The Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s came to a thrilling conclusion on the Padang, with HSBC Penguins lifting the Ablitt Cup after defeating SA Vipers 19-14.
The HSBC Penguins team was in imperious form throughout the tournament and was deserved winners of the 63rd SCC 7s.
Sorrie Boytjies. A disappointed SA Vipers side after the final whistle in Singapore.
Thousands of fans returned for the third day of Singapore’s oldest sports tournament and were treated to a feast of world-class rugby. In other finals, Sunnybank lifted the Plate, beating NS Wanderers 15-10, while Sri Lanka SLRFU won the Bowl, beating Tamariva 19-12 in the final.
The HSBC Penguins surprised fans taking the tournament with incredible execution and delivery stealing all glory from the Vipers.
The final of the Ablitt Cup was a tremendous match, with SA Vipers and the HSBC Penguins serving up an exhilarating display of rugby. Scores at full time were equalized with two tries from SA Viper’s Bernado Botha and HSBC Penguin’s Nalu Tuigamala and David Raikuna. Ultimately the Penguins came out on top with Raikuna scoring the winning try with the final score being 19-14 after extra time.
Got it. David Raikuna wins it for the HSBC Penguins
Both teams had been in outstanding form earlier in the day, securing their passage to the final with victories over Cottesloe, Davetalevu and Borneo Eagles, and East Arnhem Rugby, Ponsoby and Horowhenua-Kapiti respectively.
Mr. Teh Leong, President of the Singapore Cricket Club hands over the Ablitt Cup to the HSBC Penguins
Champions of the SCC International Sevens, the HSBC Penguins