Briars Rugby win the Sevens by The Sea 2024!

In the opening match of the 2024 season at Budgewoi on the Central Coast, the Briars men’s sevens team emerged victorious, claiming the trophy at the prestigious Sevens by the Sea competition, known as the premier event for Subbies/Country teams in the region.

The team went undefeated through the pool stage defeating The Lakes (31-0), Southern Beaches (29-0) and Kariong (45-0). A tough quarter final against last year’s winner Avoca ended with Briars winning 21-0. Theythen proceeded to dominate the semi-final against the hosts, securing a resounding victory of 43-0. The cup final was contested against a strong Terrigal side who were also undefeated and whilst the first half was a tight affair Briars ran away with the game in the second half winning 34-0, completing the tournament and winning the $2k prize money without conceding a try, a fine effort!

The Briars Women’s Rugby Team also participated in the event, displaying resilience despite their initial narrow losses to the eventual finalists Lake Macquarie (7-10) and Avoca (5-12). They rallied admirably to secure a convincing win against Southern Beaches (31-5), however they didn’t progress to the finals. Their determination and teamwork left a lasting impression on the field.

Looking ahead, the men’s team is set to compete in the Mick “Whale” Curry Memorial Sevens in Hamilton, while the women’s team will participate in the renowned Kiama 7s. Subsequently, both teams will head to Malaysia for the Borneo 7s early next month.

The Briars season has kicked off with a fantastic start. Training sessions for both sevens and the 15s season continue at Rothwell Park, with men training every Wednesday at 6:15 pm and women on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 pm.

Thanks to Nick Friend for taking photos on the day. To view all the photos Click Here.