GB Royals secure victory at the Exeter Sevens

  • GB Royals overcame France in the final of the Rugby Europe Exeter Sevens at Sandy Park
  • The GB Lions lost in the quarter-finals to Russia but the GB Royals overcame France 33-17 in the final
  • Tries from Ollie Lindsay-Hague (2), Alex Davis, James Rodwell and Ruaridh McConnochie gave GB Royals victory
Great Britain continued their preparations for the Rio Olympics as one of the two teams the squad fielded secured victory in the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series event in Exeter on Sunday.

Exeter’s Sandy Park hosted the competition, with Britain fielding two teams – the Royals and the Lions. And it was the Royals that came out on top, beating France 33-17 in the final.

Elsewhere in the tournament, Great Britain Lions won the plate match, beating Germany 31-19. In the bowl game Portugal took on a spirited Belgium side, claiming a 31-5 victory.

Attention now turns to next weekend’s series finale in Gdynia, Poland. All eyes will be on Great Britain Royals to see if they can replicate their Exeter Sevens success and wrap up an overall Series win in seven days’ time.

GB head coach Simon Amor is due to name his final squad for Rio on 19 July.


Plate Final
Great Britain Lions 31-19 Germany
Bowl Final
Portugal 31-5 Belgium
Cup Final
Great Britain Royals 33-17 France

 

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