The HUNS Rugby Football Club hosted two tournaments this past weekend, The RugbyNinja.com Elite 7s Invitational and the 17th Annual Bloodfest 7s. Both tournaments took place concurrently at Northeast Metro Park in Austin. A total of 47 teams took part in the day’s events with upwards of 2,000 making their way to the park for great rugby, good fun, and typical HUNS hospitality.
In the RugbyNinja.com 7’s, Bonobo RC and Little Rock RFC both went through pool play undefeated and met in the championship. Bonobo squeaked out a win over a surprisingly tough Little Rock squad 21-17. Brendan Pahulu received man-of-the-match. These two teams are the early front runners in the upcoming Red River Rugby 7s qualifiers.
The Bloodfest 7s had five different pools of play (Open, Social, Super Social, Women’s Open and Women’s Social). The winner of the Open, and thus the winner of Bloodfest, was Prickly Pear RC (associated with Alamo City RFC) who outlasted Dallas RFC for the Bloodfest Cup. The Plate was won by host HUNS RFC, with the Bowl being won by Lone Star RC out of the Woodlands. The Super Social was won by San Antonio. On the women’s side, the growth of women’s rugby in Texas was illustrated by the need for two pools. The winner of the Bloodfest cup was the Mind Ruckers (based out of Dallas) over the Blue Bonnets (based out of Austin). On the Social side, the winner was Freaks in Cleats (based out of San Marcos).
List of Winners:
RugbyNInja.com 7s Invitational @ Bloodfest
Runners-up: Little Rock
17th Annual Bloodfest 7s
CUP: Prickly Pear
PLATE: Huns RFC
BOWL: Lone Star RC
Large PLAQUE: Griffins
Small PLAQUE: DARC
MINI-CUP: Little Hugs
SUPER SOCIAL: San Antonio
Women’s CUP: Mind Ruckers
Women’s Runners-up: Bluebonnets
Women’s MUG: Freaks in Cleats
RugbyNinja MVP: Brandon from Bonobo
Bloodfest Men’s MVP: Clint from DRFC
Bloodfest Women’s MVP: Kate from Freaks in Cleats
Spirit of the Huns Award (sportsmanship): DARC – 2 teams entered, 10 players arrived, 10 games played, NO forfeits
TOLA standings after week 2:
**Only the top 10 teams are being shown here, to see all results, go here.