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Brisbane Fiji once again showed their prowess by taking out the 2019 Byron Bay 7s tournament with a resounding 31–7 win over Iconz.

It was the team’s second win in a row at the tournament and gave them the lion’s share of the $14,000 in trophies and cash on offer over the weekend.

It was a weekend jam-packed with rugby considering the 7s tournament coincided with the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, organiser Ed Brown said.

‘The weekend went really well, especially Saturday when we had a big crowd and a really good vibe’, he said. ‘Sunday was quieter but there was still a really good atmosphere’.

‘Brisbane Fiji were strong throughout the competition and made it look easy in the final. It is great to have players of that quality in the tournament,’ he said.

‘There was a real buzz around the All Star team that played three games on the Saturday (wining two), and then backed up for a game on the Sunday.

‘Overall the feedback has been really good. A team called ‘The Mob’ have been coming for 21 years, and vowed to come for another 21 if their bodies are up for it,’ Ed said.

Results

Men’s division one: Brisbane Fiji beat Iconz 7s 31–7.

Women’s division one: Nations 7s beat The Stingers 22–7.

Men’s division two: Gumatj Cavaliers beat Western SydneyTwo Blues 27–7.

Women’s division two: Bond University beat Flamin Galahs 33–0.

Men’s division three: The Staggs beat Decepticons 21–10.

Men’s division four: Easts Tigers beat Gold Coast Eagles 22–12.


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