Bournemouth miss out on second Bournemouth 7s South Cup Title
On day 2 Bournemouth made it through to the Final of the Sci Mx South Cup at Bournemouth 7s but couldn't overcome fatigue to secure victory.
On the Sunday, in the knock-out stage, there was a closely-fought win against St Pauls Pirates followed by a convincing 7-try to nil win against Swaziland Skrum that saw Bournemouth into the final. Against old rivals Bryanston Old Boys, Bournemouth fell behind for the first time in the competition to an early score but a well-worked try by Scott Chislett brought the score back to 5-7. However the reply foundered on a well-organized physical defence in the second half and a tired Bournemouth team were unable to keep out a strong Bryanston team and they conceded three further tries.
Squad: Dean Bradley/2t6c, Robert Bruce/3t, Dan Cawley/3tc, Scott Chislett/5t, Dan Connolly/C/3t2c, Sam Hardcastle/5t4c, Gavin Hart/t, Chris Hughes, Karim Lynch/3t, Alan Manning, Dan Pollard/t, Ben Stewart/t2c.
v St Pauls Pirates (Cheltenham) 19/3t2c-10/2t
Dean Bradley/2c, Dan Cawley/t, Gavin Hart/t, Dan Pollard/t.
v Swaziland Skrum 43/7t4c-0
Dean Bradley/2t2c, Robert Bruce/2t, Dan Cawley/t, Scott Chislett/2t, Dan Connolly/C/c, Karim Lynch/t, Ben Stewart/c.
Bryanston Old Boys 5/t-28/4t4c