0 – 2 – 24 – 24 – 2pts
  5. The Saints – 2 – 0 – 2 – 0 – 0 – 47 – 0pts
  6. The Other Guys – 2 – 0 – 2 – 0 – 5 – 50 – 0pts