Wild Dogs beat the Navy Sharks 27-17 to lift the Social Cup at Watcombe Bottom, Ventnor, in the final game of the South Island 7s. Earlier in the afternoon, the Wild Dogs women’s team had triumphed in Sunday’s Social Women’s tournament.
Wild Dogs was founded by Jared Vock. 60% of the men’s team have Southern African heritage, although only 1 member of the women’s side originates from Africa. Wild Dogs have won both the Cape Town 10s and Dubai 7s.
Jared Vock said:
“We see the Wild Dogs as a global community of rugby fans and players. We thought the South Island 7s was awesome for a 1st time event. We look forward to coming back next year with more teams and supporters.”
The highlight for Isle of Wight rugby was the debut appearance of the South Island Sundays – a team made up of players from all three Island clubs. For a team put together after a few training sessions, they were outstanding, winning their 3rd group game at a canter and going out in the semi-finals.
Other Social Sunday rugby winners …
Clarence Show Ponies won the South Island Social Plate by beating Ryde School Old Boys 36-19.
Oxford Barbarians 3rd team beat Oxford Barbarians 2nds in a kicking competition to take the South Island Social Bowl.
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